Anil Sachdev is the Founder and CEO of Eicher Consultancy Services (ECS), Grow Talent Company Limited and the School Of Inspired Leadership-SOIL. He was responsible for bringing AT Kearney to India and as head of ECS, also acted as its Managing Partner from 1992-1997. In 1998, ECS formed a 50-500 JV with the Menlo Park, California based Strategy consulting firm SDG (founded by world renowned Stanford faculty) and Anil was the CEO of this firm till March 2001.
In April 2001, Anil and his team of co-founders created Grow Talent, a strategic HR consulting firm that rapidly grew to become the leader by 2008. In October 2008, Anil and the other co-founders of Grow Talent entered the field of Education by creating SOIL- the School of Inspired Leadership. This innovative School has been co- created by a consortium of 32 leading firms such as 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 etc. It has focus on the five pillars of inspired leadership: Compassion, Diversity, Ethics, Mindfulness and Sustainability.
Anil’s experience in India and across the world covers areas such as leadership development, strategic change and organizational transformation. Recognised as a thought leader in these areas, Anil has done pioneering work with leading global and local firms. He has spoken at national and global conferences all over the world and has written contributory pieces for leading publications. He has been adjunct Faculty to leading business schools such as Indian School of Business, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, GMI, Flint Michigan, Antioch University, Seattle, Ohio University AND University of New Brunswick, Canada.
Anil began his career with Tata Motors in 1975 and joined Eicher in 1978 and worked in HR, operations and TQM before founding Eicher Consultancy Services in 1991.
He is active in management circles and has held several public offices such a Chairman of National Committee on Industrial relations and Regional Committee on Human Resource Development of Confederation Indian Industry. He was the Chair of the National Committee on Leadership Development and HR of CII for 2011-13.
Anil served on a panel of ‘Strategy Coaches’ approved by the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India to advice on matters of strategy formulation.
Anil is the Trustee of Chinmaya Mission and the former trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation.
He serves as a member of the Academic Committee of CEDEP, the Leadership Institute set up by INSEAD and European companies in Fontainebleau.
He represents India in the ‘World Compassion Council’ headquartered in Seattle, USA.
His biography appears in “Who’s who of the world” published by Marquis.