Dr. Shantanu Kumar
His experience has enabled most Fortune 500 companies across industries to improve operations efficiency, re-engineer obsolete and dying processes, reinvigorate business strategies and turn around failing businesses. He has trained and consulted on innovation using TRIZ, lean six sigma, program & project management, business process re-engineering, strategic leadership and managing change. He has trained more than 10000 professionals on lean six sigma, innovation, structured decision making and business process re-engineering across industries and touched many more lives in other leadership workshops. He uses his diverse life experiences to deliver workshops of seemingly complex concepts in easy to understand stories. His storytelling ability and humor keeps participants glued to their seats and his focus on applicability at work ensure tangible returns.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and statistics, master’s degree in applied math and statistics, MBA in operations management and a Phd-business intelligence scholar. His expertise includes master black belt six sigma, ISO lead auditor and project management. He has published research papers and continues to research on statistical application of neural networks in decision making, artificial intelligence in decision making models, financial risk management using decision trees classification model, multivariate statistics in marketing and operation research. He is a guest faculty at multiple business schools and continues to mentor business leaders realise their potential.
President – Middle East Operations
Dr Almaghrabi is also Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and is proficient Value Engineering, Risk Management, Total Quality Management, Strategic Planning, Balance Score Card, Internal Audit Framework.
Charitable Contribution: He has been the General Secretary of Social Community Center in Khulais for over 7 years and was also the Chairman of Alber Charity Organization in Khulais and the Head of Cultural Committee in Khulais, Saudi Arabia.
Vice president – Human Resources Operations
Virginie graduated in Business Engineering from Solvay Business School in Brussels. She holds a complementary graduation from Sorbonne University in Paris. She further qualifies in many areas, among which Lean and Six Sigma.
She designed and managed the first European Outsourced HR Services Center based on SAP HCM. She is fully credible in HR transformation as she played the various key roles of the model: HR Business Partner, HR Service Center Manager as well as Center of Expertise member. Multi nationality, she builds bridges between techniques and HR, as well as Business and HR. She brings modelisation and organization in the traditionally intuitive world of HR.
Areas of expertise: HR transformation: HR processes design, HR project management, Workday, SAP-HCM, HR Shared Service Center, HR Operating Model design, Strategic Workforce Planning.
Vice President – Healthcare
Prashant Vashistha has both a clinical and business background, graduated with Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College at Delhi (MAMC, DU). He received his MBA in Healthcare from one of the top business schools in India at the Faculty of Management Studies at University of Delhi (FMS, DU).
Prashant is the leader of the VarSigma Center for Health Systems Reforms. He also guides our research on the shift from “Outcome” to “Value Based Healthcare VBHC” models in the healthcare industry—and the resulting opportunities, challenges, and industry transformation. He has published his thesis on the determinants of Value Based Healthcare in the Corporate Hospitals in India.
Arun brings a blend of Engineering and Management thinking in his approach to problems. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering(Honours)Degree in Production Engineering from the PSG College of Technology. He followed it up with a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and also heads the International Business Varsity at Chennai Business School.
He has supported and implemented high impact business growth and strategy projects closely with executive leadership focusing around continuous improvement and achieving process excellence. His cross functional, cultural and industry background makes him a versatile professional for managing initiatives involving product management, supply-chain management, business development, pricing, customer/market segmentation, distribution, analytics, marketing strategy and overall business strategy. As a passion, he also pursues projects and research in the role of analytics influencing executive decision making and athlete performance in the Sports Industry.