About Us

Monday September 14, 2020


  • Adit Jain - Chairman and Editorial Director
    Adit Jain established IMA India, in 1994. He continues to serve as its Chairman and Editorial Director. Previously he worked with Lazard, an investment bank, as Vice President & Head of M&A. Adit works with forest authorities Madhya Pradesh towards education, community and social initiatives. His  foundation sponsors the education of thousands of school children. In 2009, Adit was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London. A keen wildlife photographer, he travels extensively in the Himalayas and spends time at National Parks in India and East Africa. A keen yachtsman, Adit previously wore India colours having represented the country in international events.

Executive Committee

  • Akhil Mohan - President
    Akhil joined IMA in 1999 and is currently the firm’s longest tenured employee, barring the Chairman himself! In April 2020, he assumed the role of President with a mandate to lead IMA’s strategic reorientation into a research and content driven firm combining its internal capability with the knowledge of its extensive client base. Akhil is an avid listener of heavy metal, neo-classical rock and western classical music and plays all three genres on the guitar. He collects liqueurs and alternate spirits, an interest he acquired when working with Remy Cointreau early in his career.

  • Nirupama Shekhar - Vice President
    Nirupama joined IMA in 2006 and she is the Business Head for the NCR and Pune regions. She also spearheads sponsorships and partnerships for the company. Nirupama is an avid fitness enthusiast. She has run a few half marathons, the toughest one being the Ladakh half marathon in September 2018. Other areas of interest include reading and music.


  • Tejaswini Rai - Vice President
    Tejaswini joined the company in 2008 and heads all of IMA’s businesses in the Mumbai region. She is also responsible for IMA’s offsite conferences and is the force behind the presales machinery. ‘For as long as I live, I should be able to do a set of 10 push ups comfortably!’. Whether you call it her motto or her aspiration - it pretty much sums up how she lives her life. She believes that a healthy body sustains a healthy mind. She strongly believes that children reinvent the world for you, and is blessed to have two of her own.

  • Suraj Saigal - Research Director
    Suraj has been with IMA since 2004 and is based out of the company headquarters in NCR. He has a master’s degree in economics and public policy from Princeton University. Suraj has a deep interest in nature and wildlife and spends as much time as he can in the jungle. He loves to read, watch movies, and explore new destinations - always with two cameras in hand.

  • Deepa Dhall - Financial Controller
    Deepa joined the company in 2008 and is the boss in the finance department. She is a perfectionist and a detail oriented individual. She dreams a lot and remembers the minutest details of her dreams too! Her biggest dream is to write a wonder/magic tale for kids. She loves dogs and is a foodie but the one thing she hates is cooking. 

Meet the rest of the IMA Family...

Business Team

  • Ankita Narvekar
    Ankita is an integral part of IMA’s pre-sales team. Her liveliness stems from learning new things, travelling to new places, meeting new people and understanding the world around her. She believes that there aren’t many things that can make a company grow - the way trust and dependability can - and she derives pleasure from being dedicated to both aspects. 


  • Audrey Braganza
    Audrey’s is a strong individual and one of the finest team members at IMA, having joined the organisation in 2007. She leads client retention for the CFO and CHRO programmes in her city. She has been a steady source of motivation and always strives her to do her best. She enjoys music, cycling, exercise, hiking, driving, and dancing to regulate her stress levels and create happiness.

  • Delilah Dsilva
    Delilah is based in Mumbai and is part of the presales team and also responsible for selling IMA’s Research Reports in the western region. She enjoys listening to music and singing out aloud with her 4-year-old. She loves to bake and is an outdoors person who enjoys holidaying, travelling and trekking. An avid nature lover, plant lover, and animal lover. 

  • Delnaz Engineer
    Delnaz joined IMA in 2010 and is responsible for client retention on IMA’s CEO Programme in the Mumbai region.  She is one of the most dependable souls around and essential to the functioning of the team in Mumbai. She enjoys exploring and travelling to new places with her family and trying out local cuisines. She is also an avid sports enthusiast.

  • Dolly Theresa
    Dolly is responsible for client retention for the CEO and CFO peer group in Chennai and works out of Bangalore. She is quite the enthusiast and enjoys learning new things. In her free time she likes to volunteer with various organisations; be it to teach spoken English, scribe or help in any little way possible. She loves to travel and explore and also dabbles in some amateur photography and writing. She believes in the simple philosophy of “live and let live” , and tries to abide by it as much as she can. 

  • Hoihnu Hauzel
    Hoihnu is part of the team responsible for the speaker outreach at IMA. She is a seasoned journalist with over 15 years of experience with mainstream Indian media. Associated with IMA since November 2013, she quit in 2017, and now is very happy to be back “home” since 2019. Hoihnu loves gardening and listening to interesting human stories.

  • Jemima Mohan
    Jemima is a part of the Business Development team in Mumbai, and a strong team player. She is an ex hotelier who still loves to cook up tasty treats in the kitchen. She also has quite the green thumb and thoroughly enjoys gardening. ‘Grow your own food’ is something she tries to practice and that keeps her occupied while she is not working.

  • Megha Arora
    Megha leads business development efforts for IMA’s CXO peer groups in the NCR region.  She loves spending time with her family, travelling and exploring the world. She also loves spending time in mother nature. She is God fearing and loves to hear devotional talks in her me time.

