Brigadier (Retired) K. Harikumar was the Executive Director of HYSEA [Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association] till Jun 2017. Prior to that, He was the Corporate Head of Knowledge and Learning for Keane in India [now NTT Data]. He joined Keane in 1997 as Head of Operations at the Hyderabad center and was responsible for end to end HR functions for the center in addition to commercial, administrative and finance functions at the escalation levels. Harikumar is a Mechanical Engineer with a Post Graduate Degree in Defense Sciences and MBA in Marketing Management. He is also a Chartered Engineer on the rolls of the Institution of Engineers.
During his career spanning 30 years in the technical branch of the Indian Army, he handled various roles like Maintenance Manager, Head – Logistics, Assistant Military Secretary and Director of Operations at the Army Headquarters and the CEO of a large Defense Industrial undertaking. As the Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, a premier training establishment of the Indian Army, he has also directed a number of management consultancy assignments with various manufacturing and service sector organizations. After his retirement from the Army, he has also worked as Director, Vignana Jyoti Institute of Management, Secunderabad before joining Keane in 1997. Harikumar has vast experience as a Trainer in Technology Management and Organizational Behavior.
Harikumar has published a number of articles on technology management and HR related topics in periodicals of the Indian Army ,ICFAI Journal for HRD and in Udyog Pragati, published by NITIE, Mumbai .He has also presented technical and managerial papers in many forums of AIMA, CII and HYSEA and has conducted workshops on organizational behavior and Leadership skills for Corporate Managers in the Manufacturing and Service industry. He has also contributed HR related articles for Economic Times and Financial Express.
Harikumar continues his passion as an Independent Leadership Trainer and Management Consultant after completing a long and structured work life of 51 Years .