Sameer Garde

An engineer from IIT Delhi, and an MBA from IIM Calcutta, I have 26 years of corporate experience in India, US and Europe with large MNC brands like Nestle, Pepsi, Whirlpool, Dell and Philips. Last 8 years as Country Managing Director in India. Have spent the first 13 years in sales and marketing in Fast moving consumer good companies like Nestle ( 6 years) and Whirlpool (6 years), learning the ropes of B2C motion. The next 13 years have been focused on Technology and healthcare in the B2B motion. A very rare combination in India where leaders tend to stick to their grain.

I have been lucky to have been coached and mentored by some of the best leaders in India and abroad and have honed my leadership skills further with help from executive coaches over the last 6 years. I believe leadership needs to be infectious and believe in the following tenets : Humility, aggression in thinking, inspiration with action and an analytical bent of mind.

As one develops into a  leader, the focus shifts from self promotion to the pleasure of growing others. Over the last decade my focus has been on growing potential leaders and challenging them to take on bigger roles, while managing the obvious stress associated with their growth. Today I am an investor in tech startups and mentor/guide for 4 startups. My mentoring is focused on leadership development, strategic thinking and partnerships in go-to-market.


EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, FACULTY, PUBLICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM Calcutta

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • 360 Assessment
  • Building Leadership & Org. Resilience
  • Change Management/ Leadership
  • Executive Team Alignment Facilitation
  • Managing and Leading Change

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Consumer Products
  • Marketing
  • Technology