Professional & Life Skills Development Team

Dr. Sumit Shah
Dr. Sumit Shah began his career in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Mumbai. He went on to complete his PhD in Pharmacology in Cancer Research from University of Louisiana in the United States of America in the year 2004.

He was a Research Scientist for 7 years at Dartmouth College and University of Pennsylvania – both IVY League Institutions at the USA. During this period, he guided many PhD candidates and did some ground-breaking research for patients in advance cancer stages.

He has also worked as an Applications Scientist at Agilent Technologies at Boston for 4 years, following which he returned to India with the sole intention to use his immense expertise and life lessons to empower the youth of our country. Ever since he has been associated with Saffrony Institute of Technology. He has developed and is conducting workshops & training sessions on Professional and Life Skills Development (PLSD) program aimed to develop personality and soft skills of the students.


Mr. Dhiren Parekh
Mr. Dhiren Parekh is an experienced Banker & Finance professional with more than 30 years of work experience in Strategic Leadership & Board of Directors level roles across Multinational Banking Groups (Citigroup, Standard Chartered Group) & FMCG Corporate Groups (Unilever Group & Asian Paints Group).

Academically, he is an All India Rank Holder Chartered Accountant, a Company Secretary and a Cost Accountant. His experience encompasses fields like Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity, Treasury & Insurance, Finance & Accounting, Corporate Law, Merchant Banking, Personal Finance, People Development, etc.

Mr. Dhiren has been associated with many a Financial Planners, Financial Literacy Trainers. He has been delivering lectures & mentoring students for over 25 years across MBA & Banking colleges, Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Company Secretaries.

He is an avid learner & his proficiency across various Genres; vast & varied problem-solving & decision making experiences, both at professional and personal levels, with top corporate groups along with passion for nurturing talent provides a strong channel for teaching, counselling & mentoring students.

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