Our Team

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Prasad Kumar Founder
Prasad Kumar is the Founder of Human Endeavour Associates, a niche consultancy firm specializing in strategic advisory for owner led companies, family businesses and corporate development.

He has worked in senior executive roles in corporates, with many leading companies partnering in their growth and transformation.

Most of his engagements are long term partnerships, integrating the cultural and structural dimensions for Growth, Governance and Institution Building.

He is engaged in intensive coaching of Board members, top management and senior leaders across industries and is an active Life Coach to top family business leaders.

His coaching covers four key dimensions of leading self, others, business and change.

His last positions were Business Chairman and member of the GMR Group Holding Board, Chairman of RAXA (Home Land Security) and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Parampara Family Business Institute.

He has been member of:
  • The Economic Times Advisory Panel on Family Business
  • The Economic Times Advisory Panel on Corporate Board Governance
A post graduate in Management and accredited in Applied Behavioural Sciences, Prasad has been a Certified Professional of the International Association of Facilitators and a Life Member of the Association.

He teaches specialized modules in Family Business, Leadership and Succession at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and Indian School of Business (ISB) to name a few.

He has also been Executive-in-Residence at the Kellogg School of Management, NW University, Chicago, USA.
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Daljit Mirchandani
His career has spanned over 4 decades in the Corporate world covering diversified businesses. During this period he worked with State and National Level Committees in India to influence policy changes in the field of infrastructure and post-harvest technologies for perishables. He retired as the Chairman of Ingersoll-Rand Ltd. At present he is on the Advisory Board of various Indian and MNC companies in the field of bio fuels, water, infrastructure development, infrastructure finance , auto components and energy management. Presently , in partnership with the Government , his Foundation is innovating a sustainable and replicable model that would improve the Enrollment , Retention and quality of Learning in Rural Government schools .
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Dr. Kavitha Gudapati
Dr. Kavitha is a Family Business advisor who is an Organizational Psychologist and an Associate Certified Coach. She has a Doctorate in Management, specializing in Organizational behavior and has an MA in Psychology along with a Post Graduate diploma in counseling skills. She is an Associate Certified Coach recognized by the ICF (International Coach Federation). She has undergone executive education Programs offered by ISB – Indian School of Business, and has been certified by the institute on a family business training lead my John Ward. While working with small groups and families she uses the fundamentals of the process work and has herself undergone Basic Human processes lab and Advanced Human processes lab under ISABS. She believes in looking at individuals and groups as a system and diagnosing ‘what is working’ rather than ‘what is not working’. She is trained and certified in this method of “Appreciative Coaching" by Fielding Graduate University. USA This academic background and the international training exposure give her the backdrop to work with the complex and challenging demands of family business advising. Dr. Kavitha has worked with Indian families and has been able to facilitate the building of the family governance structures. She is an empaneled facilitator who is advising and helping operationalize the family constitution. She has a decade’s experience of family business advising working with different family businesses. Having in depth exposure in the business arena gives her an added advantage while she is advising and facilitation in the family business. She has over seventeen years of work experience in the business world covering a wide range of industries and projects. She has consulted and trained with several organizations such as Bharath Dynamics Limited, VOLVO, DRDL, Deloitte, GE- Money, PWC, GMR, Dr. Reddy's, Airtel, BSNL, BAAN, Intelle Group, BSNL, Cyberabad Police,Neospark etc., She is passionate about working with both the executive and nonexecutive members of the family in a manner that they can contribute with more energy, talent and a sense of purpose, fostering an ability towards loving and fulfilling relationships, creating each one’s deep purpose, dream career, more energy, more balance and more fun! Her education in psychology, doctorate in management and the cross industrial experience gives her a unique leverage in grasping and helping individuals transform their Family Business ‘platform’ into ‘purpose’. She is able to work at two levels at the intrapersonal space and interpersonal space. This can then translate into positive change that benefits the individual in their personal as well as the family business. She meets the family business space as a sacred space that needs to be revered. She begins with bringing in five basic spiritual qualities to this space - ‘mindful-ness , ‘openness’, ‘trust’ , ‘authenticity’ and ‘reverence’. She has a firm grasp of the ethical and practical issues of working with a family business group and the individuals in it. She has the ability to put into simple, jargon-less language what is observed and the stature to raise any issue with the family or its members at the right moment. She knows six languages that is an added advantage – English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi. She works with the knowing that to be a ‘contributor’ in the family business space meets her own sense of expression, meaning and life purpose.
