Venkatesh iyer


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.

Venki brings to bear his unique experience in both running large scale businesses as well as in running and consulting in the domain of HR in his Executive Coaching sessions. His ability to therefore empathize completely with Senior Management Executives makes it  easy for them gain powerful insights and translate those to successful action and behavior

Core Values

Mutual trust, respect and candor


Delivering on promises, formal and tacit

Other Passions

Venki has been a major champion of empowering the under-privileged with skills and business opportunities in order to provide for economic and social improvement in communities. This passion led him to establish B2R Technologies, a rural based BPO social enterprise based in the Himalayan hinterland in 2009 which leverages technology and has so far trained and employed  200 youth in Legal and Publishing outsourcing work.


Vyaktitva, 76 Navjiwan Vihar, New Delhi 17
Vyaktitva, 76 Navjiwan Vihar, New Delhi 17