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VIKAS SAXENA : Curriculum Vitae


• Senior professional with extensive years of in-depth experience with reputed IT Organizations. Scaled the career ladder in quick upward succession & acquired rich expertise in all the vital functions including Human Resource Management, Operations Management, and Business Development, & performed effectively in cross-functional roles with élan & success.

• Possess a strong track record of achieving results in high-growth Organizations, new ventures & turnarounds.

• Result-focused team leader, having lead & managed a large team of professionals & staff, instilling a sense of belonging in them. Assisted & motivated the team towards achievement of goals.


Human Resource Management

 Responsible for Recruitment & Selection. Established a highly qualified skilled technical team.
 Charted career graphs for employees & planned for their career growth.
 Counseled employees & resolved grievances through empathy & understanding.
 Introduced a transparent Employee Grievance redressal system.
 Devised and Implemented OD Initiatives, Employee-Retention Schemes and Reduced Employee- Attrition rate considerably.
 Instrumental in initiation & establishment of HR Policies, Processes & Systems.
 Instituted effective Performance Management & Performance Appraisal programs.
 Initiated & developed the ‘Training’ function. Trained & equipped employees with the latest technology, besides helping them face day-to-day situations at work.
 Handled highly sensitive BOT and Transitions.
 Established compatible Compensation & Benefits programs.
 Developed an HR Manual.
 Pioneered several initiatives in Employee-Engagement and in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Operations Management

 Instrumental in setting-up the Company’s operations in India.
 Acted as an effective liaison for obtaining STPI approval for Export Oriented Unit.
 Adhered to & complied with all the necessary legal/statutory obligations.
 Entered into strategic business alliances with corporate giants.
 Supervised & ensured completion of quality project deliverables within time committed targets.
 Responsible for the smooth & effective day-to-day functioning of office operations.

Business Development

 Analyzed market & devised tactical strategies, beating competition.
 Responsible for consistently exceeding revenues & profits, through strategic sales & marketing.
 Developed long-term & lasting relationship with customers through excellent customer relationship management.


November 2009 till date


• Professional Expertise Group are a rapidly emerging Consultancy services enterprise in Strategic Human Resources, Management, Strategic Business Development, Executive Search & Talent-Acquisition, Capability Building, Training & Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Legal, & Counselling, with a vast Clientele in Corporates in all sectors, cutting across geographies.

• Visiting Faculty In Several Leading B-Schools & Engineering Colleges.

December 2008 - November 2009

As HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING for the Global Operations.

Thinksoft Global are a leading Financial Software Testing Specialist, headquartered in Chennai, and have a conspicuous worldwide presence : USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and Middle – East.

May 2005 - July 2008

As VICE-PRESIDENT & HEAD : HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT & ADMIN, and key member of the Senior Management Team.

Valtech India are the Global Delivery Center and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valtech Inc., which is a leading IT Organization with a vast and a strong presence worldwide, globally headquartered in Paris : France, and listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

January 2004 - April 2005

As HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES and a senior member of the Core Management Team,

Vinciti AQ is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e4e Inc, and is globally – headquartered in Santa Clara and Phoenix in USA, and is a leading service provider in IT – Infrastructure and Technical Support.

April 1998 – January 2004

As VICE-PRESIDENT & HEAD : HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA OPERATIONS, reporting to the Group President & CEO of Vedatech International,

(Vedatech Overseas Inc. and Vedatech International are globally headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA. Vedatech India are engaged in providing IT Consultancy Services and in customization/localization in VLSI-CAD, Telecom, E-Commerce, BPR, ERP, MRO etc. Vedatech India also provides highly skilled and experienced resources to the associate Companies in the Vedatech Group based in Japan, China, Europe, and USA, for their clients, most of them being Fortune 500 Companies).

 Key person selected as a delegate member, representing IT industries to participate in the Export Marketing Program for Indo-Japan IT Related Business, (AOTS), Tokyo & Osaka, Japan, 2000.

 SONATA SOFTWARE LTD, Bangalore; 1991 - 1998

• Regional Manager: (Marketing) Heading North Region from 1991-93

• Group Manager: HRD & EXPORTS reporting to the Vice President - HRD, responsible for & directed HR activities, including handling legal matters: 1993-98

 HCL Ltd., New Delhi, Patna & Lucknow; 1983 - 1991

As Regional Manager - Sales reporting to the General Manager, key person responsible for the business development & a prime contributor to position HCL as a # 1 Organization in the IT industry.

HCL Ltd., now known as HCL Technologies, earlier as Hindustan Computers, is a leading manufacturer of hardware & supplier of software in the IT industry in India.

• Location Head of HCL operations in Bihar: 1986 - 1989

 Key person to turnaround the business in Bihar, impacting revenues & profits for the Organization.
 Developed the dealer network & OEM channel, proving it successful.
 Successfully opened-up business with the Government sector.

 EM Systems, Mumbai & New Delhi; 1981 - 1983

As Business Development Executive.

 As a Lawyer & an Advocate; 1980 -1981

Practised in the Allahabad High Court & in the Supreme Court of India.


