About us

Shaping the Ability of India's People for 100 years!

Walchand Plus is an Initiative of Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd.  The august legacy of our founder Seth Walchand Hirachand and the expertise of our partner Dale Carnegie Training, makes us one of the foremost organizations in the people development space. We are driven by our Founder's vision of passionate nation building by inspiring excellence in the country's people.

Over its nearly eight decade history, the Walchand Group has promoted ventures across diverse sectors such as civil construction, heavy engineering, automobiles and sugar. In the year 2000, Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd. ventured into the new economy , embarking on a new phase of growth, focusing on Talent Development and Consulting.

A rich experience that ranges from students, professionals, politicians to government officials has brought us close to the nerve of people, giving us the edge in the business of human and social development in India. At Walchand Plus, we aim to reach the depth and breath of India's people capacity and enable social and business transformation through it.

With our expertise in skilling, capacity building and strategic consulting, our vision is to enable organizations and individuals to realize the true potential of their projects and people. From the far corners of the Indian heartland to the bustling metros,Walchand Plus has worked with venerable names to implement their people and CSR vision. We are proud to work along with government bodies like National Skill Development Corporation to take forward the skill development mission of the government.

Our Legacy

A man of rare talent and conviction, Seth Walchand Hirachand believed that his life's mission was to free India from her economic bondage. He dedicated his life to making India self- reliant and acted with unrelenting enthusiasm to empower people and establish new realities.

Seth Walchand Hirachand’s life is a manifestation of the pursuit of excellence. It was a life guided by a powerful vision through which he generated some out-of-the-box strategic thinking, chartered the road ahead with impeccable planning, unparalleled human resource empowerment and rigorous project management. Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd (formerly, Walchand Capital Ltd) was founded by Seth Walchand Hirachand in 1920 and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Its history spanning over a hundred years, has witnessed many exciting developments in its attempt to continually adapt and exploit the changing business environment. Over it's illustrious legacy, the company has expanded its investments in the sectors of civil construction, pre-fabricated concrete manufacturing, heavy engineering, light engineering, automobiles, sugar and confectionery, before eventually divesting and restructuring it's assets and venturing into building the soft infrastructure of the country. The Walchand Group is considered one of the most venerable business houses in India. It is a name associated with trust, ethics and passionate nation development.

FACT SHEET

Our Competitive

Advantages

Accredited by top Government Bodies like IICA, NSDC etc

Top 400 of Fortune 500 Companies as Clients

Over 8500 clients including top government bodies & PSU organizations

Walchand Group has been recognized as the third largest business house in India

Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd is a public listed company and exclusive partner of Dale Carnegie & Associates in India

15 years + experience in training and capacity building

Trained over 3 lakh participants

Our Management

Pallavi Jha

Chairperson & Managing Director

Pallavi has diversified exposure to various management practices in areas such as training and development, HR, consulting and business restructuring, covering a wide range of industries from Engineering, Construction, FMCG, Media and Financial Services.

She has singularly led the India operations into one of the largest territories for Dale Carnegie Training, winning several global awards for service and sales excellence.

She has been a keynote speaker and a panel member in various fora on business, HR, training and leadership. She is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry and has held offices of the Chairperson for Maharashtra Council, CII and the Skills Development Committee for CII, Western Region, the National Council on Skills Development, CII and its National Sub-committee on School Education. She also chaired the Indian Women’s Network, a CII initiative aimed at engaging, enabling and empowering women.

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Sanjay Jha

Executive Director

Sanjay is the Executive Director of the world-famous Dale Carnegie Training operations in India, which has a global experience of having worked with over 400 of the Top Fortune 500 companies. In India, Dale Carnegie has worked with over 3000 corporate firms, multinational companies, public sector, government and NGOs and trained more than 310,000 Dale Carnegie graduates in the last ten years.

Sanjay is a Motivational speaker, an Executive Coach and Mentor who has advised top management, including CEO’s as well as senior political leaders. Jha is also the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Party since 2013 and represents his political party in TV debates and panel discussions. He is the President of All India Professionals Congress, Maharashtra.

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Our Team

Mizab Bhoje

Mizab Bhoje

Head – Government Initiatives

Mizab has over 19 years experience across different industries ranging from  Learning and Development, Skill Development, CSR , HR & OD Consulting, Recruitment & Staffing, Banking and Insurance industry.His strength lies in managing the entire business cycle, from business acquisition to project operations and revenue generation. His out-of-the-box thinking and people management abilities are the key assets in success of large projects.His strong business acumen stems from his versatile experience across different functions including business development, New Client Acquisition, Key Account
Management, project management & implementation, product development, operations and client service delivery.

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Shruthi Patni

Chief Financial Officer

Shruthi Patni is the Chief Financial Officer and Operations Head of Walchand Plus and has been a part of the parent company Walchand PeopleFirst since 2010. She is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and has a career that spans more than two decades. She has previously worked with Price WaterHouseCoopers for nine years. At Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd, Shruthi focusses on improvisation of all the processes to increase efficiency and achieve consistent level of performance throughout her departments.