Mentors & Coaches

Valluri Change Foundation has empaneled many distinguished leaders with diverse backgrounds and experience as Mentors and Coaches. They have reached a pinnacle in their respective professions creating value for the organizations they served, during their career spanning over 3 decades. In their capacity as CEOs, CXOs and Domain Experts, our Mentors and Coaches have been instrumental in creating successful business models, forged joint Ventures and have created winning strategies for organizations globally.



Mr. Vipin Sondhi

Managing Director & CEO,
JCB India Limited

Mr. Vipin Sondhi is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of JCB India Limited. He has led the growth of JCB's export business spanning over 60 countries. JCB India has since established market leadership in the Construction and Earthmoving Equipment Industry. Mr. Sondhi has over three decades of experience in Manufacturing and Engineering-based companies such as Honda, Tata Steel and Tecumseh.

He is an elected member of the CII National Council and the Chairman of the Capital Goods Committee. He was awarded the Confederation of India's Young Manager trophy in the year 2000, “The Udyog Rattan Award” by the Institute of Economic Studies in 2011 and “The CEO of the Year” award at CEO India Awards in 2014.

Mr. Sondhi is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.



Dr. Shailesh Ayyangar

Managing Director, India & Vice President, South Asia – Sanofi

President – Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)

In a career spanning over 30 years, Dr.Shailesh Ayyangar has wide-ranging experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently the Managing Director, India & Vice-President for Sanofi’s South Asia Region.

In his earlier assignment as Head of the Tropical Medicine Business unit for International Markets in SmithKline Beecham, UK, he championed the research and development on drugs for tropical diseases. He was a whole time Director of SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals before its merger with GlaxoWellcome.

He has been listed among India’s Best CEOs’ in the Mid-Sized Companies category by Business India magazine in 2014

He has also been unanimously elected as the President of OPPI (Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India) for the third consecutive term (2015-2016).

Dr. Ayyangar holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.



Mr. Ajay Nanavati

Chairman, Syndicate Bank

Mr. Ajay Nanavati is currently the Chairman of Syndicate Bank.

Mr. Nanavati is also an Angel Investor, Mentor and Advisor to international companies looking to invest in India and assists Indian companies implement growth strategies with a specific focus on global expansion, portfolio management/rationalization, talent acquisition/development, new product pipeline & go-to-market models. He also actively mentors startups.

Prior to his long stint at 3M, Mr. Nanavati served as Director, Global Channel Services & US Atlantic Pacific Operations in St. Paul and Director, Asia Pacific & Greater China Region responsible for accelerating 3M's growth in the Region.

Mr. Nanavati took over as Managing Director of 3M India in October 2008. He joined 3M India in 1988 as its first Indian employee. Ajay spent 16 years in various global roles. In Singapore he led 3M's Telecom Business in the APAC Region, followed by 4 years in Austin, Texas where he was responsible for starting a new telecom services business for 3M.

At the 3M headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota he led the acquisition and integration of a US based company into 3M. He served as the Managing Director of 3M Israel. Ajay holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech., USA.



Dr. Gopichand Katragadda

Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head, Tata Sons.

Dr. Katragadda drives technology and innovation for the Tata group, leveraging cross-company synergies. He serves as a director on the boards of Tata Elxsi, Tata Communications, Tata Teleservices, Tata Autocomp Systems and Flisom AG.

As former Chairman and Managing Director, he helped grow GE’s largest R&D Centre – the John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC). His team contributed to over 300 US patents a year. Dr. Katragadda also served as the chairman for GE-BEL.

He formerly worked in the US-based Karta Technologies wherein he led the development of advanced sensor technology for US government agencies and research consortiums.

Dr. Katragadda provides the voice of technology for various academic and industrial bodies including CII, IET, and Anita Borg Institute. He is the current Chair of the CII National Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Indo-UK JETCO Technology Track, and the Chair for the India Development Panel of the IET. He has over 30 publications and 5 patents.

Dr. Katragadda holds an MS and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.



Ms. Promila Ayyangar

OD Consultant & Executive Coach.

