Raju Rao Director, T V Rao Learning Systems, Ahmedabad, India
Raju Rao is a postgraduate in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur (1994) and Ph.D. in Management from M.S. University of Baroda (2008). Raju started his career in 1994 at Torrent where he worked for three years as an Assistant Personnel Manager and subsequently joined TVRLS as a Consultant. He did his certification courses in MBTI with Manasayan, and in Consulting Interventions at NTL, Bethel, USA. He has wide consulting experience in Assessment Centres, 360 Degree Feedback and HRD Audit internationally with Alexandria Carbon Black, Egypt; Kewalram Chanrai Group, Nigeria; Indorama, Indonesia; Nestle, Bangladesh; and Action Aid Asia, Vietnam. He conducted courses for Mauritian Quality Institute, XPertise of Commercial Bank, Sri Lanka. He also conducted seminars for CII Ahmedabad, and Kolkata. The Indian organizations he worked with include AMP India (Tyco); Apollo Tyres; AV Birla Group; Bajaj Auto; BEL, Bangalore; Bosch Rexroth; BPL; Gati Cargo Management Services; GSPC and GSPL; GVFL; HDFC Standard Life; Infosys; Life Insurance Corporation of India; Murugappa Group; Nestle, India; NTPC; ONGC; Taj Group of Hotels; TCI; Transformers and Transmetals; Tyco International, Bangalore; Wyeth; Kochin Refineries Limited (BPCL); BPCL, Mumbai; and Sterlite Industries (Vedanta Group).
He co-edited two books on 360 Degree Feedback and Performance Management Systems. His co-authored book on the Power of 360 Degree Feedback has won two awards by the Delhi Management Association and ISTD. He taught courses in HRD at Nirma Institute of Management and the Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad, as a Guest Faculty. He also worked as a Visiting Faculty at Aurora Business School, Hyderabad, for a short period.