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D. N. Venkatesh Professor in OB & HR at Goa Institute of Management

Professor (Dr) Devaguptapu Naga Venkatesh is a seasoned HR (human resources) professional with close to three decades of experience. He has worked across sectors, including in logistics, banking, IT/ITES and social sectors. He has essayed leadership roles as an HR generalist and specialized roles, like talent management and learning and development, across organizations (Gati, RBI [IDRBT], SITEL, HSBC, BASIX, Standard Chartered and Akshaya Patra).

He has managed large employee strengths, of over 10,000, and has worked on multiple HR process improvement projects such as process re-engineering and design and deployment of digital HR process.

Currently, he is working as a professor in OB (organizational behaviour) and HR management at Goa Institute of Management (GIM), with which he has been associated for the last six years. In his current role, he is involved in:

• Designing and delivering courses for PGDM and EMBA students in the area of HR;

• Designing and delivering management development programmes/entrepreneurship development programmes (MDPs/EDPs) for working executives in the area of HR;

• Offering HR consulting services to organizations across the country; and

• Leading the corporate relationship for GIM, as placement chairperson.

He has published two books and has authored close to 50 research/strategy papers. The vision drafted by him for IDRBT was included in ‘RBI Financial Sector Vision 2020’. He is actively involved with industry bodies like CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and the Goa Management Association (GMA).

He is currently a member of the HR Subcommittee of CII, Western Region, and is heading the skilling initiative for SMEs across the states of Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of GMA.