Nikhil Raval


Work Specialization

Nikhil is a Leadership, Learning and Change-OD Expert. He has worked with several Global, Regional and Asian Companies with senior leaders creating leadership solutions that build strategic capacity and capability for transforming business at the intersection of Business and People. Embraced by many years of high-end leadership consulting experience, he brings a strong perspective to talent-challenges and solutions.

He is proficient in learning instruments, experiential learning and uses next generational learning strategies, to help executives navigate organizational change journeys in moving from developmental, transitional to transformational change. He is a highly skilled facilitator, whose facilitation style is captivating, engaging, & fun.

His focus area is at the intersection of Leadership and Strategy. Some of the areas in which he delivers are :

  • Strategic Thinking and Decision Making
  • Leading and Navigating Change,
  • Executive Presence for Senior Leaders
  • Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce (How to lead and motivate Gen Zs)
  • High Impact Influencing and Stakeholder Management,
  • Negotiations, Leveraging Conflict, Fierce Conversations,
  • Creating High Performance Teams
  • Future of Work Competencies: Growth Mindset, Creativity, Curiosity, Purpose, Sense Making, Hybrid Workplace


Leadership Versatility Index (LVI), Learning Agility, Decision Making Inventory (DMI), Talent-Smart EQ, TKI

Work Experience

Nikhil comes with more than 25 years of experience split between the US and Asia. Before his innings in Leadership Development, he spent 15 years in the US which included nearly 10 years in Financial Services with firms like Charles Schwab, Franklin Templeton, American Express. Later he spent 10+ years in Leadership Consulting as the Managing Director of Duke CE in India, creating the next generational learning strategies for firms across Asia. He also served on the Board of the company, providing strategic direction and guidance for its growth.

Sectors Served

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), IT & ITES Pharmaceuticals, Media, Oil and Gas, Professional Services and Consulting, Manufacturing, Telecom, etc.

Customers Served:

Nikhil has designed, and delivered over 25+ countries. Some of his client names include:

IBM, PwC, Bank of America, First Gulf Bank, Citi Financial, Aegon, Ned Bank, Eramet, Duke-NUS, Sanofi, Sime Darby, Abbot Labs-APAC, Colgate, Deloitte, CA-Sri Lanka, SLASSCOM, HSBC-APAC India: Reliance Industries, JK Group, Genpact, Aditya Birla, Oil India, Bharat Petroleum, ICICI Bank, Max Life, Cairn India, State Bank of India, Tata Capital, IVF, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC, Aircel, Wipro, Clix Capital, Met Life, Airtel, ANZ, Times Now and others.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors: Finance (Michigan State University, US)
  • MBA: Strategic Management (California State University, US)


  • Nikhil believes the role of learning in its various forms is to lift the societies it serves. Organizations also have a responsibility to serve a society. At the intersection of these two forces is leadership development. From the fresh graduate preparing to enter the workforce to the seasoned professional who keeps learning as the world changes – Every time we help a leader get better at their job, we improve their lives, the lives of people that work for them, and as they make their company better, we improve societies around the world.
  • He is curious learner and an avid Yoga and meditation practitioner. He loves adventure sports and travel. He is married and has one son, and they live in Ahmedabad, India.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Selling Author “Target Gen Z” Understanding the Gen Z Mindset on Brands, Work-Life, Learning and More” published in 2021
  • TEDx Speaker: 2019 and 2021 (Behavioural Biases & Motivating Gen Z Generation)
  • Podcast : Working with Gen Z
  • Board Member : Duke CE India (2010-2018)
  • Won Several Distinguished Speaking Awards: CLO Event (2012, 2013 and 2014)
  • Authored several articles in Contemporary topics in journals. Published Case study (Palgrave McMillan) which is used as curriculum in University of Wollongong: Dubai and Australia.

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