Could you describe your career path after graduating from IIM Lucknow?
I was picked up by a German-based global engineering major ThyssenKrupp AG, and was immediately placed in their Italian Steel Plant at Terni. My job was of a Technical Controller, a role encompassing Technical Budgeting, Improvements, & Production Planning/Control. I handled several key assignments, including Revamping the Production Planning Process, and identifying Best Operating Practices for implementation from within ThyssenKrupp group. A year later, I was deputed to India to work with the Managing Director, the role being of Organization Development. Some of my best Operational learning came from managing assignments on Order Management Process Re-design, Performance Management System Design, and Logistics Cost Optimization initiatives.
I quit after 2 years for ICICI Lombard, which was playing into the sunrise Insurance sector and was quite a “start-up” then. The roles that came my way were truly diverse, including Risk Underwriting & Analytics, Corporate Sales, Product Management, and even the niche Space Insurance domain.
In July 2006, I eventually did what I always dreamt of doing, starting my own company called QMR Labs Private Ltd.
Could you elaborate on your current job profile
Currently, I am the Founder-CEO of QMR Labs Pvt. Ltd., an Analytics & Optimization firm that offers Optimization based Decision-Support Products and Solutions for enhancing Corporate Performance. Based in Mumbai, we are focussed on Supply Chain Optimization, Operational Excellence, and Projects’ Predictability solutions. With an exceptional team of young professionals, we are engineering novel products to meet our clients’ business challenges.
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