Madhav Mohan is a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (1981-82) who holds 3 postgraduate degrees, MIM (Thunderbird), MBA (Cochin) and MA Economics (Loyola, Chennai).
He nurtures a long standing interest in geo-strategic affairs, martial arts, sports and spiritual explorations. He was amongst the top junior tennis players in India (1971-74). His career has evolved along many dimensions because he has focused his varied interests, knowledge and skills on the emerging needs of organizations and individuals.
Beginning as an Officer in State Bank of India (1978), he moved on to become one of the early pioneers in India's IT revolution by innovating a highly successful school computer education program (1983). Then, he partnered with National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) from 1987 to 2013 to provide high quality computer education. His company has produced thousands of IT professionals over the last 25 years.
Diverse experiences are the crucible in which leadership is forged.
Madhav Mohan has over the years pursued his mentoring writing, speaking & training career actively. He has published over 100 articles in leading newspapers and magazines on economic policy and growth, management, leadership and spirituality. He has spoken in public thousands of times on diverse subjects and has trained thousands of managers in hundreds of workshops. His pre and post analysis of the Government of India's Budget was carried by India's leading News Weekly, The Week many times. As a TV commentator he has analyzed the Union Budget live on TV while it was being presented in the Indian Parliament. For his writing and thought related to economic reform he was nominated as a Fellow by the Salzburg Seminar, one of the world's leading think tanks (1992). He was invited to the US by the US Government as a member of the Indian delegation on Intellectual Property Rights (1995). In 1996 Madhav Mohan was appointed to the Board of Directors of State Bank of Travancore, one of India's largest banks where he was amongst the youngest ever Directors of the bank and served two terms characterized by massive technological change at the bank. His contribution to IT, credit sanction & policy and leadership resulted in the bank's net profit increasing by 6 times and vastly improved asset quality by the time he completed his second term (2002). This led to his being nominated to a high level committee of the Reserve Bank.
Based on his interdisciplinary background and wide-ranging interests Madhav Mohan has constructed a unique mentoring practice over the last 15 years. Since the organization is only as good as its leaders, his mentoring philosophy is to start at the CXO level and cascade throughout the organization. His entire focus is to develop "leadership for results". He has created through his writing and practice the concept of the result to crack (an organization in which only results matter); this concept has been allied with an innovative methodology (concept workshops, personal mentoring sessions, build - in mutual takes, daily operations meetings and a host of other tools and processes). Over the years, Madhav Mohan has come to believe that leadership is the ultimate competitive advantage and has therefore, mentored people from CXO level down and helped them emerge as leaders. The mentoring methodology emphasizes at every level, in every interaction, the crucial importance of listening, trust, integrity and ethics in building leadership capabilities. This is achieved by marrying the state of art in leadership and management to concepts and practices from the ancient Indian spiritual heritage.
The results of Madhav Mohan's mentoring philosophy have been very positive. In one case, a family business increased its sales by 50 times in 10 years while reducing headcount. In another case, a large corporation increased its sales by around 10 times in 10 years while building a huge cash war chest that funded global acquisitions. In view of his work in leadership & strategy, he was appointed as Advisor to the Strategic Planning Committee of Rotary International for 2011-13 by the President of Rotary International. Madhav Mohan continues to innovate with ideas & concepts! His book ‘Lonely at the Top’ was released by Lead Start Publishing in May 2013 and is available online and in leading book stores.