Vineet is recognised as among the world’s foremost voices on human potential management and workplace transformation, thanks to his ground-breaking Employees First, Customers Second philosophy which puts ‘humans’ at the centre of businesses. Vineet’s implementation of EFCS at HCL Technologies, of which he was CEO (2007-2013) was a noted phenomenon in the business world; Fortune described the company as the “world’s most modern management”. His book on the same subject, titled Employees First, Customers Second has sold 100,000+ copies worldwide and is a HBP bestseller. HCLT’s innovative management practices were taught as case studies at both the Harvard and London Business Schools.
Vineet has been chosen by Fortune Magazine for its first-ever global Executive Dream Team and also featured on the elite Thinkers 50 List. He was recently featured as a ‘Global Thinker 2016’ by Foreign Policy magazine for ‘unplugging technology so kids can learn’ along with his wife.
For the last 5 years, Vineet has applied his time and energy on solving India’s quality education challenge, with and through the application of his EFCS philosophy.
Being rolled out with 76,000 schools across India today, Sampark Foundation, the organisation he co-founded with his wife Anupama Nayar, is transforming learning outcomes for 7 million children at less than $1 per child per annum. The Foundation operates with the help of just 100 team members, who, together, partner 200k teachers at the express invitation of the States’ Chief Ministers.
The scale and impact of this transformation is now a case study at Harvard Business School.