About Metamorphosis

We are a Strategic HR & Talent advisory consulting firm comprising of 10 Senior Advisors/Associates from India and Europe who have held senior positions in large organizations in Manufacturing, IT & ITes, Hotel Industry, Media, Telecom & the Indian Armed Forces in the capacity of CEO’s, Board Directors, VP-Finance, COO’s, HR Directors and Strategy Consultants and a Retired Lt General from the Armed Forces.

For Small and Medium Enterprises we offer part time senior level CXO’s such as HR Director and CFO for a duration of 2-7 days a month on a fixed fee plus success fee based model.

Our core focus is to design/deliver strategic and tactical HR roadmaps/interventions in the areas of Organization Design, Change and Culture transformation programs, Leadership development, Top Talent Management, Business Transformation and turn around projects, Senior level Recruitment, Employee engagement and Wellness programmes, HR capability building programmes for existing team and Executive Coaching, Performance Management System design and deployment, Pscyhometric Assessments, Assessment Centre design and deployment.

We have representations in Pune, Bangalore and Delhi.

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Build sustainable organization capabilities by harnessing the potential of Talent Capital through engagement, enablement and design /deployment of a business centered HR strategy.

Partner our client organizations in delivering sustainable value by PTP (Profit Through People) and customized solutions.

  • Client centricity
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Transparency
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Delivery on commitments

Our Team

Partnering you in Organization Development

Ajay Bakshi is a Senior HR thought leader and Business Leader with extensive experience in HR,Sales and Business leadership. He has contributed for 9 years as a CXO in the capacity of the Board Directorand HR Director for various MNCs’ and large Indian corporations.

  • Coach to CEO's & CXO's across large MNC's & Global Indian Conglomerates & Government Organization.
  • Board Advisor to family run businesses.
  • Organization restructuring subject matters expert.
  • Business strategy & change management advisor.
  • Succession planning consultants & advisory.

In Vodafone Shared Services has won several awards under his leadership including:

  • Best Global HR strategy recognized by Business World
  • Dream companies to work for (Ranked number 11) Times of India Ascent
  • HR leadership awards from Business world and Economic Times and
  • CHRO of the year from India Human Capital Summit
  • In addition, he has been recognised as top 100 Influential HR leaders in the Asia Pacific HRM
  • He is a Hogan Coach with TMTC for Tata’s Assessment and development centre
  • He is an active speaker in various professional forums like CII, NHRD, Business Today, Business world and Dun & Bradstreet
  • Leadership Hiring at CXO and Board levels and design and deployment of Executive compensation packages including Employee stock options and performance linked variable pay.

Education and Credentials
  • Ajay is a Mechanical Engineer from MIT Manipal
  • He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pune University
  • He is internationally certified administrator for psychometric instruments like Hogan Inventory, MBTI, DISC, OPQ 32
  • In addition, he is a certified Executive and Business Coach from ICF, USA and has 500 plus coaching hours Coaching Business leaders at CXO, CHRO levels

  • He has been certified by Prudential and YSC as an Assessor for Senior Leadership roles including CXO roles as an Assessor and Internal coach
  • Ajay is certified by NIS Sparta as a facilitator for Adventures in Attitudes and SPIN sales training module
  • In addition, he is a certified facilitator from Old Mutual Business School, South Africa
  • By DDI on Interaction Management and Targeted selection

Key Capabilities and Experience

Ajay’s key capabilities lie in design and deployment of:

  • Business Strategy and HR strategy in alignment with business drivers/levers
  • Organization Design
  • Leadership Development
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Leadership and Board Level Assessment/Development centres
  • Executive Coaching
  • Change Management
  • HR analytics

Sunil Nair is a Senior Corporate Professional and an entrepreneur with 29 years of experience having handled diversified portfolios including Sales, Marketing, Customer Care, After Sales Support, Recruitment and Training. Sunil’s professional experience spans organisations like Hindustan Unilever, Marico Industries, Inchcape PLC (Oman), Kansai Nerolac, Saint Gobain and Mahindra & Mahindra. Sunil has in depth exposure and working knowledge of FMCG, Paint & Hardware, Automobile Spares, Abrasives and IT. Sunil’s entrepreneurial foray has been through BloomBrain, a firm that is into training and consulting of which he is a founding partner.

