Our Team

Benchmark Consultants

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    Vishwadeep Khatri (VK)

    Founder, CEO.

    VK is a B. Tech., MBA, and has facilitated business improvement projects for 20 years while coaching thousands of Business Excellence professionals and hundreds of Master Black Belts. VK has done pioneering work across domains and functions with MNC clients like Google, Sapient, JLL, Bata, Schneider Electric and JP Morgan Chase.

    Practice Areas –Business Excellence, Process Maturity Certification.

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    Vivek Anand Sukumaran

    Senior Consultant.

    Over 15 years of experience in design and development of machine and machine assemblies like Plastic injection molding machines, Automotive steering, Plastic Extrusion machines, Pitch system of Wind turbines and Textile pre-spinning machines. Holder of several patents, Vivek is a Bachelor of Engg. Mechanical from REC, Trichy and a ME Product Design & Development from Guindy College of Engg.

    Practice Areas – Design and Engineering excellence.

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    Parag Mehta

    Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Trainer.

    Parag Mehta is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, has trained hundreds of professionals and is an expert in Chemical and Pharma sectors. He is a Master of Pharmacy in Drug Delivery Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and a PGDM from IMT Ghaziabad.

    Practice Areas – Business Modeling, Design of Experiments.

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    Murugappan Odayappan

    Lean Six Sigma Consultant.

    Murugappan is a BE in Electrical & Electronics from PSG College of Technology and PGDM in Marketing from MDI Gurgaon. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been driving consulting assignments with leading organizations like Robert Bosch Engineering and Kone elevators.

    Practice Areas – Business Process Improvement, Business Process Excellence.

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    Pankaj Goswami

    Head BD, Practice Head for Sales & Marketing.

    International business leader with over 20+ years’ experience with roles in companies like HP, Akzo Nobel, Xerox, Scitex and Stratasys in India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Pankaj is a B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from the NIT, Calicut and Business Management from IIM Calcutta and is a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

    Practice Areas - B2B Sales Strategy, SME Business Process Excellence.

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    Kumaraguru Mani

    Consultant and Product Manager

    Kumaraguru is a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics from Amrita School of Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance and Operations) from IIM Trichy. He has developed Lean Six Sigma and Business Improvement workshops for corporate from different domains. Possess diverse work experience in Banking, Information Technology, and Automotive sectors.

    Practice Areas – Business Process Improvement in Information Technology and Finance.

  • Visiting Consultants

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    Santanoo Medhi

    Managing Director and CEO at Premium Transmission Limited.

    Experienced and well-rounded Business Leader with experience in various functions of business spanning across multiple countries with over 25 years in Leadership position with MNC. Santanoo has M.Engg degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology and Diploma in Management from University of Science and Technology, Hongkong.

    Practice Areas – Strategy in B2B space, manufacturing excellence.

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    Chetan Bajpai

    Head of Infrastructure Project Development.

    Worked at India, Middle East, African continent, Vietnam, Turkey and CIS countries with Professional Multinational Engg Cos namely Kirby Building Systems Kuwait, Tata BlueScope Steel Ltd Chennai, LG Electronics, Delhi, Blue Star Ltd, Mumbai, Mukand Ltd, Mumbai, Tolaram Group Singapore MNC at Lagos, Nigeria & presently with PMC projects, Ahmedabad. Chetan is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineer from NIT, Calicut and Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from NICMAR.

    Practice Areas – Project Management.

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    Vikas Moondra

    Managing Director at Sterling Lomax Project Services India Private Limited.

    Over 20 years of experience in Project Management with work experience in companies like L&T, Caprihans India Ltd and Kalptaru Constructions Overseas Private Limited. Vikas is a B. Tech from NIT, Calicut and a Masters in Finance Management from NMIMS.

    Practice Areas – Project Management in Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC).

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    Sanket Lonare

    Consultant, Benchmark Six Sigma

    Sanket is a data analysis enthusiast with Master of Science in Industrial Engineering with major in Statistics at Arizona State University. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has experience in applying lean & six sigma methodology at Bosch Ltd.. He has utilized Theory of Constraints and Regression modelling at Microchip Technology for productivity improvement.

    Practice Areas – Design of Experiments, Business Process Improvement

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    Joseph A. Hopper

    Director - India, TOC Institute.

    Joseph A. Hopper is an accomplished international lecturer and consultant specializing in supply chain, operations planning and inventory management. A former Director at the Indian School of Business Hyderabad, Joseph created the Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) and managed the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum. He has personally overseen over 100 consulting engagements for a wide variety of clients such as HP, Bombardier, Sony, Citibank, Goodyear, Maersk, SAP, SEBI, Microsoft, Mattel, ITC, Amazon.com, Google, ICICI Ventures and GE. Joseph holds an M.B.A. from ISB Hyderabad (Dean’s list) and a B.A. in International Business from King College.

    Practice Areas – Theory of Constraints