Who We Are

Our Team

CONCORD Is founded as the Centre for excellence in management by Dr. Satya B. Borgohain who has a passion to share knowledge and experience in the filed of management of enterprises. His core competencies are in the area of Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, HRD, OD intervention, Corporate Governance, CSR, Legal solutions in Cases pertaining to Industrial Laws, Labour Laws, Contract Labour cases, employees service matters, etc.


Dr. Satya B. Borgohain has acquired Ph.D in Management from Don Bosco University. He has carried out extensive research on the subject of ” The Emerging Trends & Challenges in Talent Management in CPPSEs in India”. He holds International MBA degree from ICPE (International Centre for Promotion of Enterprise) Slovenia , an inter-governmental organisation established by United Nations, under the aegis of the University of Slovenia. It’s a global EQUIS (Europe) and AACSB International (USA) accredited MBA degree. Dr. Borgohain possesses MSW with specialisation in Personnel Management from  Indore University and he is the recipient of University gold medal. He also possesses LL.B degree from NEHU. Dr. Borgohain served as Chairman, SCOPE, NER Chapter for four years ( during 2015-2018) and he was associated with various committees constituted by SCOPE’s Board, Viz., Compensation Committee, HR Committee, Committee for turnaround of sick CPSEs in India.

Dr. Borgohain superannuated from POWERGRID recently on completion of the tenure of appointment as Director in NEEPCO. He has 38 years of industry experience in various sectors like, textile industry (both private and public sectors), power generation CPSE and power transmission company, POWERGRID. He has made significant contributions in HR transformation space in his previous organisations. He was conferred with the following awards:

1. Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Excellence Award conferred by IIFS, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi in December 2018. 2. “Global 100 most talented HR Professional in Asia Award,” conferred by World HRD Congress, 2016. 3. National HR Award” conferred by India International friendship Society, 2016, New Delhi. 4. “HR Leader Gold Award”’ 2015 from Green-tech Foundation, New Delhi. 5. Bureaucracy India Award “Star PSU Director of the Year”, New Delhi, 2014. 6. CSR award from Workhart foundation, Mumbai, India, in the year 2010.

Dr. Borgohain is the visiting faculty in various Institutions and Universities and associated as IQAC member in Universities. He is also invited as Expert member of the MBA admission Committee in Universities as well as the member of Syllabus Review Committee for MBA programme.


 1. Dr. S. K. Acharya, Former CMD, NLC (Neyveli Lignite Corporation)

Presently, Dr. Acharya is Advisor and National Professor for Birla Global University (BGU). He is also an Independent Director on the Board of Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd. (BSCL).

Dr. Acharya headed NLC India Limited, a Mining and Power Navratna PSU of Govt. of India as CMD from 01.10.2015 to 31.07.2018. During this period, he also held the position of Chairman in two more companies – NLC Tamilnadu Power Limited (NTPL) and Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited (NUPPL). He carries with him rich and varied experience of over 38 years of working in BHEL, NTPC, NTPC-SAIL Power Company and NLCIL. Prior to assumption of charge as CMD, Shri Acharya served NLC as Director (Human Resource) from 16.12.2010 to 30.09.2015.

Dr. Acharya is one of the few inspirational corporate leaders, whose name finds place in the book ‘Most Powerful HR Professionals of India’ (4th Edition). He is a Fellow of NIPM and a lifetime achievement awardee of Green Tech Foundation for promoting sustainable HR & CSR. In April 2016, he received the SCOPE Excellence Award from Hon’ble President of India. He was conferred Fellowship by World Academy of Productivity Sciences for his significant and long lasting contributions to the improvement of productivity, quality of work life and quality of life. In recognition of his exceptional leadership skills and contribution to Nation’s progress, Dr. Acharya was conferred with a Doctorate Degree by Sathyabama University, Tamilnadu, a D.Litt by Utkal University, Odisha and also the highest NIPM Ratna Award by National Institute of Personnel Management of India.

