Dr Vandana Sonwaney

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management

Dr. Vandana Sonwaney Director & Professor is a gold medalist at high school, commerce graduation and Management post-graduation. She has worked for various multinational brands in FMCG and services sector with profiles in brand liquidation, Logistics service enhancement, S&OP, and SCM as key foci.  After a decade in the industry, Dr Vandana started her own consulting firm in corporate research services. She has completed various assignments for Paints, Logistics, Insurance, manufacturing and Public Service industry. Her PhD inmanagement contributed to insights in talent profile mapping and competency development during the early LPG era.

Dr Vandana entered the academic field to contribute to research and application oriented learning systems. She raised the ranks from Faculty to Deputy Director of SCMHRD in a span of 4 years. Her exemplary work in curriculum development and orchestrating them with competency requirements of corporate has contributed toconceiving and shaping SIOM as of today.

Dr. Vandana is also registered Ph.D. guide in the area of Management.  She is a Member of Academic council, at Symbiosis International University (SIU).She was awarded the” Distinguished Service Award” by AIMS International for her contribution to fostering Management Research. She served on the Advisory board of World HRD Congress in Feb 2009 and was awarded the Best Professor in “Marketing Management” by the 2nd Asia’s Best B- School Award in the year 2011.

She operates with the philosophy of creating and delivering value in society through impactful, quality, professionally enthusiastic yet humanistic education and dialogue.
Dr Vandana is a proud mother of two sons aged 24 and 19. Her best half ( i.e her husband) is also a management consultant. She is a die-hard optimist, nature lover, enjoys music and interacting with the young at heart.