Saturday, December 6, 2008

Rajiv Krishnan

At a time when we were grappling with the challenges posed by the slowdown in the economy, we now suddenly have security issues cropping up, and rising several notches higher in our business considerations. This will have its impact on the way top executives will travel, work and manage their operations.

Rajiv Krishnan, MD, Development Dimension International (

December 6, 1 pm

Rajiv Krishnan

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Murali said...

Rajiv started his career in 1984 at Escorts Limited, Faridabad, India, in the Industrial Equipment Division, where he handled project marketing and execution of diesel-based power plants.

Rajiv then joined Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd, currently India’s largest HR services and consulting company.

In Ma Foi,a company that has a CAGR of over 70% over the last 16 years, Rajiv was given the role of building new businesses like Contract Staffing, Payroll, HR Automation and HR Outsourcing. At the time he left in 2006,after a decade in Ma Foi businesses that he built accounted for 60% of the turnover of the company. His last responsibility was as the CEO of Ma Foi’s Consulting and Outsourcing businesses.

Current Responsibilities

Rajiv joined DDI in October 2006 as the Managing Director of the Indian operations to help set up DDI’s operations in India. In its very first year, DDI India performed very creditably and is the first DDI subsidiary to break-even in its first year of operation. Today DDI India has an impressive roster of 50 clients and has completed over 8000 assessments and 200 days of leadership training. Rajiv has helped bag some of DDI’s landmark assignments with Volkswagen, Microsoft, Wipro, Aditya Birla Group, HSBC, Mahindra, ACC and Ambuja Cements

Education and Credentials

* BE (Honours) in mechanical engineering from NIT, Tiruchirapalli, 1982
* PGDBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur, 1984
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Development Dimensions International (DDI) officially opened its Mumbai office in February 2007. The opening is a significant milestone as we build on our growing success in India and Asia. DDI is excited to provide the highest level of selection and leadership development expertise to our current and future clients.

DDI instantly began to make its existence felt across the nation.

The DDI team in India comprises of dynamic and experienced consultants with wide experience in the areas of:

* Leadership Training
* Selection Systems and Assessment
* Executive Assessment and Succession Management
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