Advisory Board

Advisory Board of Eastern Shepherd International

Eastern Shepherd has a 12-member Advisory Board of eminent professionals in India from various fields. 

Dr. R.K. RAGHAVAN   –  Adviser to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)/ (Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, Current Chairman, Special Investigation Team, Gujarat) 
Dr. R.K. Raghavan is a Master of Arts (1962) and a Ph.D. (1985) in Political Science from India. He also holds a Master’s in Criminal Justice from the Temple University (1991), Philadelphia (USA). He was a Visiting Fellow at the Rutgers University (1994), Newark and the Harvard Law School (2001), Boston. Joining the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1963 he rose to be Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in January 1999 and laid down office in April 2001. In this assignment, he was head of Interpol in India. He also set up India’s first cyber crime investigation cell. He is the recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He has traveled widely all over the world to pursue criminal investigation and also present academic papers at conferences.  During his several visits to the US, he lectured at Yale, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, SUNY, Albany and University of Maryland, College Park. Dr.Raghavan is presently also Adviser to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest software company, and takes care of its global security issues.

Anjali Jain is a senior management professional with almost two decades years of experience in business development and operations. Anjali is passionate about building and scaling up new businesses and has done so consistently throughout her career across multiple sectors and geographies (Europe, South East Asia, and India). She is part of the top management team at HCL TalentCare, a start-up promoted by HCL Corporation, for skill development. Prior to that, she has held multiple business development leadership positions at HCL Technologies, Wipro, Infosys, and Mastek where she has driven strong results with a focus on entrepreneurial execution. Anjali holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College (Chandigarh, India). She speaks English, Hindi, and German.

Balamurugan S – Member Advisory Board (Formerly Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank – Corporate and Institutional Banking, Chennai.) 
Bala is an accomplished Corporate Banker with 15 years of market experience with leading institutions in India (Mumbai and Chennai) and UAE (Dubai). Bala is a Chemical Engineer from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, and a Management Post Graduate from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has held senior management positions in organizations like ICICI and First Gulf Bank before he moved to Standard Chartered Bank. In SCB Bala was instrumental in developing relationships with large corporate, middle market corporates, MNC corporate and very large groups/conglomerates. Currently, he is in the Board of a couple of companies in an advisory capacity.  

Sadhana Somasekhar, CEO & MD of Zeus Career and Performance Coach Pvt. Ltd.
Sadhana is a well-known professional in the corporate world with multiple leadership roles in the industry. She is also the Chairperson of the Diversity & Inclusion Council (TN) of NASSCOM; Vice- Chairperson of Ladies League ASSOCHAM; Expert Mentor in National Entrepreneurs Network; Vice-Chair in Coaching Foundation India (CFI) Limited; Pink Ambassador in 2014 for West Cancer Research Foundation (WCRF) and the Chairperson Platinum Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.
As a certified CEO/Executive Coach from Coaching Foundation India, she leverages her considerable hands-on/practical experience from working across business functions, across geographies, verticals and challenging situation to assist everyone she coaches. She works on a one-on-one basis with each leader. Her action-learning approach seeks to advance self-development and new discovery while focusing on the immediate/tangible business benefit. The profiles of individuals that she has been involved with in a coaching engagement vary from CXOs to high-potential, fast-track Middle to Senior Managers. She excels in situations that are strategically challenging and politically sensitive, and where direct feedback may not be available.
Bombay University- Degree BS. (Micro), MS (Clinical Ana.), PG (Hon) Systems Analysis. Field of Study- Microbiology (Bombay Univ), Information Technology (NIIT, Chennai)

Sunil David – Advisory Board Member
Sunil David formerly Director Sales – Enterprise at Telstra. He has a strong sales track record of close to 21 years in the IT and Telecom industry. Currently responsible for defining and execution of Enterprise Sales Strategy for Telstra in India. He previously worked as the Regional Sales Head for AT&T Global Network Services India handling part of the Southern region. Under his leadership, the region grew to be the largest revenue contributors to AT&T India in the Enterprise and SI segment. He was inducted into the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) council, Chennai chapter in Aug 2015. A regular participant in several international and domestic industry forums and events. Attended the CES in Las Vegas in 2014, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2013 and have participated in the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum, Mumbai through its editions from 2010 to 2015.  Also, a regular participant in CII events across the country. As part of the southern region, Sunil generated the highest revenue of approximately $ US 55 million for AT&T India.

Dr. Alfred Devaprasad Ph. D – CEO, Christwood International School, and Rapha Education  Alfred is a well-known stalwart in the education and training field. He holds a doctorate in Physics and is a distinguished alumnus of the Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai.  He is currently a Member of the Board of the MCC Association and is instrumental in establishing the Boyd’s Business Management School in Chennai. He is an institution builder and has founded educational institutions in India and abroad and continues to manage a few in various capacities as CEO, as Board of Directors and or a member of Governing Councils. He also runs a world class International School in Chennai in association with professionals from the United States of America and aims to build many more institutions like these in the education field in the coming years.

Karthikeyan is a renowned cyber law expert, who is also the principal advisor of Cyber Crime Chambers, a reputed firm specializing in Internet laws. He specializes in Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Law, and other Technology laws. He had completed the prestigious course ‘International practice in Intellectual Property Law’ offered by the International Bar Association, London. He had successfully completed the qualifying bar exam of England & Wales. He gained rich experience from the Barristers and Solicitors practicing at the Royal Courts of Justice, England & Wales. He is renowned as one of India’s foremost Cyber Law practitioner. His expertise, of course, extends well beyond the Courts. His speech had been broadcasted in numerous television channels including BBC News, London. He provides opinions and advice leading corporates across the globe including Indian governmental bodies on numerous Cyber Law issues. He is regarded by many as the first point of consultation for any potential Cyber Crime and Cyber Law related issues.

Harris is an MBA, he has more than a decade of experience in Sales and Marketing in the fastest growing Industries – Banking and Telecom. He has worked with market leaders in both these industries into various sales & marketing roles, in the Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) segments. His previous assignments were in Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Airtel), where he started as a senior executive – sales and moved on to be the Head – Postpaid (B2C) in 2015. Some of his other noted assignments in airtel were into Business Development and Key account management in Government, IT/ITES and MSME Verticals in the B2B segment. He has handled a few high impact government ICT projects for a few departments including the Chennai Corporation, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation and Tamil Nadu Cooperative society in automating various public services for better delivery. He has been an “excellent contributor” in Sales & Marketing for 3 consecutive years and was a part of Airtel’s Leadership Acceleration Programme (LEAP). He has won the prestigious CEO’ awards for excellence in performance, sales growth and customer delight!