Ms. Promila Ayyangar is an Organization Design Consultant and a Leadership Coach. She is a business professional with over 30 years of experience predominantly in the technology services/training sector.

She has spent 18 years at NIIT, heading the Education-Industry collaboration for IT professionals, managed software services business for NIIT in UK, Europe and Middle East and the fast-growing government school education segment in order to bring technology-based education to the students in the most backward parts of India.

Ms. Ayyangar started developing rural producer’s cooperatives across India through the successful Anand Pattern and worked with the Father of the White Revolution in India, Dr. Varghese Kurian. She has also been a member of NIIT Chairman’s Path Finder’s Squadron, in 2000-2001. She serves as the external member on the Internal Complaints Committee under POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Work) of Abbot India, Bharti Axa Life and Mirae Assets.

Ms. Ayyangar holds an MS in Rural Management from IRMA.



Mr. Venkatesh Valluri

Chairman and Managing Director, Valluri Technology Accelerators

Mr. Valluri is the founder and Chairman of "Valluri Technology Accelerators" and "Valluri Change Foundation". He has been associated with various global Industries for over 30 years and has Leadership, Operational and General Management experiences spanning the regions of India, Europe and the US.

Venkatesh Valluri was assigned as the Leadership Coach and Assessor for the Executive Management Team of L&T (Larsen & Toubro) in 2016.

He served as the Chairman of the Board for Ingersoll Rand India's public company operations for over 6 years until 2015 and was a member of the global leadership Executive council of the company.

Mr. Valluri was associated with the global measurement technology leader, Agilent Technologies, as its President & Country Manager and served as the Chairman of the board for its Indian subsidiary. Prior to Agilent he held various leadership roles at GE (General Electric) in India and overseas. He served as the Managing Director of GE's Silicones business in India and later as the Business Leader for GE's Specialty Materials business in Europe. As the Vice President of GE's Corporate Business Development group, he established multiple businesses and initiatives for GE's operations in India. He serves on the Prime Minister's Fellowship scheme board for Doctoral Research grants and is a Member on the executive council of TERI.

Venkatesh Valluri holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.



Mr. Sunil Gulati

Senior Advisor to RBL Bank

Mr. Sunil Gulati has three decades of experience in the banking industry both in India and overseas across sectors such as, investment banking, corporate finance, relationship management, risk management and corporate strategy.

He took over as the Chief Risk Officer of RBL Bank in 2010, during its transformation from a small regional bank to a national player. The bank grew more than 10x across corporate retail, capital markets and agriculture/financial inclusion sectors.

Prior to that he spent 5 years at Yes Bank where he was the Group President responsible for Wholesale Banking including Corporate & Institutional banking, Emerging Corporate Banking, Transaction Banking, International Banking and Business advisory services.

He was also associated with GE Commercial Finance business before engaging with Yes Bank. Prior to that he headed the ING Barings business in India and was part of the core team that helped ING acquire a controlling stake in Vysya bank. He was also designated as Regional CEO for all their businesses in Western India.

Mr. Gulati started his banking career with Bank of America in India and Hong Kong. He is also currently the Advisor & Director on Merisis Advisors and serves as an Independent Director on the board of Varthana Finance.

Sunil is a B. Tech from IIT, Delhi, and is a Gold Medalist from IIM, Ahmedabad.



Mr. Ravi Sunderrajan

Senior Director Finance, Zacco - 360˚ Intellectual Property

Mr. Ravi Sunderrajan is currently the Sr. Director Finance at Zacco-360˚ Intellectual Property.

Prior to this he was Head of Finance at HARMAN India. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of finance function including controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury and internal controls, while ensuring stringent financial compliance.

Ravi was given an additional responsibility of overseeing Symphony Teleca's integration with HARMAN.

Ravi comes with over 18 years of cross-cultural experience in the financial domain. Prior to HARMAN, Ravi was heading the finance function for the India R&D center at Citrix. In his earlier assignments he has held managerial positions in companies such as NXP Semiconductors, Telelogic, Wipro and Microland.

