Rajan Sinha, Chief Executive Officer
Rajan Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, Mantrana Consulting gives words and shape to dreams of Guru Mandal of the network. A former Head, Human Resources with many organizations like HMT, Escorts (including Escorts Heart Institute), Denso India,Hindustan Zinc Limited, etc., Rajan is an advisor, trainer and coach to many corporates and NGOs. For example, he is a part of the Governing Council of Mobile Creches for the past several years. He has continued to saddle consulting and practitioner role, even after he left the job in 2004. Even till last year, he was concurrently, Head-HR, OCM. He has also facilitated hundreds of workshops and training programs in organizations in India, the Middle East and East Africa. However, most of these have been in-house.Focus on customization has led to phase out of public training programs.
His penchant for diagnosis-based work, whether in training, consulting or coaching eventually led him to complete the certification of a large range of psychometric assessments like Hogan(advanced), Harrison, DISC, PDA, FIRO-B, SOSIE, Facet5, Belbin, EIQ, OPQ32R, etc., probably the widest range of tests under one roof in India. This has added to an already distinctive competence of Team Mantrana in being able to advise corporates in selection and development decisions.
His other major works have been in the area of design and implementation of KRA/ goal setting, performance assessment & management systems, policy making, HR audit, team building & audit, employee/industrial relations, climate surveys and manualization of HR systems in India and abroad.
As long as one is alive, the process of learning is never complete. And, on the job learning is a very crucial source of it, though just one part of it. Rajan is also a part of the doctoral program of Academy of Human Resource Development, Ahmedabad and advanced coaching study from Coach-for-life, Inc., USA.
Lila Andrea Chaudhuri
Lila Andrea Chaudhuri is the Director Personality Assessments. Lila has overseen recruitments, executive search, compensation surveys, employee assessments etc. For about two decades, she serviced mid-size & large Indian and Multinationals, both in India as well as in other countries in Asian and African subcontinent, for their hiring needs. Her background in recruitments has enabled her to develop keen interest in assessing competencies and behavioural skills of individuals and organisation needs. She has been instrumental in helping organisations in defining job descriptions, competencies and also in finding the right talent for them, especially for niche positions.
Currently she is involved in personality assessments for SMEs, large Indian corporates and MNCs for the purpose of their selection, training, employee development and coaching. Her competencies lie in the area of personality testing, competency assessment and consulting. Specifically, her deep skills of observation, listening into vulnerabilities and values, aspirations and anxieties, competences and concerns of individuals help her not only in career counselling and coaching, but also in finding an appropriate fit with organizational culture and values. Often, she has helped organizations redefine and finetune their needs.
Lila Is a graduate from Delhi University, has a master’s degree in commerce and also a masters diploma in personnel management from Symbiosis Institute of Management studies. Besides academic degrees, she has also acquired certification from Carlton Advanced Management Institute, USA as a recruitment analyst, PDA psychometric assessments from PDA International and Hogan Assessments certification from Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc.
Her huge network of over 20,000 people including thousands of C-level executives, has an admiration for her eye for detailing, service orientation, and passion for her work. This is manifest in countless recommendations and endorsements
She is a perennial learner and is constantly pursuing her further study in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as coaching practice.
Dr. H N Arora
Dr. H N Arora is organization change specialist. He retired as Group Corporate Head HR & IR, Escorts Group after having held top positions in Bhilwara group, Reliance, Indian Rayon, etc. He has observed from a close range, the management philosophy of founder of Reliance Group, Late Sri Dhirubhai Ambani in action. Dr Arora has helped many MSMEs and large industrial conglomerates in successful change management efforts, including in seemingly hopeless situations. Subsequently, he did his doctorate on change management and leadership under Dr T V Rao.
Even now, Dr Arora continues as an advisor/consultant to many organizations like Cera. He is a keen observer of human collective behaviour, and a strong believer and practitioner of value-based leadership. He has also written a book on it.
Dr. Arora is the senior-most member of the Mantrana Board.
Dr. V P Singh Top human capital leader with over 4 decades of industry and academia experience and proven credentials for building process-driven, people-centric & customer-focused organizations. Has had outstanding record in diverse organizations including Vizag Steel Plant, Escorts JCB, Escorts Corporate, RJ Corp, Patanjali Group etc. Currently, Dr. Singh is Advisor, Dr. K N Modi University & Dr. KN Modi Foundation, besides being guest faculty in scores of premium management institutes including IIMs and universities.
Dr. Singh is a Certified Executive & Life Coach. He is the inspiration behind Mantrana endeavour, along with Dr. Anand Prakash & Yoganand (Raghu) Sinha, besides having mentored hundreds of HR professionals in the country.
Professor (Dr) Anand Prakash is currently a Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi. Professor Anand is also past President of National Association of Psychology (NAOP), an apex body of dedicated behavioural scientists and professionals of India. He has wide ranging interests, sweeping across the whole spectrum of human attitude, perception and behaviour. Professor Anand Prakash is a highly sought after management educator, advisor and consultant to a large number of corporate houses, and one of the foremost experts on psychometric test construction in India. He acquired his Ph.D. from University of Allahabad.
Some Team Members – Past and Present