In the year 2018, Dr. Acharya was conferred with the ‘Seva Ratna Award’ jointly instituted by the Mylai Thiruvalluvar Tamil Sangam, Nehru Yuvakendra, GoI, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Sri Sairam Institutions, Chennai. He was also conferred with the Prestigious CSR Icon Award from APEX INDIA FOUNDATION. Dr. Acharya is a Fellow of NIPM, co-chaired the National Mining Committee and PSE Council of CII, India and also is on the Board of Governors for Institute of Public Enterprises, India. Widely travelled and well trained in India and abroad, Dr. Acharya is a thought leader and achiever in Corporate Business World. He is a Management guru and a visiting faculty to many premier management institutes like Amity, IMI, IPE and IIMS.

2. Mr. Desh Deepak Misra, Former Director, ONGC.

D.D.Misra is former Director (Human Resource) of ONGC, India’s leading Maharatna E & P Company of Union Government. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from University of Lucknow. He has undergone Leadership Development Programme at IIM, Bangalore followed by overseas programme at Alberta School of Business, Calgary (Canada) and University of Texas (US) in 2013. Starting his career as Graduate Trainee, he left his imprint in diverse assignments given to him in over three decades with the Company.

The Government of India appointed him to the Board of ONGC, as its Director (HR) w.e.f 01.08.2014, a post which he successfully held till his superannuation on 30.06.2018. During his tenure, he conceptualized and steered numerous sustainable HR Initiatives to enthuse the morale and motivation of the 33000 plus regular employees and about 17000 secondary workforce. As a unique HR Initiative , under his mentorship,  he groomed  Team of   6 and 9 ONGCians, who  scaled Mount Everest in  May, 2017 and Mount Kanchenjunga in May -2018, respectively.

As Chair of Asian-Pacific Resource Centre of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Network India (2015-2018) he steered “Industrial Water Benchmarking Study” for the first time in India which is going to lead to the development of “Industrial Water Index” to be launched globally very soon.He was on the Governing Board of SCOPE (2015-2018) and on RGIPT, Raibaraily’s Board (2015-2018).3. Mr Dhiren Goswami, Former Deputy Labour Commissioner, Government of Assam.

Our Senior Associate

Bhaskar Khaund is former Executive Director (Human Resources) of OIL, A Govt. of India Enterprise, at its Corporate Office. He graduated with Honours in Economics from Cotton College. Subsequently he did both his Post Graduation and Master of Philosophy in Sociology from School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal University (JNU). He has also done Diploma in Labour Laws from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi and Diploma in IR & PM from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management, New Delhi.
He started his career at Oil India Limited as an Executive Trainee and has nearly 34 years of diversified experience in the field of Human Resources, Employee Relations, Learning and Development, Talent Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations in E&P and public Sector ,etc.
During his tenure, he has attended programme on ISB-Kellogg Global Advanced Management at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Kelloge School of Management, Chicago in 2014. He also participated in a programme on “International Petroleum Management” at Alberta School of Business, Canada in 2008. He was selected as a member of multi-disciplinary team to attend Program on Energy Environment Resources & Sustainability at University of Delaware, USA jointly conducted by TERI and University of Delaware, USA in 1995. Apart from the aforementioned, he attended the 64th SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition at Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2012 & another conference on Human Resources at Sydney, Australia in 2017.
He has contributed significantly to the Company by aligning HR policies and systems towards the organizational goal and its vision to be fastest growing E&P Company by bringing about culture of performance.


1.Mr.  Narendra Akhouri, Former Sr. Vice President, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. & Professor, International Management Institute.