Education and Credentials
  • Sunil is a Physics graduate from Mumbai University
  • He has a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Madurai Kamaraj University.
  • Sunil has a Honoris Causa Ph.D in Organisational Psychology.

Professional Awards
  • MBA- Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PM & IR)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (HRM)
  • MBA - Marketing

Core Competencies
  • P & L Management
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Supply Chain & Vendor Management
  • Creative Thinking & Visioning
  • Strategic Planning & Change Management
  • Automation, Learning & Development
  • Team Management, Recruitment & Training
  • Infrastructure Development & Management
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Process Reengineering

Anand Vadakepat is the Managing Director of Corp Placements ( www.corpplacements.com, www.corpplacements.co.in) – a leading Executive Search, Placements and Recruitment Firm based in Bangalore, India.

Anand is an experienced assessor and interviewer with over 2000 plus interviews in Marketing, Branding, Communication, Finance & Accounts, Commercial, Purchase, HR and Information Technology Domains over the past fifteen years. Experience in Executive Search, Senior and Mid-level hiring, assisting Start-Ups form and identify/choose the core team. Exposure to Psychometric assessments and conducting Assessment Centers. Used to Guest Lecture and in Selection panel for a few B-Schools in the country.

  • Corp Placements has experience of over 14 years in the recruitment space and has assisted over 4000 candidates in getting a suitable opportunity.
  • Top 5 HR consultants in the country I.t.o social media presence –
    https://www.facebook.com/corp.placements.5/, https://in.linkedin.com/in/corpplacements
  • Was Nominated for “ National Award for Industrial Excellence in the Services Sector” by National Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India
  • Figured in the “ Top HR Consultants” list published by independent agencies

Education and Credentials
  • Anand is an Production Engineer from NIT, Calicut.
  • He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from ICFAI Business School
  • Has a Degree in Business Finance.

In News
  • Report in Financial Express with inputs from Corp Placements - Click Here
  • Report in Economic Times with input from Corp Placements - Click Here

Executive Profile

Executive with over 25 years of global experience in strategic planning, sales, operations, P&L management and technology development with both startup and growth organizations.

Proven track record of increasing global market share and profitability complemented by the ability to achieve and exceed business goals in a competitive environment. Extensive background in new market identification, strategic planning and relationships development to build an extensive client base in line with organizational goals.

Ability to identify and motivate multi-cultural teams in achieving high levels of productivity and quality. Built delivery, pre-sales and consulting practice teams at Capgemini, Heaxware and Wipro.

Core Accomplishments

Currently as Vice President, responsible for the global testing practice within Capgemini Financial Services Strategic Business Unit from a business growth, practice development and consulting perspective. Developing strong relationships with global and niche alliance partners to build a robust go-to-market plan.

Spent 10 years at Wipro in various positions in the testing business unit. Last position held was Vice President & Head of Testing Services - Americas, managing practice development, buisness and operations. Created the practice group within the geography from scratch to support various industry verticals with focus on BFSI and TCoEs. Managed many of the large accounts directly as an advisor. Developed and mentored a team of over 30 practice managers and account managers in the Americas. Portfolio managed was around $300 million.

Till July 2014, spent close to 5 years at Hexaware Technologies as Executive Vice President, responsible for the QATS (Quality Assurance and Testing Services) global business unit. The initial focus was on integrating the acquired test consulting company, FocusFrame into Hexaware. The integration involved harmonizing processes, talent, organization and workforce rationalization. Strategized, planned and created a successful operating model for the business unit to achieve organizational targets. Developed sales and go-to market plans and built a consultative global practice and pre-sales teams. Incubated CoEs and nurtured new IPs and solutions within the business unit. Focused and nurtured growth in a new market like LATAM, specifically Mexico and Brazil. Grew the business from $35 mil to $85 million within 4 years. Was a member of the management council at Hexaware.

