ABOUT FLAME

Story of the pioneer of Liberal Education in India

Governing Body

Nemish Shah

Mr. Nemish Shah is the co-founder of ENAM, one of the most reputed and respectable investment houses in India. Initially he co-founded ENAM as a broking entity in 1984. Soon after co-founding ENAM, ENAM entered the investment banking profession and within six months climbed to the top of the league tables in the IPO market. ENAM has been the instrumental in multiple reputed IPO’s in the country since inception. ENAM stayed at the top position in the IPO market for a number of years. With his core interest lying in investment research, Mr. Shah is credited with pioneering investment research in India, a novel concept at that time in India.

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Parag Shah

Mr. Parag Shah is the Former Founder Chairman, FLAME (Foundation for Liberal and Management Education) Institute. He is the Chief Mentor of MIDAS - an acronym for Management, Innovation, Design, Arts and Social Sciences. He is also the Managing Director of Oxford Golf and Country Club.

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Indira Parikh

Prof. Indira Parikh is the Former Founder President of FLAME (Foundation for Liberal and Management Education) Institute. Previously, she was the Dean of IIM-Ahmedabad from 2002 to 2005. She was a faculty member at IIM-Ahmedabad for over 30 years. She has also taught at INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Texas A&M University. She has specialized in organization development and design, and institution building.

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Vallabh Bhanshali

Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali is a leading investment banker, investor, venture capitalist and Capital Markets expert of the country. He is the co-founder and Chairman of ENAM group. He is a Trustee of the Bombay Stock Exchange and serves on various Committees of the Stock Exchange, SEBI and other bodies. A person with diversified interests, Mr. Bhanshali has lectured throughout his career and conducted professional level seminars in the behavioral field and published several articles in professional and other magazines.

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Anil Singhvi

Mr. Anil Singhvi is Chairman of Ican Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd, a Corporate Advisory firm. Mr. Singhvi has over 30 years of experience in corporate sector, out of which 22 years spent with Ambuja Cements Ltd, where he rose from Manager to Managing Director & CEO. A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Singhvi played a defining role in making of Ambuja Cements.

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Dishan Kamdar

Professor Dishan Kamdar is the Vice Chancellor of the FLAME University – the pioneer of liberal education in India. He took charge of this position on August 8, 2018. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Dean, Academic Programmes and Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Indian School of Business (ISB), the top ranked global business school in India. A leading researcher, senior faculty member, executive coach to CEOs of renowned corporates and family businesses in India, and a favourite professor to all his students- Dishan handles these multifaceted roles with equal ease.

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Devi Singh

Dr. Singh is recognized as one of the top academic leaders in India who has created and transformed institutions of higher learning. He was the Director of the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) for ten and half years. He is a well-known Professor of International Finance & Management. IIM-L took major strides and made all round progress under his dynamic leadership. IIM-L is today counted as one of the top IIM’s in India. Before joining IIM-L, he was the Director of Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon for four and half years.

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Manish Chokhani

Mr. Manish Chokhani is one of India’s most respected financial market experts having built /led multiple institutions. He is best known for his role as MD & CEO of Enam Securities, an iconic home-grown investment bank that was regarded as the trusted “house banker” to some of India’s best known business group including Infosys, Zee, Birla, Reliance, Vedanta, Raheja and Future groups.

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Durgesh Shah

Durgesh Shah, with his degrees in Commerce, Law and a Diploma in Finance (all from University of Mumbai), had a short stint with the PMS division of J M Financial and then set up Corporate Database while managing the institutional desk at ENAM.

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Tejas Trivedi

Tejas is in the capital markets since 1993. After getting a rich experience of core research around 5 years at Corporate Database (an equity research based organisation), he has been associated with Anvil group, a broking and wealth management organisation. A chartered accountant and a cost accountant, his core interests lie in research, investments and yoga.

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Krutarth Shah

Krutarth Shah is a member of the proprietary investing team of ENAM Holdings Pvt. Ltd. ENAM Holdings is a privately managed principal investment group with a long heritage of investing in the Indian capital markets. He holds a master’s degree from Cass Business School, City University London and a B.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He has ten years of industry experience. His passion lies in creating and building institutions. Krutarth is an ardent follower of the latest technological trends. His energy, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills help him negotiate the complex enterprise of building a world class university.  He is an avid photographer and enjoys singing and travelling.

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Jagdish Kadam

Nomination of State Government


Colonel (Retd.) R.G. Kadam

Nomination of State Government


Virender Sharma

Member Secretary

Virender Sharma is a post graduate in English from Panjab University and holds a Ph.D. in Education from University of Pune.

With over three decades’ association with some of the leading and premier educational institutions of the country, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise in academic administration. Prior to joining FLAME, he was the Head of Administration of the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune for over ten years. Preceding that, he held the position of Registrar at the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune.

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