About

The Skills Academy has been established with the combined vision of making India a true “Knowledge Economy” by bringing credible investment in the job related skills, and aims to provide employment opportunities to youth across the country, thus, making them job ready.

We aspire to enhance workforce effectiveness by leveraging in-depth industry experience to develop innovative skills and training solutions along with a sustainable impact to the industry and society.
Our vision is to build a scalable, for-profit Skills and Livelihood Development business that significantly enhances earning capacity and thereby creates social impact.

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Our key differentiators

Training effectiveness
• Innovative and evolving pedagogy
• Ubiquitous delivery leveraging technology
• 4 pronged content customization – organization, industry, occupation and individual
• End-to end solutions – entry level skills to highly specialized domain programs
• Audit framework & metrics for ensuring sustainable effectiveness
Industry network
• Access and reputation within industry
• Strong linkages for superior placements
• Active Participation with Sector Skills Councils
• Licensed Training Provider with NASSCOM

Reach and distribution
• Regional focus with strong local expertise
• Local intelligence for region specific skill development and employment

Our Work

We work holistically with the 3C’s – Communities, Colleges and Corporates. At The Skills Academy, we have designed our “Science of learning” combined with an industry proven toolkit. This helps to match student aspirations with necessary skills required by the industry, build domain experts, enhance industry-academia partnerships, provide “paths to progress” through continuous education and skilling and build strong placement networks

A4E India Acquisition

The Skills Academy recently acquired A4e India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of A4e Limited (a UK based Company). This acquisition will allow Skills Academy to enhance reach into new areas across different states in India and also leverage the varied experience of existing A4e employees to help increase the scale of the business. A4e provides skill development, training and placements across various industries and different States in India. A4e India has extensive experience of working in rural, tribal areas and difficult terrain with an impressive placement record in excess of 75% of the learners they have trained. Over the years, A4eIndia has demonstrated their ability to deliver high quality training and placements which can help improve the livelihoods of the people they serve.

Impact

We have trained over 24,000 learners in the last 3 years across geographies catering to the employment needs of a wide range of industries including Banking, BPO, Telecom Hospitality, Quick Service Restaurants, and Retail.

Our Team

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Pramod Bhasin

Chairman, The Skills Academy
Founder of Genpact
  • Renowned global business leader (“Father of Indian BPO Industry”)
  • Global experience accross the US, UK, India and Asia in financial services, technology and BPO
  • Founder & former CEO of NYSE- listed Genpact, a pioneer in the global BPO industry.
  • Boards: NDTV, Bank of India, NASSCOM

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Pia Singh

Vice Chairman, The Skills Academy
Director, DLF Ltd
  • Managing Director of DT Cinemas Ltd. and DLF Retail Developers Ltd.
  • Whole-time Director of DLF Limited(DLF Group), India’s largest commercial real estate company.
  • Previously worked for GE Capital
  • Graduated from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Anju Talwar

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The SKills Academy
  • 28+ years of experiance in running business in American Express and Genpact
  • SVP for Training, Hiring and HRO at Genpact; 55,000 employees globally
  • Led Software business, Global CIO, and Global Process Management (GPM) including global center setup and transitions

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Rakesh Chopra

Chief Financial Officer(CFO), The Skills Academy
  • He is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelors Honors degree in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi
  • 35+ years of experiance in running business in Genpact, American Express, State Bank of India and GE Capital
  • He has recently retired from Genpact as a Senior VP/Business Leader
  • Business Leader: Genpact BPO, Country Manager for American Express India and Philippines BPO, Country Manager EXL India, Country Manager Convergys India, CEO SBI Cards

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VK Madhavan

Managing Director, The Skills Academy
  • Madhavan has worked in the voluntary sector for twenty-two years and spent fifteen of those living in rural Rajasthan or in Uttarakhand.
  • Madhavan has worked with URMUL Trust- Rajasthan, ActionAid-India – New Delhi, The Hunger Project – New Delhi and the Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG) – Uttarakhand.
  • From May 2013, Madhavan assumed responsibility as the Operations Director of A4e India Pvt Ltd and was appointed as the Managing Director in November 2013.
  • Madhavan’s interests include rural livelihoods, public health and primary education, investing in young people and the voluntary sector in general.