Mr. V.S.K. Sood, the Managing Director of Top Rankers, is a known H.R. professional, highly qualified M.A, M.S.W., L.L.B, P.G.D.B.M., with over 35 years rich experience and exposure in all facets of HRD ad Industrial Relations in reputed organizations like Metal Box, Escorts, Larsen & Toubro and Modistone Tyre from where he left as Vice President.
He has an excellent track record of handling critical assignments in the field of training and development, designing and implementing appraisal systems, organizational studies and restructuring, job evaluation, designing, compensation plans, manpower rationalization, redeployment, personnel audit, industrial relations strategies and employee welfare & counseling.
Dr. Jitendra K. Das has avid interest in areas of developmental marketing, social marketing, environmental marketing, rural marketing, and application of quantitative techniques for developing robust marketing programs especially in the domain of Customer Relationship Management.
He has been awarded “Transformational Leadership Award" in the LEADERSHIP Awards 2016 organized by ASSOCHAM India on March 9, 2016 at Hotel Chanakya, Patna and ‘India Education Excellence Award 2014’ for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development’ by Worldwide Achievers and Headlines Today on April 14, 2014 at Hotel Oberoi, New Delhi. Further, honored with the ‘BEST DIRECTOR AWARD’ in the Asian Education Leadership Awards 2013 held on September 24, 2013 at Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. He was a recipient of the most coveted Connaught Fellowship for three years at University of Toronto and was also nominated for the prestigious The Joan E. Foley Quality of Student Experience Award 1998 (Open to faculty, staff and students of the University of Toronto).
He was empanelled on the ‘Distinguished Advisory Board’ of the 2007 INFORMS Marketing Science Conference held at the Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, 28-30 June, 2007. He has widely presented papers to many national and international conferences/seminars. His contribution to the academia includes articles on systems analysis in natural resources and marketing that have appeared in national and international publications, such as, i) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Systems Analysis & Management Decisions-Monterey, University of California, Berkeley, ii) OR37 of UK Annual Conference, iii) Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier Journal), iv) Ecology Society Economy: Life Sciences Dimension, Filander Verlag Press, Germany, v) Financial Express, vi) University, News, vii) Vikalpa – The Journal of Decision Makers (IIM Ahmedabad), viii) Business Research, ix) Marketing study reports to GWB, Germany, IDRC of Canada, and the World Bank, ix). Proceedings of National Seminars, etc.
He has taught Customer Relationship Management, Advanced Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Internet Marketing, etc. courses at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow). He has also taught various courses at SP Jain Management Center, Singapore, IIM Kozhikode and IIM Ahmedabad. Besides, he has been associated with teaching at Danube Business School, Danube University Krems, Austria.
He has conducted many Executive Training Programs at IIM Lucknow including many one to five day programs at client locations. Before joining IIM, Lucknow, Dr. Das has worked with leading corporate organizations including Shriram Chemicals, Kota and WIPRO Information Technology Ltd. at Bangalore and New Delhi. As a business executive he gained valuable experience of the competitive marketplace, acquired skills to innovate and a sharp edge to perform. He has also been with the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (IIFM) where he had been teaching Marketing Management, Marketing Research, and Rural and Environmental Marketing courses in their MBA-equivalent program and conducted many National Seminars and Management Development Programs.
He has demonstrated administrative acumen by his effective handling of various academic-administrative positions in the past, such as, at IIM Lucknow he held positions of Chairman--Marketing Group, Chairman--Management Development Program, founder Dean (Noida Campus), etc. As a member of the School of Graduate Studies Council and Fee Restructuring Committee of the University of Toronto, he helped bring changes in the system to better serve needs of the students. He also spearheaded a team and became a signatory along with the President of the University of Toronto and two other members, to a historic document empowering students of the University of Toronto in the decision process of the University. He was also nominated as a member of the Selection Committee to appoint Dean, School of Graduate Studies—an apex academic body—of the University of Toronto.
He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank; GTZ (German Agency for Technical Cooperation through GWB, Germany); IDRC (International Development Research Centre) of Canada; Department of North Eastern Region, Government of India; GlobeCast India (a division of France Telecom); Coal India Ltd.; Indian Rayon Industries Ltd (Aditya Birla Group); ESCOTEL Mobile Communications Ltd., New Delhi; Khadi Village Industries Commission; Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.; etc. on various marketing issues.
He holds B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Management and Systems) degrees, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi), and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
A HR Expert for organization turnaround, business strategy & transformational leadership. A strategic HR leader with 3 decades of experience with deep engagement in organization development & people management.
A Management graduate from Chandigarh, a Post Graduate Diploma in HRD from Ahmedabad and Training & Development from ISTD, Delhi. Also a certified “Quality Specialist” (Total Quality Management) and a Trainer. Has been trained & worked with Indian & multinational companies like Xerox (USA), Sprint International (USA),First Pacific (Hong Kong), Telkomsel (Indonesia), Kyowa Pharma (Japan) etc. on HR practices. Has been with Reliance ADA Group, Mumbai as President Corporate HR, CEO & Director of Reliance HR Services Ltd. & NIS Sparta. Also a part of the Management Board and Top Leadership team with LUPIN LTD, BHARTI AIRTEL, IDEA CELLULAR, RPG ENTERPRISES and MODI XEROX. Worked in startups, Green field projects as well as existing businesses in India and abroad with Fortune 500 companies in diverse businesses like Telecom, IT, Automation, Chemical, Pharma etc. Facilitated organizations inBusiness expansion (including JV & Merger and Acquisition), operation excellence, P&L to establish market leadership in revenue, customer and employee satisfaction andcorporate governance.Led organization structuring, enhancing productivity, cost optimization, efficiency & effectiveness interventions.Hired and inducted Senior Management / Top Talent across industries, advised key business leaders in areas of Career/ Succession Planning, Mentoring, Coaching & Counseling, and implemented HR processes, systems, policies with practicable best in class people practices with high degree of automation. Been an active participant in organizations to build Quality practices & culture through the implementation of Six Sigma, Business Process Re-engineering, Quality Circles etc. and also by strengthening Internal Communications and Corporate Social Responsibilities. Facilitated organizations in building “employer brand” and “employer of choice”. He has been Director / Advisor to various Professional bodies &various academic institutions. Management speaker at various forums in India & Abroad.Written & published books and articles on HRD & TQM.
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