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Kumar Chandran
Kumar Chandran

Kumar Chandran

Six Sigma/Lean certified. Team Lead- MIS

Serco Global Services

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Thoughts on Education system of our country
The education system in India, especially at College level has to improve in the sense, that every student passing out of college needs to have an equal opportunity and chance at finding gainful employment. Colleges have to invest in making the students employable. My college (Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore)has recently taken some innovative steps to ensure this, entering into MOUs with companies a and creating centres of excellence within the college itself, where the students can benefit from industry knowledge even before they graduate.
More about myself
I have worked in different capacities in prestigious concerns. I was a consultant for IBM for 18 months before my present assignment.
I am also a martial artist and believe in investing time in fitness and health.
I am an advocate of quality management, specifically Six Sigma, and I believe that it is a truly industry neutral discipline which , if adopted by Indian companies, will take them a long way in being internationally competitive.
Important decision
1. Accepting a job offer , not for the sake of a job, but because I liked it.
2. Studying Six Sigma
3. Compromising on salary for gaining experience.
Initiative to develop a country
Every conscientious professional will come across a vast body of knowledge that he or she will gain in the course of their respective profession. Sharing this knowledge and empowering other people to benefit and excel because of this shared knowledge should be something each professional must dedicate at least a few hours a week of their time to.
Brief description about me
I am a Six Sigma Green Belt certified, B.Tech Informatio Technology Engineer, with over 6 years of work experience mainly in Business Automation, Data analytics and Process Excelence. Currently, I am working as a Team Lead, Management Information Systems for an MNC BPO in the BFSI domain. I have experience in CRM, Supplay Chain and Finance and Accounting Domains. I am basically a programing specialist with a knack for automation and data quality management. I am currently on the lookout for Process Excellence roles and will be undergoing ^ Sigma Black Belt certification in the near future.
My achievements
Winning the president's award for innovation for my project.
Having had good mentors who played a major role in my professional career.
My continuous effort to improve and increase my knowledge and keep learning every day.
Ensuring success
Look for opportunities to learn every day.
Constant research and interaction with people with knowledge that I desire.
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
Empathy, Assertiveness, Fairness, leading by example, the ability to listen, empowering people to excel.
My strongest skill
A constant desire to improve,
Learning ability and the ability to transform the acquired knowledge into useful work output.
Persistence to solve problems.
Degree that I recommend
Six Sigma, PMP, ITIL, CISA
Important lesson learned
My elder brother gave me this advice when I was about to start my first job :"Remember, work and college are not that different...You go in and do stuf everyday and work hard at it...the only difference is, In college, exams come twice a year...but at work, Everyday is an examination."
Influenced by
Mr. Karan Narang, My manager at VWR International, for his leadership skills,
Mr. Rahul Ravindra, Another of my managers from VWR International, for his brilliant analytical mind and mentorship.
Mr. Wilfred Pereira, my manager from IBM who gave me excellent opportunities for improvement.
and finally,my elder brother and father, for having instilled a strong sense of ethics in me from a very young age.
My role model
Hannibal of Carthage, for his courage and audacity.
Socrates the philosopher, for his Stocism in face of death.
Chengiz Khan, for his vision, he ruled the greatest empire in the history of mankind.
Miyamoto Musashi, the Samurai warrior whose "Book Of Five Rings" continues to inspire business strategists even today, 5 centuries after it was written.
Couple of years from now
As a leader in the field of quality management and an academic.
My family background
I come from a comfortable upper middle class family from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. My father was an entrepreneur and of late, was a consultant to the Government of Kerala, for the Idukki power project. My mother is the anchor of the family, an ideal homemaker. I have one elder brother, working in the United States since 1999, in the field of enterprise software architecture, currently employed with one of America's largest food distribution companies. He is married with 2 children. I am single.
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