Manab Bose is a "practitioner-scholar". In his consulting and teaching work, he uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address challenges faced by industry as well as individuals, particularly top-management and senior executives. He brings a wealth of full-time, hands-on experience in business start-ups, turnaround, organization development, and leadership coaching - in academia, a major PSU, two Indian conglomerates, two major MNCs, and private-equity investment, in a career spanning 25+ years.
He is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and is associated with a private mental-health clinic in Bangalore (www.sukrutindia.in).
An MA in English from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, he taught in Nainital, Delhi, Bhutan, Kolkata. His last assignment in academia was with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad as Academic Administrator. He then joined industry, the last 2+ years in the Group Executive Office of Tata. Earlier, he was in the top-management team of GE India thru the 90s, facilitating the start-up of the then 12 GE businesses in India. Prior to this, he was Director with Colgate Palmolive India for five years, and Chief Training Manager at oil-major Bharat Petroleum for another five.
Manab started his career in industry at multi-business Rohtas Industries in Dalmianagar, Bihar where he turned around a sick manufacturing unit, over and above managing on-site Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. He then joined public-sector oil major, Bharat Petroleum (ex-Shell) as Chief Training Manager, and distinguished himself by designing and delivering several innovative Leadership Development initiatives, including the first-ever Vision Statement for the company. After about five years with Bharat Petroleum, he was appointed Director at multinational Colgate Palmolive India, starting with accountability for Human Resources. At Colgate, he was later accountable for building the company's greenfield Palmolive soap-manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
As an executive in industry, he attended select Strategy & Leadership Development programs at University of Leeds, with Dave Ulrich at University of Michigan, and with John Kotter in USA. In GE, he was the first Asian nominated, by Jack Welch, to attend a prestigious in-company course (the equivalent of AMP Harvard) in Latin America. He was an active member, for about three years in the 90s, on the All India Board of Management Studies (AIBMS), under AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
Manab co-founded Parikrma Humanity Foundation (PHF), along with spouse Shukla, in 2003 (www.parikrmafoundation.org). PHF provides mainstream English-medium K12 education to 2000+ students from the weakest socio-economic sector of society in Bangalore. He has also been working closely with Yuva Mitra, in Sinnar, Maharashtra since 2010 (www.yuvamitra.org). YM is a social-development organization that works with multiple target groups including women, youth, children, and farmers. YMs Goatry Project is the brainchild of Manab Bose, and was started in 2015 in 5 villages in Sinnar Taluka to enhance income opportunities for women, an allied activity of agriculture as a livelihood option in the region. The Business Plan used in this project was developed by final year students of IIM Udaipur in 2016, and helped sustain the value-chain economics of goat-rearing, ensuring as of date that 10,000+ marginalized and impoverished women are able to avail of improved incomes from the activity. This project is one of the case-studies from Maharashtra, and the report is a joint product of 2030 WRG and UNDP India with external contributions (www.2030wrg.org).
Manab quit full-time engagement in 2002 to pursue professional education and training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in UK. He is an accredited practitioner, with professional membership of BPA and ISPSO, international associations of psychotherapy and organization psychodynamics. He also has several publications and clinical papers to his credit, both nationally and internationally, some of which are listed in the website.
"My article "Public Leadership in a Public-Sector" was published in Journal of Leadership Studies, on 10 May 20." To access the article, please click the following link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jls.21690 Sincerely, Wiley Author Services".
"G is for Greed – A Psychoanalytic Case-study of a Fallen Hero", in OPUS International Conference 2017, in London, UK (www.opus.org.uk), and
“Sex, Power and Money at Crossroads in India”, in OPUS International Conference 2018, in London, UK (www.opus.org.uk).