History/Founders

Grow Talent Company, established in 2000, has earned its place in the strategic HR consulting and Leadership Development space. In the last 15 years it has enabled a large number of global and domestic organizations to achieve breakthrough performance by realizing the potential of their people and creating a talent advantage.

The founders of Grow Talent Company came together to create a post graduate business school in 2009 to nurture leaders who can build organizations of consequence. For this they collaborated with a consortium of 32 companies who believed in the philosophy and value proposition (Aditya Birla Group, Dr Reddys, Hindustan Unilever, Infosys, Johnson and Johnson, Kohler, Larsen and Toubro, Mahindra, Max, Maruti Suzuki, Nokia, SAS, SAP SRF, Schneider, Symphony, Tata Steel, TVS Motors, Volvo-Eicher to name a few.)

The industry consortium’s involvement is what makes us who we are. They have been part of our visioning and have helped us through each stage of growth in the past several years. When we began as a one year program in the Indian context, the recognition was limited amidst parents and students. However, thanks to years of our consulting work prior to the business school, leading companies lent their name to this institution of excellence. They joined hands with us to literally ‘co-create’ a business school that addresses the needs of corporate India. Even before we began the school we had several rounds of discussion with this group of senior leaders to formulate our curriculum and admissions process. They lent their whole hearted support to our interview process in selecting every batch of SOIL students and mentored them through the year as well to ensure that their leadership learning is of the highest quality. We believe that their belief in us and their experience has enriched our very existence.

Board Members

ANIL SACHDEV

ANIL SACHDEV

Founder & CEO, SOIL

Dr. Pradip Khandwalla

Dr. Pradip Khandwalla

Former Director, IIM Ahmedabad

KK Nohria

KK Nohria

Former Chairman, Crompton Greaves

Neera Sachdev

Neera Sachdev

Director, Grow Talent

P.Dwarakanath

P.Dwarakanath

Director – Group Human Capital, Max India

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

CEO, English Helper | Former India Leader, American Express

Shailendra Kumar

Shailendra Kumar

Executive Director - Strategic Initiatives, SOIL

D SWAMINATHAN

D SWAMINATHAN

Executive Chairman, Manipal Health Enterprises | Former MD & CEO, Infosys BPO

Vinita Singh

Vinita Singh

Founder, ‘We the People

Yogesh Andlay

Yogesh Andlay

Founder, Nucleus Software

Rakesh Jinsi

Rakesh Jinsi

President, SOIL and Invitee to Board

Advisory Board Members

Analjit Singh

Analjit Singh

Chairman, Max India

Dr Karl Erik Sveiby

Dr Karl Erik Sveiby

Author and Global Expert, Knowledge Management

Dr Vijay Kelkar

Dr Vijay Kelkar

Chairman Finance Commission, Government of India

K Balasubramanian

K Balasubramanian

Member Holding Group, GMR

Prasad Kaipa

Prasad Kaipa

Executive Director, CLIC, ISB Founder, Kaipa Group

Shashank Vira

Shashank Vira

Managing Director, Synergy Corporate Advisors

Shyam Viswanathan

Shyam Viswanathan

Former Dean Executive Education, ISB

Suresh Shetty

Suresh Shetty

Ex CFO, Hero Honda | Director, Enam Securities

Tom Keelin

Tom Keelin

Founder, SDG | Adjunct, Stanford University