V. J. Rao Executive Director, Totus HR SchoolV. J. Rao, an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, has been an operational HR professional for 40 years with experience in a wide range of industries such as engineering, projects, FMCG, IT and ITeS.
He was Head of HR of GE’s joint venture in India, Godrej GE Appliances Ltd and later Head of HR of India’s largest IT Company, TCS. He helped TCS obtain a PCMM level-4 rating in 2001, which was a first in the world. He was the Director of the Tata Management Training Centre, headed Tata Administrative Services (TAS) and senior-level recruitment in the Tata Group and was responsible for several initiatives in leadership development in the group.
V. J. Rao was a Member of the Board of Tata Auto Plastics and also Country Head, HR and Head, Global Talent Management at Suzlon Energy. He is currently a Leadership Coach and an Executive Director of the totus HR School.
The authors have collaborated on several in-company HR capabilitybuilding programmes and HR research projects over the past several years. These efforts have served as the inspiration for the book.