Shampi Venkatesh

Facilitator, Consultant and Coach

Work Specialization

Shampi has spent more than two decades in Business Operations and for the last one plus decade, she works in the Business and Strategic HR domain. As the former CPO of NIIT Ltd, she led her company to Rank #4 as a Great Place to Work and Rank #2 in Fairness on Performance [2013]. Shampi brings in a unique blend of Business and HR capabilities.

She works with MDs/CEOs and their leadership teams of small and medium enterprises, on a long-term basis, to co-create their corporate identity and work with them to build a culture of accountability and high performance. She plays an involved and enthusiastic role in execution and enables the development of in-house capability by on-the-job mentoring and highly interactive workshops in her client organizations.

As a Strategic HR consultant

Connecting the People Strategy to the overall business strategy, mentoring the HR Teams to think and operate like a true business partner and become a custodian of the employees, move from doing to delivering value, set up HR Metrics that really matter and run the HR department like a business are her core contribution areas in the companies where she has worked in an advisory and consultant capacity

As a Coach

Shampi is a certified ICF – PCC coach having done her coach training from Coach for Life USA. She coaches CXO-1, Department & Functional heads, and Senior Women Leaders. Every coaching assignment begins with an immersive self-discovery and self-awareness intervention. She has also served on the board of the Delhi-NCR Chapter of International Coaching Federation (ICF).


  • Associate Certified Coach (ICF-ACC), ICF ACTP (Coach for Life, USA),
  • Certified DiSC Trainer (WILEY-Strengthscape),
  • XLRI- Assessor Certification

Work Experience

Shampi has more than three decades of experience panning training delivery, education management, quality management, franchisee operations, business operations, P&L responsibilities partner engagement and Global Strategic HR at a ranked Great Place to Work.

Sectors Served

IT & ITES, Manufacturing, Financial and Risk Services, eCommerce, NGOs, Professional Services, Pharmaceutical, Security services, Transport, Manufacturing, Education and Training

Customers Served

  • As an Executive Coach: Shampi has coached senior professionals from Accenture, Capgemini, Hero Motors, Tata Steel, Dalmia Cements, RBS, Fidelity International, Sodexo, SOS Village, Fidelity International, Sodexo, Navisite India, Chola MSRS Murugappa Group, NIIT Ltd, and companies in Kenya
  • As a Consultant: In India, Shampi has worked closely with Bharat Matrimony, Chola Mandalam Risk Services, Navisite and CRMNEXT, and 8-9 family owned small and medium companies in Kenya that is scaling up and getting future-ready.
  • As a Facilitator: Shampi has led leadership and behavioral skills programs for Tata Steel, Walmart, AMEX, Mahindra Finance, Arvind Lifestyle, Encore Capital, IMT Ghaziabad, Bharat Matrimony, Chola Mandalam Risk Services, and all consulting clients in Kenya

Academic Qualifications

Shampi has a B. Com from Mumbai University and considers NIIT Ltd as her B-School. She has also done executive programs at ISB, IIM-A and XLRI.


Shampi is known for creating high performance teams through inspirational leadership and has been a strong practitioner of on-the-job mentoring and coaching. With role changes every 2-3 years in her 28 years of a corporate career, moving away from comfort zones has been the secret of her success. She exudes positivity, gravitas and an interesting combination of energy and serenity at the same time. She has led large, diverse, and distributed teams and always inspired them to deliver high-performance.

She totally believes in leveraging the strengths of the people she works with and focusses on the positive aspects of everything, since she lives by the mantra – ‘what you focus on expands.’ Her personal and professional life has been an exemplary example of defining life’s moments and operating in the circles of control and influence. Shampi believes that ownership & accountability, hard-work, and willingness to learn and innovate are the top five ingredients for success. She is also an active blogger on Linked In.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Linked in Conscious Business Leadership Awards 2015 – Finalist – Loyalty Advocate
  • Widely and frequently felicitated with various leadership awards at NIIT, including the highest-level Global Leadership Award.   
  • Invited as a Guest Speaker at various events of NHRDN, IIM Lucknow and other institutes. Published Articles & Interviews in Economic times, Financial Chronicle & others

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