Our Team

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Ganesh Chella

Dr. Anand Kasturi

M Hariharan

Sudha Cannan

Ganesh Anantharaman

Anne Davies

Sangeetha Santosh

Abirami Kanmani P

Archana E Madhavan

Suganthi. V

Chithra V

Sabarish Gnanaraj P

Elakiya N Waran

Minu Ramachandra

Ganesh Chella

Ganesh is the Co-founder & Chief Solution Architect.

In this role, he works closely with clients in shaping our Leadership development solutions to deliver sustainable results. He also works with the team of Program Directors and the entire coach community to enhance CFI’s leader development and coaching expertise to retain our cutting edge.
 
He is also a Master Facilitator in all the programs in our Graduate School of Coaching. This includes the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Executive Coaching as well as our Leader as Coach programs designed and delivered to bring about cultural transformation within organisations.

Dr. Anand Kasturi

Anand Kasturi is Program Director, Top Talent Development.

In this role, he leads our in-company top talent development programs.

M Hariharan

Program Director, CFI’s Graduate School of Coaching

In this role, he designs, facilitates, and oversees all programs to create coaches and mentors. This includes the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Executive Coaching and our Leader as Coach programs designed and delivered to bring about organizational cultural transformation.

Sudha Cannan

Sudha Cannan is Program Director, SheLeads

In this role, she designs, facilitates, and oversees SheLeads, CFI’s flagship, and pioneering coaching-based women leader development program.

Sudha is also a Master Facilitator in all our Graduate School of Coaching programs. This includes the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Executive Coaching and our Leader as Coach programs designed and delivered to bring about organizational cultural transformation.

Ganesh Anantharaman

Ganesh Anantharaman is Program Director, CFI’s Advanced Team Coaching program.

In this role he designs, facilitates and oversees our program to create Team Coaches through our Advanced Team Coaching program.

Anne Davies

Anne, in her role as CBO, plays a crucial role in maintaining strong connections with clients and ensuring that the organization provides solutions that benefit both individuals and businesses.

Her responsibilities encompass defining and implementing new offerings that are consistent with and advance CFI’s reputation as a distinguished coaching and leadership institution.

She is also responsible for promoting a sense of community, peer learning, growth and support within the extensive CFI Coach Community.

Sangeetha Santosh

Sangeetha is the Sr. Program Manager,  CFI’s Graduate School of Coaching.

In this role, she has end-to-end responsibility (from enrolment to certification) for all CFI public programs and in-company programs and ensuring they are delivered to exacting standards and the satisfaction of clients and participants. He role also requires her to work closely with our Program Directors, Facilitators, Supervisors and participants across multiple programs.

Abirami Kanmani P

Abirami is Assistant Director, of Leadership Development Solutions.

In her role, Abirami works closely with our clients, coaches, and expertise champions to understand specific client needs and craft and execute a range of solutions ranging from one-on-one executive coaching to large-scale in-house leader development programs. An important part of this role is to understand the specific needs of our clients and match them with the unique strengths of each member of our coach community.

Archana E Madhavan

Archana Edward Madhavan Is the Director, of CFI’s Research and Insights Cell.

In this role, she is responsible for driving our action-research efforts to constantly learn from our client engagements and improve our practices. She is also responsible for creating, curating, and publishing tools, guides, and other models and methods to bring the cutting edge to all our practices.

Suganthi. V

Suganthi is Manager, Finance.

In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, compliance, and audit.

Suganthi’s primary role is to ensure that our coaches and clients find it easy to do business with us.

Chithra V

Chitra is Assistant Manager – Programs and supports all operational aspects of our leadership development programs and projects.

She is also the champion of our proprietary online platform that our coaches use to manage the workflow of our coaching engagements.

Chitra also manages our customer relationship management platform and serves as a motivated team player supporting our coaches and our team.

She has completed her Master’s in business administration in HR and has more than 10 years of experience in various industries such as Banking, IT and Education. She worked with organisations like Standard Chartered, NIIT, HTC and Space India, and handled Client Relation & Operations roles.

She has also done her Diploma in Medical record Management and was also a Classical dancer and is an avid music lover and singer and passionate about cooking as well.

Sabarish Gnanaraj P

Sabarish is actively involved in Digital Marketing, where he takes charge of our company’s website management, content integration, and the creation of brochures showcasing CFI’s programs and products.

He closely collaborates with external agencies to strategize and implement promotional campaigns. His role holds particular importance in overseeing the administration of our social media platforms, promptly addressing customer inquiries, and driving lead-generation efforts.

Elakiya N Waran

Elakiya is responsible for facilitating and managing projects from inception to completion, ensuring their timely execution.

Her role also involves administering surveys, assessments, and generating reports. A significant aspect of her role is sharing program status and reports with clients to ensure project quality.

Additionally, she plays a key role in the CRMS system for project management and the smooth execution of billing cycles, including invoicing clients and coaches.

Minu Ramachandra

In this role, she is responsible for all the Program Activities.

