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Prof. Seema Khanvilkar

Deputy Director IMB
Professor of Business Communication

Ph.D., SNDT Women’s University, 2011.
Executive Education, Harvard Business School, 2009
M. A. University of Mumbai, 1988.
Major: English Literature


Seema Khanvilkar is a Ph.D. in Management in the area of Communication and has been teaching the mechanics of the language for over 25 years. Currently, she is with SDA Bocconi Asia Center, as Deputy Director and Professor, Business Communication. Earlier, she was the founder Chairperson of the department of Communication at the School of Business Management and was Chairperson of the Soft Skills Development Centre at NMIMS University.

She teaches Business Communication to post- graduate as well as executive students. Seema is also a well- known corporate trainer; she has trained middle level and senior management executives of both the private and the public sector in India as well as internationally.

She holds workshops on High-impact Communication, Executive Presence, Business Etiquette, Business English, and Cross- Cultural Sensitivity. She is also a language trainer who works with voices and accents and has lent her voice to several audio-visuals. Her teaching and training methodology is highly interactive where students and participants are given a hands-on experience in learning the course. Using live case studies, demonstrations, role plays and reflective exercises, Seema facilitates rather than teaches, and provides an experiential learning outcome for her students.

Seema is a visiting professor at IAE-AIX Marseille Graduate School of Management, Provence, where she teaches a popular elective every year. A recipient of the Andrew Towl Foundation fellowship, she became a Harvard affiliate in 2009 when she was nominated as a high performer by NMIMS and went to attend the Global Programme on Participant Centred Learning at Harvard Business School, Boston.

Research Interests

Communication styles of executives

The luxury sector in India

Cross cultural sensitivity