About Us

The Learning & Development Group has been formed by the efforts of a multiple set of professionals, who come together as a group to provide a platform for sharing and consolidation of knowledge in various streams fundamental to this group.


Surya Prakash Mohapatra, Founder & Mentor
suryaSurya Prakash Mohapatra has over 18 years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations including Hewlett Packard, Wipro, Microland, FirstRing and Computer Garage.  Surya has extensive experience in setting up and running learning and development functions for organizations in India and international locations. Surya set up the global training function for Wipro BPO Corporate Business Services which spanned across 10 locations in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India. He has led leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organizations. World HRD Congress, recently recognized Surya as one of the 25 most Talented Training and Development leaders globally. Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines. Surya founded the Learning and Development Group in September 2011.
Mohit Gupta, Charter Member
mohit-digital1Mohit Gupta is a Chartered Accountant, a law graduate, a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma with extensive IT & ITeS experience of 26+ years. He was heading quality for the F & A group of EXL Services in his last assignment, and has worked for TCS, Xchanging and Datamatics. He won a national award for his quality delivery in 2012 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, delivering a signed off benefit of $10 million to his organization and its clients. He is a strong “Finance and Accounts Outsourcing” subject matter expert, and authors a blog on this – http://faoblog.com. He holds a certification from Microsoft, Oracle, besides being an Internal Quality Auditor and Internal Information Security Auditor, certified by the STQC Directorate. He has designed the learning & development website. He currently is the founder and MD of Sigmatrail Consulting Pvt. Ltd. He conducts training in finance and six sigma streams under this banner and also does website development. On his personal side he is an artist – http://canvaslane.com.
Nitesh Pandey, Vice President
Nitesh is an incisive professional, with over 11 years of progressive experience in highly competitive and diverse industry sectors such as Education & Training & Program management and Operation Management in Information Technology. Nitesh is a leadership Training and coaching expert and has acquired a lot of international certifications under his name such as Associate Certified Coach from ICF, International trainer for Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership, Certified Learning & Development Manager from Carlton Advance Institute, Data Analytics Certification from IIIT Bangalore, NeuroLeadership Coach Certification from Franklyn Covey. Nitesh is currently working with HP from last 4 Years and he manages the World wide Portal team and before that he was working as L&D Business partner with HP. And he has also worked with organization such as IBM (Talent Transformation Business specialist), Quicken & Mphasis.


The Core Team – Bangalore Chapter

  Ankita Pandey
Divya Nambiar
Smitha Srikanth
 Navnita Nair
Prathima Shetty
Rangaraj Bhatracharya