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Prof. (Dr.) Satish Modh


Satish Modh is one of India’s leading researchers in the field of business ethics and strategy. He is particularly well known for his research on Indian value systems and its application to ethical management. He has been teaching ‘ethics’ and ‘business ethics’ at SJM School of Management (IIT Bombay), School of Business Management (NMIMS – Deemed to be University), Department of Education, University of Mumbai. Currently he is Professor and Director at VESIM, affiliated to University of Mumbai.

He received his undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from MANIT, Bhopal. Further, he received his graduate degrees in Applied Electronics from University of Indore, in financial management from JBIMS, University of Mumbai. Thereafter he received his doctorate in the area of strategy from the University of Mumbai. In the year 2009 he also received his law degree from the University of Mumbai. After a long stint at Air India where he was leading the business transformation group, he joined the faculty at the School of Business Management at NMIMS University, Mumbai which ranks among top ten business schools in India.

In his long and distinguished career with Air India, he has been elected as General Secretary of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Union, Hon. Secretary and Chairman of the Aeronautical Society of India, Mumbai Branch. He was invited to speak on ethics and Bhagavad Gita at various universities in USA including University of Southern California, University of North Carolina, San Diego State University, University of Central Florida, Athens State University, University of Washington (Seattle Campus). He has been a member of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Indiana University.

In 2001, Professor Modh visited Gujarat after the earthquake and lived with volunteers and various NGOs. This created an interest in the field of disaster management and he started giving lectures on ‘How to save your own life and help others in disasters’. He went on to publish various books on disaster management namely ‘A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster management’, ‘Introduction to Disaster Management’ and ‘Managing Natural Disasters’ – all published by Macmillan Publishers India.

He has written a pioneering book titled ‘Ethical Management’ based on Indian value system. His article ‘Value Based Management’ has nearly 8.3 million views on the internet and an article on ‘Building a caring society’ has more than 3 million views. He is also the author of a popular book ‘Discover the Arjuna in You’ published by Jaico Publishers.

Prof Modh was given Dewang Mehta award for outstanding contribution to education in 2014. He was named among 100 most influential Directors in India at the World Education Congress, 2016 held in Mumbai.

Educational Qualifications
B E (Electronics), MANIT, Bhopal (1979)
M E (Electronics), Devi Ahilya University, Indore (1982)
Masters in Financial Management, JBIMS, University of Mumbai (1987)
Ph.D. (Strategy), JBIMS, University of Mumbai (1994)
LLB, Jitendra Chohan College of Law, University of Mumbai (2008)
Academic Affiliation
Vivekanand Education Society institute of Management Studies & Research
June 2014 - Till Date : Director and Professor

NMIMS University (Deemed to be)
December 2011 - May 2014 : Associate Dean and Professor
June 2011 - December 2011 : Professor
2003-2011 : Visiting Faculty

NMIMS, University of Mumbai
1995-2003 : Visiting Faculty

Professional Affiliation
Member - Secretary of Governing Council and Local Management Committees at VESIM
Member of Board of Studies (PGDM) at VESIM
Lifetime Member of The Aeronautical Society of India (Previously have been elected as Chairman and Hon. Secretary at the Mumbai Branch)
Lifetime Member of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers of India
Lifetime Member of Bombay Management Association
He has been a member of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Indiana University for many years
Has worked as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer for 16 years and as a Sr. Executive for 14 years with Air India (1981 - 2011)
He had been elected as the General Secretary of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association of Air India
He was Executive Assistant to the ‘Chief Operating Officer’ at Air India assisting him in day-to-day running of the airline, interacting with various Directors, DGCA and Ministry of Civil Aviation
Teaching

Business Ethics
SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay
2014-2016 Visiting Faculty

Strategy Formulation, Strategy Implementation, Strategic Alliances, Business Ethics
NMIMS

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
IBS, Mumbai
2001-2007 Visiting Faculty
Research

Area of Research
He is one of India’s leading researchers in the field of business ethics and strategy
He is particularly well known for his research on Indian value systems and its application to ethical management

Current Research
Role of Triguna (Rajas, Sattva, Tamas) in Personality Development, Leadership and Conflict Resolution
Publications/Articles/Cases
Publications in Book Chapters/Others
Books in Press
“Managing Man Made and Environmental Disasters” (app. 500 pages). The book has been reviewed and contracted for publication by Trinity Press, New Delhi. Approximate publication date: Last Quarter 2017.

