Vikas Chawda has over 23 years experience in the field of Business strategy, Sales & Marketing, Innovation, HR and Corporate training with aproven track record of providing pragmatic business solutions. He is the founder of Quantum Leap, a Management Consultancy Firm. A Trainer,Mentor, Coach, Educator, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur, INNOVATION is Vikas’ passion. He is invited as lead speaker on innovation at international forums and he is a consultant to leading corporate on ‘institutionalizing a culture of innovation’.
Vikas is in the powerful team of National Innovation Council, New Delhi, constituted by Prime Minister, for creating a road map for innovations, earlier chaired by Dr. Sam Pitroda. Playing a national role, he took up key initiatives for fostering innovations under “India Grand Vision 2020”.
In first week of July 2014 at Chita Russia, representing team India, his presentation won award in innovation category for India among 14 participating countries including China and Russia. Event was organized by Govt. of Russia, Russian Union of Youth and SCO countries.
He has trained 15,000 professionals, students, parents, trainees, workers in areas like innovation, strategy, leadership, sales, customer care, MDP and soft skills in 300+ workshops at many organizations including ABB, ACC, Adani, EIL, Reliance, GETRI, L&T, SPIPA, AMA etc.
Academics:A Graduate Mechanical Engineer from India’s premier institute REC/ NIT with merit scholarship and MBA in Marketing with distinction; Vikas was a visiting faculty for PG Management students at MS University, WLC College of UK and IGNOU. He is now on the Board of Studies at CK Shah Institute of Management, on the Board of Entrepreneurship Development Cell at ITM University and a member of Entrepreneurial MBA Advisory Group at Ahmedabad University.
Experience:Over 16 years, he worked with top ranked US (Emerson), German (Burgmann) and Indian multinationals in sales and marketing, customer care, quality assurance, projects, planning, manufacturing and training field in diverse industry verticals like engineering, oil, gas, refining, chemical, petrochemical, fertilizer, pharma, dairy, power, food, steel etc.
Vikas was the first project manager – converting bio-gas into electric power at Surat Municipal Corporation – first ever unique concept in India initiated by dept. of non-conventional energy, Govt. of India and United Nations. He represented at Global Emerson strategic marketing conference at Thailand and was also a special invitee in training program at ITT Richter, Germany. He won many awards for his outstanding performance during his professional career.
Accomplishments and Engagements:Vikas is a Mentor at Cleantech Open, US, world’s largest accelerator for cleantech start-ups, entrepreneurship and innovation – in a joint initiative of UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and FICCI for energy environment and economic sustainability. He is a Mentor, Speaker and Panellist at CEO Mentoring Clinic with a membership of 100+ CEOs – an initiative of Cyber Media / SME Connect.
He was a Jury for prestigious Kutch Business Excellence Awards 2013 by Federation of Kutch Industries Association; Ernest & Young was Process Advisor and Knowledge Partner. Gujarat Chief Minister conferred awards to the winners.
As a secretary and founding member of Vadodara Innovation Council (VIC), he played a pivotal role in shaping VIC to become India’s first and the only city based Innovation Council initiating new concepts e.g. Tod-Fod-Jod. VIC vision is to make “Vadodara – an Innovative City of India”.
He is an Elected Managing Committee member and now a Chairman (RTC) at Baroda Management Association. He is a secretary at Doctors – Engineers forum. He is a part of executive committee at National HRD Network, Baroda chapter and ex-secretary at KVT. He is also actively associated with other reputed professional, social, NGO and spiritual organizations.
Vikas is a lead Actor in drama – a unique corporate comedy – exposing management blunders, strategy goof-ups, and organization behaviour,applauded by 150+ audiences at L&T, Reliance, BMA, and recently at Indian Institute of Management – IIM –A.
Personal Details:Born in 1968, married, blessed with two children, Vikas lives in Vadodara with parents
Phone: 91-265-2357638, Cell : 91-94289 74333, E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web : www.quantum-leap.net.in
Vision :To build India – a nation of creators and not just consumers
Mission :To inspire Indians to include innovation – as India’s DNA