Resource Persons

Dr. P VijayaKumar Chairperson, Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership, TISS

His research interests are focused on the re-conceptualisation of the contemporary organisational space with a special focus on (a) Strategising, (b) Organisation Development and Change and (c) Leadership and innovation. He takes a distinctive research approach where the emphasis is on both micro and macro aspects of organisations. Also, he argues for a practice perspective with a focus on collaboration to foster the linkage between micro and macro organizational aspects and to provide a dynamic view of organisational phenomena.


Mr. Vijay Padaki President, Little Theatre Foundation

He is a theatre educator, actor, director, trainer, writer, designer and administrator, including two stints each as Secretary and President of ‘Little Theatre Foundation’. He has also been a management professional for over forty five years. He is the founder- Director of P&P Group. A good part of the P&P Group’s work is devoted to the effectiveness of large development programmes. Recently, the Ministry of Culture invited Mr. Vijay to initiate a programme of Arts and Heritage Management in India. He has written over 40 original plays. In 1993, Vijay won award for the best contemporary play script instituted by ‘The Hindu’.


Dr. Joseph George Anjilvilel Partner, Workplace Catalysts LLP & Consultant at Harrison Assessments India

Appreciative of Career Development, Training & Development and Organization Development processes, Joseph enjoys integrating these three streams creatively and yet practically. His expertise is based on line, staff & consulting experiences spanning 2 decades. Joseph’s methods have been based on research in the behavioral sciences, which helped him navigate challenging business environments.


Mr. Rajasekhar Kaza (HR Director, Amazon)

His Interest areas include OD, Workplace Values, Organisation Culture, Leadership, Learning, Diversity and Inclusion, Career Management and Multi-generational workforce in Indian Organizations.



Mr. Mathew Kuruvilla (Coach & Organization Development Consultant)

Coach and HR leader with significant experience in enabling individuals, teams and organizations in the banking, technology, pharmaceuticals and management consulting domains. Have successfully partnered with business and HR with respect to strategy, leadership development, organization design; performance, talent, succession and change management; employee engagement and  regulatory compliance.


Dr. Aman Borkar (Assistant Professor, Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership, TISS)

He has over 12 years of experience in Corporate, Social Sector, Academia and Research. He is a recipient of Max Planck Institute Fellowship and Indian Council of Social Science Research Fellowship. His research interests include Ecological Economics, Organisation Development, Labour Relations, Change Management, Institutional Economics, Livelihoods, Conservation and Studies on Ecosystem Services. He is also a Program Director of Winter School on ODCL in Social Sector Organisations in India.