Arjun graduated from XLRI Jamshedpur in 1990, and began his journey in Organizational Development at SRF. This was followed by a fulfilling stint with the Instructional Design group of NIIT, where he was awarded the Excellence Award for Creative Instructional Design of computer-based soft skills training. After two jobs, it became apparent to Arjun that to perform at his peak potential, he needed a free hand to set his own path, and he founded his calling – the Performance Support practice of Vyaktitva. As Director he brings to the Vyaktitva team a highly creative conceptualization ability, and facilitates various internal and external interventions.


Arjun’s passion is to work in the area of enhancing performance through cultural, structural, developmental and systemic interventions with people. He is equally passionate about mainstreaming social action by building social responsibility into every citizen and he pursues this vision with other founder members of a non-profit organization called Pravah, which sensitizes young people to social issues.



Gagan, Senior Partner at Vyaktitva is an HR professional with experience in almost all areas of HR in people centred organizations. An XLRI 1990 alumnus, Gagan joined NIIT in its high growth and global expansion phase in the core HR team. During the decade of the IT boom, Gagan handled a variety of HR roles covering the complete gamut of HR functions at regional, business and corporate levels for 10 years.  Having done his rounds in the HR function, Gagan’s itch to understand the “other side of the business world”  led the leadership team in NIIT to offer him a role in 'NIIT Ventures' which spearheaded NIIT's inorganic growth initiatives. Scanning and evaluating business plans and prospective investee companies provided him a perfect platform to understand the business big picture, financials and business levers. Gagan later helped launch and run a business unit providing recruitment and training solutions to BPO and service industry.


Gagan turned entrepreneur in 2004 and joined Vyaktitva as a partner with the desire to help enhance people performance across organisations. Gagan has been working on various Organizational Design, Learning & Development and coaching assignments focused on individual and organizational performance. He has designed and delivered solutions for premier organizations in the country including the Max group, PepsiCo, Amex, Unilever, Colgate, Airtel, Genpact, Hewitt, Whirlpool, Accenture, GE, ITC and IBM.


Gagan’s experience entails

Organization Development

  • Diagnosing organization needs in the area of people and organization design; creating and implementing solutions to address these needs :
  • Visioning and agenda/goal setting
  • Identifying enabling values and implementing culture establishing journeys
  • Designing and implementing relevant people processes and systems
  • Creating and establishing relevant structures and roles
  • People – identifying, assessing, attracting, skilling and energising
  • Training and Development – Identifying Training Needs; Designed, Managed and Delivered Training programs in various areas including Instructional Design, Vision and values, leadership and managerial skills, soft skills, teaming and outbound.
  • Certified on MBTI, Facet5, Situational Leadership II, various 360o Tools
  • Areas of Specialisation
  • Strategic consulting, Transformational and change interventions
  • Organisational Development– diagnosis and implementation
  • Coaching for CXOs, entrepreneurs, leadership role holders & identified ‘hi-pot’s
  • Training – identifying needs, design and delivery
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership development
  • Visioning, strategy facilitation, and goal setting


Sr. Partner at Vyaktitva, Venki as he is popularly called, graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1982 and joined NIIT.  He was a core member of the initial team that established the company and made it a force to reckon with.  During the 23 years at NIIT, Venki has always been regarded as someone who can deliver whatever may be the odds. As a result, Venki was assigned the toughest of assignments year after year at NIIT which Venki successfully turned around successfully every time.


Since 2005, Venki has been a Senior Partner at Vyaktitva and has been working on various organizational design, training and coaching assignments focused on individual and organizational performance. He has designed and delivered solutions for premier organizations in the country including Colgate, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, HUL, PepsiCo, Bausch and Lomb, Airtel, Genpact, Hewitt, Globus, Whirlpool, ITC and IBM.  Venki is an exceptional team player building high performing teams and in guiding and enabling them in conceptualizing and executing complex projects. Venki is also an experienced CEO and CXO level coach.


Venki’s work experience

Over 30 years of varied and diverse corporate experience in service industry  across entire management  hierarchy with  a perfect blend of Business orientation and People focus Core member of the initial team that established NIIT leading its various verticals through the high growth phase in a fast growing industry.

Held diverse challenging roles in his 23 years with NIIT including

  • Regional Head , Corp Training and Software Services
  • Global Head ,Education
  • Founder and Global Head,  Franchise Education
  • Global Head,  Human Resources
  • Founder President and COO of NIIT Smart Serve, the BPO subsidiary of NIIT.
  • Founded and championed major high performing employee engagement and quality initiatives as MD’s Quality Club, President’s Club, 360 degrees. Team Mandate, Top 100 etc in NIIT which allowed outstanding talent development across the organization much ahead of the industry compatriots.


Organizational Design and Training: Senior Partner at Vyaktitva for the last 7 years with deep exposure to working with top leadership teams across FMCG, BPO services, Pharma industries on organizational performance challenges and solutioning.


Coaching Experience: Coaching and mentoring for CXOs and direct reports across organizations including Bausch & Lomb, Hewitt, Genpact etc and other MNCs and fast growth Indian organizations


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