Some of the guiding lights of BRAINS at WORK

S. S. Alam
Mehmood Khan
Malay Banerjee
Vishal Srivastava
Amal Dhru
Dr. Rakesh Mehta
Amit Roy
Zoeb Adenwala
Anwer Bagdadi
Alok Shukla
Ashok K. Gupta
Dr.Tapan Chatterjee
Uday Arur
Vineet Pandey

Mr. S.S.Alam

Mr. S.S.Alam is a product of I.I.M. Ahmedabad(1976) and I.I.T. Kharagpur(1974) and a merit ranker throughout the career.  He is Chairman & Founder Member of BRAINS at WORK Pvt. Ltd., an eminent group of 20 very senior industry experts who have worked at CEO/MD/President/CXO level with collective wisdom and hands on experience of more than 600 years(Hence we are a team of practitioner consultants).
40 years experience in the industry covering FMCG, Chemicals, Textiles, Electronics, Plastics, Engineering, Tyres and management consultancy/ Organizational Transformation
Has worked at very senior positions including Senior VP/ President/ Group Director/Chairman of Management Committee for large companies such as International Food Stuffs Company (IFFCO) UAE, Pidilite Industries, Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corp, Samtel Group, Hindustan Zinc etc.
His experience spans over India and the Globe for formulating Corporate & Business Strategy in around 15 businesses and over 40 countries( guiding business CEOs/ MDs in the same) and , Spearheading very large($25 million) ORACLE Project

Core competencies and Expertise: -

Corporate & Business Strategy, Innovation, Corporate Branding, Global Supply Chain, HR, Change Management, Large Scale OD interventions, Organizational Transformation, Turnaround Strategies, Total Quality Movement, Systems redesign, Knowledge Management, Performance Improvement, Operational Excellence through Six Sigma, Lean, SGA, Kaizen, TQM ,TPM, etc.

Mehmood Khan

Mr. Mehmood Khan is Post Graduate in Management from IIMA. He has 36 years of vast experience. From 1982 he had been with Unilever where he served in various international capacities in Holland, Singapore, UK, India and several countries for 27 years including 11 years (1998-2009) as the ‘global leader of innovation process’. He has been ‘Regional Market Development Controller’ for Unilever Singapore and ‘Manager Pioneer Market’ for Unilever International. He has been in pioneering new Unilever business in places like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and North Korea, along with developing new portfolio in China and other countries in East Asia. He was nominated as Person of Year by Forbes India and accorded Bharat Samman Award for 2011 by NRI Institute. . He is now managing trustee of the Rasuli Kanwar Khan Trust (RKKT), a non-profit organization engaged in educating the people of Mewat (Haryana) on issues relating to water management, healthcare, sanitation and education, especially of girl children and women.

Core Competencies:-

Brand Development, Brand Globalization, Innovation, Global Supply Chain, Fostering Global Integration, Opening up market for products & Managing Diverse circumstances, Leadership, Strategic Management, and Rural Economy & Marketing

Mr. Malay Banerjee

Mr. Malay Banerjee is President- Business Development for BRAINS at WORK. Mr. M K Banerjee is B.Tech(Hons ) in Chemical Engg from REC, Warangal over 30 years of experiences in various faculties i.e. manufacturing, inspection & process control, design & engg, sales & administration and thereafter in corporate functions as VP, Sr. VP and MD.
Mr. Banerjee had been a key player in launching some hi-tech products for the first time in India i.e. large dia fibre glass pipes for cross country water, sewage & effluent transmission and heat & mass transfer equipments made in carbon & graphite for various chemical process industries.
As MD, Mr. Banerjee successfully established a legal entity of a German company, right from its inception stage till setting up a manufacturing base with its design & engineering arms catering to both export and domestic market. Currently representing a German company for sales promotion & business development in industrial sector and also consulting few domestic firms in private sector in the field of industrial and energy sectors.

