Our Team

Our top management team is composed of alumni from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Indian Institutes of Technology, Kanpur and Bombay - each of the partners has over 15 years of experience in the following fields:

Rahul Pandey

Rahul Pandey, founder, IGSA Labs, has over 15 years of experience in developing mathematical and analytical models for decision making in sectors like manufacturing, logistics, services, energy, and environment. He has research, consulting and teaching interests in Operations Research, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Transportation Planning, Energy Planning, and Climate Policy Analysis. He has a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, a Doctorate from IIM Ahmedabad, and a Post-Doctorate from NIES, Japan. Subsequent to his doctorate he spent six years as a member of faculty with IIT Bombay and IIM Lucknow. At present he is a visiting faculty with IIM Lucknow.

Sridhar Vallala

Sridhar Vallala, co-founder, IGSA Labs, has over 15 years of experience in designing GIS (Geographical Information Systems) based tools and analytical modeling based decision support IT tools for planning. He has worked extensively for both government (policy) and private sectors. He has a B.E. from Osmania University and a Master's (M.Tech.) from School of Planning, CEPT, Ahmedabad. He has been a consultant to IIT Kanpur for guiding design of GIS based decision support systems. Over the past several years he has led the designing of DSS for land-use planning, transport infrastructure planning, logistics allocation, network design, energy and environment planning.

Saran Kumar

Saran Kumar is a partner and member of IGSA's management team. He has over six years of experience in Oracle and other database technologies. He has designed and developed IT tools and managed related services for several industries in domains like supply chain management, facilities network design, logistics planning, inventory planning, health, tourism, energy planning and greenhouse gas mitigation analysis.

Our Core Team

In the following members we have a highly motivated team with a good mix of mathematical modeling, OR, database programming, interface programming, IT systems designing, consulting/analysis, quality control and administrative skills.

Anurag Singh

Neeraja Y.

Dharmender Yadav

Tushar Gohel

Ashish K. Dhariwal

Sandeep L.

Brijesh Kumar

Pratik Fadadu

Praveen Nalla

Sumit Saroha

Amiya K. Nanda

Aftab Hassan

Kalyan Pavan K.

Dileep D.

Surabhi Agarwal

Business Development Associates & Consultants


Anand Balayan (

Anand Balayan is a professional Business Development and Sales Manager with more than 20 years of cross-functional experience related to retail and logistics industry. He combines this with high public relations, negotiation and leadership skills.

Dinesh Pathania (

Dinesh Pathania is MBA from Gannon University, Penn State, USA, with 15 years of IT experience in Marketing, Business Development and Management of Business Solutions across diversified verticals. His information management experience includes data warehouse design, development, quality assurance and implementation.


Stephan Adam (

Stephan Adam has been working in IT for 20 years on a wide range of projects for transportation, research, pharmaceutical industries, financial institutions & energy trading. He is specialized in brownfield IT projects, where new products require a seamless integration into an existing IT landscape. He holds a MSc in Physics from TU Braunschweig and a MBA from FH Nordwestschweiz.

Anuradha Jain (

Anuradha Jain is a consultant with IGSA, based in Switzerland. She has more than 20 years of experience in India and Europe in implementing optimisation techniques, Project Management & consulting (IT, strategy, Organisation) in transportation/logistics. She has previously worked with Swiss Federal Railways (Freight), Siemens (Urban and Long distance Transport projects in Germany and Switzerland) and with a Unit of Indian Railways.

Honorary Academic Advisors

We have strong relationships with academicians and researchers at premier educational institutions such as IIMs/IITs/SP Jain. These academicians and researchers act as sounding boards and help ensure that client solutions are accurate, robust and comprehensive.

The list of our Honorary Advisors and their brief introductions are given below:

Dr. Narayan Rangaraj (

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Professor and Convenor, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, IIT Bombay
  • Interests: Optimization and Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Transportation

Dr. Arabinda Tripathy (

  • PhD, London School of Economics
  • Dean and Professor, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
  • Former Professor of Production and Quantitative Methods, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Former Director, Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar
  • Former President, Operations Research Society of India (ORSI)
  • Interests: Operations Research, Operations Management, Project Management, Soft Systems Methodology

Dr. V. Venkata Rao (

  • PhD, Georgia Tech.
  • Professor of Computer and Information Systems, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Interests: Data Structures and Algorithms, Systems Analysis and Design, Production & Operations Management, Supply Chain Management

Dr. Umesh Bahadur (

  • PhD, IIT Kharagpur
  • Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
  • Former Professor, IIM Lucknow
  • Former Director (Materials), Tata Steel
  • Former Director (Supply Chain Management), Ispat Industries
  • Interests: Logistics and Supply Chain Management