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CCL India & South Asia Advisory Board

About Our Advisory Board

Established in 2020, the CCL India & South Asia Advisory Board was formed to provide non-binding strategic advice to the management of our CCL India operations, actively providing guidance in a wide variety of areas to help us achieve our goals, raise our profile, and advance our mission in the region.

The India Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. Roles and responsibilities of advisory board members include:

  • Learning the vision and mission of CCL, actively assisting us in achieving our goals and speaking positively about the enterprise in public;
  • Helping our Indian and South Asian team understand how to navigate through challenges and take advantage of opportunities in the market;
  • Serving as a sounding board and wise counsel for leaders and staff on mission-critical issues.
  • Providing commentary and perspective on business performance; and
  • Making introductions to prospective clients and participate occasionally in work with current clients.

CCL India Advisory Board: Member Profiles

O.P. Bhatt

Chairman of Advisory Board

O.P. Bhatt

Ex-Chairman of the State Bank of India; Ex-Global Board Member, CCL

John R. Ryan

Advisory Board Member

John R. Ryan

President & CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®

Deepak Kapoor

Advisory Board Member

Deepak Kapoor

Ex-Chairman of PwC in India; Board Member, HCL

Sachit Jain

Advisory Board Member

Sachit Jain

Executive Director, Vardhman Group; Global Board Member, CCL

Aditya Ghosh

Advisory Board Member

Aditya Ghosh

CEO South Asia, OYO Rooms Hotels & Homes

O.P. Bhatt

Om Prakash Bhatt is an Indian banker and was the Chairman of State Bank of India until April 2011. Presently, he is independent director on the board of the highest profit-earning ‘Maharatna’ Central Public Sector Enterprise Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC); Tata Steel Ltd. (TATA); and also Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL). In November 2016, he was named chairman of TATA Steel.

O. P. Bhatt started his career as a probationary officer in SBI in 1972. He also served as Managing Director, State Bank of Travancore from January 2005 to April 2006. Before becoming Managing Director of SBT, he was Chief General Manager of North-East Circle and within a year he lifted the circle from bottom to the No. 1 position. He was appointed Chairman of the State Bank of India (SBI) in June 2006. He retired in March 2011, and had a long tenure as SBI Chairman in the recent past, one of the very few who served 5 years as Chairman. He is best known for transforming SBI and bringing efficiency and competitiveness in operations. Under his chairmanship, SBI adopted an aggressive strategy in marketing and operations. He was the Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for the year 2010–11. Currently, he is working as an independent non-executive director and board member for TATA Steel. Bhatt is a non-executive director of Standard Chartered.

Deepak Kapoor

Deepak Kapoor is the former Chairman & CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers India. He retired from PwC in March 2017, after having been associated with it for 39 years. During his illustrious career with PwC, he served in various leadership and client service roles in India and overseas. He was also a member of the PwC global Strategy Council, led the Deals practice for PwC India, and was also the leader of the Telecom, Entertainment, and Media practice. He has extensive experience and expertise in areas relating to financial reporting, audit, mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, and corporate advisory work. His experience in India and overseas encompasses multiple sectors, including consumer products, manufacturing, telecom, technology, healthcare, and entertainment & media.

He has represented PwC on various fora like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, etc. and is a regular contributor to business and trade publications. Deepak spearheads PwC’s CSR initiative in India. He is the Community Director for the Rotary Club, a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and a member of the Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.

Sachit Jain

Sachit Jain is Executive Director of the Vardhman Group, a Rs.4000 crore enterprise and one of the largest textile houses in India (Vardhman.com). He studied Electrical Engineering at IIT, New Delhi; Management at IIM, Ahmedabad; and Financial Management at Stanford University in the USA. He was awarded gold medal at IIM, Ahmedabad in 1989. Before joining Vardhman Group in 1990 as Executive Director, he started his management career with Hindustan Lever in 1989.

He is a transformational leader and has ensured a consistent stream of future leaders within the organisation to take larger roles over time. He has been a change agent at Vardhman, and led the IT group at Vardhman in implementing an ERP system, making Vardhman one of the first textile organisations in India to have done so. His accomplishments in implementing IT projects at Vardhman have been showcased by IBM for global audience. He has also helped steer the implementation of TPM across Vardhman Group. He currently heads the Finance function of Vardhman Group. He has been active in various business forums, including serving as the Chairman of CII, Himachal Pradesh State Council; Chairman of HRD Sub-Committee, CII, Northern Region; President of Northern India Textile Mills’ Association; and the founder of Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Industries Association. He has also been a member of the advisory board to the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, and a member of the Minimum Wages Board. He was honoured by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh and was awarded the Prerna Stotra Puraskar.

Aditya Ghosh

Aditya Ghosh is the former President and Whole Time Director of IndiGo, India’s largest and most profitable airline, as well as the fourth-largest low-cost carrier in the world. He was inducted onto the Board of Directors in May 2007, and served from 2008 to 2018. As the President of the airline, Aditya headed all of IndiGo’s operations and management.

Under Aditya’s leadership, IndiGo’s fleet increased from 18 to 173 airplanes; it connected over 50 cities in India and overseas; it carried over 50 million customers annually; and revenue grew more 20-fold to around U.S. $3.7 billion, with an annual after-tax profit of U.S. $355 million. Aditya built IndiGo to 20,000 employees, with 43% of IndiGo’s workforce being comprised of women; and the company was named one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in India during every year of Aditya’s leadership. He launched IndiGo’s CSR program, IndiGoReach, working extensively in the areas of women’s empowerment; children and education; and the environment. When Aditya announced his decision to leave IndiGo to explore new ventures, the market capitalisation of IndiGo was around U.S. $8 billion.
He was also a member of the Executive Committee of InterGlobeEnterprises at the Group Level, and sat on the Board of the hotels and technology businesses and flight simulator training facilities. Prior to his business roles, Aditya practiced law, first at the corporate law firm J. Sagar Associates, and then as the General Counsel at InterGlobeEnterprises. Aditya sits on the Board of Directors of the NaniPalkhivala Arbitration Centre, which aims to transform the delivery of justice, especially in the area of commercial disputes, by enabling the delivery of alternate dispute resolution in a speedy manner and at an affordable cost. Aditya is a Senior Advisor to the Tata Trusts Cancer Care Program.

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