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Rajender Bali
Managing Partner

Rajender Bali started SmartGlobal, a boutique Executive Education company in 2005. SmartGlobal focuses upon a niche of knowledge-based senior managerial reinvention space and works in partnership with Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, and Entrepreneur Development Institute, Ahmedabad, India.

Prior to starting SmartGlobal, Raj was Chief Operating Officer of ExecuTrain Middle East, global IT Training Company in Dubai. Raj, developed and grew business network across 10 Middle Eastern countries, forged partnerships with companies like Symantec & Intel, and consistently delivered bottom-line results.

Raj has over 19 years experience in the IT knowledge domain with companies like Aptech Ltd., Hexaware Technologies, and Usha Computers in diverse industries such as IT Education & Training, ISO9000/BPR Consulting, and project development.

Raj is a Bachelor of Science from Delhi University, India and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Lucknow, India.

Manoj Nakra
Management Team

Manoj has over forty years of work experience, has headed organizations for the last twenty years, with expertise in manufacturing, retail and distribution, and entrepreneurship. He was until recently Chief Strategy Officer for Apparel Group, a diversified retail company based in Dubai. More recently (2005-13) he was Executive Director of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Est. for SME Development (MBRE) in Dubai, a Government of Dubai organization that catalyzes entrepreneurship by providing funding and business incubation. In 2004 he established SmartGlobal, a specialized executive education company.

In Dubai during 1996-2001 he was Dy CEO of Jashanmal National Co. (JNC), a $75 m GCC retail and distribution company. Before Dubai in India, as CEO, he started The Waterbase Ltd., a company he took public on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. Manoj is an occasional teacher, currently co-teaches Executive Education programs for Lifestyle and Luxury brands at IIM Bangalore

He has taught strategy to MBA students at Case (2001-04). He is an author. His second book ‘A 1000 Days Journey’ captures his experiences with entrepreneurship. Manoj is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and has a Doctorate from Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, USA. For details visit his website.

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