Ravi is a Chartered Accountant (ICAI), Management Accountant (ICWAI) and holds a Bachelor's degree in commerce from Bangalore University. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore –Advance Management Program. He's also an active member of the CFO India and IMA CFO India forums.



Ms. Jayantika Dave

Director – Ingersoll Rand India Board

Ms. Jayantika Dave is an Advisor in HR Excellence, and an Independent Director on the Boards of various organizations. Throughout her multi-faceted career, she has been a key business consulting partner, an architect for senior leadership development, and a Coach and Mentor for senior leaders in organizations.

She was the Vice-President – Human Resources for Ingersoll Rand India, and led the Human Resource strategy and direction for Ingersoll Rand’s aggressive growth plans in India. Under her leadership the company was even recognized as an “Employer of Choice”.

Prior to Ingersoll Rand, Jayantika held Human Resource positions in Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. She has also worked as a consultant to various organizations.

Ms. Dave is an Economics Honor’s graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.



Mr. Rajat Mathur

Chief Executive- Emerging Markets at L&T Infotech

Mr. Rajat Mathur has over 30 years of experience in running IT Services Businesses with blue-chip organizations like Wipro Technologies and Larsen and Toubro Group (L&T).

As the Chief Executive for Emerging Markets of L&T Infotech he is responsible for Leading Emerging Markets Unit in Asia Pacific, Japan, India, Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. Rajat leverages the core competencies and relationships with customers in Energy, Utilities, E&C, Banking and Insurance and offers value through Business to IT connect in these markets. He built the necessary platform to channelize the capabilities and competencies of the L&T Group in various countries. He has secured TCV worth USD 250 Million including the marquee project with Ministry of Finance (CBDT) to create a high-end analytics platform to help add over 100 Million tax payers in 5 years as against the current 25 million.

Prior to this as the Chief Executive of Business Solutions Division at Wipro Infotech, he has incubated Wipro’s Software business in India, APAC and the Middle-East. He has successfully contributed towards the rapid growth in Financial Services, Telecom, Energy & Utilities, Manufacturing, Education and Government. He was in charge of establishing Wipro Arabia Ltd which is a Joint-Venture with Dar Al-Riyadh, a Saudi Arabian leading Engineering Consulting firm. This has been a very successful JV of Wipro Ltd, which is a 500-Million-dollar company.

His broad range of experience can be looked at from Industry and New Markets building perspective.

He is a member of Nasscom sub-committee for Mid-Market Segment Solutions.

Rajat is a Mechanical Engineer from BITS and an MBA from Podar Institute of Management.

He has over 28 years of professional experience as a CEO/Business Head and as CFO in reputed organizations. He has been responsible in the development and execution of strategic plans, defining specific market strategies for businesses and positioning organizations for leveraging global opportunities. He has conceptualized and executed numerous new businesses/projects with innovative business models. He has forged many joint ventures Companies overseas, thereby giving access to new markets, products and technologies. He has been instrumental in transforming traditional organizations with clear actionable change strategy and best practices

He is a strategic management advisor for the past 5 years, specializing in re-structuring, turn-arounds, new business launches, new (global) markets entry / new product strategy, JV, M&A, systems & processes. He is on the Board of various companies and currently offers mentoring to CEOs and Leadership Teams.

He has extensive international experience in North America, Latin America, West Europe, East Europe, East Asia, West Asia, Australia, and Africa.

He is an Engineering graduate from BITS (Birla Institute of Technology) and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He has been a CEO of large diversified companies both in the Gulf and in India. During his corporate career over four decades, he has contributed to the enhancement of his team’s capabilities through exposure to latest management tools, thoughts and best practices. He possesses extensive experience in General Management, Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Projects.

His specialization in Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership, Building High Performance Teams, Result Oriented Execution, Business Process Management and Negotiation Skills have helped in creating a culture of learning in the organizations he has been associated with.

He is a Six Sigma Green Belt from Motorola University.

