Linking People and Culture to Profit and Growth
People Leadership and Transformation
across 5 continents & 17 countries
Asia Pacific – Australia – Africa & Middle East – America’s – Italy & Rest of Europe – China
- Executive Coaching
- Facilitated off sites
- Balanced Score Card Deployment
- Culture diagnostics
- Employee engagement solutions
- Mergers & Integration transition
- Performance Management optimization
- Sales Capability Development
- Communication Effectiveness.
- HR Capability
- Competency Assessment
Licenses & Certifications
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Issued: Apr 2017 . No Expiration
Australian Institute of Coaching
Issued: May 2010 . No Expiration
Australian HR Institute
Issued: Jan 2009 . No Expiration
Malcom Baldrige Quality Assesor
Tata Business Excellence
Issued: 2000 . No Expiration
SHL Talent Measurement from CEB
Issued: 1997 . No Expiration
Issued: 1995 . No Expiration
VIDEOS AND PUBLICATIONS Key learnings on building world class organizations. Clips from various leadership conventions.
What people say
In 25 years of speaking, studying, researching and experiencing the cultures of about 90 companies a year, I have never met a leader like Vijay. He is truly a 22nd century leader blending very high levels of emotional intelligence with true compassion and understanding the human psyche. His masterful mentoring and personalised coaching of people in his organisation make it one of the ..if the THE best company culture I have ever experienced. I have never been to another corporate organisation where people were sincerely telling me that on Sundays, they looked forward to coming to work on Monday! Vijay is extraordinary. Run don't walk to have him lead your organisation!
I have worked with Vijay since my start with Gruppo Campari in 2011, first as the Marketing Director for ANZ and now in my current role as VP, Global Spirits Marketing. Vijay has been an outstanding HR partner in these two assignments.
In Australia I had the task of restructuring the Marketing Department and Vijay played a stellar role in ensuring that the change management was humane but effective. Vijay and also played a critical role in recruitment for key roles within Marketing and we ended up with a Team that is seen as one of the best teams in the Campari business.
In his Global role Vijay has been always supportive with Leadership assessment and coaching, also providing pragmatic solutions to complex cultural and organization dynamics. I highly valued Vijay’s ability to connect the big picture with an execution plan makes him a much sought after member in any cross functional team.
On a personal level I love his sense of humor and the cultural dexterity with which he is able to navigate through diverse cultures.
Vijay is one of the most engaging clients we have worked for in the last few years. Sharp, details oriented with exceptional business understanding, he has been one of the most sought after HR managers in India, especially in the Retail Industry. Despite being clear, focussed and very results oriented, he bought an element of "fun" into every assignment we have worked on, together, often engaging us in thought provoking discussions and challenging the status quo. His ability to think out of the box, enjoy his work and infuse a sense of enthusiasm within his team will hold him in good stead in the future.
Coming into my third year of partnering with Vijay, he continues to inspire me with his vision for Campari. I have seen him introduce, and since institutionalize, a Development Center approach to build a robust succession planning tool for leadership across the company. Recently entering into discussions around the value of coaching and how we embed this within the culture, it seems his passion for developing talent never fades. He is a true inspiration to me. I look forward to seeing our partnership evolve and to continue learning, both with him and from him, each step of the way.
When you start up a company you need strong leadership. If you add elements of cultural diversity and resource constraints to this you definitely need an HR partner like Vijay by your side! I have had the privilege to be part of the start up team that built Campari Australia and Vijay was the HR Director who took vision into execution to help build a strong employer of choice brand. His experience in managing complexity in various part of the world is second to none and examples are abundant : reorganization in China, business planning in India,start up in Australia to name a few assignments. One of the most important leadership skills that comes perfectly naturally to Vijay is the ability to set the vision, to know where the company is going to be in 3 and 5 years down the road. And than to execute... His pragmatism ensures all employees are sailing in the same direction and when it comes to execution: he is thriving in a "Chief Evangelist" role: getting everyone from top to bottom excited about being involved in the project with that infectious personality that lights up the room.
HONORS & AWARDS
2013. Human Capital Australia
Short listing is done through an elaborate selection process based on peer evaluation and is not industry specific.
2006. Indira Group of Institutes, Pune
Awarded in recognition of significant HR achievments in the Retail Industry.
2005. HRD Network
Awarded to Shoppers Stop for innovative business focussed HR practices.
Awarded through a jury selection for identifying outstanding HR talent that has made demonstrable contributions in their industry.
1984. UWC Adriatic
Awarded to students demonstrated all round capability and potential with the ability to represent their country at a United World College. This was a full scholarship covering tuition,board and lodging as well as travel and incidentals.
1982. Ministry of Education
Awarded on an All India basis to promising students for a period of 2 years
I am a Global Nomad who has at various points called London, Milan, Trieste, Doha, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Sydney “home”.
I enjoy travelling for its own wanderlust sake and to better understand different cultures. Having visited 45 countries I find my passion to visit the others further fueled. Golf, Music and Interesting foods compete with my passion for travel.
I am happily married to my partner of over 15 years Abby. We are childfree. While Sydney and Mumbai are currently both homes to us, Sydney is where Abby and I plan to hang our boots.