Dr. Rajesh Panda
Present Designation: Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru.
Education: Graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad, he also holds MA in Economics from Pune University and PhD in Retailing from SIU Pune.
Dr. Panda’s areas of research include shopper buying behaviour, online retailing, social impact of economic growth, globalization etc. The topic of his dissertation was- A Study of Shopper Buying Behaviour in terms of ‘Selection of Retail Outlets’ and the ‘Impact of Visual Merchandising’. He has been awarded as the Best professor in Marketing Management by National Educational Leadership Awards (2014). He has also been awarded with Rashtra Vibhushan Award by Foundation for accelerated community development.
He has served as a member of the Board of Examination-SIU, and member of Academic councils of SIU and SCDL in the past. Dr. Panda has vast experience in corporate training, research and consulting with companies like Godrej, HUL, ITC, IBM, Amdocs, Zensar, BMC Software, Mphasis, Wipro, CapGemini, WNS, BACS, John Deere, Avaya, McDonalds, Praj Industries, Taco,Tyco, M&M, Allscripts, Eclerx etc. Dr. Panda is a reviewer of marketing books with Pearson Education and Tata McGraw-Hill education private limited.