VEncompass Team

VEncompass People Alignment Solutions Private Limited offers a range of solutions designed to align human capital to the brand and the business. The team has many years of experience in large-scale change and business transformations, especially in fast-paced and highly demanding environments. We have a proven world-class capability to create and implement strategy and change management plans and solutions that minimize resistance and friction and that maximize people engagement and strategic alignment. We work to drive faster adoption, greater utilization and higher proficiency on your strategy and change such that expected business results are achieved. Our team is especially customer-and service-oriented, highly qualified, experienced and dedicated to your success.

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SOWMYA RAGHU RAMAN

Managing Director, Internal People Alignment

Sowmya is a gold medalist in Civil Engineering from Osmania University-Hyderabad, India. She holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from West Virginia University-USA and a PG Diploma in Human Resource Management from Symbiosis, Pune, India. With a Strategic HRM certification from TMTC Pune, she is certified in Transactional Analysis and the MBTI psychometric instrument.

She is also a qualified assessor for the Tata Business Excellence Model. With close to two decades of industry experience, Sowmya successfully combines her project engineering & management expertise with HRD competence, to arrive at comprehensive people-centric solutions that meet business objectives. Her experience in Corporate Communications and Corporate Sustainability add further value to her consulting solutions. Sowmya specializes in engineering customized systems that lend clarity to roles and enhance performance.

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AVINASH BICHALI

A senior Business executive with over 17 years' experience utilizing the disciplines of sales, marketing, portfolio management, strategic planning, and client relationship management in the Human Resources Services space. He is known for his ability to create and implement a plan that addresses new, current, and prospective customers.

Avinash has a record of significantly improving operations, performance, productivity and profits. During his tenure with Hindustan Times – Digital Business, Avinash was responsible for marketing, business development and portfolio management of recruitment consulting organization shine.com & news websites hindustentimes.com & livemint.com. He launched directly managed the $3 million Shine business. He also managed the advertising business of the news websites. These experiences translate into real world value and solution building capabilities. He was responsible for managing group relationships and new sales for the digital division. He personally signed and developed enterprise customers across IT/ITES, e-Com, Media, FMCG, BFSI and other sectors. Avinash also held senior management positions at Naukri.com, where he managed the enterprise business in south India consulting for various organizations in building recruitment and employer brand strategy. Avinash makes it a point to understand his client problems and presents useful solutions that address today's complex business challenges. Avinash is based in Bangalore, India and is a business leader for the People Practice at Vertebrand.

Avinash has a Master's in Business Administration from the Institute of Management Education - Pune

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Ullas Sharma

Ullas has over 27 years of diverse experience in the Consulting, Business Process Excellence and Information Technology domains. Ullas has extensive experience in bringing about operational excellence including business process improvement and IT effectiveness, large scale program management, consulting and general management.

Ullas has done several consulting assignments involving process consulting, IT strategy and portfolio analysis and program management for clients in the US, Middle East, Japan, Malaysia and India. He has worked with several leading Indian companies for improving their business performance through operational excellence.

Ullas is a certified Theory of Constraints practitioner certified by TOC International Certification Organization (TOCICO). He has been an assessor for CII-EXIM Bank award for Business Excellence, the Indian equivalent of Malcom Baldrige award, based on EFQM Business Excellence model.

Earlier, Ullas led the sales support function for accenture's global insurance clients. In this capacity, he was involved in a number of large deals won by accenture. Ullas set up the Industry Program for Financial Services at accenture's India Delivery Center. He designed and implemented a 3-tier domain training program for Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets. He also performed the role of the Insurance Domain Lead in this program and conducted training on Insurance. Ullas managed large off-shore delivery teams for global Insurance clients. He supervised an off shore team of more than 500 professionals. He set up the Gurgaon Delivery Center for accenture. As the Location Lead, he built the Gurgaon team growing it to over 1400 people in two years.

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UNNITHAN

Director, Internal People Alignment

An alumnus of MSSW & IIM-C, Unnithan brings with him over 40 years of rich experience across multi-national, multi-locational and multi-industry environments, both in India and abroad. He possesses man-management and conceptual skills coupled with implementation, consulting and advisory experience. He has held various HR Management roles in Brooke Bond India, Hindustan Lever, Jumbo Electronics, Dubai and lastly as VP-Group HR for the Shaw Wallace Group.

He has also completed his Advanced Human Process Lab Programme of the ISABS and is an accredited MBTI administrator. Unnithan specializes in decoding the 5th P (People) of organisations and aligning their attributes to the vision of the organisation.

Ullas has been a speaker and panelist at conferences including "India Internet World" and "Asia Pacific conference on IT and e applications in Insurance." Ullas earned a Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.