Core Competencies:-

Establishing new products and businesses, Building & mentoring motivated and effective functional teams, Extensive market knowledge of Indian Manufacturing Segments, especially chemical and allied sectors, Relationship building with key stake holders, Knowledge of regulatory and statutory compliance and processes for Legal Entity functioning in India

Amal Dhru

Mr. Amal Dhru is post graduate in management (Finance) from IIMA and additionally he is an FCA and practicing Chartered Accountant. He has a vast experience of around 36 years in financial industry. He has been Director for State Bank of Saurashtra. He has also worked as Director for various companies as Panchmahal Steel Ltd, Sirhind Steel Ltd, FXB –Suraksha, Urja Products Pvt Ltd, Comprehensive Financial Services Pvt Ltd, Pahal Financial Services Pvt Ltd, and Zilion Infraprojects Private Limited. He was Public Representative of SEBI from 1994 to 1999. He was also Chairman Local Committee of ICAI on Accounting Standards (2005-2006) and American Chamber of Commerce, Ahmedabad (2007 -2008).

Core competencies and Expertise: -

Audits, Commercial Investigation, Tax Planning, Revival of Sick Units, Business Planning, System Establishment, Cost and Pricing Management, Financial Management, Financial Restructuring.

Rakesh Mehta

Dr. Rakesh Mehta carries with him 30 years of experience of leading HR teams across prominent Indian and Multi-National Companies. He has served as the Global HR Head of 4 progressive organizations & has driven various aspects of strategic and business HR at top leadership levels across Reliance Communication, Airtel, Welspun, Ispat Group, BILT & ITC Agrotech. His experience spans across both services and manufacturing companies. He has worked in Telecom, Software, Metals & Minerals, Paper, Chemical & Diversified industry. His experience spans across various countries in 4 Continents (Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas).

Core competencies: -

Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Large scale OD interventions, Balanced Score Card, Change Management & Cultural integration cutting across locations and countries.

Zoeb Adenwala

Mr. Zoeb is a M. Tech (Computer Engg.) from IIT Kharagpur. He has over 35 years of rich and wholesome experience in the ICT space acquired with Global Organizations in India such as Tata Consultancy Services, SKF Bearings India Ltd, EDS India, Pidilite and Essel Propack. He had an early adoption of ERP at SKF and use of latest technologies like Virtualization, Data Center consolidation and Cloud based Disaster Recovery. He has successfully rolled out Complex ERP (SAP) world-wide in 13 countries and 27 plants. He is a Governing Body Member of CIO Club of India that has 950+ Pan Indian CIOs as members. He is also Chief Patron and Center of Recognition & Excellence for CIO Choice 2013.

Core competencies: -

I.T. Strategy Planning & Execution at a business level, Executive Leadership & I.T. alignment with Business Vision.

Amit Roy

Mr. Amit Roy has a B. Tech (hons) from IIT, Kharagpur having over 40 years of success in varied industries including FMCG, Pharma, Speciality Chemicals, Infrastructure, Metals/Minerals and Service Sector. He has worked for Tootal Plc’s Indian operations and worked as Chief Executive of their JV in Kuala Lumpur. He was for 16 years with Dabur in various enriching multi functional responsibilities in India and overseas at Senior Management and Board level. Then COO of the technically innovative Electro Steel Casting Limited, Kolkata He joined Pidilite as Director Factories Operations. He also worked as President at Chryso India, a 100% subsidiary of a leading French worldwide player operating in 4 businesses - admixtures, aluminates, mortars and painting.

