MVS Prasad, the Founder & CEO of Prashaste, brings along nearly 30 years of corporate experience in general management, finance, accounts, operations, audit & administration across sectors including hospitality, FMCG, auto manufacturing, auto distribution and auto retailing.
An executive MBA from IIM Calcutta, MVS has worked with blue chip companies including Hindustan Unilever (HUL) and Tata Motors (TML) and has served as the CFO of two TATA group companies (2003-09), viz. TML Distribution Co. Ltd (TMLD) & Concorde Motors (India) Ltd. In his illustrious career, he has donned the roles of CFO, CEO, Professor, Trainer & Entrepreneur.
As CFO, MVS was instrumental in the turn-around of Concorde Motors India Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Motors, in FY 2003-04. As CEO & CFO he led Concorde Motors to its best ever performance with a 3% Profit Before Tax. in FY 06-07, which is a record in Indian auto retail. He was nominated for India CFO Award in the SME category by IMA in 2007.
MVS is a sought-after expert to teach MBA students and senior corporate executives alike. He has served as the Visiting Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore. He was nominated as Faculty in 2006 at Tata Management Training Centre, Pune (TMTC) to mentor auto dealers and distributors on improving dealer profitability.MVS has trained more than 2000 CEOs, MDs and OEM Channel managers across industries including Auto, Healthcare , E-Commerce , Telecom , IT/ITES.
Widely regarded as “Guru” & “Mentor” by the trainees, MVS’s transformational trainings have led to many success stories.
With the turnaround experience of a Tata Group company, Mr MVS Prasad brings expertise and business focus. I am confident that Prashaste under the leadership of Mr Prasad will contribute in transformation of businesses.
The content and style of your presentation has been highly appreciated by all. You are on board for all dealer profitability programmes. Good job done. I believe your potential is much higher. You deserve all accolades.
Just about a year back, I should say I suffered from a phobia of finance and financial reports, and now look at me. I owe Mr Prasad a big thanks for helping me reach this position.
I hope there are more individuals like MVS who possess flair for teaching and knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, to share. His passion to teach is truly outstanding.
The reason we named you 'Guru‘, is that you bring a combination of 'hands on' approach and an ability to translate complex business concepts into simple practical tools.
Deepak is Prashaste's go-to-man and has played a critical leadership role in building Prashaste's business across different industries.
He has established the pioneering concept of 'implementation led training' and successfully led a variety of engagements across organizations.
A learner and an explorer by nature, Deepak's multi-dimensional perspective has been instrumental in creating Prashaste's benchmark solutions. to In his earlier avatars, Deepak was a banker at Axis Bank and a channel manager at Tata Motors.
MSc-Human Genetics, MSc -Psychology Ph.D.-High Altitude Biology, PhD -Social Work, Certification in Psychological Counseling Dr. Sudarshan, an academician par excellence , is an expert in areas like ethics, psychology and human behavior.
He has conducted courses, seminars, workshops and undertaken consulting assignments for many international organizations like Compassion International, Samaritans Purse and others. He worked as the Head, Dept. of Ethics, Andhra Loyola College. He is a prolific author with more than 15 books to his name.
PBR is an industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in organizations like Hindustan Petroleum, Baptex, Sadaf, Sharjah Oil refining, Essar, Petrofac and SNC Lavalin.
He has served as a Deputy director at Oil Industry Safety Directorate (Govt. of India) and as an advisor to Ministry of Energy Bahrain.
He is a member in professional bodies including, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Oil Co-ordination Committee- Govt. of India, Centre for High Technology - Ministry of Petroleum.
At Prashaste, it’s all about the attitude. If you show the willingness to participate and learn, your designation or inexperience (if you are a fresh-out-of-college hire like I was) will not come in the way of your ideas being heard and implemented. On some projects, I worked directly with the Chairman & Executive Director and routinely interacted with client hierarchies right from sales personnel to the CEO. This exposure to a wide spectrum of people, sectors and challenges helped me develop, both on professional and personal fronts.
Prashaste offers a phenomenal learning curve for professionals with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Having joined Prashaste as a fresher right out of college with absolutely no clue of business, I have undergone a transformation so extensive that on introspection, I cannot recognise myself from few years ago. With a close knit team and high focus on values, Prashaste provides an environment for creativity to flourish and opportunities for infinite growth!
At Prashaste we have learnt that who you are is not important but what you do is. Prashaste has given us a platform where we could realize our potential. They have motivated me, inspired me to do new creative things everyday and also given me confidence. Prashaste has got something new to offer everyday. Their confidence in individuals, technical insights, and value based system is extraordinary and serves as an inspiration to anyone wanting to create a mark in the industry.
Internship experience was an eye-opener as I worked on live project which is unheard of among my batch mates. Learning curve was steep and for the first time, I got the taste of industry standards and expectations. I would recommend Prashaste to anyone who is not afraid of hard work and has desire to drive results. No hierarchy could be seen when it comes to presenting your own ideas or taking ownership of bigger responsibility.