Books Published
2017: “Creative Entrepreneurship: A Sustainable approach for economic growth”. Co-author: Nisha Pandey. Published by New Academic Publishers, New Delhi
2015: “Discover the Arjuna in You: An 18 Step Guide for Self-Awareness”. Published by Jaico Publishing House, Mumbai.
2015: “Ethical Management: Text and Cases in Business Ethics and Corporate Governance – Second Edition, published by Trinity Press, Delhi.
2010: Managing Natural Disasters, published by Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi.
2009: Introduction to Disaster Management, Published by Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi.
2006: Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Management: How to save your own life and help others, Published by Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi.
2005: Ethical Management: Text and Cases in Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, Published by Macmillan Publishers India, New Delhi.
2004: Aapda Prabandhan (Disaster Management in Hindi), Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Mumbai
2003: Sanskriti Sangam (Confluence of Cultures) Volume I and II, A Compilation of 99 articles on Ancient Traditions and Cultures of the World, Editor Satish Modh and Others, Published by ICCS, USA.
2002: A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Care, Published by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Mumbai.
2000: Vishwa Mangal Hetawe – For the Welfare of the World, Editors Satish Modh and others, Published by Centre for International Studies, Mumbai.
1999: The Care Revolution: A New Agenda for Resurgent India, CTI Publications, Mumbai.
1992: A study of strategic decision making processes in the Indian Industry: Building an effective decision making model. Doctoral Dissertation.

Chapter in Books
(International)
2013: “The cosmic play of Triguna Energy: Philosophy and practice of conflict resolution from Bhagavad Gita” in Yashavant Pathak (Ed.) Eastern & Indigenous Perspectives on Conflict Resolution published by ICCS, USA: CreateSpace. ISBN-10: 1491088133. ISBN-13: 978-1491088135

(National)
2016: Gitetil Vyavasthapan (Marathi) – Management lessons in Gita. In Vartaprasar Visheshank 2016, Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Mumbai
2012: Innovative practices in the integration of human resources after merger: the case of Air India, in Bhatanagar J., et al (Eds.) ‘Innovations in People Management: Cases in Organizational Behaviour, HR, and Communication’, Macmillan Publishers India.
2000: Learning Management from Ram-Katha, Article Published in the Souvenir of Vidyanidhi Education Complex in the honour of Sadhwi (Saint) Prema Pandurang in Mumbai
2000: Not Clash but Harmony of Cultures, in "Vishwa Mangal Hetawe – For the Welfare of the World", Pages 197-200; Eds. Satish Modh et al, Published by Centre for International Studies, Mumbai.

Refereed Journals / Proceedings
(International)
2014. “Formulating a New Three Energy Framework of Personality for Conflict Analysis & Resolution based on Triguna Concept of Bhagavad Gita”. Journal of Human Values, Volume 20, Issue 2. Sage Publication.
2012: “Redefining management: Making ethical action an integral part of management process and strategy”, paper presented and published in proceedings of the international conference titled “Knowledge Globalization Conference:2012’ organized by Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School, Boston USA, Knowledge Globalization Institute, USA and FLAME Pune (January 5-7, 2012)

(National)
1997: Strategic Change Process and Politicality of decision-making, ASCI Journal of Management, 26 (1&2), 30-41. A Journal of Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
1994: A study of strategic decision making in the Indian Industry. Vikalpa Vol.19 (4). A journal of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
1993: Strategic decision making: A training and development plan for top decision makers. Udyog Pragati Vol. XVII(2). A journal of National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Mumbai.
1990: Study of strategic decision processes in few Indian Companies. BMA Review Vol.1 (4). A journal of Bombay Management Association.

