Raghu is an Instructional Designer and an International Corporate Trainer…
Armed with his unique style of simplicity, Raghu believes in connecting with common people by sharing day-to-day examples, intending to make them cherish the very purpose of their existence. His inspiring persuasive nature encourages people to realise their inner potential leading to positive transformation. Being a self-driven optimist, Raghu ensures that all his Transformative Workshops are dynamic, energetic & result oriented.
A distinction holder in Industrial Engineering from the prestigious University of Pune, Raghu has actively worked for over twenty five years in the fields of Academics, core Industrial Engineering, Software Development & Management, and e-Auctions. Given this experience, and an in-depth understanding of the Corporate Training needs, he is able to tailor-make Training Modules specific to the client’s requirements.
He conducts training sessions on Leadership skills, Management Development Program, Improving Personal Effectiveness, Communication skills, Problem-solving skills, Conflict Management & Team Building, Stress Management, Behavioral skills, Inter-personal skills, Customer Service, Public Speaking, Unleashing Creativity at Workplace, Work Life Balance and Teacher’s training. Raghu also conducts sessions on Campus to Corporate, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management Tools and e-Auctions.
His sessions have been game-changers for numerous individuals from several leading corporates such as Dept. of Atomic Energy(DAE), IREL (India) Limited, Nuclear Power Corpn. Of India Ltd. (NPCIL) , Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. (BLACL), Atomic Minerals Divn. (AMD), National Textile Corpn. (NTC), International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Navin Fluorine International Ltd., Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Autopack Machines Pvt. Ltd., Wellness Forever Medicare Pvt. Ltd., SIES (Nerul) College of Arts Science & Commerce, DKTE Society’s Institute of Textile & Engg, Fr. Agnel’s Engineering College, Vishwakarma Institute of Tech. & Mgmt, St. Mary’s School, Blue Stream Environment Technologies LLC- Dubai, Foster Consultants – Dubai etc.
Raghu is an engaging speaker and encourager. Participants listen with captivated attention, and enthusiastically engage themselves in all activities. Raghu's greatest strength is to explain profound insights with simple examples and experiences that participants can relate to, and this naturally guarantees that they gain a substantial insight into their lives and the power to transform themselves.
My Mantra - Transformation is the beginning of every growth and success story...
An alumnus of IIT, Chennai who has the distinction of receiving the President of India award for the best student in the graduating class of 69, Raghavendran went on and obtained an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (MIT). At MIT, he worked in the System Dynamics Lab with the stalwarts in the field such as Prof Jay Forrester, Prof John D Sterman and Prof Peter Senge.
Raghavendran has an illustrious career spanning more than five decades in the oil industry in India. As the President of Reliance Industries Ltd, he helped RIL to set up the world’s largest grassroot refinery at Jamnagar and set up the various business systems on commissioning of the refinery in 1999. He also pioneered the Reliance Petro-retailing business as one most successful fuel retailing organizations in India. He was also responsible for setting up from scratch marketing of LPG, Aviation and Industrial Products. He was also responsible for acquiring a sick petroleum marketing company in East Africa, turnaround of the same and exit through sale to an Oil MNC.
During his earlier part of his career, Raghavendran headed Eastern Region at Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL). He executed marketing responsibilities in W Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, North-eastern states, Sikkim, Bhutan and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Raghavendran held several industry roles during his long career. He was Vice-Chairman of Petroleum Federation of India, an association of all oil companies in India, since its inception (2002) until it was transformed into its successor organization FIPI in 2016.
He has served on the boards of many subsidiaries of Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance Industries Ltd and the Oil Industry. He served as the Regional Coordinator for the oil industry for coordination with GOI and the various State Governments and also served as a trustee on the boards of Calcutta and Paradip Port trusts during his tenure as Head of Eastern Region of Indian Oil. He has also served on deputation to Planning Commission, Govt of India, and Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA).
