Executive Team

Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman is a distinguished Chair Professor in the area of Supply Chain Operations, Data Sciences and Analytics. For the past 6+ years, he was also the Principal and Associate Dean at Great Lakes Institute of Management. Prior to joining Great Lakes, he was a tenure senior faculty at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, Florida where he taught Supply Chain Operations and Analytics. He received his M.S in Mathematical Sciences and his M.B.A in Management from University of Akron, his M.S in Operations Research and his Ph.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the Ohio State University, Ohio. In addition to his extensive consulting engagement with several Fortune 100 companies, he has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience and has several years of experience in teaching Executive Education. He has received numerous awards both in teaching and research He has published more than 100 journal articles and his work in the area of Supply Chains and Service Operations has been heavily cited by both researchers and practitioners. He has close to 11000+ citations of his work. He is quite passionate about administration and has taken on a leadership role both in the US and in India where he has demonstrated leadership and experience in inspiring colleagues and the ability to work with industry partners in domains of expertise including International Business, Strategy and Marketing. He has co-authored two books and is writing a third book in the area of Supply Chain Analytics and a Fourth in the area of Sustainable Management: Models and Public policy implications.

Prof Sridhar is a visiting faculty for Strategy, Consulting , HR, Sales Management at various B-Schools.

From 2012 to 2020, he was Adjunct Professor, Strategy Assistant to Founder & Chairman, Strategy Advisor, Director - Corporate Career Services, part of the Senior Management team in setting up the MBA Analytics program, Family Business Program and Atal Incubation Centre for start-ups (AGBI) at Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

He is a learning & development intervention specialist. His session on Vision, Mission, Goal setting and Connecting the Dots is highly appreciated. His passion is coaching and mentoring students in the sales domain.

Highly networked with Industrialists, Policy Makers, Academicians and Media personnel. He actively participates as a speaker at various forums like NASSCOM, FICCI, CII, MCCI, and MMA.

Sridhar advises three start-ups one in FMCG - Vivikta Naturals, two in services space, a research foundation and one NGO.

His experience spans Pharma, FMCG, Lubricants, BFSI and Education Sector.  Sridhar is an alumnus Loyola College, Chennai and Management Graduate from Symbiosis, Pune.

Other Activities

•    Treasurer at NHRDn Chennai Chapter.
•    Southern Region Member in Start- up Committee at CII
•    Working committee Member at Chennai Kamban Kazhagam
•    Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
     - Member of the HR, IR committee
     -Member of the Expert committee on CSR sector

Advisor To

•    Business Clinique
•    Vivikta Naturals
•    The Other two Thirds
•    HR 3 POINT O
•    Stella Maris College- International MBA Program- PCIB
•    Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation
•    Life Again Foundation- Supporting Cancer Care
•    MLV Rasigar Mandram- Supporting Classical Music

Ms. Deepa has more than 20+ years of work experience in the Banking and Finance area. She is based out of Sydney, Australia and has worked as a senior level administrator at two major national banks in Australia. She has a MBA degree in Business Analytics from IIT, Chicago, USA in addition to a post graduate certificate in Business Analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Ms. Deepa is a value based, data driven decision outcome driven, business strategy aligned Senior Leader with expertise in Lean, Six sigma, Design thinking, Business Transformation, Data Analytics, complex program management, Operation management, leading multi-functional high performing teams. Her primary focus is on resolving challenging business issues, problem solving with quantitative and analytical skills, consulting internal clients, process re-engineering, product & systems development, digitization, budgeting & forecasting and operational automation. She enjoys a strong reputation in senior leadership, given her ability to successfully manage large scale projects, develop & execute strategies developed with C-Suite Leaders. She is known to lead by caring, creating purpose driven environment, one team mentality for her teams.

Preethi R is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years plus of Work Experience that spans HR, Finance, Health Care and Entrepreneurship.HR Experience in Recruitment, Payroll Management, Interview assessment, IR and Compliance, General Administration, Statutory compliance, Sundaram Clayton, Silicon Valley Auto Components, Talbros, Navis Microns, Vriddhi Consultancy and Public Health Centre. Founder of Order The Genie Support Services LLP.,


She is writer on Women’s Cause in Tamil Media



M.B.A HR, M.A. Clinical Psychology, B.COM, Dip. BA,Dip.QA


Professional Associations

- Member at Uratha Sinthani, Vanavil Cultural Association

- Executive Committee Member -NHDRDN Chennai Chapter

- Member Women’s Council at Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry

- Member - Volunteer – TN CII - CEO forum.

 - Volunteer -BS Natrajan Geriatric Foundation



-Tamil Literary Award Winner

-Won many prizes and represented Tamil Nadu State at School Level in Athletic sports.