Chief Strategic Advisor, KCMconnect

Abhilash Acharya has pursued his PhD in Strategic HRM from IIM Ranchi (one of the Top Most B-School of India) and has been associated with Army Institute of Management (AIM-Kolkata), Heritage Business School (HBS-Kolkata), CBS-Kolkata, Indian Institute of Management IIMs, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and other notable B-schools in various capacities, through the last 4 years.

Prof Abhilash Acharya offers courses on Organizational Strategy, HRM, Industrial Relations, Labour & Business Laws, Human Resource Development, Corporate Coaching & Leadership, Performance Management Systems and Cross-Cultural Management.

Academic Accolades:
==> Master’s Gold Medal in Management, Best PG Research Project
==> Medal for Academic Brilliance in E&I Engineering among others

Research Interests include:
==> Knowledge & Information Management,
==> Strategy,
==> Organizational Change & Development,
==> Social Network Theory,
==>CSR (Corporate Social Responsibilities),
==> Behavioural aspects of Marketing, etc.

Published Academic Papers:
==> In high-impact, peer-reviewed international journals (ABDC-A*, A; ABS-3+ categories)
==> Presented his research at prestigious international conferences like Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Asia Academy of Management – ICOM, Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Annual Conference, etc. and at different venues like the University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, University of Latvia, Abu Dhabi UniversityIIM Ahmedabad, MDI Gurgaon, BITS Pilani among others.

Abhilash’s Professional Experience
Spans across 5+ years – he has previously worked with national & international organizations like Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SGS S.A., Indian Oil as well as several state and central ministries on a couple of research-oriented engagements. He has been an independent consultant focused on revival of tribal art & craft, heritage restoration, industrial infrastructure, education, sustainable livelihoods and rural development. He is also an advisor-mentor to a number of business entities with interests in textiles, electronics, automobiles, mining, real estate, etc.