R Venkatesh Iyer
Director at Manya Education
Venkatesh (Venki) graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1982 and joined NIIT as a core member of the initial team that established the company and made it a force to reckon with. During his 23 years at NIIT, he built a reputation of being regarded as someone who can deliver irrespective of the odds. Since 2006, Venkatesh has been a Senior Partner at Vyaktitva and has been working on various organizational design, training and coaching assignments focused on individual and organizational performance. He has designed and delivered solutions for premier organizations in the country, including Colgate, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, HUL, PepsiCo, Bausch and Lomb, Airtel, Genpact, Hewitt, Globus, Whirlpool, ITC, and IBM. Venkatesh is an exceptional team player building high performing teams and guiding them in conceptualizing and executing complex projects. He is also an experienced CEO and CXO level coach. A champion of empowering the under-privileged with skills and business opportunities, Venkatesh co-promoted B2R Technologies, a rural based BPO social enterprise based in the Himalayan hinterland in 2009.