Although they come from diverse backgrounds, all members of the SAFIM team have one common trait. A very tangible, strong and deep conviction in SAFIM’s vision. Integral management is not merely a theory in SAFIM’s workspace – it is a practice and each member is committed to establish this practice in the larger world.
Each member of SAFIM comes with strong foundation in academic or corporate world with long and successful careers in different top-tier institutes and organizations. Interestingly, each one, when they came, blended seamlessly in SAFIM’s environment – an environment that exudes inexplicable harmony in its unique blend of very hard-core business elements with spiritual light.
Individually, each member of SAFIM, aims and strives for the consciousness connect and self-awareness that SAFIM’s vision is based on. Together, through their activities in research, workshops and publications, they work, in collective consciousness, towards realizing SAFIM’s vision of a truly beautiful and enlightened life.
M. S. Srinivasan
Founder-Member and Senior Associate, SAFIM
As the founder-member of SAFIM, its vision is as vivid and real to Srinivasan as the seascape that is visible from his office. SAFIM is the arena of his personal sadhana and the intensity and depth in his research are thus self-inspired.
Srinivasan’s role in SAFIM is multi-faceted. As Senior Associate, he is the lead contributor in SAFIM’s research in the field of Integral Management. He is also part of the training team where he works in the background developing corporate workshop structure and training modules based on SAFIM’s research. He is also the Chief Editor of the monthly e-journal of SAFIM “Fourth Dimension Inc. – Towards Integral Management” (URL: http://fdi.sasociety.in)
By profession, Srinivasan is an Electrical and Electronics engineer and has served in various corporate and PSUs. His professional career had interesting interludes of self-developmental phases which he spent in spiritual quests travelling across India.
He is having more than three decades of high-quality innovative research experience in various fields of knowledge. The main theme of his studies and research is an integral-spiritual approach to human development and its application to various fields of knowledge and activities of life with a dominant interest and focus on Management, Psychology, Social Sciences and Indian Culture.
His articles on management and related subjects have appeared in many reputed management and professional journals. Many have been recognized with awards.
With over two decades of experience in the corporate as well as in the academic field of Business Management, Prof. Saikat Sen, is now on a deeper mission of his life urging corporate leaders towards a conscious integral approach in management.
In his long and wide career, he has played significant roles as Department Head, Academic Board member, Syllabus Committee member, faculty, examiner, moderator, in premier B-schools and renowned universities like ICFAI, IIAS, Vishwabharati University (Santiniketan) and Pondicherry University. He has also been associated with major corporate organizations including Bharti Group, Future Group, EDI and NEN.
Prof. Sen has walked through most of the major domains of corporate management including leadership, motivation, change management, human resource development, organization development and value-based management.
However, the realm that has his interest rooted is spirituality and management or ‘Illumined Leadership’ as he would refer to it. He has made numerous presentations and deliberations in National and International Conferences and conducted corporate and B-school workshops on several aspects of ‘Management by Consciousness’ – inspiring intrigue and interest amongst the audience on the subject.
Presently as Director, SAFIM, and member, Governing Council, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, he spearheads the multitude of activities of research and training undertaken by the SAFIM team in the Light of Sri Aurobindo’s vision of holistic global evolution towards an illumined future.
During the 20 years in the global IT arena, Rupa has played several roles ranging from core technology functions and portfolio management to leading pre-sales and srategic alliances and driving org-wide initiatives. She has been instrumental in building customer relationships and expanding portfolios as part of her responsibilities in Infosys and Spi Global. She has also managed key operations in organizations with people engagement, employee skill enhancements, DC operations and branding.
Throughout her corporate career, Rupa has always been progressive in her decisions and approach trying to drive a culture of empathy and values in her workpace and in her team. With her engagement with SAFIM, she takes her vision of transformative and compassionate society to the next level where she gets the platform to create urge in individuals and corporate to align themselves to their deeper purpose and functions in society.
Mezjan Dallas, Senior Associate
Mezjan Dallas currently heads University Programs at IBM India. He has over 18 years of experience in the IT Industry & has worked with IBM for the past 15 years.
In his current role as Leader of University Programs at IBM India, he is responsible for employer branding & technology evangelization initiatives at Universities.
Prior to this, he has held a range of management roles in software product development. He has also successfully run a host of talent management & internship programs. He has also program managed a set of IBM Software Lab wide incubation projects under the guidance of the CTO for the lab. Mezjan is also a frequently invited speaker as a business facilitator for IBM Leadership programs being conducted both within & outside of India. Mezjan is passionate about education talent management & people management.