About Us

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About Us

Great Manager Institute™ is a global lifetime digital coach and profiler for people managers, aimed at redefining people management, using the power of strong brand value, technology in the form of data analytics and communities.

We take pride in our People Manager Certification Portal, the world’s first such portal that uses global benchmarks to certify managers in a way that has a very strong value among recruiters, corporates and all stakeholders.

We also take pride in being the executor of India’s largest study on people managers, in association with Forbes India. Our biggest pride is in our ability to personalize learning and engagement for any people manager by creating their profile using the strongest tools of credibility.

Organizations can connect with us for our Study and our Certification Programs. Individual Managers can connect with us for our Certification Programs and Communities.

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Our Vision
& Mission

Our vision is to create a world where every individual gets an opportunity to work with Great People Managers. Our mission is to enable individuals to be Great People Managers who deliver sustained results by building trusting relationships.

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Our Team

We take pride in our team. From decades of experience in People Management and HR to passionate fresh graduates, here are the faces and forces behind Great Manager Institute- includes our core team, advisors and Directors.

Prasenjit Bhattacharya

Prasenjit’s core expertise lies in HR and People Management. Being a very well-known HR expert globally, he has spoken about People Management and Workplace Culture at conferences, events, and even Parliaments.

Dalreen Patrao

Dalreen’s core expertise lies in People Management Consultancy. She was instrumental in redefining the concept of People Management in one of the largest IT companies in the world. She is a Director at GMI.

Anantadeb Bandyopadhyay

Anantadeb is the team’s Content & Framework Expert. He is currently associated in a consulting role, as after having spent 40+ years in the domain of HR, he does not prefer to be bound to a single company. He is the anchor that controls the greatness of our frameworks.

Ashwin Srivastava

Having been a serial entrepreneur, Ashwin, our co-founder, has helped build multiple multi-million-dollar entities, and is a data-geek. He is focused on all-round execution and is building GMI to become a global behemoth that can impact billions of lives.

Rashmi Mutt

Rashmi is our Chief Storyteller and is responsible for creating brand stories and building client relations. Quirky and creative, she never shies away from a challenging task. An author, musician and dessert-lover, Rashmi plans to change the world by helping everyone find their own magic.

Kritika Pugalia

Kritika is our Client Experience Manager who specialises in breaking the ice with incessant food talks. You’ll forever catch her laughing and actively expressing her views. A thrilling book, alternative music and ramen are secrets to winning her heart!

Balbir Singh

Balbir is an IIMC alumnus with strong technology background. Besides leading technology and operations at Great Place to Work India, he guides all of GMI’s technology advancements.

Kumkum Nongrum

Over 2 decades, Kumkum has facilitated and enabled transformation in the areas of Organizational Development Strategies, Executive and Life Coaching, Diversity Sensitization, Employee Engagement and HR. Travel & Scrabble are her twin guilty pleasures!

Rohan Bontra

Rohan is our Visual Content Creator who is majorly incharge of creating GMI’s insightful animated courses. He is a profound Yoga practitioner as well as a sports fanatic. It is hard to catch him without a smile!

Neelima Gulavani

Neelima is our business head, who leads the Great People manager Study. An ex-techie who is rediscovering her love for tech. When not at work, you will find her playing with & telling stories to her toddler. All the amazing IPs we own is because of her!

Aman Kumar Singh

Aman is one of our Tech Ninjas who enjoys coding more than anything else and his favourite language is Javascript. He helps GMI in building amazing tech products and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Pranjal Kesharwani

Pranjal is one of our Tech Ninjas who is majorly incharge of developing and handling GMI’s various technology platforms. He is a data science enthusiast and a sports fanatic. Where there is data smoke, there is business fire!

Rishabh Srivastava

Rishabh is one of our tech ninjas who is an avid music lover and a gamer and helps GMI to build amazing tech products. He believes food is the ultimate source of happiness.

Sukumar Kisku

Sukumar is one of our Tech Ninjas who enjoys playing with codes and fixing bugs. You’ll surely catch him playing computer games in his free time!

Akshita Mehta

Akshita takes care of Client Delivery at GMI. A travel and food enthusiast she can teach you Zumba both on land and in water. Akshita also believes that one can change their lives through the power of gratitude.

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Our Credibility

Our Pedigree: We are a Sister Concern of Great Place Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

Our Team: A young team of aspiring people from some of the best colleges in India led by Ashwin Srivastava

Our Advisors: Decades of experience in People Management and Employee Engagement, which makes our Advisory board one of the strongest in the country.

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Our Partners

Forbes: We have partnered with Forbes India for the Great People Manager Study and the Great Managers League.

Great Place to Work: We are a sister concern of Great Place to Work India, and hence closely associated with Great Place to Work Inc. through our parent entity Great Place Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

PushStart, Aasaanjobs, Karma Management: We work with a number of community partners towards the common goal of redefining People Management.

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Our Copyrights

Connect, Develop, Inspire© Framework: Our framework of Connect, Develop, Inspire © , as defined here, is copyrighted.

Logo and other relevant Trademarks: Our brand and logos are trademarked. Usage of the phrase “Great People Manager” needs to be used with the Trademark symbol in India, reflecting our ownership of the property.

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Our Successes

Customers: We have customers/users (pilot, paid or free) from across 6 continents and primarily focused in India at the moment.

Data: We have access to hundreds of millions of data points that help us in our growth.

Associations: We are associated with top HR professionals and CXOs of various organizations in varying capacities, primarily through our Great People Manager Study. We are also associated with a number of global brands.

Appreciation: We have received formal/informal appreciation and advice from figures such as Ram Charan, Suri K and Josh Bersin, among others. The Government of India has recognized us as a start-up, providing us with digital resources.