“I believe that behaviors based on positive values of people is the basis for superior performance in organisations which endear the organisation to its members. These produce comprehensive outcomes across a wide range of goals such as financials benefit, competitive strength and a corporate brand.”
PRASAD M KUMAR
As the ‘Executive Chairman’ of Humanettics Prasad plays a pivotal role in shaping our relationship contract with clients that is based on trust, knowledge of our subjects and commercials that align to mutual goals. During his career over four decades his reputation is built on these principles and is widely recognised. Prasad continues to engage with his clients and develop new insights.
Earlier he has held a width of senior corporate roles in leading Indian companies such as Madura Coats, CMC Limited, WIPRO, Thermax Limited and GMR Group. For a significant part of this career, he has been involved in long term partnerships with several companies in consulting roles such as Kotak Mahindra, KPMG, Amarchand Mangaldas, Murugappa Group, GMR Group, Ramoji Rao Group, Marico, Oberoi Hotels, Apollo Hospitals, Thermax Limited, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Crompton Greaves, Hindustan Times, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Microland and others. Till recently, he was Business Chairman and member of the Group Holding Board of the GMR Group; Vice- Chairman and Managing Director of Parampara Institute of Family Business and Chairman of RAXA, the GMR owned homeland security company.
Prasad is the founder of Human Endeavour, a boutique advisory firm for Family Business Advisory services and continues to be the Vice-Chairman and Principal Advisor to the Parampara institute of Family Business, a non- profit social initiative, sponsored by the GMR Group. He is a member of the Governing Council of Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology.
An alumni of XLRI, he rounded off his management education with Manchester University UK. He is an accredited facilitator of the Indian Society of Applied Behavioural Sciences and a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) of The International Association of Facilitators (for a three year tenure). A Life Member of International Association of Facilitators, he has also been Executive in Residence at the Kellogg School of Management , NW University, Chicago, USA.
“I see companies consumed by complex change. They pursue solutions in the short term while many times the longer-term purpose of this change is lost. Only a few recognize the disengagement of their people, which often brings down the change itself.”
In early 2016 Atul moved from Amrop to build the groups interests in organisational consulting launching Humanettics, a multi-country business focused on aspects of change that organisations experience. Prior to this, for fourteen years Atul was the founder partner at the group’s business at Amrop India serving on its global board for two terms.
His work has been in domains of Automotive, Industrial and Infrastructure Industries, apart from Financial Services. Atul also led a focus on change in the ‘family business practice’ – an area he remains deeply committed to. He sets himself apart by his obvious passion for building businesses, creative problem solving and for bringing innovative approaches to his clients. He is known for forming deep client partnerships through his personal leadership skills.
He started his career with Information Technology and later joined Citibank as Country Head of the payments division of the bank. Thereafter moved to work with GE Capital where he led the vendor financial services business for about 5 years.
Atul is an Honors Graduate in Physics from Delhi University and has a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance & Marketing).
“I have often seen two organizations having the same level of technology, capital, human capability and competence performing differently. Diagnosing the reasons provides insights that allow us to build solutions for enhancing performance that are easier to implement. This simplicity must remain core to the technical, commercial and the social dimensions of the organisation to deliver long lasting change.”
Shiva has over three decades of operational experience leading large and diverse teams across global businesses in the Industrial and Infrastructure segment across different markets. Until recently he led the Indian arm of Thyssenkrupp mining technology as its Managing Director running the India strategy for technology, design and manufacturing in two Indian plants. During his leadership the company witnessed a growth of over 100%.
At Humanettics, Shiva focuses on the development and growth of practice areas. He particularly works on building a differentiated go-to-market framework towards sustainable relationships that are at our core.
He started his corporate journey with L&T and went on to lead a large multi ethnic group in Siemens Singapore and the ASEAN countries. His role as CEO for Industrial solutions and services in Siemens SEA has been significant in managing a successful M&A and the largest project for a chemical major. During his earlier stint as CEO for this business division in Siemens India, the sales and profit doubled over this three years period. Siemens also completed the Bangalore International Airports project under his leadership. Shiva is recognized for his strengths of leading cross cultural teams and taking ideas to fruition by focussing on execution. His clients consider him as a true partner delivering sustainable solutions for their growth plans.
Shiva is an engineer from College of Engineering, Guindy and a management graduate from University of Madras. He has also attended a number of advanced management programs from leading management institutes in Europe, US and India.
“All of us in the industry are focussed on execution which gets the job done. I wish to also train internal teams to execute the way we do using our IP. That way the organisation evolves around new methodologies”
Dr Joss’s commercial sector consulting has focused on the management of change, and the redesign of organizational structures and systems. Assignments have taken him to Australasia, the USA, Canada and the UK. Sectors include Mining (e.g. Hamersley Iron, Inco), Aluminium rolling mills and wire and cable (e.g. Alcan, Commonwealth Aluminum), Coal Services (Port Waratah), Banking (Commonwealth Bank), Engineering Consultants (Faber Maunsell) and Oil and Gas (BG Group). His most recent significant assignments were a five month-long project to improve gender diversity for the BG Group (2014) and a study of the effectiveness of an outdoor leadership program in graduate development, for the same company (2015).
His public sector work has centred more on undertaking major evaluations of performance for National and Local Government organisations in the UK including the British Army, social services, health services and probation. For example: a complete redesign of the staff assessment systems for the probation services of England and Wales in a shift to competency-led assessment.
Dr Joss has published on a range of subjects including international benchmarking, models of professionalism, professional training, discrimination and diversity, and the quality of health care.
“You cannot quantify human behavior. I like to see myself as a qualitative storyteller, dwelling into understanding the deeper meaning of human behaviour in the workplace and communicating the complicated material to non-specialists.”
Shruti has previously worked at Randstad India as part of its internal talent acquisition team, taking care of end to end recruitment.
Shruti did her under-graduation in psychology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and is a graduate in work and organisational psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK specializing in areas such as leadership and organisational development, training in organisation, workplace counselling and research.