Eastern Shepherd Consulting Group Private Limited registered as ESIGO Consulting Pvt Ltd., shares the vision of the Government of India to impart specialised IT skills training to the youth of this nation.
Eastern Shepherd is led by industry practitioners with over two decades’ experience in Cyber Security, Operational Risk Training, Financial Crime Compliance, Education, Overseas Work and Study and Invest & Settle programmes. Eastern Shepherd is a leader in Information Security Consulting services providing a range of value added services like Cyber Risk Assessments, Vulnerability Assessments & Penetration Testing, Customised corporate training programs, awareness programs, workshops and live exercises in future jobs.
Eastern Shepherd’s founding principles are:
- Honesty Truth and Excellence in all that we do.
- Best in Class – Be the best and do the best.
- Encourage Innovation and Creativity at all times.
- Discover potential and encourage strength based development.
- Collaborate, Compliment & Create Sustainable/Scalable value in skills development.
- Giving culture, blessed to be a blessing.
- Social responsibility of the highest order impacting communities around.
- Be compassionate & assist the underprivileged be it social or economic.
- Mobilize resources to HIRE, TRAIN & PLACE unemployed youth.
Eastern Shepherd has a team of Directors who have all excelled in their professions. Eastern Shepherd has the best in class industry practitioners and trainers who will lead from the front. All the directors and the management team are from Banking, Financial Services, Skills Training, Human Resources, Indian Administrative Service, IT and Cyber Security industries. A majority of them have over a decade or two industry experiences.
PCR is an industry expert with over 25 years’ experience in Banking Operations, Operational Risk, Compliance, Assurance, Sales & Training. …
Anjali Jain is a senior management professional with almost two decades years of experience in business development and operations….
Christie Cherian Chairman, British Business Group Chennai plays an active role in Eastern Shepherd International as member of…
Dr. R.K. RAGHAVAN – Adviser to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)/ (Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation, Current Chairman, Special…
Dr. S Alfred Devaprasad, is well known stalwart in the education and training field. He holds a doctorate in…
Sadhana Somasekhar, CEO & MD of Zeus Career and Performance Coach Pvt. Ltd. Sadhana is a well-known professional in the…
He is a business/leadership consultant, coach and mentor for several startups, SMEs and serves on the board of IVCM, an NGO…
Karthikeyan, is a renowned cyber law expert, who is also the principal advisor of Cyber Crime Chambers, a reputed firm specializing in…
PCR is an industry expert with over 25 years’ experience in Banking Operations, Operational Risk, Compliance, Assurance, Sales & Training.
A Science Graduate, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, launched his career in an UK based multinational company as Sales Executive. After that, he has been associated with various organizations, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing and product management before joining Standard Chartered Bank in 1994. At Standard Chartered Bank, he has been associated with Group Credit, Operational Risk, Compliance and Group Internal Audit travelling widely on assignments in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Before taking over as the CEO of Eastern Shepherd, he was the Senior VP & Head of Audit for Standard Chartered Bank.
PCR is actively involved in many honorary positions in the society at large. He was a leader in leading the way in Standard Chartered in its community investment agenda. He was a sub-committee member of the Confederation of Indian Industries – CSR & National Council on Affirmative Action. He is well recognized for his contributions as a member of various committees and forums in Chennai like the CII and NASSCOM. He is also in the Board of a couple of educational institutions and is a member of the MCC Association. He continues to be an active contributor to social causes in India. The Chennai City Police Commissioner and the Home Secretary had awarded him with the Corporate Citizen Shield for his services to the Police Community a few years ago. He has also received a special recognition from the Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu, for his lead role in CSR activities in 2010. In March 2012, he was awarded the Promising Citizen of India award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Category, for the role he has played in CSR initiatives in the community in the last decade, from His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr. K. Rosaiah. Currently as Director and CEO of Eastern Shepherd International, he leads the corporate governance consulting council, Banking and Financial Services skill development and financial crime compliance training.
Sunil David – Advisory Board Member
Sunil David formerly Director Sales – Enterprise at Telstra. He has a strong sales track record of close to 21 years in the IT and Telecom industry. Currently responsible for defining and execution of Enterprise Sales Strategy for Telstra in India. He previously worked as the Regional Sales Head for AT&T Global Network Services India handling part of the Southern region. Under his leadership, the region grew to be the largest revenue contributors to AT&T India in the Enterprise and SI segment. He was inducted into the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) council, Chennai chapter in Aug 2015. A regular participant in several international and domestic industry forums and events. Attended the CES in Las Vegas in 2014, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2013 and have participated in the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum, Mumbai through its editions from 2010 to 2015. Also, a regular participant in CII events across the country. As part of the southern region Sunil generated the highest revenue of approximately $ US 55 million for AT&T India
Dr. S Alfred Devaprasad, is well known stalwart in the education and training field. He holds a doctorate in Physics and is distinguished alumni of the Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai. He is currently a Member of the Board of the MCC Association and is instrumental in establishing the Boyd’s Business Management School in Chennai. He is an institution builder and has founded educational institutions in India and abroad and continues to manage a few in various capacities as CEO, as Board of Directors and or as member of Governing Councils. He also runs a world class International School in Chennai in association with professionals from the United States of America and aims to build many more institutions like these in the education field in the coming years.