Narendra has done his Post Graduate Diploma in HR from XLRI, Jamshedpur and is certified as ACC from ICF (US) and is actively engaged in Executive Coaching for CEOs and Senior Corporate Leaders. He was a Member of the Global Committee on Membership and Community of ICF (International Coach Federation) for over four years. He is a member of the ICF Global Jury Panel for selecting awards for over 180 ICF Chartered Chapters across the continent.
He has over 35 years of corporate experience in companies like Hindustan Unilever Ltd.(HUL), Seagram Manufacturing Company, GE, Tisco,  and finally in Hero MotoCorp Ltd.  He retired (January 2008) from the position of Sr. VP-Human Resource Management reporting into MD & CEO after 8 years (1999- 2007). In his HR leadership role, he was involved in many initiatives to bring about high performance and learning culture.
Narendra’s corporate experience further evolved with his joining as a full time Professor in Human Resource and Organisational Behaviour in International Management Institute, New Delhi (2008-12). His area of interest was Executive Coaching. Narendra also enrolled himself in the Doctoral Program at MDI, Gurgaon and has successfully completed the course work covering over 11 Electives. During this phase of higher learning and knowledge creation, he was required to critique an  in-depth study of over 400 Research Case Studies across the globe.
Narendra has been trained as a Corporate Trainer at Unilever, 4 Acres, UK and as a Process Facilitator at GE Plastics Europe. He is a Certified Lead Assessor in HR Competency from XLRI-CII-NHRD. He is also a Certified Lead Assessor in CII-Exim Bank HR Excellence Model Awards. He is a Certified Executive Coach by Marshall Goldsmith at ISB, Hyderabad. He is a visiting Faculty at some of the IIMs. He has been a Member of the National Committee of CII in HR, the Steering Committee for 12th 5 year Plan constituted by the Planning Commission, New Delhi. Mr. A. K. Bhatnagar, International Motivator and Trainer


Lt Gen Balbir Singh Sandhu – soldier, sportsman, and leader – has been a proud member of India’s prestigious armed forces for 39 years, having held key positions in all Arms Operational environment. He has served as an instructor at all premier defense institutions in India including the National Defence Academy and the Defence Services Staff College which sparked the passion in him to become a speaker. A prodigious young achiever, Lt Gen Sandhu possesses a rare blend of sports and professional achievements at the highest level. He has held most prestigious appointments and attended all coveted professional army courses as also has to his credit extensive service in operational areas. Besides functional responsibilities, under his stewardship, sporting teams performed in an exemplary manner. He has represented the Army and the Indian Polo teams in both national and international arenas.
He served as Director General of Information Technology of the Indian Army and also lead his parent Corps as Director General of Supplies & Transport. He was responsible for framing logistic policies for the Indian Army including forecasting, procurement, supply chain management and quality control through the resources deployed across India besides training army officers and jawans in operations, logistics, administration and jointmanship. For his outstanding service, he has been bestowed with several honours, including the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Vishisht Seva Medal and the Army Commanders Commendation Card.
After serving in the army across the country, Lt Gen Sandhu superannuated and decided to pursue his passion of sharing his experiences and learnings from the army with a wider audience. This zeal to pass on his wealth of knowledge, pushed him to start working with strategic think tanks such as USI, CLAWS, IDSA and ORF and give back to the community, along with becoming a motivational and leadership coach – something that comes naturally to him. Looking at his experience through a corporate lens, Lt Gen Sandhu has designed programs to manage strategy, human resources, supply chain management, training, team building at enormous scales. A natural leader, he now describes himself as a leadership coach who teaches you how to treat your work as a sport and succeed in playing it as a game where a “Goal is a Goal and a Foul is a Foul”.

3. Anil Bhatnagar, Author, Coach & Speaker

Bhatnagar is a leadership guru, is a sought-after corporate trainer for more than 20 different behavioral subjects to over 100 leading companies in India and the Middle East. He is a keynote speaker and a visiting faculty to several management institutes in India. With an average feedback rating of 9.4 on a ten-point scale, his workshops almost always receive standing ovations from the audience. He is a newspaper columnist and has written leading articles for Covey Leadership Centre’s magazines in the U.S. and Life Positive in India. 

He is an ISTD (Indian Society for Training & Development) award-winning author of 5 books, including Reverse Your Thoughts, Reverse Your Diseases and The Five Wise Monkeys of Communication.  His books have attracted testimonials from some of the leading international experts such as Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dianna Booher and Dr. Kobus Neethling. He has appeared as an expert on behavioral issues in the Evening Live Show on the National Network of Television. He has also been among the 27 speakers invited by the Live Big Media, USA for their Awaken to Your Greatest Life tele summit, where he spoke on “Transforming Your Life through Inner Awareness”.  


