Faculty Prof. Abhijit Bhattacharya
Abhijit’s experience spans more than two and a half decades across diverse industries in Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring, Sales, and Account Management.
Through his initial experience in Sales, Abhijit developed a deep business sense rising to the position of Territory Manager overseeing business in multiple states. In the last two decades that followed he focused completely on Training & Development for clients across verticals spanning Banking and Finance, IT, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Pharmaceuticals, and Retail.
At Upgrade Management Services, he delivered a wide variety of programs and interfaced with industry leading clients like Escorts, Fortis, Indian Airlines, HCL, IDEA, Tata Tele-Services, Reliance, ONGC, amongst others.
He moved on to ICFAI (India’s largest Pvt University) where he headed the Training Division, set up the entire spectrum of programs and processes to enable Employee Development, Corporate Training, and Faculty Development initiatives. Abhijit also conducted hundreds of student development workshops across the whole country.
More recently, at Wipro technologies, Abhijit developed and delivered several key leadership skills programs for mid and senior level audiences. He authored and led initiatives like the Future Manager Program and the Performance Enhancement program; both highly successful brands within Wipro.
In his latest assignment, Abhijit was GM at Crestpoint Consultants. Here, he managed key accounts like Cognizant, Mindtree and Cisco. He also oversaw sales, program management, and delivery of learning solutions. He was closely involved in the delivery of Crestcom’s flagship Leadership Development Program – The Bullet Proof Manager as a classroom, e-learning and mobile enabled model.
In the last couple of years as a freelance facilitator Abhijit has delivered extremely successful training for companies like Continental, Michelin Tyres, Ashok Leyland, Strides and Columbia Asia Hospitals.
Abhijit is a Certified NLP Practitioner, a Certified Facilitator for DDI, He is certified to deliver high end leadership programs including Dale Carnegie’s High Impact Presentation Skills, Crestcom’s Bullet Proof Manager Series, and Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He is also an expert on outbound workshops.