Arun Wakhlu

Executive Director, Consultant, Coach and Master Facilitator

Work Experience

Close to 35  years of national and international experience developing Leaders and Organizations across 20 countries, with over 30,000 hours of cross cultural experience in facilitation and coaching.

Customers Served

DP World, Allcargo Logistics Ltd., Forbes Marshall, Thermax, Credit Suisse, Aditya Birla Group, Olam, Persistent Systems Ltd, Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd, Ashoka Innovators for the Public, SWISSAID, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Bayer, Firstsource, Government of India, Goldman Sachs, Legrand, Unilever Group, Pidilite Industries, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel.

Sectors Served

FMCG, Logistics, Banking and Finance, IT & ITES, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Non-Governmental Organizations, Education and Government.

Work Specialization

Leadership Development, Organizational Transformation and Coaching based on a holistic vision of life; Design of Organizational Learning interventions; and Social Architecture for Results with Joy (Prosperity with Peace and Coherence); and Developing I Catalysts and Compassionate Leaders.

Academic Qualifications

  • B. Tech.  from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi) in Electrical Engineering 1976;
  • PGDBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Ahmedabad) in General Management and HR 1980.


  • Arun Wakhlu has been certified in the following Large Group Facilitation Methodologies:
  • Open Space Technology (Goa, 1985)
  • Art of Hosting (Alpbach, Austria, 2017)
  • Design Shop Methodology (Ahmedabad, 2018) by Rob Evans,who has mastered the MG Taylor Approach (the basis of Accelerated Solutions Environment); and
  • Sociocracy (Online, 2020) (a new form of Organiational Design and Governance relevant in the Post CovidWorld)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Winner of the prestigious Learning Luminary Award at the Best Change Interventions of Asia Study & Awards, organized by the L&OD Roundtable, 2013.
  • Recognitions: He has served as the Course Director for a programme on “Ethics in Public Governance”, designed for senior members of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS). It was conducted under the auspices of the Initiatives of Change Centre for Governance (ICCfG) New Delhi, India.
  • Arun has taught “Corporate Ethics” in the PGPX programme; and “Managerial Oral Communication” in the PGP programme at  IM, Ahmedabad.
  • Arun was a member of the Tata Administrative Service(TAS) from 1980 to 1985.
  • He was also elected as the Leader of the Student Affairs Council (SAC Coordinator) at IIM Ahmedabad (1979-80).
  • Publications: Author of the award winning book “Managing from the Heart”, co-author of four other books, publisher of over 30 papers, Arun has also has co- authored, the book “One Wholesome World” along with his late father Prof. Dr. Omkar Nath Wakhlu.

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