Unique combination of leading large businesses profitably, and also leading large functions like Group HR, Group Audit, Group Corporate Communications successfully.
Over 4 decades of management experience of clients in many countries, having worked with colleagues of several nationalities and bringing working experience from some large, highly reputed, internationally recognized firms – NTPC, Alstom T & D (now GE), vCustomer (now Tech Mahindra), Wipro and GMR Group.
I had entrusted Aniruddha Ganguly with some very large & complex responsibilities in GMR during his 10 years in the Group (2009 – 2019). He led several Group functions with tremendous success – Group Strategy & ERM, Business Excellence, HR, Management Assurance & Audit, Ethics & Integrity, Facilities Management and Corporate Communications. He worked with me closely all these years and proved to be an institutional member with high level of integrity & honesty, with sharp focus on business outcome, upholding Group Values at all times. He earned our affection and respect for his highly effective leadership with human touch.
GM Rao, Founder and Group Chairman, GMR Group, Delhi, India
Aniruddha possesses the most important skill a coach can have. He is a superb listener. We have all had the experience of speaking to someone and getting the strong sense that all they are doing is waiting to talk next. Aniruddha listened intensely in each of our sessions before reflecting back what he had heard. Active listening is not easy, takes patience and focus. Aniruddha is well versed in theory and tools to help his clients move quickly towards their goals. In Aniruddha you will find a coach who is not only talented, but incredibly kind.
Karin Bunnell, Ph. D., Organization development consultant, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Aniruddha Ganguly has a very progressive outlook and takes a long term, sustainable view of situations, people, relationships, business and life. I have worked closely with him for several years and admired his values and principled leadership in top management roles. A very seasoned professional, his versatile, deep and wide experience straddles business leadership, technology, HR, coaching and institution building. He brings very high standards to whatever he does or leads. He is friendly, fair, persuasive and dependable. He will do a remarkable job as a leadership coach and senior advisor to corporate organisations and family business.
Prasad Kumar, Family Business Advisor & Founder - Human Endeavour, ex-GMR Group Holding Board member, Bangalore, India
Aniruddha is a great coach. Using his coaching skills, he was able to help me obtain key insights into my situations that proved invaluable. He has a way to work with and helped me in my road to self-discovery. He also could bring in additional resources and tools to help me. I recommend him in the highest terms possible.
John J McGowan Ph. D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Aniruddha is a thoroughbred professional with a deep sense of fair play and conviction. I have known him for the past ten years and found him to display a flair for challenging and supporting talent. He took keen interest in the development of people and graduated himself to becoming an executive coach and strategic consultant. He recognises that coaching is a creative process wherein the client is encouraged to seek an uplifting experience both personally and professionally. He is highly ethical. He has the capacity to establish connections with people.
R R Nair, ex-HR Director – Unilever, Independent Director and CEO Coach, Bangalore, India
Business reviews are a key element in the success of any business. Aniruddha’s business reviews were of a high standard, combined with task-orientation, people-orientation, focusing on future and process-centric. He led GMR Group Human Resources with a great passion and lifted it to high level of strategic orientation, including formal job evaluation, flattening the Group organization structure. He was admired for his Vision, Knowledge and Wisdom. His ready laughter and sense of humor endeared him to many. He was a fine Brand Ambassador of GMR Group.
BVN Rao, Business Chairman and Group Holding Board Member, GMR Group, Delhi, India
Aniruddha cuts through the maze and haze to bring clarity to the core aspects which matter to an individual for lending a credible direction. He glides effortlessly with you lending comfort without compromising the goals of coaching interactions. I am pleased to have chosen Aniruddha when I needed to.
Akash Middya, ex-Global Vice President – Industry & Infrastructure, GE / Alstom, Massachusetts, USA
I remember Aniruddha, as part of our top management, supporting me by leading some very challenging initiatives in the Energy vertical of GMR. He established enterprise risk management that helped in raising our quality of critical business decisions. He also led a large & complex task of organization re-design, development and manpower rationalization. On another occasion he led the difficult initiative of relocating our entire Energy Corporate from Bangalore to Delhi very smoothly, without business discontinuity. We relied on him for his thorough planning, mature leadership and efficient execution, always with the best interest of GMR at heart.
GBS Raju, Business Chairman and Group Holding Board Member, GMR Group, Delhi, India
I had the opportunity to be coached by Aniruddha while I was transitioning from corporate to being an entrepreneur. It was a sheer co-incidence that I was introduced to him and he helped me in the transition phase immensely. The coaching assignment helped me in fixing my goals and to put together a plan with clarity. This surely helped me on a great start. Aniruddha is vastly experienced, actively listens and asks the right questions that encourages you to think differently and reach a conclusion yourself.