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Kevin Balm
Kevin Balm is Director of Participative Technologies Pty Ltd., a consultancy that designs and facilitates collaborative learning, planning, decision-making and facilitative leadership interventions. For over 2 decades, and in more than 15 countries across Australasia, south and south-east Asia, Kevin has designed and facilitated strategic growth, vision alignment and execution planning interventions aimed at stimulating business innovation, improving organisational productivity, and increasing enterprise coherence. Kevin’s work portfolio of specific projects and roles highlight a background in collaborative strategic thinking & planning and collaborative learning & leadership capacity building. His clients include communities and community organisations; government department and agencies; private sector businesses including multi-national companies and family businesses, humanitarian organisations; and inter-governmental institutions such as Asian Development Bank and UN agencies. In his primary roles of facilitator, trainer, consultant and coach, he employs co-creation processes called the Technology of Participation (ToP) – an integrated suite of facilitation methods and supporting body of knowledge widely known and used in multiple sectors. The Technology of Participation is a collection of facilitative leadership methods pioneered over 50 years by the Institute of Cultural Affairs, an international network concerned with the development of social innovation methods for community and organizational development around the world. Kevin believes in an intrinsic sense of human effectiveness and seeks to affect an organisation’s ability and understanding of sustainable change, inclusive decision making and facilitative leadership practices. Kevin studied Applied Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Commerce at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India; received his facilitation training and holds a Graduate Diploma in Facilitative Leadership from the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Kevin is a foundation member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and served as the inaugural director for the Australia / New Zealand region. He is a past board member of the Institute of Cultural Affairs International, past president of the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Australia, and board member of its subsidiary, the Global Institute for Facilitative Leadership.
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Lagan Kochhar
Lagan is a leadership development specialist whose focus is on adult learning and behaviour change. She is an ICF accredited Executive Coach, a researcher, group facilitator and consultant. While her career spans over a decade of entrepreneurial and management experience, during the past ten years, her work has been focused on helping top business schools and companies around the world design and deliver leadership development programs focused on measureable and sustainable results. She has worked in the capacity of Client Director as well as Program Director for London Business School since 2009. Her projects have included the design and direction of a leadership development program for over 300 senior officers of the Indian Police Service as well as an Emerging Leaders of Family Business program in partnership with The Indian School of Business (ISB). In addition, she has worked with companies worldwide such as Deloitte, Epson, BBVA bank, Santander Bank, and Danone. In 2010 Lagan relocated to New Delhi to set up her own consultancy. Her clients have included, Sauder School of Business (Vancouver, Canada), SREI BNP Paribas (India), ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain), and ISB (India). Lagan has also been committed to using her experience in learning design and leadership development to make a difference, by designing scalable sales training programs for a social enterprise called Dharma Life (www.projectdharma.net.in www.projectdharma.net.in ), and more recently as a partner of the WEE Foundation (www.weefoundation.org) a program that mentors and trains women entrepreneurs in partnership with IIT Delhi. She has enjoyed an extremely global and entrepreneurial career having lived and worked in 6 countries across 3 continents.  Lagan was born and raised in Canada, completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Alberta, Canada.  At the age of twenty-one she founded a design company in New Delhi, exiting four years later to complete her MBA at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.  Lagan also has completed a MSc in Business Management Research (UK) and is currently working on her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), at Henley Business School (UK) and Rotman Business School (Canada).  Her research is looking at how the science of adult learning can be applied to leadership development and more specifically how the cultural shift of Millennials is leading to new learning and leadership models in large professional services firms in India. When Lagan is not consumed with her research and work, she’s a proud mother to 3 very active boys, she’s passionate about the outdoors and travel – having travelled to over 40 countries globally, many trips involving long walks, hiking and mountain climbing – in 2011 she summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
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Pankaj Bhargava

Pankaj Bhargava is an Organisation Adviser, with over 2 decades of corporate experience.

