Rajagopalan Purushothaman (Puru), winner of Gold Award, Brandon Hall, USA, and Asian Human Capital Award, Singapore, for “WORKSMART” learning intervention established by Human Capital Leadership Institute, is responsible for L&D strategic solutions and Digital learning landscape at Reliance Industries Limited.
As a Senior Vice President, his responsibilities at Reliance includes, setting up corporate academy, training effectiveness and business impact measurement, designing competency framework, assessment development center design and rollout, leadership development, job readiness, and developing performance enhancement and succession plan learning solutions, for Jio-BP JV, Petro Retailing and Aviation fuel.
Puru an IMT, Ghaziabad alumni with nearly 35 years of experience in Retail, Telecom, Manufacturing and Information industry in business development & L&D, has also been felicitated with LEAP Vault for the CLO of the year, Best Corporate Academy and best business impacting learning intervention, by TISS.
In over 3 decades of professional career, Puru has multiple accomplishments within L&D, Business Development, and Sales & Marketing functions. Most recently, establishing the Reliance Retail Academy and executing learning solutions for Jio launch to more than 100,000 resources. And, few others around, interventions in Jio, Reliance Industries, Reliance Retail, Reliance Infocomm, NIS Sparta Ltd, Franklin Covey, South Asia, DOOR International.
He is also on the advisory board of RAI, WeSchool Welingkar, and SkillPro. Puru has facilitated more than 1000 workshops on leadership Development and Emotional Intelligence and is currently penning a book on the futuristic competency “Emotional Intelligence-Reaching Escape Velocity in the Digital Era”.
Puru is currently doing PhD in Digital assessment. In his free time, Puru is a fitness enthusiast, loves to travel and explore places as well as people across the globe, most recently being scaling the 5895 mt Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania along with his daughter and son-in-law.
Workshop details and courses offered by Puru will be available very soon.