[about_text]I am a [label]Subject Matter Expert[/label] at Gallup, leading advisory for CHRO’s and CEO’s of large global organizations on driving the people strategy for their organizations.[/about_text]

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Subject Matter Expert and

Workplace Consultant


Saurav has successfully led 3 portfolio’s at Gallup since 2012:

  1. Human Resources and Talent Sourcing (Recruitments) as Director of Talent Sourcing for Gallup for Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Europe from 2012-2018. Was awarded HR Rising Star Award by HRD Magazine in 2016 and 4 All Star Awards at Gallup for excellence.
  2. Country Leadership, Sales and Strategy as Regional Director – SE Asia for Gallup from 2019-2020 managing a team of 6 Business Development Consultants. Inducted into the Gallup Chairman’s Council 2020 for excellence in Leadership and Business Growth having excelled on business growth exceeding goals by 17% for 2019
  3. Management Consulting to Gallup’s Clients as Learning Business Partner, Subject Matter Expert and Workplace Consultant from 2013 until present working with CEO’s and CHRO’s advising them on People Strategy. Conducted over 300 workshops, trained over 7500 managers and over 1600 coaches, coached 500 Leaders and awarded 3 All Star Awards at Gallup for excellence. Regular speaker at Conferences.


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Business Advisory Board Member

PSB Academy

Saurav advises the Dean and the Head of Schools at PSB. He provides advice concerning the development, maintenance and business acceptance of it’s programs. The Business Advisory panel provides an exchange of information between businesses and PSB academy to update, promote, assess and advise on academic programmes and professional practices.


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Account Manager

Artaaj Events

Saurav was responsible for
– Business development and consultative sales for turnkey event management solutions to private, governmental and quasi-governmental clients
– Providing integrated marketing solutions to clients for brand development and brand positioning
He worked on projects worth over USD $2 million and well known property: Big Boys Toys UAE 2013

Artaaj is a full service agency with a diverse portfolio, offering 360-degree solutions to a number of industries, encompassing Events & Promotions, Exhibitions and Marketing.


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Senior Manager – Strategic Education

International College of Financial Planning

Leading a team of 4 pan India, Saurav was responsible for
– managing 50+ corporate relationships,
– driving strategic projects &
– soft skills training of 600 post grad students on communication skills, business writing, corporate grooming (90+ Hours Classroom) to get them job ready.

Additionally, he set up executive search firm: Fuel Source (pilot team) acquiring five fortune 500 clients


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Customer Relations and

Business Continuity Planner

Fidelity International

Customer Relations :
Saurav was a member of the Complaints Team and was responsible for investigating Complaints and Breaches for Clients based in Europe, in line with Financial Services Authority regulations.

He conducted trainings within various areas in Fidelity, analysed and created reports for senior management. Based on his excellent work and abilities he was given added responsibility of Business Continuity Planning for Operations.

Business Continuity Planning:
He planned and implemented out risk management strategy in an event of an outage for Customer Services Teams (strength 100 employees).



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Post Graduate Program in Management (MBA)

Indian School of Business

Studied Strategy, Leadership and Marketing. Awarded ISB Young Leader Award (Top to 3% of the Class)


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Investment Administration

Securities and Investment Institute

Cleared All Three Levels of Investment Administration Qualification Certifications:
i.Introduction to Securities and Investment
ii.FSA regulatory Environment
iii.ISA & PEP Administration


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Bachelors in Sciences: Mathematics (Hons)

Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University

Studied Mathematics and Statistics



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[skill_unit percent=”100″]Leadership Training[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”90″]Executive Coaching[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”85″]Change Management[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”100″]Recruiting[/skill_unit]


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[skill_unit percent=”100″]Sales Management[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”90″]Sales and Business Strategy[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”75″]People Management[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”80″]New Business Development[/skill_unit]


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[skill_unit percent=”100″]Client Relationship Management[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”90″]Leading Large Organization Change Projects[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”75″]Designing Project Delivery[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”100″]Management Consulting[/skill_unit]


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[skill_unit percent=”90″]Team Development[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”80″]Team Engagement[/skill_unit]

[skill_unit percent=”90″]Individual Performance Coaching[/skill_unit]


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[testimonial image_url=”” image_alt=”Claire DeCarteret” name=”Claire DeCarteret” position=”Regional Director EMEA/Gallup”]Saurav is an exceptional leader, coach, business strategist and facilitator. I have worked with Saurav in several different roles during our time at Gallup. As a partner to me in his capacity of Director of Talent Resources, he was absolutely committed to our mutual goals and a delight to partner with. As a Regional Director for SEA, he exceeded his goals and represented our region at the prestigious Chairman’s Council in 2020. As a course leader and facilitator, Saurav always inspires, energizes and develops those he works with. Saurav has an energy and stamina that is unrivaled. He is passionate about his work, and will always deliver on promises with excellence.[/testimonial]

[testimonial image_url=”” image_alt=”Aditi Khaire” name=”Aditi Khaire” position=”Talent Acquisition Manager/ Left Right Mind”]Saurav and I have worked together on internal Talent Acquisition as well as client Talent Management/L&D work in Asia. He is very cooperative and helpful. He is always brimming with new ideas to attract talent. His positive energy keeps him going even in tough situations. He has closed some of our most challenging roles in Asia with his sheer perseverance and innovative thinking. He is fantastic at building long term relations with candidates, campuses and clients. He does an amazing job at balancing his L&D responsibilities and Recruitment work. It is a pleasure partnering with him.[/testimonial]


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[service icon=”icon-laptop” title=”Human Resources”]I am an expert in Human Resources and People Development.[/service]

[service icon=”icon-tablet” title=”Sales Management”]I can develop Sales Strategies to create new lines of business and organizational growth.[/service]

[service icon=”icon-globe” title=”Executive Coaching”]I am an expert Executive Coach having trained over 1700 Coaches and Coached over 500 Leaders.[/service]