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Ambrish Chheda
Chairman & Managing Director
With 4 degrees to his credit - B.Com (Hons), PGDBM (Syd), LL.B. and A.C.S. -Mr. Ambrish Chheda has spent the past 30 years transforming businesses in Retailing, FMCG, Telecom, Manufacturing & Consulting Industries. He is known for uncompromising pursuit of excellence, simplified solutions with focus on execution and an eagle eye for the big picture as well as detail.
Mr. Ambrish Chheda was VICE PRESIDENT of ADITYA BIRLA RETAIL LIMITED and a core team member responsible for developing the supermarket & hypermarket format strategies for Aditya Birla Retail Limited's retail foray under the brand name "MORE".
Earlier, as Chief of New Business Development for FUTURE GROUP'S PANTALOON RETAIL INDIA LIMITED he was responsible for strategizing & setting up new business divisions including Food Bazaar, a leading chain of supermarkets.
As a guest faculty, he has delivered lectures on Strategy, Marketing & Retailing for the Cornell University; He was also guest faculty with a few Management Schools associated with Mumbai University to deliver lectures on Strategy, Marketing & Retailing.
Mr. Chheda had decided early on that after the age of 50 years, he wants to dedicate his life to our country. For this purpose, he left his lucrative career and founded MasterClass Training & Consulting LLP, a STRATEGIC EXECUTION CONSULTING FIRM, on 7th July 2011. The MISSION of MasterClassTM is 'Nation Building', by helping tens of thousands of companies to go to the Next Level by developing 'Strategic Execution Focus', and thereby contributing to the Indian Economy.
Mr. Chheda is the Chairman & Managing Director of MasterClass Training & Consulting LLP and is the architect of the workshop course on "StrategySimplified MasterClassTM - How to Make & Execute Your Company's Strategic Plan." He has also developed a powerful seminar course called "Transform Life MasterClassTM: Success Despite whatever Circumstances'.
More than 1,000 companies from various sectors are using the revolutionary MasterClassTM Methodology, for developing their Strategy, Planning, Implementation & Performance Management Process to grow these companies to the Next Level of Success through 'Strategic Execution Focus' in a Simplified manner. This results in transformational growth rather than just incremental growth.
MasterClass TM was the recipient of "NATIONAL AWARD for Excellence in Training and Development 2016: Best Mentoring Program", presented by the WORLD HRD CONGRESS, WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS & ASIAN CONFEDERATION OF BUSINESSES, in the presence of HR Heads & professionals from top corporate companies like TCS, Vodafone, RIL, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd, Yes Bank, Maruti Suzuki, IDFC Bank Limited, Biocon Limited, and many more!
Mr. Ambrish Chheda was conferred with "LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD" by World Leadership Federation, powered by COLLABERA-a Global Staffing Leader on November 28th, 2016, in the presence of eminent corporate companies. The event sought to honor Leaders for their outstanding contributions towards growth in economic, educational, social and leadership development. A jury panel represented by eminent thought leaders and industry experts collectively assessed the results of these studies to select the nominee, ensuring that the recipients of the awards are best-in-class.
MasterClassTM has conducted public Workshops on Strategy & Execution for members of business organisations like KCF, Ascent Foundation, JITO, KVOSS, & ZBF. It has also conducted several private workshops for developing Strategic Execution Plan for various Companies.
MasterClassTM was invited by a German BioScience based pharmaceutical company BSV BIOSCIENCE GMBH to help their core team develop its Strategic plan and Execution plan at a four day workshop at Germany. The CEO of this company, Mr. Frank Scheid not only gave an awesome testimonial but a year later praised MasterClassTM for helping turn around their company in just 7 months, with a 123% increase in profitability!
As a thought leader, he has been interviewed over 50 times by the national press, including Economic Times, Financial Express, Times of India, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Indian Express, Business Standard, and The Statesman..
He is often invited by several Industry Organizations like CII, FICCI & Maharashtra Chambers of Commerce & Industry to speak at their seminars.
The Government of India, Ministry of Communications, invited him on the advisory board of MTNL, Mumbai, for a term of two years. He was re-nominated for another term of two years on the advisory board of Maharashtra Telecom Circle.
He was invited to be a member on the "Task Force for Food Processing & Agriculture" constituted by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries).
He was invited by the Western Australian State Government to lead a delegation to Australia on the occasion of launch of 'Food Export Strategy Report' highlighting India's Imported Food Market Opportunities & was a speaker at the seminar chaired by Minister for Agriculture, Western Australian State Government.
He is widely travelled internationally. Almost always a life of parties, he believes in living life to the fullest. Mr. Ambrish Chheda's interests cover: Singing at parties, squash, table tennis, dancing, theatre (he has won a couple of best actor awards in inter-collegiate drama competitions during his college days), music concerts, public speaking (he has trained hundreds of students from age 15 to 75 on the art of public speaking), writing, reading, organizing knowledge sharing events for business community, and wildlife excursions. And recently he has started playing Golf regularly!!
To take his passion for singing forward, he has recently founded 'Hidden Talent Amateur Singers Club' with a mission of providing a platform of happiness to amateur singers and to fulfill their dream of regularly singing with live orchestra on stage!
If you're faced with a challenge in your business and need to know what options exist to help you get to the Next Level, you may speak with Mr. Ambrish Chheda.
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