He completed his engineering from IIT Bombay & MBA from IIM Kolkata where he received the Bengal Chamber of Commerce Medal for excellence in Personnel. He worked in Marico for 16 years where his last assignment was to head the Human Resources function as Chief – Human Resources. Over these 16 years, Pankaj contributed to the building of a distinct culture that has sustained Marico’s business success.

He is a certified facilitator in the best in class facilitation technology (ToP) and over the last 10 years post Marico, he has consulted & facilitated over hundred organizations across sectors in various aspects of organization building. Many of these organisations are family and owner driven businesses.

He is specialized in aligning teams with the organization culture & values, building a performance culture, facilitating team building & change management, Strategic Business Planning etc.

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Parmit Chadha
Parmit has 3 decades of experience, in both the public and private sectors. He was most recently the CEO – Strategy and Institution Building for the GMR Group. Prior to this, he was a Director and Partner at SDG (a US based strategy consulting firm), worked at Hindustan Unilever, and developed public policy in the ANZAC region. Parmit has led initiatives and advised Boards and CEOs on a range of strategic and organizational issues. He has worked with both multinational and Indian organisations, including family businesses ranging from first generation to third generation entrepreneurs. His domain experience includes infrastructure (energy, airports, highways), engineering, software products and services, consumer goods, foods, retail, and branded services. Parmit has lectured on strategy at management schools. He has authored a column on strategy and innovation in a major business newspaper, and co-authored two books, including “Innovative India” (Penguin Books), which explores an integrated framework to help organisations consistently deliver high-impact innovations.
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Raju Shahani
Raju joined Oberoi Hotels in 1975 and spent twenty five years with them in several capacities.  Amongst the positions that he held with the Oberoi Group of Hotels was General Manager at a few of their properties in Egypt and India prior to taking on the position of Director - Sales & Marketing for the Group.  He was responsible for the opening of their European marketing and development office in London. During his tenure with the Oberoi Group, he spent time on several assignments in India, Middle East, East Africa, Europe and UK.  On his return to India in 1994, he took over as Director - Project Development of the Oberoi Group of Hotels and was responsible for the development and construction of new Hotel Projects in India.  He was also on the Board of CCA Leisure Services Limited which is a Joint Venture club management Company between CCA Hong Kong and Oberoi HotelsinIndia. Raju joined RCI, a division of the Cendant Corporation in May 2000 as Country Director responsible for its operations in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives.  He was promoted to President RCI Middle East, Turkey & India in July 2002.  In June 2003, he took over as President & CEO RCI China, Asia & India based out of Singapore and remained in this position till August 2005. Raju returned to India in September 2005, and spent a year consulting with Ambience Hospitality which is a Club Development Company based out of New Delhi, India. He helped them set up their first operation in New Delhi. Please visit www.thepalms.in. Raju still sits on their Board. Raju joined Langham Hotels out of Hong Kong as Operations & Development Consultant for India and South Asia in November 2007 and worked with them till February 2015. Besides his consultancies, Raju is the Managing Director and Chairperson of a not-for-profit organization called Christel House India that works in the area of providing education to underprivileged children. Please visit their website www.in.christelhouse.org .
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Nitin Rajendran
Nitin Rajendran is an engineer with an executive program from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has over 15 years of experience in Change Management, Organization Design & Development, Business Excellence and Process Excellence.

Last six years, Nitin has been advising in the area of organization development (OD). It includes facilitation and execution of people, process & perspective enhancements for his clients. His clients (promoters, board members & business heads) are from traditional industries like construction, hospitality, trading, manufacturing & services to new age start-up that focus on m-commerce & product development.

Before setting this, Nitin helped Wenger & Watson Inc set up their Advisory BU and led it for 18 months. As its SBU head, he was responsible for whitepapers development, hiring and training of consultants.

