Chief Consultant

Chand Narayan

PGD (PM & IR), XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM B certified Leadership Coach
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Government Engineering College Jabalpur, 1988 - 92

Chand, 49 years, has professional experience spanning 22+ years across engineering organizations, process driven service organizations, Media, Consulting & Training. He is a GE & DDI Certified Trainer, Managerial & Leadership Skills Facilitator, and IIM Bangalore Certified Senior Leadership Coach with the last 15 years of experience in leadership roles in HR, Training, O.D. and Consulting.

His current engagements include Organizational Effectiveness Consulting & Training for Start-ups & SMEs for whom employee-engagement and teamwork is a business-critical factor, especially during rapid scaling-up. He also works with some of India’s premiere educational institutes for Communication Skills Assessment & Training of students. Chand’s strength is his ability to build high-performance teams across businesses. He has helped his clients build outstanding organizations through leveraging Organization Structure, Culture, Work Processes, People Strategy and Training.

His last corporate role was as Head of H.R. & Group Head of Organization Development at Network18, where he was part of the leadership team responsible for rapid scaling-up from 600 employees to 6,600 employees within a short period to become the largest broadcast news organization & one of the biggest Media houses in the country, and at the same time becoming the ‘Best Place to Work’ in Media in India.

His earlier leadership roles were with GE Capital, C3i Nipuna. Prior to his specialization in HR, Chand worked indifferent roles in Engineering with Ingersoll Rand, Alfa Laval & Cristopia - CIAT S.A.

Positions of Responsibility / Recognitions / Achievements:

  • Member - Board of Advisors, Anushruti, IITRoorkee- a school for hearing & speech impaired children
  • Independent Director, Choice Solutions Ltd., Hyderabad (
  • Network18 was recognized as the Best place to work in Media in India for the years 2008 & 2009 by the surveys conducted by The Great Places to Work Institute, India&The Economic Times
  • ‘PRIYA, Don’t Quit…’, Paper on retention-planning in the ITES Industry, published by the National HRD Network in the book, ‘Perform or Perish’, recognized and implemented as a Best Practice across the ITES Industry (2003)
  • Member, NASSCOM National HRD Task Force for IT/ITES, Hyderabad (2002–03)
  • ‘GE Townhall Award for outstanding performance and demonstration of GE values in the Workplace’, 2002
  • Finalist in ‘BSL Malestorm ’98 – The Search For The Ultimate Man’, (1998)
  • Finalist in ‘Alpha-Plus: The National All-round Ability TV Quiz’,(1986)

Professional Experience


CNBC TV18 - Network18 Media, Nipuna, C3i, GE Capital, Cristopia-CIAT S.A., Alfa Laval, Ingersoll Rand