He holds an engineering degree from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

He has four decades of experience in diverse industries including Software, Rubber, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals. In his last position as CEO and Managing Director of a leading pharmaceutical company he successfully led one of the largest mergers in Indian corporate history, the scale, size and complexity of which was unprecedented. He has also ensured that the enterprise and shareholder value of the company remained protected.

As a CEO, he successfully turned around a loss-making retail business to become market leader in its segment of operations. He demonstrated the importance of good values along with financial and administrative discipline in conduct of business. As the President of a leading Indian multinational pharma company, he was instrumental in establishing the company as a respectable Global benchmark in the industry across the world. Through his travels and business engagements, he has gathered immense insights into cultural diversity and business practices in over 70 countries across all continents of the world. While leading businesses, he has engaged with senior business leaders as well as bureaucrats and senators across the globe. Besides being a founder member of Indian Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil), during his tenure as Chairman of Pharmaceutical Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), important recommendations were made to the Government of India for the framing of the policies that impacted the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry.

He has motivated and mentored many senior leaders, many of whom occupy apex positions in their respective companies. He is also a visiting faculty at IIM-Lucknow.

As an Executive Coach and Consultant, he motivates Senior Executives and teams to negotiate the challenges of transition.

He is an alumnus of International Management Institute, New Delhi.

He is an accredited executive coach and consultant offering executive coaching in leadership and human resource management to clients both in India and Internationally. He has extensive corporate experience as CEO, Management Board Member of a large diversified conglomerate with global business, Head of Marketing, Head of Strategy, Head of Total Quality and Head of Human resource.

He has served in the Boards of several companies. He has also served as Management Board Member of a large Indian Conglomerate for over fifteen years. In this role, he extensively participated in the development of appropriate strategies for turnaround and growth of the diversified businesses in the Group and was involved in monitoring of performance of the companies and CEOs. Working closely with the Chairman, he successfully led the top management appointments, succession planning and leadership development initiatives.

Prior to that, he held positions of Chief Executive, Head of HR, TQM, Corporate Strategy and Marketing and Head of Management Development and Organization Planning in large corporations. He has comprehensive insights into the workings of organizations led by Indian promoters as well as global giants.

He holds a PhD from IIT Bombay. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad.

He is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also certified on emotional intelligence program – EQ i & EQ 360.

He completed his engagement in 2016 as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes & Company Limited. He has held leadership positions in various Indian and multinational organizations, both in India and overseas. He began his career with Hindustan Lever Limited and served in positions of leadership with other reputed organizations such as RPG Group, Pepsi, Electrolux, Telstra and Heinz. His major areas of influence and impact have been finance, M&A, strategy, management assurance and governance. He has worked in different roles, operational, staff and oversight, as a CFO, CEO, Managing Director and Country Manager. His industry exposure covers a wide span of FMCG, Durables, Telecom, Engineering, IT Enabled Services, Shipping, Oil & Gas, and Trading. His leadership skills and attention to details combined with sensitivity to multinational and legislated environments has played a key role in transforming the organizations into successful and responsible businesses.

He has served on the Board of various companies – listed, public and private. He is a Certified Mediator empaneled with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

He has held leadership positions in six leading companies in the Indian/ MNC Corporate sector and has had a career spanning over 35 years. He has managed Profit Centers and held Enterprise Leadership responsibilities in addition to having a strong marketing, manufacturing and financial experience. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Whole-time Director/Managing Director on Boards of large companies. He has had successful professional working relationships with both Industry Associates and the Central/State Governments.

He has supervised the successful execution of three new world-scale green-field Projects in Aluminum, Alumina and Power with a combined investment of US$1.7bn and was able to lead each of these teams in setting new global benchmarks in unit project costs, completion and commissioning targets, including their substantial personal development and capacity for extraordinary achievement.

He has developed a style of leadership & working that is very professional and people-oriented, based on integrity, ethical values and high work standards. This combines a strategic long-term vision of the business with aggressive focus on superior execution, and continuous creation of value for customers & other stakeholders.

He serves as a Non-Executive, Independent Director on the Boards of reputed Indian Companies. He is an expert coach and his recent work covers Leadership & Organization Development, Coaching CEOs/CXOs, Independent Risk Assessment and Corporate Governance, Strategy Refinement & Execution and Operations Improvement.