During his 10-year stint at GMR Group, he had the good fortune of being part of teams that worked, from concept to rollout, on many critical OD projects that helped GMR Group scale along with business growth.
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Rajesh Veeramani
Rajesh has more than two and half decades of experience in driving Organisation Transformation, Business Excellence, Process Improvements, Cost Optimisation, Organizational Effectiveness, Human Capital Planning and handling initiatives such as setting of captive BPO. His experience is in the Consultancy space and also in direct execution space.

He is also Specialised in improving manpower and process productivity in Manufacturing, Services, Infrastructure and ITES space. He has driven transformational projects in the field of Process and Productivity. He has also designed & executed various training programs on Productivity and Process Improvements.

He has worked for Consultancy & Training Organisations and leading infrastructure conglomerate during the past two and half decades.
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Harpreet Bhan
As an Adizes Associate and VP, Mr Bhan, whilst developing business in India and Middle East, also delivers core Adizes programs to various clients as required and enables complete Organisational Transformation of the companies. Adizes Institute, USA is rated amongst the Top 10 Large Business Consulting Groups in USA and the prime work of Adizes is to best implement Change Management in an organisation with an aim to create and sustain an environment of Mutual Trust & Respect therein, that enables an ordinary person to achieve sustainable extraordinary results. Mr Bhan brings to his work a rich and diverse background from his Senior Management experience in Services, Contracting, Engineering Consultancy and Business Development fields. It is noteworthy that in his last role before joining Adizes, Mr Bhan, served as a Board member and Regional Director of a British PLC that employed over 650,000 people and had presence in 120 countries, with a turnover in excess of USD 15 Billion. In his career of 16 years with this global conglomerate, Mr Bhan started up, and oversaw several country’s operations and helped them manage and sustain remarkable and rapid growth during boom as well as economic downturn. Mr Bhan is an avid and passionate practitioner and instructor of Heartfulness Meditaion as practiced under the auspices of Shri Ram Chandra Mission established since 1945 and recognised by UN DPI. Mr Bhan credits this simple to do, daily self development method for creating tremendous value and balance in his life and improving his quality of life, productivity and EQ ( emotional quotient) to a great degree. Mr Bhan regularly delivers lectures, talks and conducts Heartfulness workshops in India and abroad. Mr Bhan ran a very well received 6 week program – Shanti Sutra broadcast on Radio City’s Wellness Channel in Nov – Dec 2015. Mr Bhan,a member of MENSA, has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and has attended several leadership and management programs, through his career. He is married and has two teenage biological daughters and two foster daughters. He presently resides in Noida where he shifted in 2011, after 21 years in the Gulf region, primarily UAE.
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Tariq Aboobaker
Aboobaker, Managing Director, Amicorp Trustees (India) Pvt. Ltd., has over 14 years’ experience in telecom, private client wealth structuring, private banking, estate & succession planning and trusteeship services. He joined Amicorp in December 2011 and took on the challenge of building the nascent Trusteeship business backed by his vast experience and expertise with strong focus on restructuring, innovation and expansion to set up the Estate Planning vertical for Amicorp in India. Tariq has assisted multiple large families, business houses and high networth individuals having wealth across various asset classes and complex business structures with their succession planning and asset protection needs keeping in mind various tax laws, estate duties, inheritance laws and other succession laws across countries. This could be NRI families with wealth across geographies, or Indian families with NRI beneficiaries. He has successfully created and executed ‘Wills’ for smooth transmission of large estates to the legal heirs, has a strong understanding of the succession laws for each class of assets, for various religious groups in India, divorce and inter-caste marriage cases. For individuals desiring to bequeath a portion of their wealth to philanthropy, he has established charitable trusts and foundations, which has been operating successfully, thus transforming their vision into reality. Tariq has participated in multiple family settlements and facilitated arbitration with successful results. He was awarded “40 under 40” as a trust expert in the industry. Along with Estate and Succession planning and Family Trust formation he also carries a good understanding on different trust structures like AIF, REIT, etc. He has been successfully running Amicorp for six years. He carries the expertise of setting up new ventures and has been instrumental in setting up Estate Planning Services for Centurion Bank and HDFC Bank post its acquisition of Centurion Bank. Profile of Tariq Aboobaker. Prior to moving to the banking industry, he has spent a considerable amount of his working career in the Telecom Space. Providing committed customer satisfaction and building enduring associations with customers and vendors with strong team motivation and innovative ideas. Tariq fluently speaks multiple languages like English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.
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Nitish Srivastava
Nitish is an IT and Management Consulting professional with almost two decades of professional experience. He is an engineering graduate from IIT Kanpur and has completed his MBA from IIM Lucknow.
He has worked extensively with Indian and multinational companies and delivered projects globally in the areas of process consulting and IT consulting for a wide cross section of clients across industries. He has a keen interest in the design and development of software solutions that enable teamwork and information sharing.
Nitish has also worked in the areas of strategy development and implementation, organization design and organization performance improvement.
His last corporate role was with Honeywell where he was leading the Business and Solutions Consulting team and also leading a global initiative to overhaul the organization wide customer support process.
He has a keen interest in working with family businesses and helping them grow and succeed across generations.
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Arun Misra
Arun is a versatile and tech savvy HR Professional with exposure to various sectors - Manufacturing, Service, IT, Health Care , Telecom, Infrastructure , Mining, Metals and Process Industries over a period of 30 years.
He was associated with some of the premier and leading organizations like Escorts Limited, JK Group, Samtel Color, GMR Group, Ciber Inc. His last assignment as Vice President- HR with Aditya Birla Group responsible for Pulp and Fiber Business (South Operations)
Arun has overcome many HR challenges like during Transition from Public Institution to Privatization through PPP model, Green Field and Brown Field project management, transition of Airport operation at foreign land, closure and reopen of Mines, handling Public Hearing for Business expansion, managed Grama Sabha as per FRA( Forest Right Act) and many more.