Sadhana Somasekhar, CEO & MD of Zeus Career and Performance Coach Pvt. Ltd. Sadhana is a well-known professional in the corporate world with multiple leadership roles in the industry. She is also the Chairperson of the Diversity & Inclusion Council (TN) of NASSCOM; Vice- Chairperson of Ladies League ASSOCHAM; Expert Mentor in National Entrepreneurs Network; Vice-Chair in Coaching Foundation India (CFI) Limited; Pink Ambassador in 2014 for West Cancer Research Foundation (WCRF) and the Chairperson Platinum Infosystems Pvt. Ltd. As a certified CEO/Executive Coach from Coaching Foundation India, she leverages her considerable hands-on/practical experience from working across business functions, across geographies, verticals and challenging situation to assist everyone she coaches. She works on a one-on-one basis with each leader. Her action-learning approach seeks to advance self-development and new discovery, while focusing on immediate/tangible business benefit. The profiles of individuals that she has been involved with in a coaching engagement vary from CXOs to high-potential, fast track Middle to Senior Managers. She excels in situations that are strategically challenging and politically sensitive, and where direct feedback may not be available.Bombay University- Degree BS. (Micro), MS (Clinical Ana.), PG (Hon) Systems Analysis. Field of Study- Microbiology (Bombay Univ), Information Technology (NIIT, Chennai)
Anjali Jain is a senior management professional with almost two decades years of experience in business development and operations. Anjali is passionate about building and scaling up new businesses and has done so consistently throughout her career across multiple sectors and geographies (Europe, South East Asia and India). She is part of the top management team at HCL TalentCare, a start-up promoted by HCL Corporation, for skill development.Prior to that, she has held multiple business development leadership positions at HCL Technologies, Wipro, Infosys and Mastek where she has driven strong results with focus on entrepreneurial execution. Anjali holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College (Chandigarh, India). She speaks English, Hindi and German.
Balamurugan S – Member Advisory Board (Formerly Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank – Corporate and Institutional Banking, Chennai.)
Bala is an accomplished Corporate Banker with 15 years of market experience with leading institutions in India (Mumbai and Chennai) and UAE (Dubai). Bala is a Chemical Engineer from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, and a Management Post Graduate from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has held senior management positions in organisations like ICICI and First Gulf Bank before he moved to Standard Chartered Bank. In SCB Bala was instrumental in developing relationships with large corporate, middle market corporates, MNC corporate and very large groups/conglomerates. Currently he is in the Board of a couple of companies in an advisory capacity.
Sunil David – Advisory Board Member
Sunil David formerly Director Sales – Enterprise at Telstra. He has a strong sales track record of close to 21 years in the IT and Telecom industry. Currently responsible for defining and execution of Enterprise Sales Strategy for Telstra in India. He previously worked as the Regional Sales Head for AT&T Global Network Services India handling part of the Southern region. Under his leadership, the region grew to be the largest revenue contributors to AT&T India in the Enterprise and SI segment. He was inducted into the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) council, Chennai chapter in Aug 2015. A regular participant in several international and domestic industry forums and events. Attended the CES in Las Vegas in 2014, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2013 and have participated in the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum, Mumbai through its editions from 2010 to 2015. Also, a regular participant in CII events across the country. As part of the southern region Sunil generated the highest revenue of approximately $ US 55 million for AT&T India.
Harris is an MBA, he has more than a decade experience in Sales and Marketing in the fastest growing Industries – Banking and Telecom. He has worked with market leaders in both these industries into various sales & marketing roles, in the Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) segments. His previous assignments were in Bharti Airtel Ltd. (Airtel), where he started as a senior executive – sales and moved on to be the Head – Postpaid (B2C) in 2015. Some of his other noted assignments in airtel were into Business Development and Key account management in Government, IT/ITES and MSME Verticals in the B2B segment. He has handled a few high impact government ICT projects for a few departments including the Chennai Corporation, Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation and Tamil Nadu Cooperative society in automating various public services for better delivery. He has been an “excellent contributor” in Sales & Marketing for 3 consecutive years and was a part of Airtel’s Leadership Acceleration Programme (LEAP). He has won the prestigious CEO’ awards for excellence in performance, sales growth and customer delight!
Strategic Advantages of Eastern Shepherd
Eastern Shepherd will focus on Information Technology, Information Security, Banking Operations, Overseas Work and Study Recruitments, Financial Services skills training and Invest & Settle programmes.
Eastern Shepherd will also roll out skilled worker training courses in association with industry leaders under the Prime Ministers Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Eastern Shepherd has already worked closely with industry and educational institutions including NASSCOM and NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation of India) to provide a curriculum that is appropriate for specific jobs in the IT, ITeS, Banking Operations and Financial Services. Eastern Shepherd has developed flexible modules to suit different segments of the youth who are in colleges and who are unemployed post education. Eastern Shepherd will continue encourage innovation and creative ways to enhance employability of the youth.
Eastern Shepherd has plans to establish its branches in seven regions of the country starting with Chennai and Coimbatore in the first phase. It will expand to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Shillong and Calcutta in the second and third phase. Eastern Shepherd has already established a liason office in London, United Kingdom and has plans to establish other businesses in UAE, Australia, USA and Singapore.