Industry Executive Content Council

This council has been created for the specific purpose of ensuring that our content and methods are aligned with what the world@work wants and needs. It is validation from Industry that our content will help build the future-ready skills and values they need.

The Council comprises senior executives from diverse industries, geographies and with varied expertise – they all share a common passion – they believe that equipping young people with the rights inputs today will help these young people be successful and effective adults tomorrow. They also believe that’s what will create a better world !

Anand Kabra

Head HR Delivery ( Business Process Services) Cognizant


Anand leads the HR delivery for Business Process Service at Cognizant.. In this role he manages the entire gamut of HR delivery for the BPO practice across India & Philippines. Anand’s career includes stints with Arvind Mills and Eicher Goodearth and a longer than 10 year innings with various GE businesses and Genpact. He is a certified Black belt and a Master black belt from GE. He has worked across IT & Software Operations, Account Management, Compliance and finally HR in GE/Genpact across Geographies like India, US, UK, China & South Africa.

He has 18 years of experience post his Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication from Devi Ahilya University, Indore and MBA in Operations Management from NITIE, Mumbai.

Ivan Fernandez

Industry Director, Frost & Sullivan, Australia and New Zealand


Based in Sydney, Australia, Ivan has over a decade of experience delivering industry research and consulting to clients in the energy, automation, process control, environment, building technologies, construction, facilities management, electronics, chemicals and food & beverage sectors.

Through global and regional market quantification, competitive analysis, product and technology review, market entry strategy development, go-to-market planning and B2B customer research, he has helped manufacturers, service providers, universities, government departments and investors take informed decisions impacting their growth.

Author of custom consulting reports and multi-client reports on, Ivan is also a thought-leader with regular contributions to industry publications and as speaker at leading industry events.

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