A 20-year veteran at Mars, Visiting Professor Harold Schmitz has been chief science officer since 2005. His responsibilities include strategy development, program alignment and quality control of the company’s multidisciplinary scientific research programs. He has previously held various positions within Mars in scientific and regulatory affairs, fundamental research, analytical and applied sciences and corporate functions.
Lecturer Nishith Mathur has extensive experience leading large organization change programs for implementation of business strategy, business processes, and IT systems in several domains including electronics, high-tech, manufacturing and automotive sectors.
He has worked at companies such as Accenture, IBM and Satyam (now Tech Mahindra). Currently, he is chief operating officer at Blue Star Infotech, a global IT services company, where he is responsible for all operations, including sales, delivery, solutions and human resources.