Management Profiles

Ms. Punam Dugar

Vice President, Marketing, iLEAD School of Business & Management

Ms.Punam Dugar is the Vice President, Marketing at iLEAD, Kolkata with close to seven years of work experience. Punam is an MBA graduate (Dean's List) from S.P.Jain with domain expertise in marketing, branding and retailing. Previously she was working as brand manager for Allen Solly in Aditya Birla Group of companies where she was responsible for developing and implementing the national marketing and branding strategies of the brand, including retail and trade marketing initiatives across all channels.

Ms. Pragya Chopra

Executive Director, iLEAD School of Business & Management

Pragya is an MBA (PGDA), Marketing and HR from IIMM Pune (Gold Medalist), in 2003. She has 10 years of experience in Education and HR Consulting. She has been the Principal Consultant with Planman HR; a Consultant with Mercer Human Resource Consulting within Mercer’s HCPS Business and as a Consultant with Ma Foi Consulting Solutions Ltd. She is now heading iLEAD as the Executive Director in charge of operations.

Areas of Expertise: In charge of HR and Operations

She was involved in putting together a white paper for the Standing Conference of Public Enterprise (SCOPE), the apex body of Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) covering recommendations on the need to revisit current pay scales and consider transforming current compensation structures with adequate background and knowledge on current compensation trends that exist in the private and state owned enterprises in other developing countries.

The outcome of these initiatives has been:

Thorough revision and up gradation of curriculum and establishment of systems for effective academic delivery

Revamping of admissions by introducing innovative marketing strategies

International Live Projects by students

Global exposure through courses taught in collaboration by International Faculty

Strengthening multiple level Industry interface like Industry Visits, Talks from Industry, Live Projects from Industry and Industry seminars

Effective use of social media and structuring of information flow management, Introduction of multiple e Newsletters brought out by student teams

Structuring placements with improved outcome

Enlargement of co curricular activities by student groups with focus on activities like intra and inter college sports, debates, fest, etc.

Under her guidance, the institute has achieved new heights in all spheres of its activities. She has successfully provided thrust to growth and brought about a positive change in outlook, aspiration, motivation and enhanced team spirit to the organization.

Special Awards

Under her leadership iLEAD bagged the first runner up award for being the “Best emerging Media School” at the renowned Edutainment Awards in 2015

The prestigious ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India) award for 'Endeavour to become visible in certain SAARC countries' category in 2014.

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