For several years, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) has been organizing multiple international conferences every year. Due to the Covid 19 situation, SDMIMD has decided not to have such regular face-to-face events, which have been a hallmark of SDMIMD, and those that have been looked forward to by academics from various parts of Indian and abroad.

In the present year, SDMIMD is organizing the International E-conference on “Adapting to the new business normal- The way ahead”, on 3-4 December 2020 . The conference aims to address various management issues, in the present uncertain business situation. Along with the virtual presentations from several international speakers during the two days of the conference, the conference will provide an opportunity to the academicians, management practitioners, consultant, research scholars, and students to share their viewpoints and research findings on business issues, through online presentations.

Key note address

Dr Moez Bennouri joined in June 2015 Montpellier Business School as an associate professor in Finance. He is the director of the MSc programs since December 2019. He holds a PhD in economics from Toulouse University. He has a teaching experience of more than fifteen years in several institutions (HEC Montréal, NEOMA Business School) where he taught courses in both financial markets and corporate finance areas for different degrees (Bachelor, Master, PhD and Executive Education). Using different methodologies, his main research investigates the impact of information asymmetries on the strategic behaviour of economic agents and the regulation of financial markets. This question is applied to several topics in Finance and economics, including the microstructure of financial markets, auction theory, initial public offerings, and more recently to corporate governance. His research is published in international journals such as the Review of Finance, Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, Auditing: a Journal of Practice and Theory or Journal of Banking and Finance”.

Valedictory session address

Mr Anujeet Varadkar
CEO, Svatantra Microfinance

A graduate in Agriculture Science and post-graduate in Management studies, Anujeet brings in more than 20 years of rich work experience in Rural India. Before ascending his journey in Svatantra Microfin, he has worked in Agri Input Sales, Agriculture Loans, Tractor Loans, and Channel Finance for Agri dealers for the well-known financial corporates such as Axis Bank, ICICI Bank and Mahindra and Mahindra. In his association with Svatantra Microfin, under his leadership as the Chief Executive Officer, Anujeet has transcended from 13 employees, 6 branches, and 1 state to 3000+ employees, 455+ branches and 14 States. He is a true believer of disruption through technology for digitising and optimizing processes and transaction. Anujeet wishes to create a unique name for Svatantra in the areas of governance, thought leadership and innovation.

Panel Discussion: Distinguished members

Dr L Manjunath
Associate Vice President – Sales
JSW Cements Ltd 
Mr Ravikumar
Head – HR
Feedback Consulting 
Mr Hemant Galagali
Associate Director – Enterprise Digital Strategy
Mr Divakar Gupta
Global Product Manager
Mr Debashish Ghosh
VP and Country HR Head