Amitabha Sengupta K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, MumbaiAmitabha Sengupta has been a faculty of Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Management Consulting at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, since 2012. He has also taught at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2009–2012) and Xavier Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai (2009–2013). Prior to joining the profession of management teaching, he worked from 1975 to 2011 in organizations in various sectors (jute manufacturing, steel, liquor, consumer products, battery, petroleum, management consulting and executive search) and held leadership roles such as General Manager HR at Mumbai Refinery (2003–2009) and VP Management Consulting at CHR Global (2010–2012).
In a career span of over 35 years, he has handled all aspects of people management in several public/ private sector organizations across sectors—manufacturing as well as service. He also has extensive experience in design and conduct of training and internal coaching work, particularly in the field of leadership, negotiation, and core HR skills. His clients include L&T, Holcim Industries, Tata Power, BPCL, Numaligarh Refinery, Insurance Industry of India, BARC, and others.
Amitabha holds a master’s degree from Calcutta University (1968–1970) in social sciences and a PG Honors diploma from XLRI, Tatanagar (1973–1975), specializing in industrial relations. He also has a diploma in HRM from Cornell University (1993). He is a master trainer in NLP (USA), an accredited Executive Coach (International Coaching Community, Sao Paolo), an accredited Assessor by CIA and IMC in business excellence models, and an accredited Internal Coach by Arthur D. Little. In 2017, he co-authored a two-part case series titled ‘Infinity Life Insurance Company: Creating an Organization’ which were published by Ivey Publishing.