While at Wipro in India for 5 years, was responsible for starting the testing practice for the BFSI vertical and later expanding into the Enterprise verticals. Managed a team of around 1200 FTEs across delivery, pre-sales and CoEs. Developed and supported verticals to create testing opportunities with effective account mining and new sales.

Spent close to a decade across industries like financial services KPO, Manufacturing and Process Engineering in QA, operations and general management. As an entrepreneur, set up a high tech precision casting foundry (Goa Invescast Limited) in Goa, in technical collaboration with Flowserve Inc. (formerly Duriron Inc, USA). Managed the company for 5 years from inception to steady state.

Executive Profile

Dr. Shilpi is an accomplished faculty and trainer in Human Resource Management and design and delivery of behavioural Training interventions. She has an MBA ad PHD and is certified counsellor for Tata Institute of Social Science and was the former head Learning & Developement of CGPL & subsidiary of Tata Power Ltd.

She was an Associate Professor with BIMTECH and is visiting faculty for NIBM, NIA, Symboisis & DY Paatil, Pune.

Executive Profile

A Senior Legal and Compliance professional, carrying a stint of 32+ years of work experience with exposure in Legal, Compliance and Corporate Governance Arena.

Practiced as Advocate (Before the High Court of Madras / Subordinate Courts/Tribunals & Judicial forums).

Served as Head Corporate In-House Legal & Compliance Counsel (India Leadership Team) managing big teams for several large organizations including some of the Top MNCs engaged in diverse businesses that includes Banking & Fin. Services / Software / Hardware & ITES / Telecom /Manufacturing / Retail & Dis./(Pharma, F&B / Properties/ Mgmt. (hotels-5*) / Logistics / Education. / Fin. / Construction etc.

In addition to holding the position of Head Legal, I was also the Chief of Compliance & Vigilance [Independent verticals] responding to ACB & BoD] for ING Vysya Bank.

I was also the designated Anti Money Laundering and Compliance officer of the Bank.

  • Litigation (Conduct, Strategy, Management & Briefing (Supreme Court /Sr. counsels’)
  • Advisory - Transactional / Corporate & Commercial laws
  • Documentation (Drafting / Review – Pleadings / Conveyancing / Multifarious Contracts (International & local) of varied nature pertaining to diverse industries / Corporate Communications and other Representations to Govt. Agencies & Authorities
  • M & A (Structuring - Organic & Inorganic Growth Model (Due-diligence / Documentation & Court Processes).
  • Employment Laws related issues.

  • Drafting, Reviewing & Vetting Corporate & Compliance Policies / Processes
  • Develop and implement Governance Framework and Compliance Management Plan
  • Ethics & Code of Conduct Management – Drive culture of integrity & Compliance / Roll out and implementation of Policies / Setting up helpdesks
  • Develop and deploy tools to monitor the effectiveness of the integrity and compliance program and drive improvements
  • Conduct Investigations & Enquiries-Employee Misconduct / Ethics violations / Corporate Fraud etc,)
  • Risk management (Identification/Assessment & Gradation / Mitigation processes etc.)
  • Training & Education – (Management Staff / Employees /Business Associates & Partners on companies Business Principles & COC / Compliances (HR & Corp. Secy)/ Laws like FCPA / Anti-Bribery / Antitrust/Competition law/).
  • CSR Initiatives

Educational Qualification
  • MBA. Loyola Institute of Business Administration. [LIBA] Madras - (1993)
  • B.L., Madras Law College, Madras - (1984)
  • D.P.M (Industrial Relations & Personnel Mgmt.), A M. Jain College, Madras - (1981)
  • B.A., (Economics), Loyola College, Madras - (1980)

Key Credentials

As Practising Advocate

  • Represented the State Govt. of Tamil Nadu / Central Government of India and its instrumentalities before the High Court of Chennai, Subordinate Courts, and Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on several matters in Civil Suits /Appeals/Writs/Review petitions /company applications.
  • Represented and defended clients on several criminal cases/economic offences before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Courts/District and Sessions courts etc.

