A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

We have more than 53 full time faculty members, of which 36 are PhDs. The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.


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Dr. Vidhu Shekhar



FPM/Ph.D. -  IIM Calcutta

PGP/MBA  -   IIM Calcutta

B.Tech (H) -   IIT Kharagpur

  • Awarded Bharat Chamber of Commerce Medal for Most Balanced and Progressive Outlook on Management Problems, Class of 2006, IIM Calcutta
  • Awarded Proficiency Prize for the academic year 2003-04 at IIT Kharagpur

Work Ex. Summary: 6 years of post MBA work experience across Multi $bn Hedge Funds & Investment Banks in front end Investment Management and Investment Banking (M&A and Private Equity). ~15 deal closures/long investments. KRA all aspects of deals, from origination, to execution, company valuations, negotiations, termsheet, due diligence and closure of Investment/M&A and PE deals

Area of Teaching & Research Interests: Financial and Behavioural Economics, Corporate Finance, FinTech, Business Valuation, Heterodox and Post Kenysian Economics


Dr. Vidhu Shekhar


  • Mizuho Securities (Japanese IB) - Mar 2012 to June 2012

AVP – Investment Banking and M&A - Part of India & SE Asia M&A Advisory Team. Worked on sourcing several deals for the firm which included second largest Paint Manufacturer in India, A luxury Car Manufacturer in Malaysia, One of the Largest Telecom BPO among others

  • QVT Financial LP (US$6.5bn Hedge Fund) - May 2010 to Sep 2011

Investment Analyst - Part of India & SE Asia Equity Investment team managing a portfolio of $1bn+. Evaluated and invested in Infrastructure, Power, EPC, Telecom, Auto, Microfinance and Real Estate Sectors among others

  • Intellicap Advisor (Indian IB) -   Apr 2009 – Mar 2010

Engagement Manager – Investment Banking and M&A - Part of India PE and Venture Capital Advisory Team. Worked on sourcing several deals which included several Microfinance Firms, Rural Healthcare Venture, India’s first Micro Home loan Venture among others

  • New Vernon Capital (US$2bn Hedge Fund) - Aug 2007 to Mar 2009

Associate, Private Equity – Part of the Private Equity & Infrastructure Investment team. Made several investment/evaluated in sectors such as Infrastructure, Hospitality, EPC, Healthcare, Education etc

  • Edelweiss Capital Limited (Indian IB) - Aug 2006 to Aug 2007

Associate – Investment Banking and Private Equity syndication team advising Indian corporates on raising Private Equity capital. Raised capital for companies in Hospitality, IT Enterprise and Services, Chemical, Food and Telecom

Research & Publications

Dr. Vidhu Shekhar



  • Chinchwadkar, R., & Shekhar, V. (2016). Evolution of Private Equity Regulations in Emerging Markets: A Case of India. The Journal of Private Equity, 20(1), 38-44
  • Shekhar V., "Humanity, Economics & Communication" World Communication Forum (WCF) 2016, Davos
  • Shekhar V., Concept Paper on Financing MSME Industry in India, Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to PM, Government of India, 2016
  • Shekhar V., Shrotirya S., “Modified Copula approach to CDS pricing: a neural network framework”, Conference on Computational Finance, London, 2006
  • Shekhar V., “Corporate Governance: The case of India” 27th World Congress on Corporate Governance, McMaster University, Canada, 2006
  • Shekhar V., "Strategic Risk Management: Does it Impact Shareholder’s Value?" Eastern Finance Association meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 2006
  • Shekhar V., “Inverse Airfoil Optimization using Genetic Algorithms”, All India Aerospace Engineering Seminar 2003 , IIT Bombay (2nd Prize in Paper Competition)
Additional Information

Dr. Vidhu Shekhar



Coding – From smallest of automations to largest of Neural Networks!

Playing Chess – Chess.com ~1450 – 1550 ranking in Blitz Games (~90%ile), username: vidhusherkhar83

Reading – Almost Everything! Lately mostly non-fiction, good number of Upanishads – can almost see Vedanta everywhere :)

Travelling – Done 24 of 29 states in India… Outside India, Europe is the favourite - summer or winter :)

Catch-up with me at facebook.com/vidhushekhar83


Dr. Vidhu Shekhar



Dr. Vidhu Shekhar


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