ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Padmalatha Suresh is an alumnus of the IIM Ahmadabad. She also holds a degree in LLB and CAIIB. She has more than two decades of industry experience at senior levels, primarily in the banking, and briefly in the IT sector. Her long exposure to the banking sector has enabled her to evaluate banking and financing strategies, risk entailments and options for redressing them as also commentate on banking, in general, and infrastructure finance, in particular.
She is an independent finance consultant and Director, DMS Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, a firm specializing in strategic financial consultancy, outsourcing of financial services, corporate training and recruitment in the finance area. She is a visiting/adjunct professor of finance at the Indian Institute of Managements and other reputed B-Schools, where she teaches the courses on bank management and infrastructure financing. She also teaches at executive and management development programs. She has edited a popular professional reference book titled Project Finance: Concepts and Applications. Her several articles on banking and infrastructure financing have been published in popular business dailies, magazines, and refereed journals in India and abroad. Her views/interviews on banking and infrastructure financing issues have been published in leading business magazines.
Justin Paul is with Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Japan, and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi (under the Ministry of Commerce). He has served as Department chairperson at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and has also taught full courses at Grenoble Eco Le De Management, France and ISM University, Lithuania (Europe). He has been a visiting professor at University of Washington M.Foster Business School, University of Puget Sound-Seattle, St.Martin's University-USA, Meiji University-Tokyo, Goethe University-Germany and SP Jain Institute of Management, Dubai. He has been a speaker, trainer and consultant to many organizations including the governments and conducted corporate training programs in Oman, Mauritius, India, China and Japan. He has been as a Ph.D examiner and director on the board of studies various of institutes.
In addition to this book, he is known as author/co-author of books—Business Environment and International Marketing, Export-Import Management and International Business published by McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press and PHI, respectively. A consistent rank holder, he holds two masters degrees, two postgraduate diplomas, an FDP-SS (Germany) and a doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He has also received international awards for research papers and case studies instituted by American Society for Competitiveness, Emerald Publishers, Indian Banks Association and Association of Indian Management Scholars.
He has hands-on experience of working with two commercial banks before joining academic world and has been recognized as role model and achiever by The Hindu, Manorama TV and Careers and Campuses magazine. He has published over 20 papers in international journals and presented papers at the conferences organized/hosted by University of San Francisco, Fudan University-Shanghai, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Stirling-UK, Asian Academy of Management, Waseda University-Tokyo in the recent past. He has also undergone a case writing training program organized by London Business School. He has also served as reviewer of research papers for Academy of International Business, USA, International Journal of Commerce and Business, International Journal of Bank Marketing and Management Review. He has widely traveled in over 50 countries. His Web site is www.drjustinpaul.com and contact email is email@example.com.