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Farhat A Navlakhi Saxena

Farhat A Navlakhi Saxena

Work Experience

Farhat Saxena has had her formative education from JBIMS. She has done her Masters in Marketing and is also a B. Pharm graduate from KMKCP, Bombay University. Farhat comes with a total work experience of more than 28 years in the wide gamut of Marketing & Business Management in the Domestic Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sector including; Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Marketing Research, Sales Force Effectiveness, Marketing Finance, Corporate Communication & Field Administration and Services.

She started off her career as a Head- Marketing Information Services with Wockhardt Ltd. Farhat was the Director and Chief Executive Officer of R R Oomerbhoy Pvt. Ltd. and Qbara Foods Pvt. Ltd. Currently, Farhat is the founder CEO of Brew Consulting, a firm which specializes in marketing, general management consulting and strategic planning.

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Anil Kulkarni

Anil Kulkarni

Work Experience

Anil has a wealth of experience spread over 30 years in building brands that have a deep consumer connect, efficient FMCG distribution systems, and in successfully managing and growing an FMCG business.

He has extensive experience in blue chip MNCs like Britannia and Unilever and in other respected Indian companies like Raymond where he led sales teams at the regional as well as the national level. As the CEO of JK Helene Curtis, a Raymond group company, he has led his team to grow the business three times over a period of six years, improved profitability, substantially, and created and developed respected brands like Park Avenue in the Indian male grooming space. During his tenure the company set in place a formal innovation process with the idea of launching new products and improving gross margins. This involved setting up a small R&D centre and reimagining the marketing- R&D interface. Collaborative development was a thought he was implementing.

He also has experience in setting up distribution systems for different sectors – be it FMCG or the apparel / textile industry. In JK Helene Curtis he supervised the creation of a multi-channel distribution system, including an e-commerce channel, with a field force of 600 covering over 2.5 lakh outlets nationally. The distribution structures that he and his team designed have been built to take advantage of trends. For example, he saw the trend in the potential of digital and e-commerce early on in 2010and went on to create a digital presence for Park Avenue (which won awards) and an early stage e-commerce channel.

Anil understands that people are the backbone of any organization and he is passionate about people development. His interest in leadership development and the HR process has seen him being part of the Executive Development Council for the Raymond group and a committee member of the Raymond Excellence Awards. Coaching was a natural extension of his keen interest in leadership development. He developed his coaching skills by training with ICF and becoming a certified coach.

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Tanuja Baljekar

Professional Experience

Tanuja started her career in Voltas Ltd, and was subsequently associated with the Sagar Plaza Hospitality Group; Indian Seamless Metal Tubes Ltd as General Manager, Corporate HR; and Thermax Ltd as General Manager, Learning & Development. She has 25 years of experience both in a HR generalist role, and during the last several years as a specialist in Learning & Development. She has extensive experience of various areas of Human Resources and in partnering the business from an HR perspective.

She is skilled in the design and roll-out of Development Centres, Development Action Plans, and High Impact leadership Development Programs and was closely associated with the creation and architecture of Leadership Development Processes and Competency Development Programs and has played a leadership role in establishing these effectively.

She is a trained Assessor and Administrator in the management and delivery of Assessment & Development Centres. As a certified consultant on the Workplace Big Five Profile, a psychometric tool used largely in the workplace context, she draws on it for learning and feedback processes towards capability building and leadership development.

Coaching Proficiency

Tanuja has received extensive training as a coach from Results Coaching Systems, as well as Coach U, both being International Coach Training organizations, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also currently exploring approaches and perspectives in the Ontological Coaching Model. Tanuja is a member of the ICF and in her practice is guided by its code of ethics and competency framework. She holds the ‘Associate Certified Coach’ credential awarded by the ICF.

She has successfully coached several key executives at the senior management level across functions such as Sales, Marketing & Product Development, Project Management, Start-up Operations. Her coaching engagements have included heads of Finance, Construction, Business development, and Supply Chain amongst others. She has also coached individuals in the education, research, medical, creative arts and consulting space and has had truly rewarding learning experiences in working with small business owners, mostly women entrepreneurs.

Tanuja is a passionate advocate for the power of coaching and focuses her energies exclusively in the sphere of facilitating individual development, and is strongly committed to enhancing self awareness, personal and professional growth in the work context through executive and leadership coaching; engaging in workplace conversations to address performance and work-life issues and concerns; and personality profiling and feedback. Through this work she enables individuals within organisations to position themselves impact-fully and imaginatively, so as to maximise their influence, image and status.

She believes that, “though development must be an individual initiative and commitment, organizations can provide meaningful support through creation of relevant resources and structures to facilitate the same. At the end of the day, the ultimate measure of all development needs to reflect in enhanced business performance”.

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Mahesh Chaturvedi

Work Experience

Mahesh Chaturvedi has had his formative education from Cambridge. He can be credited with pioneering Outbound Intervention for Corporate India. He is a trained mountaineer and outdoor education instructor and Introduced the first ever artificial Rock Climbing wall in India. He conducted the first OBI for the Taj Group. Having over 43 years in Education, Mahesh has been a torch bearer for India at the Atlanta Olympics.

Shikhar Outward Bound Institute is an NGO founded in June 1982, by Mahesh. Conceived with the primary purpose of development of the human personality in harmony with nature. The core team consists of Professionals from Academia and Industry.

Over the years Shikhar have worked with over 60 of the best companies in the country with over 22,600 employees having experienced our Team building programs.

