Associate Professor at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai Mentor
Radha Iyer is an Associate Professor and the area chairperson for the general management with the K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) in the area of Entrepreneurship. She has a PhD from SNDT- Mumbai. Along with fifteen years of academic experience, she has a decade plus of industry experience with Indian Hotels Company Limited, (The Taj group of Hotels), Marico Industries and The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited.
She has facilitated faculty development programmes for National Entrepreneurship Network, Faculty of Mumbai University and Faculty of Engineering & pharmaceutical colleges in Mumbai & MITCON and has been a subject matter expert to VJTI- Mumbai. She has been a visiting faculty at IIM Ranchi & has been invited to speak at IIM Udaipur too. She has assessed various Indian business plan competitions & the Tata NEN hottest start up. She mentors student start ups on campus, alumni and women entrepreneurs. She is the chairperson for the Innovation & E cell at her campus. In the past, she has initiated and conducted a short term certificate programme on creating new ventures.She facilitates courses on entrepreneurship, creativity & innovation, social entrepreneurship & managing new ventures.
She is the recipient the NITIE-NSTEDB award for Entrepreneurship education and the Best Faculty advisor award from Students in Free enterprise for Social entrepreneurship. SIMSR was awarded the high impact entrepreneurship campus under her mentoring. She has received the Best teacher in general management award” awarded by LOKMAT National Education Leadership Awards Bombay, 2015 & the “Best Professor teaching in general management award” awarded by ABP news, National Education Awards, 2016. Her contribution to literature, are in the area of entrepreneurial education, women entrepreneurs, innovation, factors that influence entrepreneurship & management development. She supports community & the social aspects at her institute. She is an approved Ph.D. Supervisor with Pacific Academy of Higher Education And Research University, (PAHER), Udaipur.