Emmanuel David

Bangalore, India

Emmanuel David has had the privilege of holding positions in multi sector companies such as Automobile, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Financial services and Oil & Gas. His experiences span businesses such as family owned entities, JVs and MNCs, where he witnessed the complete life cycle of an organization right from start-up, growth, downsizing and turnaround. This wealth of real life experience of over three decades has furnished him with rich insights into the interplay between culture, strategy and decision making.

Mr. David is the former Director of Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC). TMTC is the learning arm of the Tata Group’s Human Resources. Founded in 1959 by JRD Tata, with its strong internal faculty, research and support team and linkages with renowned institutions like Ross School of Business (University of Michigan), the faculty of Harvard Business School, TMTC takes pride in facilitating the development of not only Tata leaders with contemporary management insights but also participates in nation building by equipping the civil servants. In his role, Mr. David introduced changes in the pedagogy to facilitate informal and unconventional learning. His sessions on Understanding Self, Conflict Management, Negotiation and Ethics were received very well.

Mr. David was awarded the “British Gas Chairman’s Safety Award” for Social Impact for his Leadership in the Relief & Rehabilitation efforts during the Surat Floods in 2006. This has become a Case-Study at IIM, Ahmedabad on the Leadership role of HR in times of crises.

He has successfully resolved legacy industrial disputes in several companies like Shriram Honda, British Gas and Voltas. He has been able to inspire and introduce best practices in culture and human resources in greenfield ventures like Volvo and Oberoi Hotels, Bangalore and raised Employer- Employee relations to new levels.

As a certified Belbin Team Role Facilitator (UK) and an Advanced Hogan Coach (USA), Mr. David has inspired several corporate leaders and civil servants in their leadership journey. An Alumnus of XLRI, David has also equipped himself with an Advanced Management Program of AIMA on Strategic Profitability Management.

Mr. David makes time for community activities. He serves on the Board of St. Peter’s High School, Panchgani and Under the Mango Tree (UTMT), a social enterprise that promotes beekeeping to increase agricultural productivity, enhance incomes and improve livelihoods of marginal farmers in India.

Mr. David is also an avid blogger, writer, photographer and an experimental chef.