ILC Nominated Candidate for International Director, Region 8
ILC Nominated Candidate for International Director, Region 8

I am Brillian, your ILC Nominated Candidate for International Director, Region 8, and I bring an amalgamated journey of leadership.

My Toastmasters journey began in 2009, a path of continuous growth and learning. I also held significant leadership roles in Rotaract, culminating in my tenure as Deputy District Rotaract Representative in 2004-2005. Today, I serve as an Executive Vice President at TimesPro (Times Group's EdTech initiative). My diverse leadership experiences with expertise in People Management, Global Focus, and Policy Formulation equip me to serve on the Board.

I am genuinely exhilarated to embark on this new chapter and eagerly look forward to the opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact for our esteemed members.

About Me

My upbringing was rooted in a family that valued ethics and service, as my father was a Union Leader dedicated to the welfare of the employees he led. This instilled in me a robust cultural and social value system. I had the honour of becoming the first graduate in my family's lineage, despite the challenging circumstances.

From struggling to afford books to presently leading a global team, my journey of growth and learning has resembled a thrilling rollercoaster ride.

I employ sharp observational skills to inject humour and enjoyment into my work, all while guiding teams toward achieving remarkable and ambitious goals.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I actively engage in the realm of social media. As an experience collector, it is my mission to disseminate insights and wisdom through platforms such as my YouTube channel, where I frequently share under the hashtags #BrillianTips, #FridayKeFunday, #AutoKePeecheKyaHai, and #BrillianClicks.

Recognition & Achievements @ Toastmasters

Honours And Recognition (International)

Presidents Distinguished District (Ranked World No. 9)2015-2016
Excellence in Education and Training2014-2015
Excellence in Marketing2013-2014


Honours And Recognition (District)

Service recognition award from District 982022-2023
Service recognition award from District 982021-2022
Spirit of Toastmasters from District 82 (for chartering clubs outside own District)2011-2012
Spirit of Toastmasters from District 41 (for chartering clubs outside own District)2011-2012
Area Governor of the Year from District 412011-2012


Helped charter 100+ new clubs across districts 82, 41 & 98.
Recognised as Top club sponsor by TI for three consecutive years 2014 - 2016.
Earned multiple education awards under both the Traditional Path and Pathways.


Offices Held

Board and Region RolesPosition Held
1Region 13Region Advisor
District Officer RolesDistrict NoPosition Held
198Immediate Past District Director
298District Director
341Lt. Gov. Education& Training
441Lt. Gov. Marketing
541Division Governor
641Area Governor
Service RolesDistrictPosition Held
198Pathways: Ambassador
Non Credit RolesDistrict NoPosition Held
198DLC Chairperson
297DLC Committee Member
498DLC Chairperson
582Newsletter Editor - Voice of 82
Club Officer RolesClub NamePosition Held
1Bombay ToastmastersClub President
2Bombay ToastmastersClub Secretary
3DADAR Toastmasters ClubClub VP PR
4DADAR Toastmasters ClubClub Treasurer
5All Elite Advanced Toastmasters ClubClub VP Membership
6All Elite Advanced Toastmasters ClubClub VP Membership
7All Elite Advanced Toastmasters ClubClub Treasurer
8Bombay ToastmastersClub VP Membership
9All Elite Advanced Toastmasters ClubClub Treasurer

Professional Experience

  • 25 years of experience in strategic business partnering, cost management, and talent management.

  • Serving as Executive Vice President and Head of People, Places, and Processes, responsible for people strategy, cost control, culture, operations, and quality.

  • Expertise in Global Policy Making, Talent Engagement, and Business Partnering.

  • Rich experience in Strategic Partnering and HR across IT, BFSI, Education, and Logistics.

  • Gallup certified Strengths Coach and trained in Dr. Marshall Goldsmith's Executive Leadership Coaching.

  • Passionate about empowering learners and leaders.

  • Keynote speaker at global forums like National HR Development Network, Confederation of Indian Industries, Global Workforce Management, and more.

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in engineering
  • Post-graduate degree in computers
  • Master’s degree in human resources
  • Doctorate in management

Professional Recognitions & Achievements

My dedication and contributions at work have earned me accolades from various institutions and associations

  • CHRO of the year by Suryadatta Group of Institutions - 2023
  • 101 Influential Coaching Leader by World HRD Congress - 2023
  • CHRO of the Year by PeopleFirst - 2022
  • HR Leader of the year by HR Sampark – 2022
  • Equal opportunity employer by BusinessWeek - 2022
  • Diversity Champion by HR Sampark - 2022
  • Man of Excellence by Indian Achievers Forum - 2021
  • Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Program by IHRD Australia - 2021
  • Best HR Leader in EdTech by HDM Awards - 2019
  • Top 3 Swiped HR Professionals -2018
  • Rex Karamveer Fellow Bronze by REX Congo & United Nations - 2016
  • 101 Influential Men on Social Media by Rambling Recruiter -2016
  • Top 500 Learning Leaders by Lead - 2015

Beyond Toastmasters

As a father to my 12-year-old son, Ved, I relish the challenge of keeping up with his curiosity, whether it's about technology, science, or solving puzzles. My wife Vaishali, played a critical role in my Toastmasters journey and has been my unwavering support in my leadership endeavours.

In addition, I

  • Dedicate time and expertise to numerous not-for-profits and NGOs.
  • Advocate women's education empowerment, 15 years with a women's university.
  • Participated in 30+ long-distance runs over 15 years.
  • Find peace in music and joy in puzzle-solving during leisure.
  • Collect fountain pens and nature enthusiast through photography.
  • Pursue knowledge and skill development through podcasts, books, and music.
  • Eagerly continue the journey of knowledge and service by exploring new horizons and connecting with the world.

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