A unique combination of HR Generalist with strong knack for Process and Automation, he has handled implementation of ERP with large organizations as an expert in SAP and Oracle Applications. His Area of expertise includes HR Strategies, Operation and strong execution orientation.

A solid team player with high engagement spirit among young talent of his team and beyond. A typical social scientist with high belief in Human Process and managing Aspiring Minds. Strong Community member of Professional Bodies like National HRD Network, ISTD, AIMA, ISABS etc. He is an MBA and Bachelor of Law to his credit.
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Atul Chugh
Atul is a Human Resources, learning & organization development professional with 30 years of rich experience. He believes that people are fundamental to work. His mantra is Shared & Authentic Leadership.
He carries a great combination of head and heart which forms the core of his philosophy for change. He believes developing inclusive and engaged workforce. He has developed unique expertise of managing OD and strategic HR with an outward mindset & client centered approach.
Atul is Past President of Indian Society of Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS), a pioneering society for Process work and Organization Development. He is a member of the Executive Board and Academic Council of Organization Development Certification Program (ODCP).
  • Strategic HRM & Partnering with business for enhanced performance
  • Talent & Leadership development projects
  • Assessment & Development Centres
In addition to the above, he has successful practical exposure & experience in:
  • OD & Process consulting
  • Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • L&D strategies & execution
  • Emotional Intelligence & Appreciative Inquiry based work,
  • Facilitating Human processes work for culture & organizational transformation
Atul has the following certifications and course work:
  • Strategic HRM and Change Management from eCornell
  • Certified NEWS coach
  • Emotional Intelligence Master Trainer & Coach
  • Blake & Mouton Leadership Grid Instructor
  • Certified as Achievement Motivation Facilitator and trained on MBTI & DISC instruments.
  • Organization Culture Change program by Positive Culture Academy (OCAI)
  • Pursuing Theory U certification by Presencing Institute
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Munish Randev
Munish is the Founder & CEO of CERVIN Family Office & Advisors. His experience spans over 27 years across family offices, banking, wealth management, fund management & startup advisory.
Considered to be one of the most experienced professionals in the family office & investment advisory space he has earlier worked at leadership positions with names like ABN AMRO Bank, Fidelity Funds, Avendus Wealth, Waterfield advisors etc. He has spearheaded the fee-only advisory solutions for family business owners and ultra-high networth individuals.
Known for his astute insights in the investment domain he has advised over 60 family offices over the last 7 years with approx. USD 3 bn in advised assets. He also is a sought after name for mentoring the nextgens of leading business families.
Munish holds a MBA in Finance and is a Graduate in Mathematics & Economics.
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Lalitendu Samanta
