MANAB BOSE is CEO and Director of Sukrut since 2008. He also co-founded Parikrma Humanity Foundation, a mainstream ICSE/ISC school for 1300 underserved children in Bangalore. He is an organizational consultant and practising psychoanalytical psycho-therapist and heads a consulting firm located out of Bangalore and Mumbai. Manab pioneered the annual Inward Change Conference (ICC) as well as the bi-annual India International Group Relations Conference (GRC).

Prior to reengineering himself for a career in education and psychotherapy starting 2002, he was member of GE’s country-management team in India for a decade in the 90s. He was the first Asian to be involved with GE Crotonville and was selected by Jack Welch in 1995 to attend the prestigious Global Business Managers Course in Latin America. Manab left GE to join the Tata Group in 2000, reporting to Ratan Tata. As Director of Human Resources in the apex Group Executive Office, he worked closely with the major Tata business CEO’s and their HR Heads. Prior to GE, he was Personnel Director with Colgate Palmolive India and Chief of Management Development with Bharat Petroleum in the 80s.

Manab was an active member of All India Board of Management Studies, AICTE, Ministry of HRD, GoI from 2003 to 2006 and was a member of the sub-committee to recommend a model curriculum for business schools in India. His last stint in education was with National Institute of Design (NID) as Academic Administrator for over 2 years, prior to which he taught English at Ramakrishna Mission College, Belur, West Bengal and at Sherwood College, Nainital. Manab holds a Post-Graduate degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Calcutta . He also received extensive in-company training in Strategy and Leadership at University of Leeds, UK and at University of Michigan, USA.


ASHOK BHATTACHARYA has conducted teacher development workshops, in mainstream schools for the underserved. He also functions as Conference Director for Inward Change Conference (ICC) and co-directed the bi-annual International Group Relations Conference (GRC). He is an accredited professional Group Work Facilitator from ISISD, and IGRO affiliated to the Tavistock Institute UK. Ashok started his career with Steel Authority of India and, over a career spanning 30 years in industry in Human Resources, worked with large Indian and multinational companies like Pfizer, ITC, HCL and General Electric. In General Electric as Vice President, he ran the global leadership and talent development programmes in India. He then joined HCL Technologies as Corporate Vice President and was responsible for its global HR function. He has also functioned as Associate Dean besides teaching at MDI Gurgaon, IMT, and IIT-Delhi. Ashok holds an honours degree in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta and attained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has currently enrolled for a doctoral programme in Management with the Asian Institute of Technology


SHANKARNARAYAN SRINATH is an experienced organisational consultant as well as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy in various health service settings in UK. His specialist experience is in helping people to understand the connections between mind and body. He has been a staff member for the Tavistock Group Relations Conference. Srinath has wide ranging experience of one-to-one coaching and consultancy, for example team development and change management support. He has extensive experience of training professionals in the health service; he ran a programme for Consultant Doctors in mentoring overseas graduates for the London Deanery, and has coached new Consultant Doctors and multidisciplinary staff in a service. He is also a trainer for specialist registrars and provides supervision on a one-to-one, group and workshop basis. He has been a member of the Cambridge University Health Services Committee and is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Cambridge University. He also has experience of organizing and chairing public lectures on Psychotherapy and Organizational Behaviour.


DEIRDRE MOYLAN was with Tavistock Clinic in London, UK for over 26 years and was a Principal Consultant with Tavistock Consulting Services. Deirdre is a Psychologist and uses her knowledge of individual and group psychodynamics to help people work together, to understand what interferes with creativity and may be getting in the way of achievement. She has extensive experience of working with senior leaders and top teams. Deirdre is particularly interested in and experienced at enabling disparate individuals to come together as a team, maintaining motivation in teams in the context of continuous change and helping teams to truly engage with each rather than simply working alongside one another. She keeps an organizational focus in her work, helping clients work creatively with the tension between individual and organizational needs. Deirdre is an experienced trainer in the field; she directed an MA programme on Consultation and is co-director of a Professional Doctorate programme in “Consulting to Organizations”. Her international experience includes lectures and seminars abroad as an invited speaker.Her work includes events designed to elucidate the complexities of inter-group functioning and the importance of collaboration as well as the pleasures of competition. She is interested in diversity, and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. She brings humor to her work, and ensures that learning is an enjoyable as well as a serious enterprise.


SCOTT CHURCHILL is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, and Graduate Program Director for Psychological Studies, University of Dallas, USA. Professor Churchill has been teaching psychology and Philosophy at the University of Dallas for the past 25 years. He is currently engaged in ongoing experiential study of interspecies communication with bonobos at the Fort Worth Zoo, and is a Director of and local coordinator for Jane Goodall’s ‘Roots and Shoots’ series. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Humanistic Psychologist, which is a division journal for the American Psychological Association (APA); prior to that he served as editor for Methods: A Journal for Human Science. He was promoted to full professor in 2003 and named a ‘Fellow’ of the APA in 2004. He was also a participant in the 2002 Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences programs in San Jose, California (January 2002) and at Oxford University in England (July 2002), and based on that experience wrote a proposal for a course on ‘Sciences of Humanity and Nature in Dialogue with Religion: History and Current Controversies’. Professor Churchill has a PhD in Clinical Psychology, an MA in psychology and a BS in Biology.


SONI RAO SONI has nearly 14 years of work experience in the global health care industry. She specializes in mental health service delivery, policy and research. She is a trained clinician, who has always been drawn to and has engaged in entrepreneurial endeavors. She has extensive experience in health care management and her core skill set is in new business development, especially in health care start-ups. In her last post, she worked as Regional director for a psychiatric and psychological consulting firm. She left the position after successful implementation, to complete her doctoral degree in Applied Gerontology at University of North Texas, Dallas, USA. She is currently in her 2nd year, and is expected to graduate in 2013. For the last three years, she has worked extensively in the long term care industry in USA. Her passion is to design health delivery systems that are cost effective and accessible to users. Her research interests include but are not limited to global aging, medical anthropology, health care economics, public policy and systems advocacy. When she is not working, Soni spends her time fishing, traveling or finding something new to learn.