This includes the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Executive Coaching and our Leader as Coach programs designed and delivered to bring about organizational cultural transformation.

Her role also requires her to work closely with our program Directors, Facilitators, Supervisors and participants across the program.

CFI Chapter Leaders

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Hari Prakash

Madhavan Srinivasan

Srikrishnan

Suresh Mahalingam

Raj Swaminathan

S Raghuram

Mukul Sinha

Ruby Thapar

Hari Prakash

Hari Prakash is a senior Management Professional, with about 38 years experience of in leading business operations in Oil & Lubricants, Petrochemicals, and Industrial component manufacturing.
Worked in India, China, and Singapore as Sales Director – Asia Pacific countries with Castrol / British Petroleum. He retired as the CEO of GP Petroleums Ltd.
Currently, he is an Executive Coach and a  Management Consultant for M&A, Strategy, and Transformation.
Hari Prakash is a B.Tech. from Anna University

Madhavan Srinivasan

Madhavan Srinivasan is a technocrat turned serial entrepreneur with more than 3 decades of IT and Telecom industry experience. He has played crucial leadership roles in a range of functions from Product Management, Sales, and Marketing to Technology management, both as a professional as well as an entrepreneur.
He created NetLabs, Serviont, and GQuotient as a promoter in 1995, after a successful professional career with DCMDP, TVSE, and DEC (India).
He holds Master’s degrees in Engineering, Management, and degrees in Marketing from premier institutions in India and Finance (CIMA, UK).

Srikrishnan

Srikrishnan has an extensive track record of leading Hi-tech businesses and Software services, with a unique blend of experience from premium research organisations, MNC and startups.

His career spanned Mobility, Aerospace, Healthcare and manufacturing industries and has worked in Europe and USA in leadership positions.

Since 2021 Sri is a Leadership coach, Digital Innovation Consultant, Start-up mentor and keynote speaker.

He has completed a Global Leadership program from European School of Management and Technology, Berlin and BE (Electronics & Communication) from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Suresh Mahalingam

With over three decades of leadership roles in corporate India, he has led as MD & CEO at TATA AIA, GM at HDFC Life, and Business Head at ITC, driving change and innovation.

Bringing over fifteen years of extensive board experience, he has influenced corporate governance, sustainability, and strategic direction as an Independent Director.

Certified in leadership and team coaching, he empowers executives to maximize their potential and foster team cohesion.
As a keynote speaker and trainer, he has shared frontline insights to inspire impactful change and growth.

Raj holds a Post Graduate Programme in International Management from IMI, India, and has completed advanced management courses from Kellogg School of Management.

Raj Swaminathan

Raj is an experienced IT  Business Leader, CEO & Board Member of a listed company for 10+ years, having led and grown a strong BFSI Product Business with key Global Clients across 50+ countries.

He has also had a significant career as CIO across two major Global Banks/Financial Services organizations (GE Capital & Standard Chartered Bank) where he led IT Strategy and helped pioneer key Business Products & Programs delivering innovations and game-changing capabilities

He considers his strongest strengths to be in building teams, grooming talent (Technical, business & Leadership) and fostering an environment of inclusiveness, camaraderie and meritocracy. Over the last 5-years he has led senior lever coaching engagements across multiple sectors – Technology, Financial Services, BPO, Iron & Steel, Energy, Petroleum, Minerals and Mining etc.

He  ehas an engineering background with an MBA from XLRI and is a (Doctoral) Fellow in Management from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

S Raghuram

Raghu is a coach and a consultant with over three decades of experience in the consulting industry helping companies scale and leverage technology for growth. After a long stint at PwC and IBM, now as an entrepreneur, he straddles coaching and consulting helping leaders and companies overcome barriers, pursue growth opportunities, and perform to their potential. He has coaching certifications from CFI and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and is currently undergoing a Team Coaching certification program at CFI.

Mukul Sinha

Mukul has a rich experience of 38 years in manufacturing, supply chain, research, and education sectors including 13 years as MD and CEO of multinational companies. He has extensive exposure in sales, marketing, business development, operations, and general management functions.

Living true to his purpose of helping build a world where individuals are empowered to create value for themselves, their families, organizations, and societies and lead fulfilled lives, since 2020 he has been creating value as an Executive Coach and Leadership Skills Facilitator. In these roles, he is focusing on bringing about a change in leaders’ abilities to manage problems and develop their unused potential – during the last 3 years, he has invested more than 300 hours in coaching senior leaders – and empowering leaders and teams with ‘human skills’ to build and reinforce a work culture that results in fulfillment rather than stress for everyone.

Mukul has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics.

Ruby Thapar

Ruby Thapar, is a reputation, branding, crisis, and sustainability strategist and an executive coach. She brings 30 + year’s experience as a builder of coalitions within organizations and with external stakeholders to drive change agendas and creating off-balance sheet value. She has had the privilege of working alongside fantastic colleagues, from whom she has learned lessons on leadership, teamwork, winning, and disruption. She gets her highs by making small differences in the lives of the people and helping people unleash potential and possibilities.