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Dr. Pankaj Singh


Adjunct Professor – Management Practice, Strategy & Consulting

Head-Services - Adani Institute of Education & Research, Group Head - Learning & Development for the Adani Group

Prof. Pankaj Singh is the Head-Services (BD/Commercial/IT/HR), Adani Institute of Education & Research and Group Head – Learning & Development for the Adani Group. He is leading the human capital transformation and key strategic initiatives to build a robust leadership pipeline of motivated leaders & employees to accomplish the vision & goals in line with its values & culture, and to drive the growth and sustainability of all its existing & new businesses.

He is an innovative thinker and expert practitioner in developing dynamic global leaders, and has consulted with market-leading firms in a wide range of industries and organizational contexts in the USA (for over 17 years), China/Asia-Pacific (for 2 years) and India. He has extensive experience in building leadership pipeline, talent development & management systems leveraging leading-edge technologies and methodologies with a track record of business excellence and P&L/cost leadership. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and has published numerous articles and case studies on global leadership, mobile/social learning, and knowledge networks.

Pankaj was a Managing Director at GrowthLeaders®, a global strategy consulting and leadership development consultancy. He was responsible for growth, capability development, and client delivery in India, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

His Management Consulting experience also includes 7 years at Deloitte. He was responsible for implementing a new global talent strategy in Financial Advisory Services, and implementing a new leadership development architecture for Deloitte’s US – China Consulting Joint Venture being based in China (Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong) for 2 years.

He also founded several successful learning and development, education and technology enterprises in New York, USA.

Pankaj is a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, USA. His research and teaching interests focus on the application of cognitive neuroscience to develop right brain pattern recognition skills in next generation strategic leaders. He holds a MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and a Leadership Certificate from Harvard Business School, USA. He has Bachelors in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India.

Honored/Published/Presented globally in conferences/events in USA, India (at CII Conferences, HR/CLO Summits). Here are some of his honor/publications:

Honored with Green Award for the first online delivery of New Hire Training for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte, New York, USA, 2010.

Won the Green Award for greening and sustainability efforts in Learning by using SharePoint collaboration technology and saving costs. It’s been scaled and adopted for other L&D programs.

Published and presented eLearning, Mobile Learning & Social Learning: Deloitte’s Leading Edge Virtual Training at International Conference of E-Learning in Workplace, New York, USA, 2009.

Also presented the above paper at Innovation Norway (delegates from industry, non-profit and the government of Norway)

Published and Presented Exploiting Social Networking Communities for Talent Development at Deloitte University, USA, 2010.

Published and Presented Proximal Assessment to Reduce Learner Gaps (National Science Foundation funded project, Collaboration of US Government and Columbia University, New York) at 29th Eastern Evaluation Research Society Annual Conference, New Jersey, USA, 2006.