<h2 class=”title”>History/Founders</h2>
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
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    Anil Sachdev

    Founder & CEO, SOIL

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      Dr. Pradip Khandwalla

      Former Director, IIM Ahmedabad

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        KK Nohria

        Former Chairman, Crompton Greaves

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          Neera Sachdev

          Director, Grow Talent

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            P.Dwarakanath

            Director – Group Human Capital, Max India

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              Sanjay Gupta

              CEO, English Helper | Former India Leader, American Express

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                Shailendra Kumar

                Executive Director - Strategic Initiatives, SOIL

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                  D Swaminathan

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

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                    Vinita Singh

                    Founder, ‘We the People

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                      Yogesh Andlay

                      Founder, Nucleus Software

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                        Rakesh Jinsi

                        President, SOIL and Invitee to Board

                        Advisory Board Members
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                          Analjit Singh

                          Chairman, Max India

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                            Dr Karl Erik Sveiby

                            Author and Global Expert, Knowledge Management

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                              Dr Vijay Kelkar

                              Chairman Finance Commission, Government of India

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                                K Balasubramanian

                                Member Holding Group, GMR

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                                  Prasad Kaipa

                                  Executive Director, CLIC, ISB Founder, Kaipa Group

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                                    Shashank Vira

                                    Managing Director, Synergy Corporate Advisors

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                                      Shyam Viswanathan

                                      Former Dean Executive Education, ISB

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                                        Suresh Shetty

                                        Ex CFO, Hero Honda | Director, Enam Securities

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                                          Tom Keelin

                                          Founder, SDG | Adjunct, Stanford University