He has a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Madras, and holds an MBA, from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He has exposure to multiple Industries and has led business P&L operations in FMCG, Telecom, and Banking sectors. He has effectively leveraged cross-industry learnings. His career spans more than 3 decades and he has worked in global companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Nigeria and India. He has managed products and services for retail, SME as well as enterprise customers.  He is functionally very strong in Business Strategy/ Marketing / Sales / Customer Service areas/ Alliance-based co-marketing and distribution capabilities and training. He has a good understanding of differing consumer needs & alternate ways of delivering value to customers as well as building a profitable business across industries. He has excellent capabilities in driving team engagement especially across new ventures and in revamping existing ones.

He has a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has done an Executive Management Program from INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

She is an Organization Design Consultant and a Leadership Coach. She is a business professional with over 30 years of corporate experience, predominantly in the technology services/training sector. As an executive coach and a leadership and OD consultant, she believes that people empowerment and leadership are the most impactful levers in any transformation.

She has spent 18 years at a leading IT training Institute, heading the Education-Industry collaboration for IT professionals and managed software services business for their global operations which included UK, Europe and the Middle east.

She has worked with, Dr. Varghese Kurian (father of the white revolution in India) and developed rural producer’s cooperatives across India on the successful Anand pattern.

She serves as the external member on the Internal Complaints Committee under POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Work) for large enterprises in India.

She holds a Masters in Rural Management from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management, Anand).

She is an ICF certified Executive Coach working in Leadership development and personal transformation. She is adept at identifying leadership potential and working with cultural diversity. She helps manage change and transitions effectively.

She has over 30 years of corporate experience largely in the FMCG sector. She has worked in the area of brand strategy consulting for well-known companies like CRISIL, ACC, TATA Sons etc. She has been responsible for developing the Strategy Maps Practice in a Global Marketing Strategy Consulting Company. Working closely with Global market research and Insight mining companies, she has developed complete consulting solutions to address brand challenges and opportunities in evolving consumer markets for key clients.

She is currently a Master Coach to a large Indian Business Conglomerate. She has handled many coaching assignments with FMCG, Financial Services & IT sector, and has conducted leadership programs in Indian MNC’s.

She is trained and certified by the Neuro Leadership Institute, Singapore, and leverages their coaching methodologies to help people achieve their professional and personal potential. She is also a certified assessor and EQ Fellow from the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network and uses the EQ assessment to add value to her coaching engagements.

She has a BSc Hons (Physics) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

He is a highly-experienced leader and C-level executive with history of delivering P&L and pioneering high-growth and efficient operations in MNCs & Indian conglomerates across multiple product & service-delivery environments. His experience ranges across different industries such as Telecom Infrastructure, Telecommunication, Automotive Lubricants, Healthcare & Capital Equipment sectors. He has held key leadership positions in India, South Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East & South East Asia. He has built and operated Greenfield businesses in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, the Middle East and Nepal in addition to managing business units in India.

He has held many leadership positions across industry sectors. As an Independent Consultant, he has advised select NBFCs & a global network of professionals on their diverse healthcare and telecom infrastructure projects and related investment decisions. He has also incubated a solar project for Telecom Infrastructure industry and concluded global strategic partnerships.

As a CEO of a major healthcare provider, he has been responsible for overall governance and delivery of best in class health care services through a team of 1700 employees including 200 medical professionals and 1500 non-medicos. He has worked towards corporatization of the hospitals at Mumbai & Vizag.

As Group CEO & Board Member, of a major multinational group providing complete passive infrastructure products and solutions for the wireless and wire-line telecom industry, he was responsible for driving growth across the African continent.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Ravi Shankar University, Raipur and has undergone Management Development Program from IIM, Calcutta.

He is a versatile and strategic business leader with global experiences. He has a track record spanning over 40 years as a leader, having worked with dynamic, global outlook promoters in some of the leading business houses. Besides a deep understanding of the Indian domestic environment, he also has a wide range of experiences of benchmarking for international competences, developing international markets and forging strategic alliances worldwide. This is further enriched by his leadership roles in diverse businesses, changing business cycles, large and small organizations, growth and turnaround situations.