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Dave Kurlan

Dave Kurlan is a top-rated keynote speaker and the conferences where he has spoken include Inc. magazine’s conference for growing the company, sales & marketing management magazine conference, fortune sales & marketing summit, and hundreds of industry conferences and events.

Dave founded Objective Management Group in 1990 and continues to be the CEO today. OMG is the leading developer of sales assessment tools, a member of the 2006/2008 Inc 5000.

He founded Kurlan & Associates, a full-service sales and sales management consulting and training firm 30 years ago! Despite the decades, he is a still relevant, ever-evolving sale thought leader with a strong team, and a global clientele. Kurlan & Associates is a member of the 2007, 2008 and 2012 Inc 5000. Kurlan & Associates is also a selling power top 20 sales training company and an official ESR peer-reviewed sales training provider.

Dave is also the author of STAR – OMG’s Proprietary process for identifying, attracting, interviewing, selecting and retaining top salespeople. We help companies build world-class, sales specific recruiting processes that lead to consistency when hiring sales winners.

He has featured in countless newspapers, magazines, radio shows and television programs. In addition to the book mentioned above, he has also co-authored 4 other books on sales, has multiple award-winning blogs and has published more than 1400 articles.

Dave was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame in 2012

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Nick Allen

Work Specialization

Executive Coaching, Board Effectiveness, Board Development, Psychological Profiling using Multi-rater & 360 Feedback Processes, Business Simulations and Executive Education, Responsible Leadership Development. Nick is an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability.

International Experience

Based in London UK, Nick has led engagements across Europe, Russia, Middle East, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Hong Kong and North America.

Sectors Served

Technology and Communications, Financial Services, Professional Services, Transport Systems (Rail, Busses and Underground), Energy, Oil and Gas, Education, Insurance, Private Banking, Pharmaceuticals, NGO’s

Work Experience

Nick is an executive coach with over twenty five years international experience. He has a strong commercial focus with a clear future orientation. He believes in executive foresight and is passionate about helping individuals and companies stay relevant and responsive to all their stakeholders, People, Profit and Planet. He understand the tensions and pressures executives find themselves under and is able to bring a fresh perspective to business, leadership and environmental challenges. He is committed to ensuring organisations succeed in a sustainable and ethical manner and has designed and delivered ‘Responsible Leadership’ programmes for senior executives.

As both a facilitator and coach he is able to quickly put people at ease. When coaching he is described as active, imaginative and knowledgeable. His clients tell him he is a coach who can sensitively challenge assumptions and their current thinking without offending. As a facilitator he is encouraging, curious and appreciative.

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C Anantharaman

Work Specialization

Construction Management, Project management in the field of real estate and industrial construction, developing appropriate process and team for real estate.

Sectors Served

Real Estate, Power, Chemicals, Soap, Manufacturing, Automobile, Infrastructure

Work Experience

Chidambaram Anantharaman has been associated with Acumen as a Subject Matter Expert since 2010. With a work experience spanning 30 years in the construction industry, in India and abroad, he has executed several projects for Clients, Contractors and Consultants in various capacities as Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Chief Estimator, Project Manager and Head of Projects.

He uses his ability to facilitate critical conversations with the business owners and helps them take decisions on organizing their construction department for effective and efficient delivery. This includes diagnostics of the existing system, recommending an appropriate organization structure, establishing project teams, establishing Quality Management System, training construction engineering personnel, advising real estate companies on construction strategy, training for integration of various processes and hand-holding the company until the systems are established.

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Dr. Kalim Khan

Profile Summary

Dr. Kalim Khan is the Director of Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research and has been associated with the Institute for over a decade. He completed his doctoral studies in the field of Quantitative Techniques in Education from YCMOU. He is a Management post graduate from the Welingkar Institute of Management Studies and Research and an engineering graduate in Production Engineer from the M.H. Saboo Siddique College of Engineering. Prior to his career as an academician he has worked with Gabriel India Ltd. as a Production Engineer and with Sterlite Industries as a Marketing Manager An academician by choice he entered the field of Management Education very early in his career. He is now a renowned brand in the field of Management Education and is especially known for his knowledge and expertise in the area of Quantitative Techniques and Marketing Research. In the last fifteen years he has taught across the leading Management Institutes affiliated to the University of Mumbai and his legacy consists of around hundred thousand students serving corporate India and overseas. He is a member on the Board of Advisory Committee of Central Depository Services Limited, and a member of the Academic Council and the Research Committee of the SNDT Women’s University. Besides this, he is also the member of the Finance and Accounts committee of SNDT Women’s University. He is the Chairperson for the Board of Studies in Marketing at JDBIMS.

Dr. Khan is a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma. He is also certified as a fully qualified and accredited administrator of MBTI Suite of Instruments. Besides this he is also certified in Advanced Analytics and use of Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making.

As a facilitator his areas of specialization are Customer Experience Management, Marketing Analytics, Application of Quantitative Techniques for Decision Making, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Negotiation Skills Systems Management, Six Sigma, Quality Management, Market Research and its Applications.

Dr. Khan conducts System Audits and Kaizen, 5S Audits as well as implementation of the same for leading organizations.

He is also the co-author of two Best Selling Books; “Where is My Ketchup?” and “Seal the Hole in the Bucket” on Customer Experience Management in the Indian context. His latest book “Be A Super Salesperson” is an attempt to equip all budding sales and marketing professionals with the absolutely necessary ingredients of perfect selling skills.

His blend of academics along with its application in actual life makes Dr. Khan Acumen’s premium expert, sought after by all leading corporations.

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