Anil Sachdev completed his MBA from the University of Pune in 1975 and joined Tata Motors and then the Eicher Group in 1978 and worked in HR, Operations and TQM areas.
On creating Eicher Consulting Services, Anil brought AT Kearney to India and also formed a joint venture with Strategic Decisions Group, a Menlo Park, California based Strategy Consulting firm, founded and led, mostly by Stanford University faculty and alumni. After spending 10 years building ECS, Anil decided to start a new organization with a focus on human development. Grow Talent enabled several global and local organizations to achieve breakthrough performance by realising the potential of their people and creating a talent advantage.
He enjoys teaching and was adjunct Faculty to leading business schools such as Indian School of Business, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, GMI, Flint Michigan, Antioch University, Seattle and Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Anil decided to create the School of Inspired Leadership to provide management education with focus on ethics, community partnerships, sustainability and other leadership aspects that the world needs.
Recognised as a thought leader in talent management, leadership development and organizational transformation, Anil has spoken at national and global conferences all over the world and has written contributory pieces for leading publications. He serves on the Board of Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited and Global Advisory Board of Schneider Electric. He is also the Chair of the CII National Committee on Leadership Development for the year 2011-12. He is active in management circles and has held several public offices such as Chairman of National Committee on Industrial relations and Regional Committee on Human Resource Development of Confederation Indian Industry. Anil serves as the Trustee of the Chinmaya Mission, an inspiring ‘Not for Profit’ Institution. He has received several National Awards including ‘The HR Professional of the Year’. He has also been awarded the Honorary Fellowship of Coaching Foundation India.
In 2012, Mr. Anil Sachdev was re-appointed as the Chair of the CII National Committee on Leadership Development for the year 2012-13. He has also been appointed as a member of CEDEP Academic Committee. CEDEP is an Executive Education Consortium, founded in 1970 in association with INSEAD to design and develop innovative open enrollment, company specific programmes for its members. CEDEP today brings together 22 member companies from a wide range of countries including the USA, India, France,Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Australia. Mr. Sachdev was also awarded the Learning Luminary Award, in recognition of his sustained, path-defining contributions to the sphere of Learning & OD by the Learning and Organization Development Roundtable, a not-for-profit society driving the cause of Learning & Organizational Development (L & OD) across India and Asia.
His biography appears in “Who’s who of the world” published by Marquis in 1991.