Throughout his career, he has coached and mentored managers to become leaders, improving their performance, helping them manage transitions and enabling them to reach their fullest potential. He is a CFI certified coach and has coached CEOs/CXOs/Entrepreneurs over the last few years. He is an associate & certified coach of the Centre for Creative Leadership - CCL

He is a Chemical Engineering from NIT, Suratkal, MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

He has been guest faculty at IIMA, MICA, Nirma Institute and the AMA Ahmedabad. He specializes in courses on Marketing, Corporate strategy and International Management. Further, he was the founding Director of IMI Kolkata, a RPG group initiative.

He is a seasoned business leader with over forty years’ experience in diverse industries in India and abroad. He has turned around loss-making businesses, revitalized old ones and created new streams of revenue. He blends conceptual rigor and rich experience with strong focus on execution.

During his corporate career, he worked in large and medium sized Indian and multi-national corporations. His breadth of perspective stems from experience in many industries – consumer goods, automobiles, paints and chemicals, engineering, capital equipment, packaging, hospitality, and telecom. He served as the Chief Executive of BPL Telecom Ltd. – a telecom engineering, and networking company - before setting up his consulting practice. His consulting work is strongly anchored in research-based management. He guides managers to develop insight, broaden perspective, and bring to bear superior knowledge and data to make crucial business decisions.

He teaches Strategic Thinking and Decision Making in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) Ahmedabad and Bangalore. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of American Journal of Business.

He is a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Post Graduate Diploma (MBA) in Marketing and Finance from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.

He has served as Managing Director/CEO of various subsidiary companies of a large US based multinational organization in India. He was instrumental in restructuring and turning around businesses and driving exponential growth. He has worked with reputed Indian companies and held senior positions across functions ranging from sourcing to manufacturing, marketing, sales and project management.

He has more recently served as a Global Marketing Director of a large Petrochemical Company with distinctly different kind of products and having a global presence in 50 Countries. He was responsible for building a world class marketing organization for the Electrical & Lighting segment, identifying critical market needs and initiating programs to offer unique solutions and driving inorganic growth through technology acquisition/M&As. As President & CEO of its Innovative Plastics Business, he initiated and established new markets, lobbied with the government and initiated discussions with leading public-sector companies for potential JV partnerships.

He is a trained Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. He published a white paper highlighting the strategy for various product groups as well as plans for manufacturing footprint in India and South East Asia.

He holds a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal and has a Post Graduate Degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

He has over 3 decades of experience in the IT, Telecom and Engineering industry. He has held senior positions and has served as CEO and Independent Director on the Boards of various companies both in India and globally. With strong operations management experience he has led sales distribution, channel management, services, logistics and finance, and manufacturing across a range of companies and product categories. As the Managing Director of one of the leading networking companies in the world, he built a nation-wide distribution and channel network covering 5 metros and over 35 tier2 cities in India. He has held leadership roles in one of India's largest systems Integration Network Companies. He was President of one of world’s leaders in Optical Transmission Equipment for the Telecommunications Industry. He has also served on the Board of a leading software services firm in India.

He is a regular speaker at industry forums and institutes such as IIMs. His expertise is in developing and leading growth strategies for organizations, besides corporate turnarounds, cost management, fund raising and M&A.

He is a graduate of BITS, Pilani and is a Post Graduate in Management from IIM, Bangalore.

He has almost 3 decades of experience in the IT & Telecom Industries. He is an expert in conceptualizing business, understanding customer and organizational priorities and has the ability to groom strong leadership. He is known to deliver Industry leading growth rates and margin expansion strategies. He has managed the complete P&L responsibilities of IT services for Telecom service providers for a period of 5 years in an organization which is a global provider of IT solutions and services. He achieved a CAGR of 50% on top line and 40% on bottom line during this period. He was responsible for winning and managing several Tier1 customers globally.