Shailendra Kumar Pokhriyal, has thirty-six years of professional experience, which includes Industry and Academia. In industry his focus areas were on Plant Operation & Administration (Advani - Orlikon), Sales and Marketing of specialized Chemical products (BASF-German Chemical Company). At NCL, Pune - a national laboratory of international repute, he has worked on industry focused applied research in the down-stream Oil and Gas industry, and in Lukoil Refinery in Bourgas, Bulgaria. In academia, his focus areas are research, teaching, administration and corporate training. He has extended lead help and coordinated strategic planning, curriculum development and international accreditation process, supervision, evaluating, and supporting departments / Schools in a manner that promotes excellence in instruction, promoting on-line/ Hybrid courses, scholarly and creative productivity. He has won best Faculty Award 2017-2018 and member of Society of Petroleum Engineers & Energy Institute, London, UK.
Shailendra Pokhriyal is M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - Oil & Gas Technology from Bourgas, Bulgaria, MBA (marketing) and PhD in Upstream Oil and Gas. He has done variety of courses from prestigious Universities, he has completed a summer school four credit course on “International Environmental Governance, Policy & Social Justice”, from Harvard University. He is a corporate consultant on training and new product development in Energy sector. As an inspirational facilitator and mentor, he has delivered programs for companies like Oil India Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, CAIRN India, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, BORL, NRL, HCL and Oil & Gas regulators, Nigeria.
He possesses an international exposure for academic conferences and invited talk to many Universities and has participated many national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. An avid researcher he has 40 research publications in referred international and national journals and two books to his credits. He is guides PhD research scholars and many of them have received their doctoral degree in the areas of Renewable Energy, Energy Policy & Management, Internet of Thing in Petro retail, Digitization and Innovative technologies.
To bring Quality in Higher Education so that the gap between fast changing industry and academia diminishes. Professor Pokhriyal has strong industry connect and Industry experts for better Industry – Academia interaction. He has closely observed and participated in international accreditation processes, outcome-based education and Value Based Higher education. As a Head of Department and Associate Dean, he has helped getting Q-star 5/5 rating (Program Strength) & International accreditation (IACBE) for MBA Oil & Gas Management program. Currently he a Consultant to Global University System. GUS Global Services (India) Private Limited and Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. Advising on new future course/product development, New Skills, Industry Connect, MOOC, Role of Digitization in Education Institutes. Working on a project on new fire-fighting system for Forest fire, (Forest Research Institute, Dehradun). He also a Member of the Board of Mgmt. of “National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration”. New Delhi.
On social front, he is promoting young talent dedicated to Indian classical music & dance through his NGO “Shri Tapkeshwar Sangeet Samaroh Samiti”, Dehradun. He is a Life member of “Swadeshi Science Movement of India”, (NPL, CSIR) New Delhi and Snehil (working for the development of children and women, their education and health).
Rajagopalan Purushothaman, fondly called as “Puru” by his acquaintances, is a winner of Gold Award, Brandon Hall, USA and Asian Human Capital Award, Singapore for best business impacting learning interventions, being responsible for L&D, setting up corporate academies, strategic learning solutions and Digital learning landscape at Reliance Industries Limited.
Currently he is leading the Learning and Development for the new commerce business (JioMart). As a Senior Vice President, his responsibilities at Reliance includes setting up corporate academies, training effectiveness and business impact measurement, designing and implementing competency framework, Assessment Development Center design and roll-out, leadership development, job readiness, developing performance enhancement and succession plan learning solutions for JioMart, Jio-BP JV, Petro Retailing, Aviation fuel, Industrial marketing and Reliance Retail. Puru has designed and implemented learning interventions for organizations with more than 1,50,000 people. He managed learning functions in Reliance Infocomm, NIS Sparta Ltd, Franklin Covey, South Asia, DOOR International successfully.
Puru an IMT, Ghaziabad alumni with nearly 35 years of experience in Retail, Telecom, Manufacturing and Information industry in business development & L&D has also been felicitated with LEAP Vault for the CLO of the year, Best Corporate Academy and Best business impacting learning intervention by TISS.
He is also on the advisory board of RAI, “WeSchool” Welingkar, and FutureBridge. Puru has facilitated more than 1200 workshops on Leadership Development and Emotional Intelligence and penned the book on the futuristic competency “Emotional Intelligence-Reaching Escape Velocity in the Digital Era”.
Puru is currently doing PhD in “Story based animated digital assessment”. In his free time, he is a fitness enthusiast, loves to travel and explore places as well as people across the globe, most recently being scaling the 19,340 ft Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.