Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sam Chandar

"We can see talent flowing in from two emerging streams, viz. neo-competencies and geo-competencies. Competencies, being what are brought to the table, as differentiators, the 'neo' variety comprises competencies with an emphasis on MBA, an acronym that I coined to mean Maneuverability (lightning-speed reflexes as responses to opportunity, based on real-time monitoring of the environment and a profound understanding of the available resources), Babelity (filtering out noise from the information and finding method in apparent madness), and Ambiguity (heuristic decision-making in the face of fuzzy and inadequate data). Geo-competencies are about the global skill-sets."

Samuel Chandar, Vice President (HR & Commercial) Henkel India Ltd

April 23, over lunch


Murali said...

More about Sam...

I. Professional Background:

Over two and half decades of professional management experience in diverse industries spanning Chemicals, Engineering, Electronics, Plantations, Textiles, Consultancy and FMCG.

1998 to date

Currently VP- HR & Comm. with Henkel India Ltd - a significant market player in the business of Laundry and Home Care, Cosmetics and Toiletries and Professional Hair Care

Key responsibility Areas:

Business Strategy, Human Capital Development and Talent Management Practice.

Henkel Asia Pacific Development Centre.

Collaborate with INSEAD, Singapore in design and facilitation of Advanced Management Practices Program for Talent Pool of Henkel in Asia Pacific.

Board Member, Centre for Excellence for Environmental Management, a Joint Venture between Henkel India and Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad, a leading B-School in India to promote Sustainability.

Board Member of Henkel Marketing India Ltd

Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate Branding for Henkel in India

Supply Chain, Henkel India(till date) and Henkel Philippines(till 2006).

II. Academics:

BE (Hons),Mechanical,(1980) PGDM, IIM, Bangalore,(1982) AICWA,(1985) ACS,(1986) PG T&D from ISTD, New Delhi,(1991) Certified Lead Assessor in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and CII Business Excellence Model.

Attended General Management Programme at CEIBS, Shanghai and Advanced Management Practices Programme, INSEAD.

III. Achievements:

Rasbic Leadership Award of Indian Chapter of HR IQ co-sponsored by SAP and Bio-DNA, India

Recipient of the ITM Professional Excellence Award for outstanding professional contribution. Speaker in various HR forums in Asia Pacific.
About Henkel...

Henkel India Limited: founded in 1987, is a part of Henkel KGaA. The Henkel KGaA, a Fortune Global 500 company, operates in three strategic business areas – Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesives, Sealants & Surface Treatment, which serves the transportation, electronics, aerospace, metal, durable goods, consumer goods, maintenance and repair and packaging industries, and offers a broad range of products for the craftsman and consumer adhesives.

HIL along with its subsidiaries, manufacture and market a range of world class Detergents, Cosmetics, Household Cleansers and Hair care products. HIL has four manufacturing plants located at Karaikal, Tiljala, Coimbatore, and Ambatur. Karaikal plant is the first detergent plant in India to receive the ISO 14000 certification and recently it was granted OHSAS 18001 certification signifying compliance of Occupational Health and Safety. Henkel India is also the winner of Greentech Award for Environmental Excellence in 2003 and FICCI National Award for Environment Protection for the year 2003 from the President of India.

Henkel India’s product portfolio includes international brands like Henko range of Detergents, Pril Utensil Cleansers, Fa range of Toilet Soap, Deodorants, Talc, Shaving Cream, and after-shave lotion. Hair care brands include viz., Igora, Bonacure, Glatt (Professional Range) Silkience and Palette (retail range). The domestic brand range includes Mr. White range of detergents, Margo Toilet Soap, Neem Tooth Paste, Chek Beauty Soap, Chek Detergents, Tuhina Body Lotion, Aramusk Toilet Soap, Molay Sandal Soap, Mahabringol Hair-oil, etc.
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Anonymous said...

I have worked with Samuel Chandar. You have a captured a good profile of him. To add he is a great motivator and spiritual man, who sees positive side of everything.


Anonymous said...

Sam is a very simple yet profound person. I admire his span of interests, his genuine approach to issues and strong value systems. A powerful speaker capable of delivering something new and different each time.

Anonymous said...

I have known Sam for quite some time. What strikes me is his spontaneous sense of humour. He can be really funny in a 'tongue-in-cheek' manner.

Anonymous said...

I know Sam as an extraordinary trainer! He has a wonderful approach - friendly, humorous and comes up with something highly creative. It is such a pleasure.Good Wishes.

Anonymous said...

Sam can be serious and funny at the same time - he comes up with great ideas - I like his talks - I consider him a valuable mentor -Ram Mohan

Rajan said...

Hi - see that Sam has a blogspot. I agree with what you guys say plus somemore - he is capable of giving 'terrible' examples to illustrate a point - fine person to know and get along with.