He has handled operations & delivery for the past 16 years and has built strong people management practices and operational processes. He has strong domain depth in Telecom & IT in the areas of sales and marketing, business development, practice development as well as solution, delivery & operations. His global team size was 4000 people with a global delivery mandate as part of the P&L. He was additionally responsible for the revenues of the BPO business in communications & media with an additional head count of 4000 employees.  He has delivered two of the largest and fastest transformation programs globally making them case studies in Ovum.

He is a guest faculty in premier IIM’s and teaches several Executive Training programs at leading corporates in India. He has facilitated several key programs on Sales, Marketing Distribution, Teamwork, Account Management, Digital Marketing, ECommerce and Customer Relationship Management. He also consults with large Indian and multinational corporations in the areas of Value proposition creation, articulation and delivery and Key account management creation and implementation.

He holds a B.E (ECE) degree from Osmania University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI with specialization in Marketing and Systems.

He has over 30 years of rich experience in Health care management with various National and International Organizations in senior managerial positions & Board positions.

He is currently an Advisor to a renowned healthcare establishment in India which manages 16 Hospitals located in multiple states with over 5000 beds.

Until recently, he was the Group Medical Director and Chairman – Quality council, of a reputed Medical Hospital Chain and was responsible for Group Medical Operations, standardization and implementation of Quality system across all its hospitals as well as Clinical Research and mitigation of Medico Legal risks.

He has served as Regional Director Asia for an US based International Healthcare Organization specializing in laboratory medicine and pathology services and was responsible for their Middle East and Far East operations. He has also served as a CEO and Medical Director in reputed hospital chains both in the Middle East and in India.

He brings with him, a rich multicultural experience with internationally recognized healthcare facilities in India, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

He has excellent people management skills with immense experience in the delivery of quality initiatives, training and staff development.

He has been awarded “Doctor’s Day Award” (Dr.B.C. Roy Award) by Govt of Karnataka.

Principal Coordinator – Federation of Healthcare Associations (FHA), Karnataka

Fellowships and Memberships include: National Academic Coordinator - Association of National Board Institutions (ANBAI), President – Indian Medical Association (IMA): South East Branch, Executive Director – Bangalore Chapter of “Academy of Hospital Administration” etc.

He is an MBBS and MD (Hospital Administration).

He is a Senior Advisor at Origin IP Solutions LLP, Bangalore with over 28 years of experience in Technology Management & IP. He works with a range of global and domestic companies, across sectors, helping them in technology and IP Management issues as a part of their business-market strategy. Areas of expertise include technology transfer, IP licensing techniques, business planning and value creation, entrepreneurial finance, technology funding strategies, IP valuation, IP audit’s, IP policy. He has vast experience in screening new research projects and conducting feasibility studies and risk analysis to determine the financial viability of new ventures.

He serves as a management consultant to many large technology-based corporates and advises them on various aspects of business strategy and operations, market entry, technology landscape, freedom to operate studies and international product rollouts. He has wide experience in evaluating and understanding a variety of intellectual property assets (patents & technologies) in a business context. He has hands-on-experience in executing turnkey projects globally and has been responsible for revenue focused licensing project needs.

He conducts several executive training programs at leading corporates in India in the field of Technology and IP management. He has facilitated several key programs on Technology Transfer, Technology Valuation, IP Management, Design Management, and Design Thinking over the past 5 years.

He is a member in the selection panel for National Design Business Incubator, an initiative of NID for encouraging entrepreneurship and start up culture for professional designers.

He is also a selection panel member in the Common Admission Process for IIM’s at Trichy, Udaipur, Shillong, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Kashipur, and Sambalpur.

He has authored a course on Technology Management developed for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and also developed a number of case studies in the field of Research Management and IP skills to enable students understand the Industrial environment and in the process, enhance their skills. He has worked closely with the manufacturing industry, Govt. funded R&D institutions like CSIR, CSB, Universities and other policy making institutions.

He holds a B.E (ECE) degree from Delhi University and a post graduate degree in management from Bangalore University with specialization in International Marketing.