Core Competencies and Strengths:

Supply Chain Management, continual improvement in operations and holistic cost control, Cross Functional Team building, Business Development in new geographies, New Market / Product Development, Change Management and Organisational Transformation

Vishal Srivastava

A senior ICT executive having more than 25 years of experience with companies like Airtel, HCL, Motorola, Siemens and Sandvine. And most recently with couple of Canadian & US corporations and niche technology companies & startups. Established two Canadian companies in India in data networks policy space (sandvine.com, at the core of 4G LTE networks) and capacity/hybrid/multi beam antenna products space (cciproducts.com). Both the companies are now fully operational and have a business potential of more than $50million and beyond Vishal has taken-up a wide variety of commercial, business development and leadership roles. Passionate about creating value prepositions for new set of communication service providers & large corporates which are emerging with convergence of digital economy, telecom, social media, entertainment and analytics domains. Evangelizing this with partners, clients, standards organizations and CxO level stakeholders.
With extensive experience in solution specific assignments, Vishal has successfully managed high value deals with Telecom operators in India including a strategic deal with Reliance Jio for their 4G LTE services revenue engine and enterprise customers for Bharti Airtel in the Western India markets.
Vishal is VP – New business initiatives with BRAINS at WORK in India. He is responsible for identifying new business solutions and market segments that will accomplish our organization’s growth objectives. Vishal is a graduate of Computer Science and Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India.

Core Competencies and Strengths:

Track record of market entry, setting up, launching, developing & finally managing new business organizations from Canada, US and Korea in India. Well connected globally, well enough for driving business results and maximizing profitability. Proven expertise in CSP and Enterprise transformation, Consulting and Managed Services business using wide variety of products and solutions. Knowledge of Industry Solutions, Business Process Maps and Enabling Technologies within enhanced EPC, 3GPP, PCC, Cloud and eTOM frameworks. Closely pursuing developments in Radio Networks, M2M & IoT (Smart Cities segment), SDN, NFV, IPV6 transition, and SMAC domains. Proven expertise in new technology deployment and transformation projects.

Tapan Chatterjee

Dr Tapan Chatterjee is B Tech (Hons) and PhD from IIT Kharagpur and an astute professional with 39 yrs of diverse Industry experience in the fields of Fertilisers, Petrochemicals/Industrial Chemicals and Mining. His basic foundation was built on strong Values, Culture & Systems in a top notch MNC- ICI India, where he had worked for 20 yrs covering diverse functional areas including R&D, Technical Services, Product management, Sales & Marketing and eventually managing the Business. Subsequent he worked for 19 yrs in Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd. Including initial 11 yrs heading the Sales & Marketing functions including Product Development and Field Application as GM / VP, followed by next 3 yrs in heading the entire operations as Chief Operating Officer and finally driving the corporate growth as President- Strategic Initiatives & Projects; also as Member, Internal Board. He is recipient of “Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kharagpur in 2000 for significant contribution to the growth of Mining / Explosives Industry in India”.

Core Competencies and Strengths:

Product management, Strategy formulation & execution, R&D, Technical Services, Sales & Marketing, Analytical approach, Strategic Thrust, Strong negotiation skills, People orientation.

Alok Shukla

Mr. Alok Shukla brings a rich and varied experience of a highly successful career spanning 38 years in various aspects of Management, Corporate Leadership & Development from the Line, Staff, Unit, Corporate and Consulting perspectives. Starting as a Dy. Manager Corp. HR with Oberoi Hotels, Alok rose to be the Corporate Chief - Talent Development, The Taj Group of Hotels Worldwide where he was responsible for creating, implementing, managing and facilitating a culture that envisioned each superior becoming a trainer, mentor, guide and philosopher to associates at all levels. For the Taj Group, he also set up the Institute of Hotel Management with accreditation from the best International Universities and professional bodies. Over 18 years ago, Alok began his journey as a Corporate Consultant wherein he has provided his services to numerous public and private organizations and MNCs in the finance, IT, ITES, manufacturing, production and processing sectors such as Aditya Birla Group, Adani Group, Bharti Airtel, Coke, PEPSICO, L’Oreal, CitiBank & Citi Group Global, ICICI, Raymonds, Reliance Energy, Schindler, UNICEF, Johnson&Johnson, Godrej Industries, M&M, Cognizant, L&T Infotech, Asian Paints, Nokia, DHL, Escorts Ltd., Grasim Industries, ACC Ltd, IKEA, Dalmia Group, Nerolac etc. Alok has been a Director on the Board of KRYFS Power Components Ltd and Multi-Arc India Ltd for a total period of 12 years. Alok is a certified practitioner of Psychometrics such as SLII, MBTI, GPTP, OPQ and 16PF.