A process driven, result oriented and resourceful business professional with above 31 years of rich experience in Strategic Organisation Design and Development, with expertise in Organization Building and Optimal Human Resource Development & Utilization. Experience of closely working with Promoters, Entrepreneurs, Directors, MDs, CEOs, Business Heads, Expatriates and Corporate Functional Heads to strive and achieve the desired goals. Worked with reputed organizations at Tata Motors, Vedanta, Grasim, GMR, Spark Minda and LUMAX Industries. Successfully established Green Field Projects, M&A and JV startups. Currently Associated with People Process Teck, Bangalore / Gurgaon as Head – Strategic HR. Core Competencies : Organization Culture & Employee Engagement– Worked extensively in employee engagement initiatives in the organization through various new and tested initiatives. Organizational Change Management for a High Performance Organisation– Planning and execution of change management process. Proven track record and handled change management process successfully. Build performance driven culture in the business units with defined key accountabilities. Leadership Development and Talent Management – Worked extensively on Leadership Development and creation of bench for future business requirement. Established processes and systems towards Leadership Development at every level in the organization. Expertise on institutionalization of talent management process in the organization. Business Excellence for Institution Building – introduction and institutionalsation of Business Excellence Framework based on the Malcolm Baldridge Model as a certified practitioner and assessor. Assessments completed at Tata Chemical and Titan Industries as pat of TBEM assessments. Business Strategy and Goal – Rich experience and expertise in goal alignment and integration across the units and company. Academic and Special Certifications : Post-Graduation in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management two years full time with first division. Certified assessor for MBTI and other psychometric tools. Trained on Toyota Production System and Best Manufacturing practices.
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Premal Vasavada
Mr. Premal Vasavada is an Agile Business transformation and change practioner with 24 years of wide-ranging Business, Technology and operational leadership experience. He has worked across multiple roles within Oil & Gas, Technology products and Services, BPO, Infrastructure and EPC businesses involving P&L ownership, Digital Business process Transformation, Operational Excellence, Analytics, and Strategic change management, both in India and globally while working with IBM Consulting, Wipro Technologies, Hewlett Packard Global Supply Chain, Essar Procurement Centre of excellence and GMR Group He brings deep value chain expertise in areas of Strategy development, Customer engagement, New Product Introduction, Supply Chain and Procurement, and Service delivery management. He has successfully enabled Global and Indian organizations across diverse Industry sectors such as textiles and apparels, Refining and Petro Processing, High Technology Distribution and retail, Automotive and Agri Equipment, Airports and Infrastructure development, Industrial Manufacturing to achieve their transformation objectives. He has significant and hands on experience in driving Transformation methods and approaches such as Dynamic Business Process Modeling and Mining, Lean Six Sigma, Business Excellence model, SCOR Supply chain excellence and APQC Business process Management. He is a Certified External Assessor for Malcolm Baldrige Business Excellence Model and has been part of multiple assessments for Infrastructure companies and business segments As an Independent consultant, he has worked with some of the largest businesses in India, GMR Group, Essel Group, STARTEK BPO, Tata Infrastructure SBU for engagements related to Strategic Transformation, Operations Cost optimization, Process improvement and Technology solution implementation and Reengineering. He considers strong culture, values & Beliefs and empathy driven engagement as pre-requisites for successful business transformation outcomes. In his free time, he likes to explore new locales as an avid trekker, invest time in building his endurance as a runner and enjoy music as an amateur rhythmist