He was associated with a renowned hospital in Bangalore for the past 35 years. He served as a Director of this prestigious Institution.

The transformation of this Institution under his leadership is a case study for management students in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B).

During his tenure, the hospital has evolved from a secondary-care 160-bed hospital into a super-specialty 300-bed ​nationally recognized centre ​with all major specialties including reproductive medicine and a cancer centre. Under his leadership the revenue growth was on an average 26% year on year. During his ​tenure the hospital was actively involved​ in many initiatives both in the state and national level.

The community health department of the hospital has established a system of care for the poor with exemplary services in the villages and slums of Bangalore. Through the hospital community care program, 50 villages with a population of 3,50,000 are provided basic health care services in the community, free or subsidized care is provided to poor patients so that even the poorest of patients receive quality care.

The hospital received NABH and NABL accreditation from the Quality Council of India for delivering high-quality patient care. It was recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Department for Scientific and Industrial Research in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The awards won by the hospital include the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Award by the National Board of Examinations, the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award, the Quality Council of India (QCI)-D.L. Shah Quality Awards, and the Indian Medical Association award for Excellence in Medical Education.

He is or has been Member of the working group on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Non-Communicable Diseases in District Hospitals, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India; Member-Secretary, Advisor to the UNESCO-NBE Steering Committee on the Teaching of Bio-Ethics in the PG Medical Education Curriculum; State Chairman, Health Sector Skills Council [HSSC]; Consultant to the World Bank; He has also initiated the concept of a Think Tank on Health for our country and is working with the NLSIU Bangalore to set it up. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO) for his leadership and commitment to patient safety and quality accreditation at the grassroots at their International Concave in April 2018. He has been recognized as an Icon of Quality and Patient Safety in Healthcare presented by the Society for Emergency Medicine in India (SEMI) in 2017. He received the Distinguished Service Award by the Indian Medical Association for his services to the community (IMA) in 2016.

He serves on the ​Boards of various hospitals including Christian ​​Medical College Hospital CMC Vellore, St. Martha’s Hospital, Bangalore, the EHA group of hospitals in North India and many other hospitals.

He is a Management Consultant & Executive Coach. His coaching is structured around the Performance Management Framework which is based on achievement of results on a sustained basis. He assists in determining critical success factors for the organization/team and facilitates the Individual in the organization to deliver their potential in the long run.

In a career spanning 32 years, he has over two decades of leadership experience in diverse roles in Indian and multinational organizations, both in manufacturing industries sector and professional services. He has served as an Executive Director with a multinational consulting firm and as a Managing Director with an Indian multinational company. He has worked in the areas of Leadership/Talent Development, Organizational Restructuring, Supply Chain, Operations Strategy and Information Technology etc. He has a strong entrepreneurial, problem solving and inter-personal abilities, supplemented by persuasive communication skills, built on the foundation of outstanding academic credentials.

He is a BE (Hons.) - Mech. Engg. and MMS (concurrent) Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and an MS in Industrial Engineering Columbia University, New York

He is a seasoned leader with a career spanning 45 years in Chemical Industry. He has held various positions in the corporate sector which include, diverse roles in the field of Finance, Projects, Marketing and Management Controls. He was the head of a Leather Chemical Business of a large organization. He has worked in India, China and South East Asia.

During his career in India, he took active part in Industry associations. He was an Executive Committee member of Indian Chemical Council for more than 10 years. He currently consults for chemical industry. He is also a Director on the Board of companies, both in India and Malaysia.

He is a Chemical engineer from IIT Madras and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, India.

He is a C-Suite Professional with over 3 decades of Industry exposure in more than 40 countries for B2C & B2B businesses. He has cross functional international experience for P&L responsibilities, Corporate Affairs (new business development in M&A, Investor relations, Board of Directors engagement) Corporate Business Strategy and has experience in setting up Greenfield projects in Power & Oil Exploration. He has served in the capacity of President, Group Director, Group CEO and COO in various large Chemical, Power and Pharmaceutical companies globally.

He is an Engineering Graduate (NIT K) and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM Ahmedabad.