Members of Council

A diverse group of professional members of ISABS with exemplary experience in Academics and/practitioner roles in varied organisations form the Academic and Programme Council (APC) of ODCP. They take the lead in designing, continually upgrading the quality and delivery of the programme. They also form the core group for facilitating the various contact modules while also collaborating with invited faculty. The faculty is invited from ISABS professional members and our professional network in India and abroad in teaching and external assessment roles.

The current APC members are:

R Sankarasubramanyan

Director ODCP

Sankar (as he likes to be addressed as) has acquired over 28 years of professional experience. He did his post-graduate in Human Resources Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, a B-School considered as a flag bearer in Organisation Behaviour and Human Resources areas. He received professional training in Applied Behavioural Science from and was accredited as a professional member of the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science ( Sankar is a past President of the institution. Sankar is also a professional member of the National Training Laboratories, Bethel, Maine, USA.( Sankar is also the founder President of TAPIN – The Appreciative Inquirers Network in India (

Sankar has more than 20 years of Human Resources and top management level corporate experience in both India and abroad. He has worked in large Indian and multinational organizations across India, USA and the Caribbean. As a Consultant, he has engaged with many Indian organizations, International NGO’s and Multinational Corporations. His assignments have made him travel the entire globe to more than 29 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

For over ten years now, as one of the founding Directors, he is engaged in shaping ChangeWorks, a human service organisation, based out of Mumbai, India and operating globally.


J M Radhakrishna

Radha as he is called by friends has more than four decades of professional experience. He did his post graduation in Management from Madras School of Social work. He has a degree in Law and a post graduation in Psychology. He is a Professional member of ISABS and held roles in the ISABS Board including Dean/Professional Development Programme.

Radha has worked for twenty six years in Managerial, Administrative, Operational, Commercial and Legal functions of Indian Railways.
Rahda is a certified Trainer in MBTI,FIRO-B and Achievement Motivation. He is Master Trainer in NLP and certified Life Coach. He facilitates Family business leaders and is certified to conduct ‘’Compass’’ programme of the Business Family Foundation, Montreal,Canada

As HR & Organisation Development consultant he engages with Public sector, Private sector , NGOs and MNCs He coaches Senior leadership in organisations and mentors aspiring professionals in ODCP and ISABS(PDP).He is also visiting Faculty at leading Management institutions.


Atul Chugh

Atul is a Human Resources professional with over 27 years of rich experience. He is the National President of ISABS.

Atul is a subject matter expert in Human Process facilitation and combines it with in-depth understanding of HR conceptual knowledge, HR & OD processes and tools.

Atul was the HR Head for Rolls Royce South Asia & Middle East in his last corporate assignment. He has diverse experience in leadership roles at companies like GE Money, GECIS, NOKIA, Thermax and Eureka Forbes. Atul brings in expertise in areas like Leadership development, HR Process Reengineering, Performance management, Employee Engagement, Human Behavioral training. He is a Certified Personal Counselor and Grid Instructor well versed in synergogy methodology. He has led several assessments for Senior leadership across Asia, Middle East and Europe. Atul partners with his clients to lead with purpose and participation.


Payal Gupta

Payal is currently Director & CEO, Celebratory Network. She is involved in work that includes Systemic Change, Leadership Development and Diversity and inclusion.

Payal work with CXOs, Founders, Board of directors and Women Leaders; to help them prepare to be future-ready to lead change. She believes that using Self as an instrument of change is the key to facilitate any change process. She has worked with organizations like Bank of America, Tata group companies, Glenmark, Capgemini and more.. Payal, is a certified Coach, OD Consultant, has a MA in English Literature, and MBA in HR.


Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay earned his post graduate in management from IIM, Bangalore and an engineering degree from IIT, Kharagpur. Sanjay spent 15 years in business leadership roles in Profit Center Management, Global Account Management, Strategy and Operations Consulting, and Supply Chain Management. P&G, Wipro, Andersen Consulting. AT Kearney, Infosys were formative years of his own leadership development. He has recently co-found India’s first startup school – CommenceMint – a venture and founder development organization for very early stage start-ups.

Sanjay came to ISABS in 2005 in search for personal meaning and stayed on to be accredited eventually in 2012, as a Professional Member and facilitator for human processes.. Sanjay integrates his business leadership experience with understanding of human behavior to chart and guide pragmatic change journeys. He is certified to use various methodologies and instruments including Hogan Assessments, FIRO-B, Existential Universe Mapper and Workplace Big 5. He has an EQ Certification from Six Seconds USA and is certified in Clear Leadership® model. Sanjay is a certified Associate Coach from Erikcson International College.


Rahoul Joshii

Rahoul is a Leadership Consultant and coach with over 22 years of experience. He has worked with organizations such as Emcure Pharma, Thermax, Zensar, Tech Mahindra, and CapGemini handling Human Resource Function at strategic level.

Rahoul holds a post-graduate diploma in Organization Studies besides being an MBA. He is a professional member of ISABS, an expert practitioner of psychometric tools such as DISC and MBTI. He is certified on People Process Capability & Maturity Model (PCMM) v2 by Bill Curtis. He is an ICFaccredited Leadership Coach and a Wiley certified Leadership Facilitator. He is a certified Assessor of Emotional Quotient.

Rahoulhas to his credit couple of IPs in the domain of Leadership. Rahoul is passionate about partnering with his clients in developing their leadership capability and building sustainable businesses. As an OD consultant, Rahoulhas to his credit impactful work viz designing competency frameworks, turning around businesses, enhancing customer satisfaction, reducing operations losses, improving team dynamics etc.


Dr Kakoli Saha

Dr Kakoli Saha is a PhD from University of Delhi. She has over 37 year of professional experience across several domains including Corporates and Academia. She is a professional member of ISABS, NTL (USA) and International Coaching Federation. Kakoli is a panel member of Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection which is responsible for promotion process of PSU Banks.

Priya Vasudevan

Priya Vasudevan
Alumni Invitee

Priya is currently the Group Head for Talent Acquisition &Management, Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion at ACG Worldwide. She also head the ACG Cares Foundation. Priya has led Institution Building – OD interventions using Appreciative Inquiry framework. She has co-authored papers published in International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, UK. For her consistent and innovative practices in Training & HRD, she has been honored with ‘National Award for Excellence in Training & HRD – 2012-13’ by Indian Society of Training & Development (ISTD).

Priya is a Pharmacist and an MBA (Human Resources) from Mumbai. She is a Certified OD Practitioner from ISABS and acertified Transformation Coach. She has certifications in Appreciative Coaching (Fielding University, US), Neurolinguistic Programming (INLPTA – UK). She is on the panel of Student Selection for the Younger IIMs. She is also an HR faculty at NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai

Uma Jain

Uma Jain
Past Director

Snigdha Pattnaik

Snigdha Pattnaik
Past Director