Sandeep Kejriwal

Ex-MNC CFO, Tech Entrepreneur, Management Consultant & Leadership Coach

About Me

The world has been changing very fast. And lately, even faster! Nevertheless, one thing that has not changed is that the family still plays a vital role in defining our value system. I say this with conviction and pride. I look back and feel blessed to have grown up in a modest and God-loving, yet forward-looking family that always cherished the Joy of Giving.

The other important learning I have had is about the law of nature, i.e., your thoughts create your future. As a child I used to get really fascinated by great aesthetics, fine demeanor, creative writing, powerful speeches, soulful music, high-quality acoustics, technology, and good food. Many of these used to trigger dreams wherein I would see people in awe of what I had to offer to them. And being so deeply engraved in my sub-conscious, these eventually started manifesting themselves in my life in one way or another.

I was also very fortunate to come across a few quotes that have stayed with me forever. Two of them that have had the most profound impact on my life are –

mark twain

Adlai Stevenson II

And it’s been a long journey – with its fun and rubs. I started playing the piano by ear when I was six, graduated in Indian classical vocal music while studying in high school, and performed on All India Radio (AIR). I went on to complete Chartered Accountancy and stepped into the corporate world; traveled around the globe and built successful teams in several countries, while also mentoring and developing leaders in those locations. During this time, I also wrote a software on inventory management, created a website on cooking recipes as soon as I discovered internet, and embraced Vipassana meditation as a guiding light. I got invited to address several prestigious industry conferences within India and abroad, won a number of awards, and also had the privilege to serve the NASSCOM GIC Forum as the Regional Chairperson. I am equally blessed to have a wonderful family. I burnt fingers in stock markets, picked fights with my bosses – including at home 😉 and also did so many stupid things on which I could write a tome. Maybe I will, someday!

After a successful international career of 20 years, I took a big step in my life – thanks to the inspiration from Mark Twain! I finally quit my job as an MNC CFO in India to wholly pursue my passion – to give back to the society by promoting philanthropy through technology and a robust framework of Trust and collaboration.

Here is my startup that I bootstrapped after taking the entrepreneurial plunge. Givera.org is aimed at making a difference by Givera.org Logochanging the way people, NGOs, corporates and other organizations connect—for a cause. It is a first-of-its kind online Philanthropy Marketplace-cum-Social Networking platform aimed at connecting all like-minded citizens. On the other hand, the Givera team offers customized CSR consulting and outsourcing services to the corporates—right from need assessment to impact assessment (including selection of NGOs and projects, monitoring, company law compliance, reporting etc). We offer unmatched employee volunteering opportunities and drive collaboration through our platform. Both these verticals are supported by a best-in-class comprehensive NGO verification and empanelment framework.

Sometimes I also take select assignments to coach and mentor senior executives—to help them unleash their true potential while focusing on their holistic well being, i.e., professional, physical, emotional and spiritual. I feel humbled when people thank me for having achieved what they never thought they were capable of.

It’s been a gratifying journey as now every day is filled with child-like dreams, high energy, creativity, and an amazing sense of satisfaction. It’s a different experience altogether to live in a world where imagination is my only limit. I feel excited as I look into the future – a world of endless possibilities.

In short, God has been kind; and life – His most precious gift, indeed beautiful!

Thank you for visiting my website. It portrays some of my hobbies as well as the insights that I continue to gain from life. Hope you find it interesting. Please feel free to share your feedback, if any.

And, keep smiling! 🙂

My Blogs

Business & Leadership

business

CSR & Sustainability

csr_sustainability

Current Affairs

current_affairs

Technology

disruption

Legal & Regulatory

compliance

Moments of Joy

moments

What Others are Saying

“I owe Sandeep a lot as he showed me the way to scale up in my career. He is undoubtedly a perfect coach for senior leaders across industries.” Saif Ali Khan

Senior Vice President, HSBC

“Sandeep is detail-oriented, multi-talented and a great thought leader. His passion for people, process excellence and customer experience is just incredible.” Salim Imani

Chief Technology Officer, Saltside Technologies

“The business transformation into a P&L framework across several global delivery locations is attributable to Sandeep’s thought leadership, focus on end-to-end processes, and passion for training & mentoring people.” Sanjay Mujoo

Sr. Director & India Site Leader, HP Technology Services

“Sandeep is a rare mentor – so passionate about all-round development of people! He had bigger dreams for me; and made sure that I realized them.” Abhishek Poddar

Director - Product & Business, Ezetap

“Sandeep took CSR and Sustainability to a whole new level at EMC. His school adoption program was a tremendous success. Further, he also developed excellent leaders across central functions.” Niranjan Thirumale

CTO, EMC India COE

“Sandeep helped me focus on the big picture of life, while guiding me to strike a balance among career, family, health and spiritual well-being. I have benefited immensely from his mentoring—both at professional and personal levels.” Valan Sivasubramanian

Systems Engineer, Fortinet

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