Sandeep Kochhar is an MBA from IIM Bangalore & an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer with 17 years of corporate & consulting experience. He has worked in various roles relating to Program/Project Management, Business/Process Transformation, Organization Restructuring & Change Management in companies like Aurea Software, HT Media, British Council, Honeywell, IBM, & HCL Technologies. In his last Consulting assignment as a Global Consultant with Aurea Software (Investment arm of Trilogy, USA), he was responsible for transforming 6 acquired companies (Revenue of $50 Million) by implementing Project/Program management best practices. In his role with HT Media, he setup the Project/Program Management program to upskill Project/Program managers following the PMP® methodology. He is a Master Trainer who has trained several Project Management trainers to run trainings on the PMP® methodology. At HT Media, he was also responsible for the successful implementation of a business project of $3.3 Million following the PMP® methodology.
At British Council, he was responsible for completing the Global Restructuring & Change Program for 11 offices across India & Sri Lanka following the MSP™ (Managing Successful Programmes) methodology. At Honeywell, he was responsible for setting up & managing the Project Management office (PMO) following the PMP ® methodology for over 500 people. He piloted & implemented Enterprise Project Management tools across the organization. He presented a Research Paper titled “Selecting an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool for a project based organization” selected by PMI for presentation to PMI Bangalore Chapter. He has also authored academic papers on applying Supply Chain Management principles to recruitment processes & Demand supply forecasting of human resources.
He has successfully run several projects & programs ranging from small projects to large multi-million dollar projects in his professional career following the PMP® methodology at IBM, Honeywell & HCL Technologies. His other areas of expertise include Vendor Management, Customer Engagement & Quality Management. He has travelled & worked across 6 countries & 24 Indian states.
He is a Project Management Professional (PMP ®) from Project Management Institute (PMI), USA, MSP™ (Managing Successful Programs), Registered Practitioner (MSP™ Trade Mark of the UK Office of Government Commerce) from APMG-International UK, Certified Project Manager from Honeywell, Six Sigma Green Belt, Qualified MBTI Step II Practitioner from Asianic Psychologists Press (APP), NLP Practitioner, ITIL V2/V3 Foundation, ITIL Intermediate CSI/Service Design, has an ISO 27001 Implementation Training & Certification, Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2000 & been through the BLHP, ALHP, PDP Phase A/B frameworks from Indian Society of Applied Behavioral Sciences.
In his leisure, he practices yoga, writes poetry & coaches students to pursue higher education programs.