Kiran Shesh
B.Tech., 1988 Chemical Engineering

Mr. Kiran Shesh is a consultant to the Continuing Education Program (CEP) Office at IIT Bombay. He completed his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering in 1988 and his MBA from the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSoM) from IIT Bombay in 2004.

Mr. Shesh started his career as a sales professional and moved up the ladder developing other skills like Business Finance, Operations, Team Development leading up to General Management. He also has over 25 years of industry experience, mainly around industrial products in the manufacturing sector. Prior to his association with IIT Bombay’s Executive Education department, he successfully led business operations and expansion initiatives. He has worked in multinational corporations like Sulzer, Monsanto, and his last corporate position was as Managing Director of Pall India and VP South East Asia. Pall India is a 100% subsidiary of Pall Corporation US, a $2.7 billion filtration company.

He is a professional certified coach from International Coach Federation (ICF) through ACSTH (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours) and has over 10 years of experience in the field of leadership and executive coaching.

His memories associated with IIT Bombay include late night walks for omelette-paav at Rainbow, tearing TOI crossword puzzles at 6:30 a.m., beating H8 in the inter-hostel footer match, fleecing seniors for beers at RK after their US scholarships, dry dinners on Fridays followed by Kiran Shesh B.Tech., 1988 Chemical Engineering 9 a movie at the Convocation Hall and dancing back to the hostel after getting D grades and sitting next to a sulking Maggu who got As and Bs. “My BTP presentation was probably the only time when my guide beat me down and an external examiner tried to save me. Usually, it is the other way round,” added Mr. Shesh.

Motivation towards contribution to IIT Bombay

“Support from IIT Bombay’s ecosystem has made me the person that I am today. It was during the Class of 1987 Silver Jubilee Reunion (SJRU) when I met my senior hostel mates at H4. Some of them were very successful entrepreneurs or distinguished academicians. We all had reached different milestones in our lives but we all behaved the exact same way as we did 25 years ago. Our bonds of friendship as fellow IITians was very strong. I saw the richness of the relationships I had with my fellow alums and felt motivated to volunteer and give back in some way”.