Rakesh Balachandran

Q Branch


Rakesh Balachandran


Rakesh brings in close to 2 decades of rich experience across Corporate sales and marketing, Product management, Business development and Facilitation. His last stint before changing gears as an entrepreneur was as the Country Product Manager for Hewlett Packard India.

Rakesh holds a graduate degree in Electronics and Communication engineering and a Post Graduate Degree in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is accredited in administering profiling tools like the MBTI, FIRO-B and is also certified in the LSP methodology. His passion and high energy are some of the things anyone who has interacted with him will vouch for. Rakesh is also a TEDx speaker – you can see his engaging talk out here.

An avid sports follower, amateur snooker and cricket player – he is the biggest fan of Roger Federer we know of. A most voracious reader, if you ever need a book recommendation, look no farther. From fiction, non-fiction, military strategy, adventure, business classics – he consumes it all with equal glee.

Rakesh has facilitated a wide variety of experiential workshops over the last decade spanning team building, leadership and innovation. Some leading organizations that have benefited from his expertise include Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Tata Communications, PepsiCo, DHL, Alstom, Audi, Barclays amongst others.

He is also a good writer and has also contributed to many external publications that include:
Three tips to foster a culture of innovation in SHRM
⦁ Five ways for effective team visioning in SHRM
⦁ Smartphone Leadership

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