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Susan Basterfield

As a catalyst, a cultivator, and another pair of eyes, Susan helps individuals, teams, and organizations experiment with new ways of working and being, to actualize the workplace of the future. She has worked with startups and multinationals leading her own teams and also been an MD. At Yash Pakka we are honored to benefit from her expertise as a Teal Organization Coach, her wisdom in life relationships, and her smiling ruckus-making.

Deepak Hingorani

Mr. Deepak Hingorani is a Graduate in Chemical engineering, 1970 batch from IIT Delhi. He has worked for organizations like APPM, Bhargava Consultants, Hangal Paper consultants (Cameroun-west Africa), Sabah Forest Industries, Larsen & Toubro, Enmas Andritz, BILT and Ballarpur Industries. He set up his own consultancy from 2014.

Kuldeep Tyagi

Aged 34 years, he is Pillar Head – TQM & Senior Consultant from KAIZEN Institute for India, Africa and Middle East. Kuldeep is Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma and TPM expert and has served companies like BHEL,  SHAPOORJI PALLONJI, BIOCON, STERLITE, VODAFONE, FEDDERS LLOYD , ATLAS COPCO, TORRENT, JOHNSON MATTHEY, PHILIPS GLOBAL, NOKIA, PHILIPS GLOBAL, KIMFAY,  HYBRID, PARDINI, COOK N LITE, HYBRID etc.

Vinod Grover

He is Founding Partner & Director of Kaizen Institute (India) Pvt.Ltd. and  Kaizen Institute – Africa. Having mission to facilitate at least 10 Indian organisations to become World Class, he specializes in Lean Manufacturing - Implementation of Flow, Pull & Synchronisation, Lean in Service Industry including Hotels, Hospitals & Govts; Lean in Agricultural Farms. He has served Territories like India, Middle East (Dubai, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait); Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Botswana, Nigeria, Mauritius).

DS Gandikota

He has completed his B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), Andhra University, 1980. He has over 35 years experience in Process Industries  like Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power, Nuclear,  Steel, Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Glass, Non-ferrous metallurgy etc. He is an electronic hobbyist and is a versatile Coach, Mentor and Counselor.

Jaideep Narain Mathur

Jaideep ensures that we understand legal implications of each decision.

He is a senior counsel in the Lucknow High Court and has represented the state as the Additional Advocate General for many years.

Apart from various other things, he has a passion for horses and remains active with his studs winning the Lucknow Derby regularly.

Bernt Treu

Bernt is our wise old man. He has the capacity to look at the crux of each challenge and come out with a solution that makes common sense. Bernt has taught many of us basics of fiber and paper-making  He comes with a vast experience in agricultural residue pulping with long stints in companies such as Black Clawson and Beloit, USA.

G Narayana

Guruji, as the world calls Mr G Narayana, is our beacon of light. Guruji is an expert on Indian Ethos on Management and utilizes mythology and spirituality for better understanding of management.

Guruji chaired our Company for over 15 years and guided us through many turbulent times. He created values of strong corporate governance and participation by each member of the board.

He leaves the audience spellbound each time he gives a discourse or training. We are truly fortunate to have his guidance and presence from time to time.

Manuel Mattke

While Manuel has deep experience in technology and entrepreneurially-driven businesses, his value goes far beyond. With Manuel on our side we are assured that we have a solid thorough thinking to drive our strategy, generosity of soul to ensure we don't forget the bigger picture, and the know-how to actually get things done. He has led businesses, managed massive transitions, built teams, and developed corporate strategies. In addition to benefitting from all of this, we just like him.

Arvind Kaul

Mr. Arvind Kaul runs his own consulting organization Arvind Kaul & Associates. He is a TQM & HRD Trainer and Consultant. Mr. Kaul is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur (1974) and a post graduate in Management from IIM Bangalore (1979). He secured the Gold Medal for the best performance in Behavioural Sciences in his batch. He is also the recipient of the Most Innovative Project at the National level awarded by the Quality Circle Forum of India in 1993. This award was in recognition of his work of introducing Quality Circle in rural areas.