Articles
His article ‘Value Based Management’ has nearly 8.3 million views on the internet
And an article on ‘Building a caring society’ has more than 3 million views

Newspaper Articles
2015: Gita Pravah: Column in the Hindi Dainik Bhaskar (Rasrang) – all India editions. First column on 19th July, 2015
2015: Every student is motivated by marks: Prof. Dr. Satish Modh, director, VESIMSR; Interview in The Free Press Journal dated 27th April, 2015
2014: Scams flourish in a booming economy. An article in Edit page, Hindu Business Line; 6th December 2014
1994: Crossing the T’s. An article in Ascent, The Times of India, Mumbai dated November 21st 1994.
1994: TOM, DICK and Hurry. An article in Ascent, The Times of India, Mumbai dated November 31st 1994

Recent Newspaper quotes in national and international print media
4th November 2016: The National – Abudhabi http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/etihad-deploys-airbus-a380-on-fast-expanding-indian-travel-market
14th October 2016: The Mint http://www.livemint.com/Companies/5bkYaVgBpWnx1fbtceOXQJ/IndiGo-to-launch-up-to-400-million-IPO-on-26-October-repor.html
11th September, 2015: The Mint http://www.livemint.com/Companies/tnxw9VEYIQLXFBcWPpNL1O/IndiGo-reports-record-profit-of-Rs1304-crore-for-fiscal-201.html
29th August 2015: The National - Abudhabi http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/indian-traits-of-perseverance-and-adaptability-excels-in-a-global-workplace
1st August, 2015: The National – Abudhabi http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/eyes-on-the-skies-in-india-as-aviation-industry-soars
30th June, 2015: The Hindu http://m.thehindu.com/news/national/a-personality-test-on-bhagvad-gita-values/article7367788.ece
20th June, 2015: The National – Abudhabi http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/founder-pulls-indian-budget-carrier-spicejet-out-of-stall
23rd May, 2015: The National – Abudhabi http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/narendra-modis-monumental-task-to-untangle-knots-in-indias-labour-market
19th May, 2015: The Hindu Business Line http://www.businessinsider.in/she-was-aditya-birlas-first-woman-employee-and-now-is-its-first-woman-cfo/articleshow/47340443.cms
6th April, 2015: The National – Abudhabi http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/launch-of-air-quality-index-in-india-has-implications-for-businesses
4th April, 2015: https://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/bullish-moves-083423767.html
2nd March, 2015:
http://www.capitalmarket.com/CMEdit/story49-0.asp?SNo=759432&sid=49&ssid=141&rbyear=2015
1st March, 2015:
https://www.mystudycentre.com/news-centre/1047/Education-sector-given-raw-deal


Working Papers (in review process)
A new 'Three Energy Framework' to discover authentic leadership style of business leaders and to increase self-awareness of leadership talent. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, USA
Comparing Leadership Styles of Narendra Modi and Dr Man Mohan Singh using Triguna Framework of Bhagvad Gita. (Journal of Comparative Politics, USA)


Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
(National)
2016: “Ecopreneurship – Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Entrepreneurship” at the FLAME International Conference conducted by the FLAME Centre for Case Development held on 15-16 July 2016 at Pune.
2012: “Understanding the emerging avionics in the airline and implementing low-cost maintenance techniques in avionics to reduce overall cost” at an International conference organized by UBM Aviation on “Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance India, 2012‟ at Mumbai, India on 31st May 2012.
2012: “Green marketing: Challenges and Opportunities”, paper presented at UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Emerging issues and challenges of green marketing" at Prahladrai Dalmia Lions College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai on 18th Feb 2012.
2011: “Gandhian values in Corporate Governance – Focus on Trusteeship Concept”, a paper presented at UGC sponsored national seminar on "Relevance of Gandhian Values in Management" organized by The Gandhi Studies Centre and Department of Commerce of Maniben Nanavati College, Mumbai on 29th July, 2011.
2011: “Bridging the skills gap: Attracting high quality manpower to the Indian MRO sector” a paper presented at an International conference organized by UBM Aviation on „Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance India, 2011‟ at the Hotel Leela Kempinski, Mumbai on 3rd and 4th March, 2011.
2011: “Redefining management: Making ethical action an integral part of management process and strategy”, paper presented at the international conference titled “Knowledge Globalization Conference:2012’ organized by Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School, Boston USA, Knowledge Globalization Institute, USA and FLAME Pune (January 5-7, 2012)
2010: “Disaster preparedness for women and children”, a paper presented at a national seminar organized by All India Women’s Conference at Mumbai on 4th January, 2010.
2009: “Career Guidance based on Bhagavad Gita", paper presented at a national seminar on “Towards a New Paradigm of Business management – Alternative Perspectives from Ancient Indian Wisdom”, held at IIM Bangalore on December 12, 2009.
2008: “The Vedanta Concept of Personality Development”, paper presented at a national seminar on "Bhagavad Gita and Mental Health" at NIMHANS, Bangalore; a well known center for Psychological Researches in India on 20th and 21st September, 2008.
2007: “Framework for corporate involvement in disaster management”, paper presented at a seminar on “Disaster Management and Corporate Sector” organized by Disaster Management and CCRS Unit of Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (To implement the Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and UNDP‟s Disaster Risk Management Program) on 30th October, 2007.
2002: “Intergenerational pathways for a caring society”, paper presented at Intergenerational program organized by Max-Mueller Bhavan and Dignity Foundation, at Mumbai on 9th and 10th January 2010.
2002: “Hindu Dharma and Management: Towards a cultural congruence”, Paper presented at a Seminar on "Management of Education" at Nagpur, India.
1999: “Developing Professionalism to Achieve Academic Excellence in Higher Education”, Paper presented at National Conference on Academic Excellence in Higher Education, organized by Department of Education, University of Mumbai, December 28-30.
1997: “Reliability and Maintenance Diagnostic Accuracy”, Paper presented at AGM, Aeronautical Society of India, Mumbai.
1997: “Cultural & Political Implication of Buddhism”, Paper presented at Seminar organized by Centre for International Studies, Mumbai.

