The conclave was commenced by Dr. Nivedita Srivastava (Dean, Oakbrook Business School), who gave a warm welcome to all the participants and introduced the speakers. The speakers shared their experiences on change management. They also shared success stories of successfully implementing change in their organizations at various levels. The sessions were very interactive with the participants willing to learn from their seniors in the HR fraternity. The conclave ended with an open discussion among the speakers and the participants with focusing on the various issues that organisation face during the process of change management. The interaction proved to highly insightful with new learning.


  • Mr. Ketan Doshi- V.P. L & OD- Adani Ports
  • Mr. Haresh Chaturvedi- Zonal Head- HR, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd
  • Mr. Rajendra Jani- President, ISTD, Ahmedabad Chapter
  • Mr. Jitendra Khara, Manager Business Development, Australian Trade Commission

Speaker 1: Mr. Haresh Chaturvedi

spk1Mr. Haresh Chaturvedi working as the Zonal HR Head at Hindustan Coca-Cola beverages Pvt. Ltd. He has worked for various organisations like Gujarat Spinners Limited, Modern Petrofils, Apollo Tyres, Wagh Bakri Tea, Sanghi Cement, Doshion Veolia Water Solutions, and L&T. Mr. Chaturvedi shared the story of an eagle which lives for 70 years but has to adapt to live. He shared a case of how a change could be brought about in his organization. The organization wished to implement a safety culture. Mr. Chaturvedi spoke about the challenges that the organization faced in building the culture. The case discussed various levels at which the change strategies were made. Incentives and commitment made the change successful and sustainable which greatly reduced the number of accidents at the plant. He mentioned that one of the most imperative factors for implementing change successfully is commitment at all levels. He also suggested during his session that innovation is required for sustaining.

Speaker 2: Mr.Rajendra Jani

spk2Mr. Rajendra Jani is the President of Indian Society of Training and Development (ISTD), Ahmedabad Chapter. Mr. Jani is the chairman and managing director at Raman Development Consultants private limited. He has been involved in institutional development and governance, training and capacity building, change management, programme/partnerships and grant fund management,etc.

He has worked across all sectors of development including Health, sustainable livelihood, urban/rural/tribal/industrial/infrastructure development, natural resources, disaster mitigation, Constituency building and communication, systems design and development, bottom of pyramid approach, public-private partnership, policy reforms, social engineering/enterprise etc.

He discussed various case studies in various sectors of the society. He shared case of bringing change during the empowerment of sex workers in Kerala. He discussed four stories of development in the social sectors. Learnings from these cases were the main highlights of his session. His session also discussed the concept of Design and enforce basket of incentives and penalties wherein he discussed the case of metro in the State of Delhi.

He also emphasized that to bring in change, establishment of trust is most important. He described change as onion which is multilayered and also that Common sense gives greater vision than professionalism

Speaker 3: Mr.Jinendra Khara

spk3Mr. Jinendra Khara works as the Business Development Management at the Australian Trade Commission. He has been with the Australian Trade Commission for close to 6 years now. He has over 18 years of corporate experience. He also has an impressive industry experience to boast about. He has worked at Tata Motors for over 17 years as assistant manager for 7 years 6 months and as manager for 10 years.

Mr. Jinendra Khara has pursued his M.Sc. in European Business, European Education from EDHEC Business School, France which is among the top 5 B-Schools of France. He has a background in Project Management, Marketing & Sales and a good knowledge of Asian & European Markets. He has also done his MBA in International business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi. He has also done his Advance diploma in Computer Applications from Aptech.

Mr. Khara spoke about the Australian culture, people and place to do business. He highlighted facts and figures of GDP growth. He mentioned in his session that the Australian business culture is open to change and innovation. Also, that there is a lot of diversity in Australia which distinguishes it drastically across the globe. It offers a lot of flexibility.

Speaker 4: Mr.Ketan Doshi

spk4Mr. Ketan Doshi is presently Vice President (HR) looking after the L & D and Organizational Development needs of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd based at Ahmedabad. Shri Ketan Doshi completed his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical discipline from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Vadodara in 1984. He then joined the Masters of Business Administration with marketing specialization in 1984 and completed his MBA from South Gujarat University, Surat in 1986. Mr. Ketan Doshi focused on the theories of change. He suggested that change is eternal whether we consider nature or any seasonal change; one will be able to see change everywhere. He said the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building. To be successful everyone should go with the change rather than showing resistance to change. He spoke about the change management model wherein the model is comprised of people, tools and process. He also said change is not only restricted to the office or corporate work but it can be seen everywhere in day to day work.