Mr. Vineet Sharma

Vineet SharmaMr. Vineet Sharma, Executive Vice President, Max New York Life Insurance

Vineet is a Chemical Engineer of 1984 batch from IIT, Roorkee. He has over two decades of professional working experience in several very different organizations spanning a wide spectrum of a navratna Public Sector, one of the largest and most admired Multinational Company, a Family owned Indian company and a consulting organization.

Vineet was part of the start-up team for bringing GE and IPCL together for a 50:50 JV for manufacturing and marketing GE Advanced Materials (Engineering Plastics) product range in India. Vineet owes most of his professional learning to GE during his association for over 13 years between 1988 till 2001. He served there in various roles and functions including Business Development, Sales Management, Product Management and Supply Chain Management.

In view of his demonstrated passion and leadership for Six Sigma, he was moved to GE Capital in Gurgaon as Six Sigma Quality Leader for one of the strategic business units of GE Capital India.

A qualified Master Black Belt as per GE’s global standards, Vineet has also been very closely involved in leadership development and training at GE and has undergone rigorous training at Crottonville Management institute run by GE for its senior leadership development programs. He is one of the select high performance leaders in India who was nominated to the prestigious Manager Development Course (MDC) at GE in a global class of 60 leaders from various countries. One of the highlights of this key program was that Jack Welch himself used to teach modern management and leadership as a faculty on this program.

Vineet is also a trained CAP (Change Acceleration Process) coach and trainer and has himself trained over 500 GE leaders and associates in India and abroad on this programme which deals with human and cultural aspects of change management. This program on Change Management was an integral part of successful Six Sigma implementation at GE. Before CAP he was also one of the few select global facilitators of ‘Work Out’ – the first famous organization wide program of GE transformation launched by Jack Welch during mid- eighties.

Vineet moved as Chief Quality Officer to Hindustan Times Limited in October 2001 to utilize his learning and experience at GE to lead the Quality initiative for the entire organization of about 3500 employees spread across 22 locations in India.

Vineet joined QAI India during early 2005 as the Principal Consultant and Practice Head for Change Management Practice. He became a known figure amongst the Indian BPO industry by virtue of his deep involvement in the industry through COPC framework of operational excellence. Vineet trained many professionals in COPC framework. During his consulting tenure at QAI, he helped more than 50 organizations on their operational excellence journey using various frameworks including Six Sigma, COPC, Change Management & such others in India and abroad. Currently, Vineet is the Corporate Quality Leader for one of the private leading Life Insurance Company with national presence. He is a member of Senior Leadership Team and operates out of Corporate Office of the company from Gurgaon near Delhi. In his current role he is responsible for leading multiple initiatives related to Quality and Business Excellence journey of his organization of more than 7000 employees spread over 200 offices through out the country.

Vineet has been also very active in Quality related networks of professional bodies and has been associated with bodies like QCI, NABCB, CII, ASQ, ANQ and LASSIB among others.

He has been invited to various panels as a member of the Jury as well as spoken at multiple platforms on various topics. Vineet is also on the board of NABCB (National Accreditation Board of Certification Bodies) as well as one of the three members on the technical certification bodies of NABCB.

For the last five years Vineet is also deeply involved in CII-Exim business excellence awards program to promote excellence in Indian organizations across industries. He is now a senior assessor with CII and leads teams of professionals for business excellence assessment of Indian organizations participating in the award program.

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