Leadership coach & transformation catalyst. A staunch believer in the human potential and the power to deliver outstanding results through structured thought and regulated energy.
I have had the opportunity to essay multi-dimensional roles during my 25 year journey across leading multinational brands in technology and allied industries. A majority of my experience has been in leadership positions across multinational brands which offered me an opportunity to build adaptability to continue on my path to learn and grow. Professionals, start-ups or students can expect to tap into their own energy and release the power of their ideas though a process of structured appreciative enquiry. Net impact can be measured in the form of behaviour change and personal or professional growth. My own professional journey has given me several opportunities to learn, practice and share every aspect of managing a business, from arriving at a vision and strategy to execution of complex projects. You could be looking for a coach who can help nail down your bright and shiny goal or to arrive at a strategy and a game-plan to make definite and measurable progress towards these goals. You can expect a sounding board which appreciates your dilemma and someone who can relate to all aspects of managing your career or business.
Chief of Staff, Microsoft Corporation
May 2010 to Oct 2016
Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Microsoft India, spanning all business entities including R&D, Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Technical Support, Services Delivery and IT. Managed multiple roles of strategic importance which delivered key organisational goals. The role offered an opportunity to contribute towards building long-term strategic direction for the Indian entity and ways to impact global business through creation of a collaboration platform for business leaders from all Microsoft business units operating in India. The role helped me grow professionally with through engagements with key decision makers in the Government and the Corporate world and several opportunities to own and execute projects of strategic nature.
GM-Marketing & Communications, AMD Far East
May 2005 to May 2010
Head of Marketing for AMD India, the lone challenger to Intel, the dominant semiconductor vendor for the computer industry. Several opportunities to design and execute guirilla tactics under several resource constraints, Multiple opportunities to work with global leadership to create strategic programs and campaigns.
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication, Apple Computer India
Feb 2002 to Apr 2005
Managed the marketing and PR function for Apple India and also had the opportunity to design and execute the pilot for franchised Apple retail channel in India.
MDP-Creating and Managing Brand Equity, IIM-Bangalore
MDP-Retailing Management, IIM-Ahmedabad
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, Times School of Marketing
Sep 1990 to Sep 1991