(International Bodies)
Boeing Company on Airline Industry
Airbus on Airline Industry
International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Airline Industry
European Union - Govt. of India Civil Aviation Project on Airline Industry

MDP's / Workshops Conducted
Member of a special team for corporate training to design, develop and conduct Corporate Training program for customer care and change management “Together Towards Tomorrow” for app. 10,000 employees of Air India at all levels (1996-97)
Member of Air India Team to coordinate with EU team to plan and organize Customer Support Theme seminars, workshops for all airlines in India in the European Union – Government of India Civil Aviation Cooperation Project during 2002-2005. The task involved coordinating with various airlines in India for their participation in the project.
Member of a special team to develop and conduct Corporate Training Program for customer care and change management “Making A Difference” for app. 10,000 employees of Air India at all levels (2005).

Seminars Conducted
Organized more than 75 disaster management-training sessions for volunteers, students and citizens since year, 2000.
13th March 2010: International Seminar on the “Challenges of Emergency Response faced by Airlines” at Hyatt Regency Mumbai.
27th Feb 2009: International Seminar on Fuel Management System at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
26th December 2008: International Seminar on Safety Management System for an Airline
25th June 2005: National Conference on Budget Airlines at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai
21st – 22nd May 2004: International Conference on Development in Aviation Training at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Mumbai
17th May 2003: National Conference on Aircraft Maintenance Business in India at Hotel Orchid, Mumbai
20th July 2002: National Seminar on Approach and landing Accident Reduction at Hotel Orchid, Mumbai
Training programs of Five days and more of EU-GOI Civil Aviation Project at Hotel Residency, Mumbai during 2002-2004.


Work in Committees and Groups
He is the Chairman of LMC of KRV Institute of Architecture, Mumbai from June 2012
He was the member of Academic Council, Board of Studies and Board of Examination at NMIMS University from Dec 2011 to Dec 2014
He was a key member of Business Transformation group to prepare the turnaround plan of Air India. The plan was approved by the Govt. of India and is currently in operation.
He was a key member of Air India Strategy group for few years where the work involved preparing strategies for cost control, revenue generation, planning and fiscal control.
He was also a member of a team which prepared a suggestive draft of ‘New Education Policy’ for our nation and it was presented to the HRD minister in a function organized at FICCI, Delhi.
Consulting

Advisory
Mentor to Vision India Foundation, New Delhi

Custom Programs
Personality Development and Leadership workshops based on Triguna Framework
Gita in 90 minutes - Gita and Management

Speaking Engagements
He was invited to speak on ethics and Bhagavad Gita at various universities in USA including University of Southern California, University of North Carolina, San Diego State University, University of Central Florida, Athens State University, University of Washington (Seattle Campus), Ohio State University, University of Texas (Dallas), University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. 

Awards & Honours

Dr. Modh was given Dewang Mehta award for outstanding contribution to education in 2014.
He was named among 100 most influential Directors in India at the World Education Congress, 2016 held in Mumbai.
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