  • Meghna Shah
    Meghna leads business development efforts for IMA’s CEO Programme in the Mumbai region. She is a result-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organisational skills, and possesses an eye for detail. She is also a resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues. 

  • Nirmala Giri Valluri
    Nirmala has been with IMA since 2007 and is the face of the company in the Hyderabad region, handling both business development and client retention with aplomb. She likes to spend her time in chanting Buddhist Mantras and doing meditations – they help her stay centred and focused. She also believes that a fit body is important for a fit mind. The most fulfilling role for her is being a mother to her 8 year old son.

  • Nita George
    An IMA veteran, Nita joined the company in 2005. She is the face for the CEO and CHRO peer groups in the southern region. Dedication is her middle name and when not working, she enjoys listening to some classic tunes, reading, and collecting art.

  • Prasad Marathe
    Prasad leads IMA’s peer group efforts in the Pune region. He hails from the majestic Konkan belt, and loves to explore global cuisines, enjoys tasting wines and discovering the gastronomic aspects of wines. He is also a die-hard fan of cricket and played for the MCA for 2 years.


  • Priti Murarka
    Priti is an indispensable member of the CHRO team at IMA and is based in Bangalore She has a passion to travel across the globe and live life to the fullest. She loves to assist the elderly and can spend hours listening to their stories. What drives her is the quote: ‘Count Your Blessings’.



  • Rajashree Patil
    Rajashree joined IMA in 2005 and is an IMA veteran. She is the face of IMA among CFOs in the south, having established the forum in the region. Her attention to detail is unparalleled and she also enjoys the title of “Chief Proofreader”. When not working, she loves to cook up a delicious storm in the kitchen that benefits her colleagues as well!


  • Rashi Sharma
    Rashi joined the organization in June’21 and is a part of Pre-Sales team for Gurugram Location. She is a team player and loves to have meaningful conversations. She enjoys travelling, dancing, is a foodie and long walks with friends in wilderness.




  • Seema Kharat
    Seema joined the company in 2009 and is responsible for expansion of IMA CEO and CFO Forums in Mumbai. She loves to spend time with her family and close friends. She also likes to travel and believes that it's food for the soul which is necessary to de-stress and then get back to work with new renewed vigour. She has a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion.

  • Shraddha Mehta
    I believe that every job is a self-portrait of a person who does it. I, a mother of two beautiful girls, a returnee to a corporate world after a long break, a content creator on YouTube and a fitness enthusiast who loves dancing and finds joy in small things. I strongly believe that there is nothing in this world which can not be achieved with hardwork, good intent and consistency.

  • Shruthi Venugopala
    Shruthi is an essential part of the CFO team at IMA in the Southern region and has lived all her life in Bangalore. She belongs to a family of travel enthusiasts and puts on her jet setting shoes, whenever possible. She also has a strong affinity towards her fitness regime and enjoys cooking and painting.

  • Sweta Singh
    Sweta is the powerhouse in IMA’s pre-sales team based out of NCR. A curious soul, Sweta loves to read and enjoys dancing as it helps her to stay fit. An urge to create a better life, constantly drives her to move forward and work harder than ever.

Research Team

  • Anuj Arora
    Anuj is part of IMA’s Research wing and the brain behind many new ideas in the division. He says he is a sceptical realist who loves to be in the moment, challenge the norms and break some rules. He is a nerd with an unlimited appetite for reading and a compulsive urge to write. In his free time, he is learning to awaken the Buddha within him by observing silence and working on boosting his happiness quotient.


  • Vidyabhushan Upadhye
    VB as he is called, dons two hats within IMA - Research & Advisory Consultant and Technology Lead. He is a passionate learner with varied interests across automation, machine learning, health sciences, environment, water conservation and harvesting as well as alternative healing therapies. VB loves long drives, photography, yoga and meditation.

  • Krupa Vasani
    works as a Research Associate with IMA India. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs from O.P. Jindal Global University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Liberal Arts from the Vedica Scholar’s Program for Women.
    She has previously worked for the United Religions Initiative, an international non-profit that works towards inclusive peace-building. She has also contributed as a freelance writer for the Centre for Security and Strategy Studies. Her research interests lie at the intersection of security studies, political economy, development studies. She has a number of publications to her credit where she explores this intersection while also analysing development from a gendered lens.
    In her free time, Krupa loves to read both fiction and non-fiction. She finds guilty pleasure in baking desserts, exploring new restaurants and finding the best street food in town!

Finance; Technology & Digital; Administration

  • Gurpreet Singh
    Gurpreet is an accounting and taxation professional and an integral part of IMA’s finance team. A merry soul, he brings life to the office environment. He loves learning & reading languages, searching & understanding religions, and listening and singing some tunes. 

  • Mahender Pratap
    Mahender is part of IMA’s finance team based in NCR. He is a silent and steady coworker. He is a cricket enthusiast who follows and plays the game. Mahender also enjoys listening to music.


  • Preeti Rajput
    Preeti joined IMA in 2007 and since then she is the backbone of all things that run smoothly in the company, manning administration with ease. Introverted and in sync with nature is how she defines herself. With the external world she communicates more by listening. She starts her day early with introspection, meditation, and yoga. She loves everything about nature and its abundance - the greenery, the rains and the plants.

  • Vishal Bharadwaj
    Vishal is the go to guy at IMA for all things to do with IT and administration. Extremely reliable and dependable, he is one of the happy faces around in the office. When not working, Vishal loves to explore new places and hang around with his friends.