Keynote Speaker Vineet Nayar

Vineet Nayar

Business Managment Visionary and Author, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down

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About Speaker Vineet Nayar…

Vineet Nayar is walking into unchartered territory and scaling new heights. Nayar, who in 2006 shocked his company’s 330 global customers by proclaiming that for him, “employees come first, customers second,” setting the stage for the company’s transformation and its growth from $750 million in revenues to over $4 billion today.

Vineet Nayar has been variously described as the “next Peter Drucker,” “Henry Foyel” and “Maverick CEO” of the “world’s most modern management”—descriptors that provide an apt testimony to his unconventional management philosophies, radical outlook, brutally honest viewpoints and a career report card that consists of incubating a billion-dollar company and turning around a global IT services major with 600% growth in market cap and 500% growth in revenues.

By way of introduction, Nayar is the former CEO of HCL Technologies and founder of Sampark Foundation. He is also author of the highly acclaimed management book, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down,which has sold 100,000+ copies worldwide.

But perhaps his best introduction has been cited in the “Thinkers50 2011/12 List” wherein he has been highlighted as the only “practitioner thinker” in the world. His radical ideas—whether they were about making his appraisal visible to the entire company as a CEO or inverting the organizational structures to make management accountable to employees or the need for employees to be put ahead of the customers—have all been executed with success in an 80,000+ employee-strong global company thereby ensuring a practicality of thoughts. Today, his innovative management practices are being taught as a case study at both the Harvard Business School and London Business School, and he has been widely lauded, including a recent inclusion in FORTUNE magazine’s first-ever global “Executive Dream Team.”

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  • This is a note to convey both my personal as well as the entire team’s deep appreciation for the extremely engaging and interactive discussion that you had with our 600+ leaders on our 5th Annual Day on 15th June 2013. You truly worked your magic, walking around the huge crowd, provoking them to interact with enthusiasm and peppering the conversation with your trademark humour and thought provoking ideas. Thank you indeed for taking time to be with us on this special occasion and for sharing your insights and wisdom in such a powerful way.

    Ajay Srinivasan

    Chief Executive, Aditya Birla Group's Financial Services (a Fortune 500 global conglomerate)

  • The challenge for any leader is to create a workplace that stimulates creativity and innovative thinking.  Vineet speaks from very rich experience that has allowed him to create environments that encourage people to venture into the gap that separates the ordinary from the extraordinary, and encourages people to make what seems impossible – possible.

    Lyn Goodear

    CEO, Australian Human Resources Institute

  • This is truly my pleasure that we had the opportunity to get access to your rich and broad experience. The participants were really excited and fascinated by the insights you developed as well as convinced by the true-life examples you gave …

    Frédéric Monlouis-Félicité

    Managing Director, Institut de l'entreprise, France

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