I am an Alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmadabad, both institutes of excellence in India. I served in WIPRO for five years and created their sales division of Fluid Power Systems. Later, I served as VP HR and Finance of a multinational (Sharp Software) and as a Managing Director of a public limited company(HIFCO group). I have had 15 years of experience in the industry in senior positions before I launched my own management consultancy firm, Synapse (which I later sold off). Apart from my stint as a faculty in business entrepreneurship at IIM Bangalore, I was also a faculty of TAPMI (T.A.Pai Management Institute) and the Chairman of their ‘Center for Entrepreneurship.’ Presently, I am engaged with Pegasus Institute of Excellence and e-People BeSpoke Consulting Pvt. Ltd. as a Director. I am also associated with RV College of Engineering as an adviser and professor. I advise Ascent, Jouve and SasMosHETPvt Ltd in their strategy and operations.
Family Business Review, one of the top international magazines, has featured my interview as a leading family business consultant in India. I have also been featured in several magazines and papers like Times of India, human capital etc.
In Synapse however I have consulted multinationals and many pan Indian companies like ING Vysya Bank,Del-aval, Subex, Moog Hydraulics, Global Software, Broadcom, AT&S(Mysore), CNI(Indonesia), Wendt India, Akzo Nobel, T Moog Hydraulics, Global Software, Tyco global Hindustan Zinc etc mainly in the areas of strategy and capability building.. I have Conducted many competency development programs and trained mangers and leaders in strategy and global competencies in companies like Dell, Scandent, Honeywell, Kennametal, Gabriel etc I have designed and implemented Assessment Centres for behavioural skills. Using the DISC theory, I have developed a software-based psychometric instrument for Competency Mapping which is currently in commercial use in various organizations.
I have authored several papers and presented them at various international seminars and meets on management subjects. I have authored a book on family business management, titled Inheriting the Mantle, published by Sage Publications, which is now a part of the reading material on Indian family business in management institutes like TAPMI. Cases on Management published by me are available with IIM Bangalore
I am a blogger on Sulekha.com and have produced several prize-winning sketches and paintings.