Core Competencies and Strengths:

Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Leadership Development, Large scale OD interventions, SME Turnaround, Corporate Training, Strategic HR Consulting, Competency Enhancement, Change Management, Leadership Competency profiling / assessment.

Uday Arur

Mr. Uday Arur is an Executive Leadership & Business coach, with rich experience in helping emerging and senior leaders reach their full potential. He has experience of over two decades in a diverse range of pharmaceutical companies; ranging for start-ups to growth and mature stage companies and successfully turning around a loss-making one.

Core Competencies and Strengths:

Coaching Individuals - Self-discovery through an enjoyable process of enquiry, dialogue and supportive challenge addressing the needs of the whole person. Organizational/Business Coaching - Clarification of underlying business challenges to address organizational issues at different levels, understand priorities and catalyze plans. He has authored over 300 articles on coaching and management published in leading newspapers and trade journals.

Rajeev Goel

Mr. Rajeev Goel is B.Tech.(Hons.) in Mech. Engg. from IIT Kharagpur and MBA from University of Calcutta. He retired as CEO Kinetic Hyundai Elevator & Movement Technologies Ltd. He was Advisor (Business Development) to the same company. He has worked as General Manager for Kinetic Engineering Ltd. and for Poona Bottling Co. Ltd. (Coke Franchisee). He was also associated with Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochem as DGM.

Core Competencies and Strengths:

Business Process Re-Engineering, especially in automobile industry and manufacturing companies.

Rajan Vaidya

Mr. Rajan Vaidya obtained a degree in chemical engineering from UDCT, Mumbai and an M.B.A. (Finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He has a distinguished academic and professional career. He possesses rich and varied experience of over 32 years in Financial Management & Business Strategy Development in FMCG, Pharma, Chemical and Financial Services industry having worked at very senior positions including Chief Financial Officer, Director Finance, and VP with reputed MNCs like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Pidilite and Diebold India. He was twice nominated to serve as an examiner for Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide Business Process Excellence Award Program and has also served as a member of the Technology Advisory Group at a leading private bank.

Core Competencies & Expertise:-

Financial Management, Financial Restructuring, Business Strategy, Legal, Tax Planning, System Establishment, Cost and Pricing Management, General Management.

Vineet Pandey

Mr. Vineet Pandey is Director & Founder Member of BRAINS at WORK. He is very dynamic consultant having Masters in Strategic Management from Cass Business School, City University London (15th in the world & 3rd in UK according to Financial Times Ranking). He is merit holder with distinction and among top five percentile of the batch throughout his career. He is also B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.
He has deep understanding of consulting space, Strategy Analysis Frameworks, Strategic Map, Innovation Frameworks, Employer Branding Frameworks, Product Portfolio Management, and Balanced Score Card. Apart from this he has sound knowledge of M&A concepts as Identification of Targets, Due Diligence, Valuation, Negotiation, Active & Defensive Strategies, Post Merger Integration, Post Acquisition Review.