As In-House Counsel for Large Corporates Including MNCs

  • Managed and handled vast number of high value & large volume of litigations.
  • Approx. 4000 law suits of varied nature pertaining to the Bank, was adjudicated across several jurisdictions (150 courts) in India. I have managed more than 450 Bank empaneled External counsels across India.
  • Actively engaged and resolved Employee Disputes/Conciliation Proceedings /Union Settlements & Negotiations.
  • Lead managed In-House Consumer Grievances Redressal processes.
  • Thoroughly conversant and hands on knowledge with court practices and procedural laws (Pleadings, Evidence, Trials)
  • Intensely involved in the Telecom (Mobile telephony/CDMA/WLL) related disputes at the Industry level/individual disputes with the DOT, GOI, other operators etc., before the TRAI/Supreme Court during 1999 to 2001.
  • Closely worked with COAI and instrumental in developing the framework of new telecom policy 1999 special reference to introducing the concept of revenue sharing model/level playing field etc.
  • Briefing & Interface with Sr. Counsels: I have worked closely with many reputed international and law firms and Indian Law Firms.

Technology savvy: Introduced and implemented several Technology Aided Tools [i] MIS on litigations [iii] Knowledge Management Tool for Regulatory compliance (a Web based application) capturing all regulatory prescriptions. [iii] Introduction of Process Control Documentation matrix – Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX Compliant).

Compliance & Legal Risk Management: Developed a comprehensive Compliance Framework and Governance Model (End – to- End Process mapping Statutory / Regulatory Stipulations /Assessments and Gradation of legal risks, Audit process, remediation, escalations /Reporting etc. Recognized as one of ‘Global Best Practices’ within the ING Group. Appreciated by the RBI as the first Indian Bank to have robust compliance framework and governance model.

Executive Profile

Richard Kemp is an Economy Impact Expert and a Leading Economy 5.0 Thought Leader who focuses on delivering Economy 5.0 leadership and capacity building that impacts at a National Plan and country economy and global sector level. As Director Cohort 2, of Oman’s National CEO Program, Richard has experience of delivering leadership at global economy level. With programs for Oman’s National Training Fund, Richard has proven how to deliver high potential careerists from the average cross-section of youth. Richard has also delivered measurable high growth and innovation programs to SMEs through Oman's largest CSR agencies focused on private sector resilience.

Richard leads deep behavior and business culture change through simple processes distilled from globally rigorous academic research.

Executive Profile

Sanjiv Tripathy is a Senior Executive Leader trained in Strategy, Global business & Service Excellence from Harvard Business School with ~10 years in CXO capacity as Senior Director and Regional Head (overall ~26 years) for MNCs’ such as Credit Suisse, RBS, CSC & Tata Steel, a practicing Executive Coach and aspiring Independent Director. He is a BE (EEE) and MBA.

He brings ~18 years Global experience in managing Cyber, Technology Risk & Security, Resilience and BCM, Audit, IT Transformation, setting up and leading off- shore development centres, Business & Service excellence, Change management, TQM, Organisation development and People. He has been an advisor and Trainer to Board / Senior management on Operational risks - Cyber, Technology, 3 party/ Outsourcing, Regulatory, Legal, People, developing Risk appetite.

Sanjiv has experience of building highly skilled CoEs at global scale with optimised cost in specialist areas - Risk, Security, BCM, Third party management, Testing & IT Infrastructure, leading cross functional teams (~300 members, $~60+ Mn budgets).

Sanjiv has set up and Lead pan India Resilience and BCM capability for global banks with extensive experience including defining Strategy, Risk assessment, Planning, Disaster Recovery & IT Continuity and managing Crisis and Incident management.

He has proven skill of trusted advisor and trainer to Board members, has led company’s engagements with global/ regional regulators, enhanced Compliance, Customer satisfaction and Risk culture. He has presented in industry forums and institutes of repute.

His leadership style focuses on engaging clients and teams to communicate, solve problems, Coach/ Mentor leaders and deliver the highest quality solutions using hand-on approach while building empowered talented teams.