Director's Profile

Dr .Vandana sonawane
Dr. Vandana Sonwaney
Director, SIOM

Prof. Dr. Vandana Sonwaney, Director, SIOM is a gold medalist at high school, commerce graduation and Management post-graduation. She has worked for various multinational brands in FMCG and services sector with profiles in brand liquidation, Logistics service enhancement, S&OP, and SCM as key foci. After a decade in the industry, Prof. Vandana started her own consulting firm in corporate research services. She has completed various assignments for Paints, Logistics, Insurance, manufacturing and Public Service industry. Her PhD in management contributed to insights in talent profile mapping and competency development during the early LPG era.

Prof. Vandana entered the academic field to contribute to research and application oriented learning systems. She raised the ranks from Faculty to Deputy Director of SCMHRD in a span of 4 years. Her exemplary work in curriculum development and orchestrating them with competency requirements of corporate has contributed to conceiving and shaping SIOM as of today.

Prof. Vandana is also registered Ph.D. guide in the area of Management. She has been a Member of Academic council, at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). She was awarded the” Distinguished Service Award” by AIMS International for her contribution to fostering Management Research. She served on the Advisory board of World HRD Congress in Feb 2009 and was awarded the Best Professor in “Marketing Management” by the 2nd Asia’s Best B- School Award in the year 2011.

She currently is a member of CII Maharashtra Steering Council of the India Women Network (IWN) Maharashtra Chapter. She operates with the philosophy of creating and delivering value in society through impactful, quality, professionally enthusiastic yet humanistic education and dialogue.

Director's Message

SIOM a unique institution under the banner of Symbiosis, is a competency building institute, just a decade old , with phenomenal achievements. 100% placement at above industry average package is only one of the highlights of its achievements. Its students "wear many hats" as versatile, adaptable and multitalented and some one who has a rich and successful life and career. SIOM's innovative curriculum will challenge your thinking and introduce you to multiple business perspectives to build the foundation you need to be an effective Techno-Business Manager and a leader.

The SIOM fraternity is highly committed to its mission in Empowering Operations Excellence. Perfection is the name of the game at SIOM campus. My faculty, staff and students individually and collectively strive hard and live by our mission. I thank you very much for choosing SIOM as an option to pursue your MBA career and I encourage you to explore the opportunities that SIOM provides.

SIOM believes that – a path is made by walking on it. As an Institution SIOM shall radiate Leadership, Creativity, Attitude, Skills and Learning from its every corner to cast its rays towards empowering Operations excellence in the Industry.

Dr. Vandana SonwaneyDirector, SIOM




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