Core Competencies and Key Skills:-

Business and Corporate Strategy Formulation, Organizational Transformation, Competitive Analysis, Marketing Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Market Entry, Merger & Acquisition, Post Merger Integration, Data Analytics & Interpretation

Ashok K. Gupta

Mr. Gupta is a strategic thinker ,visionary leader, Innovative,Entrepreneur & Strong Achiever having more than 35 years of highly Specialized Experience Mainly in the areas of International/ Investment/Corporate Banking & International Treasury. He has worked in DELHI,LONDON,MUMBAI & DUBAI for 31 years. He has very wide experience of understanding of all kinds of Businesses-Manufacturing/Retailing/Trading of All Sizes(Large/Medium/Small) across diverse Geographies. Travelled more than 35 countries. Has been Part of Business delegations/Conferences across the world. He has deep understanding of Indian,UK, African & GCC Markets along with Global Financial Markets. Due to his strong business acumen he has good understanding of various kinds of Businesses & therefore able to come forward with new ideas/suggestions/thoughts etc.Due to all this he has also been Guiding Bank’s clients in improving their Business.
He worked as Chief Executive, Bank of Baroda(GCC Operations,Dubai).In Dubai, he completely turned around the working of BOB. What business Bank has achieved in 33 years, he achieved 5 times of that in just 4.5 years in all parameters-Business,Profit, Customer Base. Leaping ranking of BOB in Dubai from almost Bottom to the 3rd largest foreign bank in UAE after HSBC & Standard Charted.A rarest case for PSB that too in Overseas.
As CE,BOB, he was ranked as "40th MOST POWERFUL INDIAN" in the Gulf in 2010 by an Arabian Business Magazine. He was also awarded by NRI Business Leadership and Excellence Award for the "GULF REGION" as part of " INDIA EMPIRE" awards 2011. He got "NRI ACHIEVERS" award in 2009 & 2010 by NRI Institute, New Delhi. During his journey,he worked in Delhi in Corporate Banking, In London he handeled complex areas of Cross Border corporate Loan Syndications/Trade Finance/Credit Derivatives/ Debt Capital Markets & Structured Products. In Mumbai he was Heading Specialized Corporate Finance Unit,He was Dy Head International Operations & Significantly increased International Operations of the Bank with his overall Overall Supervision, Business Development& Strategic International Expansion. He was the key man behind making BOB as truly ”India’s International Bank”
He is on the Board of Mentors of Indian Institute of Investment Banking. Honorary Regional Director of Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility & Strategic Advisor in few groups/companies in India, Africa,GCC etc.

Core Competencies and Key Skills:-

Formulating Business Strategies with new Innovative business Ideas & Solutions , for improvement in Business, Profitability, venturing in new areas, Backward/ Forward Integrations etc. Joint ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forging JV’s, Merger& Acquisition, Arranging FDI/Private Equity/VC Funding (From Identification Till Negotiation And Finalization Of Agreements), Technology Transfers, Strategic Tie ups, Investment Opportunities in India, Africa GCC/other Countries.

Anwer Bagdadi

Mr. Anwer Bagdadi is a postgraduate in Management with a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He is a certified six-sigma black belt; Internal auditor and Balance score card implementer. Recipient of Japanese government scholarship for 6-month postgraduate software Engineering at AOTS-CICC Tokyo, Japan.
Has been head of technology at large national and global organizations as CIO / CTO namely Godrej & Boyce, Godrej-GE Appliances, Lawkim Pvt. Ltd, Epicenter Technology, Countrywide Finance (I) Ltd and Bank of America Continuum (I) Ltd. For Goderj- GE Appliances, Held the position of CIO – Chief Information Officer for around 10 years. Was responsible for creating information technology architecture from scratch and spreading the digitization initiative across the organization.
Has over 30 years of experience of managing Information technology and related management functions across various industrial domains -BPO/ Contact Centers, Finance & Mortgage (backend processing), Engineering, Consumer durable and Customer services.

Core Competencies and Key Skills:-

Designing IT strategies and execution, Change management. , Systems and performance improvement, Business leadership and large IT project management, Customer services & Contact center strategy and performance improvement and Management Development. Expertise in DMC – Dubai Model center. Outstanding ability to innovate, combine and develop new ideas/ technology systems with a sound technical Skills & business understanding