1.Sri Manuj Kar, Former Director, Affinity Business School.

Manoj Kar is an astute HR Professional with a strategic mindset, proven business acumen, intellect, balance emotional and cultural outlook, coupled with courage and an inclusive style, with around 29 years of experience across Infrastructure and Services sector, with Organizations like National Hydro Electric Power Corporation, Power Grid Corporation of India, Shankara Institute of Technology and most Recently as Director at Affinity Business School.

Sri Kar is a Human Resource Professional having 29 years of experience in Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Employee Engagement, Organization Research and Development. More than 14years of experience in Institution Building, Academics, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Training, Consulting, CSR and Skill Development. Around 15 Years of Experience in Two Central Power Sector Corporations in India as a practicing HR executive as a part of team that plan, recruit, motivate, develop and retain human resources.

2. Sri D. Madhavan, Trainer & HR Specialist.

Mr D. Madhavan, has a multi-dimensional approach in conducting programs as Trainer, Knowledge Enabler, story teller, counsellor, Life coach and organisation Development Facilitator. He has total 32 years of Experience of working in core HR area in leading Power Sector companies like NHPC / POWERGRID. He conducts workshops/ learning sessions and trainings for both public and Private sectors. His Academic credentials include Post graduate Degree (MA) in Social work and LLB (Labour Laws) from Karnataka University followed by M.Phil Degree in social work from Madras University. He is a diploma holder in Training and development from ISTD.
He has been trained in counselling skills conducted by the Institute of social sciences, Vellore, Nuero Linguistic programming under Ashok Subramanian and sue Knight (UK) and Power Mind Kinetic coaching under Betska K Bur (Canada). He has also been trained in competency mapping and certified for Assessment and Development Centre process and Behavioural Event Interview (BIS).He has also attended the Human Process Lab and Advanced Human process Lab conducted by Indian society for Applied Behavioural science(ISABS)
He has presented and published papers on Training and Organisation Development, Knowledge Management, Learning organisations and Nadayoga ( Healing sounds). The topics which he handles with deep insight and experience includes Emotional Intelligence, Stress, anger and Ego Management, Resonant relationship building, Work place counselling skills, Positive Energy Psychology, Developing a positive attitude mindset pattern and Mindfulness coaching for personal empowerment and achieving excellence.

Our Senior Associate, CONCORD Centre for Consensus.

Mr. Alok Shanker Pandey, Legal Consultant, Mediator, Conciliator, Arbitrator and Advocate. 

Mr Alok Pandey was the former Head of Law Department NR-1, General Manager (Law) of Power Corporation of India Ltd a Maharatna and Central Public Sector.

He completed his Bachelors and Post-Graduation studies in law from Campus Law Centre Delhi in 1985 and also has a Diploma in Personal Management and Industrial Relations.

He has over 34 years of rich and elaborate experience in Contract Management, Conciliation and Mediation of various Contractual disputes and handling of over 60 and above Arbitration cases and more than 2000 Legal and Commercial dispute in various High Court across India and Supreme Court.

A qualified advocate in the field of law. His expertise in domestic Arbitration and related Litigation and Dispute Resolution is well-known in Energy and Infrastructure Industry.

Mr. Pandey has been a Speaker and Participated in various Arbitration Summits/Seminars/Conferences and HRD Training relating to Arbitration Laws, Rights of Ways in Transmission Projects .

He has been a member of high-powered committee in Public Sector for reduction of contingent liability and legal cases and a member of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) committee. 

He is author of various papers such as Rights of Ways in Transmission Projects, Legislative Intent, Executive Order and Judicial Pronouncement, Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment Act of 2015).

Currently Mr. Pandey is providing Legal Consultancy to Power Grid in Power Sector and other Private Parties and also empanelled with KD LEX Chambers as Arbitrator and Mediator, member of Max Max Chambers and empanelled as Mediator and Arbitrator.

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