• Global Managers In Jurassic Park, Mumbai
• Behavioral Training Workshop, Bangalore
• Management Development Program, Chennai
• Assertiveness Workshop, Bangalore
• Management Development Program, Bangalore
• Internal Auditor Training Program, (ISO) Bangalore
• Export Marketing Program for Indo-Japan IT Related Business, (AOTS), Tokyo & Osaka, Japan (Had the distinction of being a core Member of the first Indian IT delegation to Japan under the AOTS Program, and addressed The Business Promotion Councils of NASDAQ in Japan)
• Global Compact Management Training Program, (United Nations / ILO), Bangalore
• Re-engineering Yourself, ICFAI University, (ICFAI Business School ) Hyderabad/Bangalore
• The 4-Roles Of Leadership Workshop, Franklin Covey, South Asia, Bangalore
• ISO, CMM Level 5, BS 7799, PCMM Workshops
• The Chief Executive Forum, IIPM & INSEAD-France, Bangalore


• Conducted a number of Training & Development Programs, and presented Papers in Management, Sales & Marketing, HR, International Law, International Relations, and Human Rights etc.,. Published in leading Journals and Newspapers, and delivered Lectures in various prestigious forums including NASSCOM, and in leading Business Schools.


• To ensure that, the HR Strategy and Organization Structure are commensurate with the business strategies of the Organization
• To ensure that, the vision and mission of the Organization are translated into implementable HR Policies, Practices, & Guidelines
• To manage talent through up-gradation / promotion / infusion, and Retention of people and lead the development of people strategy within the overall context of business
• To help sustain a performance oriented culture and focus on HR development through adequate messages, systems and communications support, and effective alignment to performance-metrics and parameters for the organization
• To create methodologies and processes for transparent, accurate, comprehensive and well-structured communication flows within the Organization
• To develop, monitor, and continuously upgrade all HR Policies & Procedures at par with the industry – best practices, thereby facilitating the development, growth, and high quality of work-life
• To communicate clearly and comprehensively all such Policies to all Employees across the entire Organization on an ongoing basis and ensure adherence to the Organization’s Policies
• To ensure optimal forecasting of manpower requirements across the Organization and maintain employee-turnover within reasonable limits
• To manage the planning and implementation of recruitment activities
• To help identify Training needs and facilitate Development programs for individuals, thereby helping to fulfill achievement of business goals as well as individual needs of Employees
• To ensure that, the Career-Pathing and Succession Planning Systems are in place and adequate opportunities for growth are provided
• To devise and implement innovative, competitive, and attractive Compensation Management including Rewards, Recognition, and Incentive Plans
• To ensure a highly efficient Personnel-Administration
• To create and implement a framework for monitoring Employee-Satisfaction and ensure proactive resolution of Employee-related issues like grievance-redressal, with the help of media like suggestion box, HR Helpline etc.,
• To inculcating a value-based work ethos wherein a commitment to serve the society, community, and in rural areas gets generated, as a fundamental Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee-Social Responsibility
• To forge alliances with competitor-organizations for mutual benefits with regard to HR activities, including cross-recruitments
• To prepare a Strategic Plan for the HRD Department and lead the Annual Budgeting exercise for all HR related costs
• To devising Employee-Engagement initiatives and programs
• To ensure compliance with all people-related regulations, such as labour-laws and statutory-compliances
• Responsible for managing employee-sensitivities on an ongoing basis related to any new HR Intervention that the organization undertakes

Computer Proficiency

Proficient in MS Office and MS Windows related Software
• Vice- Chairman, I.T. Council, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI).
• Member, Industrial Relations Committee, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI).
• Associate Member, The Business Management Association, England (BMA – London).
• Corporate Member, National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM).
• Member (MIMA) All India Management Association (AIMA).
• Member, National HRD Network (NHRD).
• Member, Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD).
• Member, Computer Society of India (CSI).
• Member, Bangalore Management Association (BMA).
• Member, Institute of Directors (IOD).
• Member, Consortium of HR Professionals (CHRP).
• Member, MTHR (Global).
• Life Patron of International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON-Bangalore since November 1999)


• Received the coveted “Arch Of Excellence” Award by the All India Organisation for Entrepreneurial Confederation, New Delhi for Individual Achievement & Nation Building in 1997.
• Nominated for the prestigious “International Poet of Merit Award “, International Society of Poets, USA, 2001.
• Awarded the coveted “Turbo-Manager’s Award for Performance Excellence” in HCL.
• ‘Certificate of Honor – The Chief Executive Forum’: IIPM & Planman Consulting and INSEAD – France.


• Bachelor of Arts.
• LL.B. (Professional).
• Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management.
• Advanced Diploma in Effective Marketing, Business Management Association, London, UK.
• Diploma in Export Management.
• Diploma in ‘ United Nations & International Understanding ‘, The Institute of United Nations Studies, New Delhi, affiliated to World Federation of United Nations Associations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Date of Birth: 26 June 1954
Nationality: Indian
Marital Status: Married, and have a daughter
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