Governing Body

Manoj R Thakkar


A visionary entrepreneur & an academician with successful start-ups of unique international business model

Manoj is a management professional with his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from a premier university in Gujarat, India followed by a post graduate diploma programme (SMP) in Management from India’s 2nd ranked premium management Institute IIM Calcutta and a Certification Programme in Business Sustainability from Harvard Business School(ODLP). Manoj has a illustrious career as a Management Professional and as an entrepreneur with a very successful start-ups in India and UK with a brand name IIMT Studies.

With an initial warm up experience in private sector as a management professional, Manoj has launched a start-up IIMT Studies in 2009 and in a short span of 12 years, this start-up has been able to register its presence in 40 plus countries and have been able to add value to the career progression of 16000 plus corporate professionals, Today IIMT Studies has been a registered company in India and UK with an accreditation from leading accreditation agencies in UK and Universities in Gujarat.

At present Manoj holds an office of IIMT Studies as It’s Chairman and has a team of 03 directors , 10 leading academicians and Corporate Leaders in Academic and Governing Board and one CEO to manage and expand IIMT Studies. As a Chairman Manoj I responsible for:

  1. Vision, Mission, Core Values and Ethics of the Business.
  2. Strategizing business with the help of his Team Of Directors and Governing Board.
  3. Business expansion- growth, investments, product research and development, accreditations and affiliations and quality assurance and processes of the organization, globally.
  4. Ensuring appropriate governance model thru its governing board/council.
  5. Merger, acquisition, centre development across the globe.

Academic Qualifications: (Starting from undergraduate qualifications )

Qualifications Institute
Graduate in Business Managements Gujarat University India
Post Graduate – SMP Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
SBS Harvard Business School (ODLP)
Post Graduate Diploma – Pursuing Recognised by Gujarat University, India under ordinance 120-C
Name of Organisation Designation
Details of work experience Burly Institute of Global Education and Research Private Limited, earlier (IIMT Studies) Director
IIMT Studies Ltd. Strategic Partner and Stakeholder as well as Director
Other Professional Engagements and Achievements Institution Management Committee of Government Industrial Training Institute, Vadagam (Dhansura) of Gujarat in India IMC Chairman
Shri Bharti Lokseva Charitable Trust Trustee
The Institution of Engineers, Gujarat State Centre Member – Governing body CCESD
Major Academic Achievement / Awards/ Honours/ Specific Contribution Hall of Fame Award Times Ascent, India
Total work experience as on 01.12.2021 14 Years

Major Contributions to Organizations

Name of Organization Major Contribution
Burly Institute of Global Education and Research Private Limited 1. He has founded a start-up – IIMT Studies at the age of 24 years with a sole mission of enabling growth thru education. He created a unique business model for industry-oriented education which is governed by an advisory board comprising of senior technocrats of Corporate Organizations and leading academicians across the globe. Under his leadership, IIMT Studies has taken up a mission to add value in the career progression of 16000 plus working professionals across 45 nations in the last ten years.
IIMT Studies Ltd. Aims to replicate the successful business model of India in UK thru this company and in a short time could launch a complete infrastructure for business and got it accredited by the British Accreditation Council. At present a Governing Council and an Academic board is conducting research to develop academic products to add value to professionals.

Expertise and Skills:

Dharmendra R Thakkar


Dharmendra has a proven track record as an entrepreneur. At a young age of 22 he established a profit making business – ShreePurnimaa Industries and turned around the organization with his business acumen. He holds an expertise in Core Area of :

  1. Business Development.
  2. Financial and Accounting Management.
  3. Investment and Fund raising.
  4. Risk Assessment and Management.
  5. Operations and Governance.

Dharmendra today hold a key position of Director in IIMT Studies to drive business operations and controls accounting and financial management functions. As a director Dharmendra,is also responsible to take part in Governing Council meetings, helping the council members understanding how the Business Development function works in the organisation, and support the objectives of the Council. He closely works with financial institutions and compliance authorities as a part of his role in financial portfolio. His vision is to launch a new business vertical of “ Global Certification Programmes “ for working professionals and for that a core team of experts has undertaken a product research under his leadership.

Academic Qualifications: (Starting from undergraduate qualifications )

Qualifications Institute
Diploma Private institution
HSE Gujarat Board
Post Graduate Diploma – Pursuing Recognised by Gujarat University, India under ordinance 120-C
Recognised by Gujarat University, India under ordinance 120-C EduQual – UK
Name of Organisation Designation
Details of work experience Shree Purnimaa Industries (SPI) Entrepreneur
Burly Institute of Global Education and Research Private Limited ( IIMT Studies ) Director
IIMT Studies Ltd Strategic Partner and Stakeholderas well as Director –Business Development
Other Professional Engagements and Achievements Institution Management Committee of Government Industrial Training Institute, Vadagam (Dhansura) of Gujarat in India IMC Committee Member
Shri Bharti Lokseva Charitable Trust Trustee
Total work experience as on 01.12.2021 12 Years

Major Contributions to Organizations

Name of Organization Major Contribution
Shree Purnimaa Industries -Streamlined business operations and process parameters to enhance productivity and profitability. -Established Sales and Marketingchannels to enhance brand value and market penetration.
Burly Institute of Global Education and Research Private Limited -Strategize Business Development thru innovative Sales and Marketing Strategies to spread across global market. -Turned around organization thru financial planning and accounting management. -Improved net worth and assets by Financial planning, forecast and fund management. -Assisting the international business function in investing for marketing and ensuring the cost effective deals turned in the favour of the business. -Achievedorganisation revenue upto$650,000 in 2020. -Introduced automation in business and developed Digital platforms to improve revenue management.
IIMT Studies Ltd Supporting the Governing Council members taking fruitful business decisions to achieve the goals of the organisation.