Sindhu Subhashini, Talent Transformation Specialist, Bangalore, India
Aniruddha, as a key member of our top management, showed his mature leadership in supporting me with the building of GMR Group’s new state-of-the-art centralized shared services centre in Hyderabad. As a next step, he took up the highly challenging work of ramping down and shutting down our existing Bangalore centre, ramping up our new Hyderabad centre, while maintaining 100% business continuity, and ensured operational stabilization of the Hyderabad centre. Aniruddha’s ability to think ahead, plan strategically, lead his team with human touch and execute with eye for detail, were admirable.
Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Corporate Chairman and Group Holding Board Member, GMR Group, Delhi India
If you want to learn about leadership, you need to talk to Aniruddha. I have had more than 10 coaching sessions with Aniruddha in which we explored ways I can take my leadership skills to the next level. Being certified to perform various assessments, Aniruddha supported me with warmth, empathy and a very deep knowledge about emotional intelligence.
Wolfgang Liertz, Head of Digital Transformation at TRUMPF SEA Pacific, Singapore
Aniruddha was a high performer while he represented the Values of GMR Group. He was instrumental in hiring a large majority of top talent in leadership positions. The patience and firmness that he brought to the talent review and succession planning for the entire top leadership team was a huge accomplishment. During his 10 years with GMR Group, he handled several challenging roles with tremendous maturity and contributed to a wide variety of mission-critical initiatives during these years as an institutional member.
Srinivas Bommidala, Business Chairman and Group Holding Board Member, GMR Group
Coming at a very opportune time of my career, my coaching with Mr Aniruddha Ganguly has helped me fully prepare for a higher role in my organization. I was not only able to identify the strength and weaknesses but work on them assiduously and measure the change. The subtle ways in which he was able to develop my potential was remarkable. The recognition that lasting change happens when I can bring about the change in my ‘being/feelings’ has been the biggest takeaway for me.
Avanish Kumar Ph. D., Director, CSW, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, Hyderabad, India
He is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 35 years of professional experience in Assurance & Financial Accounting Advisory in ‘Big 4’ accounting & auditing firms. In 1995 Sunil rose to be a Partner in S. R. Batliboi, a member firm of EY (erstwhile Ernst & Young). He has deep experience in financial reporting under Indian GAAP / IND AS / IFRS, corporate governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Financial Controls, Company Law, SEBI requirements and IPOs in India.
With about 30 years of industry experience he has worked as a Practitioner and as a Management Consultant in supporting businesses and spearheading projects focussed on organisation effectiveness. He has experience in Business Process, Productivity, HR and Business Excellence, improvement in line with various techniques such as Lean, Six Sigma, Job Evaluation, PDM, Bench Marking, Business Excellence, Career Planning etc. He has expertise in Organization Design for enhancing organizational effectiveness and Process and Productivity Improvements using various Management Tools and Techniques.
He is an Agile Digital and business transformation practitioner with 24 years of wide-ranging Business, Technology and Operational leadership experience. He brings deep process expertise in areas of Customer engagement, New Product Introduction, Supply Chain & Procurement and Service delivery management. He has successfully enabled Global and Indian organizations across diverse Industry sectors such as Textiles & Apparels, Refining & Petro Processing, High Technology Distribution, Retail, Automotive, Agri Equipment, Airports and Infrastructure development to achieve their transformation objectives.
Amitava Bose is consummate consultant with substantive expertise in Operations Excellence, Project Management of greenfield & brownfield ventures, implementing continuous improvement projects through BPR & Lean programs as well as developing new markets and promoting the growth of myriad businesses.
An accomplished senior executive Amitava has four decades of management experience from managing operations to driving new projects and initiatives.
Zac Thomas is a senior HR professional with over 30 years of experience, 17 years of which have been with a Fortune100 Global FMCG Company, having held HR Head roles across multiple geographies in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He's currently the managing consultant of HR90Degrees, an HR consulting firm based in Dubai. He is also a co-founder of XZED Skills Pvt Ltd and a Partner at Sol People Transformation.
He has handled a variety of HR issues including M&A, change management, Comp & Ben, Career and Succession Planning, Talent Management as well as labour unions/ industrial relations.
Sindhu Subhashini is a senior HR professional with over 24 years of experience in multiple IT Services Organizations. Her core area of expertise is building and implementing key people practices and building a culture that would be the business differentiator.
In her consulting role, Sindhu is currently heading Sol People Transformation, an HR Consulting Organization based in India and has helped 30+ organizations in defining and implementing core people processes. She has mentored more than 100+ leaders across industry in their leadership journey.