Bharat Wakhlu

Thought-Leader I Innovative I Ethical Value Creator

Who Am I

Bharat Wakhlu is the former Managing Director (India) for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, the Stratford USA based Helicopter OEM, now a part of Lockheed Martin. Before that, he worked with the Tata Group in diverse senior roles – in its many companies in India and the US – for over three decades

 

Bharat is a committed, results-oriented business leader and cross-functional manager with a demonstrated record of success, transforming enterprises and guiding leaders to deliver outstanding and lasting value to chosen stakeholders. He is passionate about working with values and ethics and of unfolding innovation and beneficial change everywhere. He is  collaborative, open and assertive communicator who has also authored four books including the book ‘ Navigating the Maze- Simple, Smarter, Strategies to Fast- Track Success’ which is written expecially for interconnected approach for working professionals.

 

Bharat is cross-culturally sensitive and engaging in his talks, and a technologically perceptive facilitator of beneficial change. He commands an inspiring presence, is an exceptional speaker and is adept at motivating and guiding senior leaders to deliver admirable results. He is fluent in German, English and four Indian languages.

His tenure with Tata Group and with Sikorsky has given him unique capabilities to guide others in the areas of organizational performance, process and value improvement, leadership and team development, ethical decision-making, governance, responsible business and much more. His experience can help enterprises grow stronger, ethical, more profitable, effective. Bharat’s versatility is one of the key power that makes him most sought after speaker. He can talk about Aerospace and Defense, Industrial products, Labour maintenance and it can go upto Start-ups and their sustenance.

 

His areas of expertise include Manufacturing, Performance Excellence & Quality, Leadership & Team Development, Governance, Policy Advocacy, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Ethical Sourcing & Sustainability, and Future Proofing.

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About Speaking Minds

When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge. Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.


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Our History

The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the corporate world, globally.


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