Expertise and Skills:

Kapil Chanchlani

Kapil is an absolute great resource to the organisation having large amount of experience in the service and finance function with his achievements reflecting his ability to meet the goal of the organisation. He looks after the finance division, taxation, financial strategies of the organisation and has managed the organisation’s work culture though its ability to source the right resources for IIMT Studies. He is also well qualified with the software functions that enables organisation to manage the core of its Information and Technology through right expert opinion and stringent processes.
Previous professional summary:
Working with Dedicated Hotel General Manager with more than 15 years of experience providing clients with the highest degree of Hospitality and customer service by ensuring that facilities meet and exceed expectations. Strong leader possessing outstanding work ethic and integrity, always dedicated to meeting budget and meticulously documenting financials. Manages by leading and showing staff the rewards of pushing past their own expectations to provide the best work possible. Skills : Excellent manager who leads by example and through instilling confidence in staff, leader to higher productivity and better client satisfaction. Skilled in the principles of administration and management in the service industry, including strategic planning, production methods, human resources, and the coordination of people and resources. Excels in sales and marketing, including showing, promoting and selling. Critical thinker who uses logic and reason to identify and evaluate situations and their alternative solutions. Strong communication skills that allow me to easily determine guest and employee concerns. Initial joined as part-time receptionist (in 2003 while studying) at The Ventures Hotel in central London and slowly, periodically got promotions in the same company and presently working as General Manager with an overall experience of 17 years in the hospitality industry, with significant luxury and have gained international experience. As a General manager, I am responsible for all aspects of operations at the hotel, to day-to-day staff management and guests. Provide leadership and strategic planning to all departments in support of our service culture, maximized operations and guest satisfaction. Work very closely with the hotel owners and other stake holders. Responsible for managing the Hotels management team (HOD’s) and overall hotel targets to deliver an excellent Guest experience. Also be required to manage between profitability and guest satisfaction measures.


Leadership and Strategic Direction:
  • Oversee the operations functions of the hotel, as per the Organizational chart
  • Hold regular briefings and meetings with all head of departments.
  • Ensure full compliance to Hotel operating controls, SOP’s, policies, procedures and service standards.
  • Lead all key property issues including capital projects, customer service and refurbishment.
  • Responsible for the preparation, presentation and subsequent achievement of the hotel’s annual Operating Budget, Marketing & Sales Plan and Capital Budget.
  • Create brand image for the hotel.

General Management:

  • Ensure all decisions are made in the best interest of the hotels and management.
  • Handling complaints, and oversee the service recovery procedures.
  • Design strategies to ensure total guest satisfaction.
  • Closely monitor the hotels business reports on a daily basis and take decisions accordingly.
  • Be accountable for responsibilities of department heads and take ownership of all guest complaints.
  • Manage on-going profitability of the hotel, ensuring revenue and guest satisfaction targets are met and exceeded.
  • Ensure highest standards of professional services to customers.
  • Maintain and manage hotel equipment, infrastructure, inventories and other facilities efficiently.

Staff Management:

  • Provide effective leadership to hotel team members.
  • Act as a final decision maker in hiring a key staffs.
  • Coordination with HOD’s for the execution of all activities and functions.
  • Overseeing and managing all departments and working closely with department heads on a daily basis.
  • Manage and develop the Hotel Executive team to ensure career progression and development.
  • Corporate client handling and take part in new client acquisition along with the sales team whenever required.
  • Assisting in residential sales as and when required and development with strong sales prospects.
  • Develop strategies for organizing, staffing, planning and executing functionalities.
  • Provide training for hotel staff in delivering care that meets the best standards and practices.
  • Ensure timely, effective and thorough communication with all Hotel staff.

Financial and Infrastructure Management:

  • Lead in all aspects of business planning.
  • Ensure that monthly financial outlooks for rooms, food, admin & general, on target and accurate.
  • Maximizing room yield and hotel revenue through innovative sales practices and yield management programs.
  • Prepare a monthly financial reporting for the owners and stake holders.
  • Draw up plans and budget (revenues, costs, etc.) for the owners.
  • Helping in the procurement of operating supplies and equipment, and contracting with third-party vendors for essential equipments and services.
  • Deliver hotel budget goals and set other short and long term strategic goals for the property.
  • Developing improvement actions, carry out costs savings.
  • A strong understanding of P&L statements and the ability to react with impactful strategies
  • Respond to audits to ensure continual improvement is achieved.
  • Responsible for safeguarding the quality of operations both (internal & external audits).
  • Responsible for legalization, occupational Health & Safety Act, fire regulations and other legal requirements.
  • Develop an annual business plan.
  • Initiate cost effective controls and revenue management techniques.
  • Prepare, review and assess monthly or periodic financial statements.


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