Previously served as President- Speciality retail in RPG retail. Over 30 years of practise in the fields of Business Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Distribution and Logistics in the Retail, FMCG and Foods sectors in India. Led 6 startups across sectors. Currently a Management consultant, Corporate trainer, Educator and Executive Coach
Practice Lead -IT
Working in tandem with corporate transformation and growth strategy has developed a pipeline of Global leaders. Worked with companies seeking to invest in developing and retaining valuable executives, support for leaders in times of strategic growth and change, with diverse industries across Telecom, ITES & IT sector, Govt., Wireless, Venture Capital, Organic food, Digital Media, Micro Finance, and e-commerce etc.
Having performed roles such as Vice President, Service Delivery at Avaya, and Senior Director, Global Services at Oracle, has gained significant experience in accelerating performance, transforming businesses, and working in high action situations. Have led large global sourcing & transformation projects, working closely with Private Equity firms, VC firms, and global Consulting companies,leveraging direct in-depth execution experience over and over again..
Director - Business Development (North)
Presently an executive coach and an angel investor; previously served as the CEO of Education & Stationery Products at ITC . Has over thirty five years of professional experience in building & running scaled B2B and B2C businesses in India. Continues to be passionate about angel investing & mentoring executives, business professionals and entrepreneurs with the aim of helping them succeed. Actively involved in networking initiatives with alumni from the IIT’s & IIM’s .
Director - Business Development (West)
Has worked across various Industrial segments, like Iron & Steel, Cement, Chemicals, Engineered materials, Non Ferrous metals, and in different types of organizations including MNC’s as well as large family owned companies.
He has been instrumental in creating new markets – Domestic & International, heading the Sales & Marketing function, fueling growth, supporting joint ventures as the head of Strategy, building and leading high performance teams in turnaround situations, putting systems and processes in place , as well as managing P&L of a midsized business.
He has held the position of MD & CEO of Dalmia Refractories Ltd. and continues to be a Director on the Board of this company.
Deepak is a certified CEO Coach from Coaching Foundation of India, and works in an independent advisory capacity as Mentor & Executive Coach for the owners of family owned businesses and CEO’s of MNC’s.
P. Senthil kumar
Director – Business Development
As an accomplished HR Leader, in a career spanning 29 years, he has straddled various sectors- FMCG, Engineering ,Hospitality ,Oil and Gas, Metals and Minerals. His contributions have been significantly in the areas of culture building, Design of Talent Management systems, Leadership Development & Assessment Centres, creating a high performance work culture, Strategic HR aligned to the Business goals ,setting up HR systems in startups and Employee engagement practices. He has contributed to the Thought Leadership by writing articles in Leading business dailies and as a panellist in reputed national and international forums. Currently working with Business Leaders in the Corporate and SME sectors as a trusted Advisor and Coach
“Coaching is the most powerful training tool but, unfortunately, the most under-utilized opportunity in Indian companies. My organizations see a deep benefit in engaging with coaches to address specific leadership development needs. I am grateful to CFI for their strong network and innovative methods to make a positive difference in management teams which helps companies scale up.!”
“CFI has brought an edge to our executive coaching. I especially appreciated CFI’s ability to use a network of coaches to find the right coach for each person; and their ability to ‘project manage; to deliver quality and results over more than a dozen individual coaching engagements. We continue to work with CFI extensively across our whole group of companies, and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a partner.!”
Harsha Viji / Managing Director / Sundaram Mutual
“Class room sessions were extremely lively and interactive and a practice session after every presentation was unique and great learning experience. Internship was rigorous and the seniors’ supervision was very reassuring. Excellent programme.”
Mr. Ashok Dhingra/ Executive Coach & Management Consultant/ SABMiller India