Dr. Vishwanath Joshi

Senior VP & Master Facilitator, Great Manager Institute

Dr. Vishwanath Joshi leads Human Resources at Hexaware as Chief People Officer. Prior to taking up this role, Dr. Joshi was leading the Practice of Journey Programme at Great Place to Work® India, a Culture Recognition and Transformation organization based in Mumbai, India.

VJ (as he is fondly called), is a Post Graduate in Human Resource Management from Pune University and has a Phd in Management and OD from Academy HRD (www.academyofhrd.org). His Phd thesis explored how IT professionals in India experience their career and used a unique approach of Phenomenology to uncover this theme.

During the course of his career spanning more than 20 years, VJ has worked with top global IT consulting organizations and some of biggest and most recognized names in business, in generalist and specialist roles.

His professional career has been a unique combination of corporate roles, consulting, academics and research. In his last role at Great Place to Work Institute, he was involved in designing and delivering organizational culture building and employee engagement interventions for medium to large organizations, across different sectors.

True to his academic pursuits, VJ has published and presented several papers in areas of Innovation, Customer Centricity, Strategic Leadership, Career Management and Creating High Performance Organizations in national and international journals.

On the personal front, VJ enjoys travelling and cooking, apart from spending time with his 15-year old daughter. His wife Aruna is an experienced accountant and a Fellow of Life Insurance Corporation of India.