IDG India

Delivering globally recognised leadership and performance development programmes across Asia and the Pacific Rim.

IDG India

Delivering globally recognised leadership and performance development programmes across Asia and the Pacific Rim.

lDG India has been assisting businesses and organisations improve team performance and individual behaviours since 2011. Our clients include major international banks, multi-national pharmaceutical companies, a global engineering conglomerate, and many others.

Our work ranges from short programmes, involving the concept and practice of values-based leadership, to working with top talent on improving their leadership skills through long term developmental programmes. In addition, we offer an established data collection and analysis service to help our clients to better understand their business and their people. 

Our office in Pune serves as a base to allow us to deliver programmes across India, particularly in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad. The IDG brand is now well-established in these centres, particularly in the financial services, technology and industrial sectors where we have worked extensively. 

We have nine skilled Indian consultants who work with clients on various global programmes in India and on IDG projects in other territories. We are also delivering programmes across Asia and the Pacific Rim and in 2018/19 we received two Global Tiger Awards for our work in Asia.

 We are also able to call upon our pool of international facilitators in order to ensure diversity and variety in our delivery.

Our Awards

Some of Our Clients

At IDG we see our clients as our partners and we are proud to have productive, ongoing relationships with highly respected organisations both in the public and private sectors.

Our programmes are tailored according to the particular needs of our clients. We are sensitive to cultural differences and our bespoke interventions are designed to address and overcome strategic needs within the business.

As such, we spend a lot of time at the beginning of any relationship understanding exactly what our clients are trying to achieve before designing a bespoke solution. This approach will ensure that the solution is consistent not only with the strategic objectives but also with the political and cultural environment in which the organisation operates.

Case Studies

  LEAP (Lead, Energize and Accelerate Performance) Programme

  Womens Leadership Development Programme

IDG have become our trusted partners. What we value most from IDG is their open and flexible approach… we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.

Nicola Cooper
HR Director, ALDAR

The leadership experience has made a significant difference to our business. “My delegates have all said that their experience at Sandhurst has been second to none and for some life changing.

Mel Milazzo
Head of Learning and Development, EMCOR

Our Work

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Core Offerings

Leadership Development

Leadership development is at the heart of what we do. Our approach is based on extensive experience and a firm belief that people cannot be “taught” to be leaders nor to act as a team. However, through a combination of well-designed and facilitated programmes they can be helped to understand, value and utilise their talents and hard-won experiences. Our challenge to all leaders who attend our programmes is simple: “why would anyone choose to follow you?” Providing people with a powerful (and personal) answer to that question requires a clear understanding of what leaders do and don’t do.

Coaching & Mentoring

We believe that coaching & mentoring should be a forward looking approach to facilitate another person’s thinking to help them to move forward and create change. It means helping another person to learn rather than teaching them. It is vital that coaching & mentoring are seen as an integral part of leadership and much of our recent work in this space has been developing managers/leaders within the client organisation to take on the role of coach in the workplace environment.


As the team is always more important than the individual, emphasising the importance of the team as a whole and the understanding of individuals are essential to create a shared identity and purpose. Teambuilding will enhance the ability to interact and act together as one team in order to improve internal and external processes.

360° survey

A 360° survey is a process in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes the employee’s manager, peers, and direct reports. Managers and leaders within organisations use 360 feedback surveys to get a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. A 360 survey can also be a useful in developing people who are not in a management role yet.

Aspiring Women Leaders Development Programme

In order to nurture and promote more female leaders, this programme was developed. It provides insight to the skills and competencies required to become a female leader utilising personal professional growth, as well as other practical tools and guidance.

Commercial Excellence

Business Simulation and Leadership Programme
This programme uses business simulations to help people from all areas of the organisation to better understand the commercial consequences of their operational decisions. It demonstrates a range of different techniques and methodologies, based upon the needs of the client, to develop appropriate individual behaviours and teamwork. This results in improved financial performance and better developed organisational leadership.

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Employee Engagement

Root Cause Diagnostics and Reporting
The IDG Employee Engagement model combines technology (live voting), interviews, workshops and intense discussion groups to engage employees and management on the human drivers, process and management issues impacting performance.

Pre-identified key issues form the basis of the design of the survey and interview questions to ensure the collated data and information accurately determines the failures and issues impacting performance.

This culminates in detailed reporting which includes recommendations around processes, change management and human drivers which will turn around performance.

Supply Chain Performance Solution
A ground- breaking, large scale employee engagement big-data programme as applied to industry wide worker welfare and engagement.

This industry-first intervention, leverages key worker metrics gathered from 30 000 employees, culminating in quantitative benchmark analysis relative to highest and lowest industry scores with detailed route cause analysis to determine reasons for gaps and customised recommendations for each participating organisation. The results are communicated via debriefs and coaching with management teams of participating supply chain companies, to share best practices and provide tools to resolve problems.

Now in its 3rd year, the participating companies are evidencing year-on-year improvement with IDG’s bespoke survey technology and methodology.

Our People

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Riya Arora

Director - India Operations
Riya Arora

Director - India Operations

Riya Arora is responsible for the India Business, Client relationships and India Team.

Riya joined IDG in 2012, when she had over 14 years’ prior experience in handling the entire Life Cycle of complex learning programs. She has worked with blue-chip clients and has designed and delivered programs for the delegates in the UK, USA, Singapore, Australia and India from the IT, Financial Services and Manufacturing Sectors.

Riya spent 11 years with Capgemini where she worked as the Global Leadership Facilitator and also led Assessment and Development Centres for Financial Services Global.

She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, is a Certified MBTI Practitioner, a Life Coach from Fast Track Coaching Academy USA, a Certified Assessor and an English Language Skills Trainer certified by the British Council.

Riya has received excellent testimonials from clients on her facilitation of programmes. She is brilliant at engaging with clients, analysing requirements and nurturing long-lasting relationships.

Richard Westley

Director of International
Richard Westley

Director of International

Richard is Director of International with responsibility for Europe (less UK), Africa, the Americas, India and Asia. He has a global remit for managing key clients and the development of leadership and cultural change programmes internationally.

Richard graduated from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1983 and served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He was responsible for all operational training for Northern Ireland, was Chief Instructor at Sandhurst and taught at the Advanced Command and Staff Course, before assuming command of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in London and Afghanistan. On promotion to Colonel, he commanded the Operational Training Advisory Group, responsible for training all Army and Royal Marines brigades and units for operations worldwide.

He was awarded the Military Cross for his command tour in Bosnia in 1995, and the OBE for the command of his Battle Group in Afghanistan in 2007. His book "Operation Insanity", which records his tour in Bosnia, was published in September 2016.

Richard retired from the Army in 2010 and worked for Thales as Director of Managed Services (UK) and then New Century, as Director of Programme Development. He has also worked on the UK Sport Leading Edge programme since 2007, with the GB Sailing Team and with UK Athletics and Great Britain Womens’ Hockey (2007-2009) as a coach and performance development mentor as well as assisting on numerous IDG programmes since 2001.

Sharmila Kulkarni

Programme Administrator
Sharmila Kulkarni

Programme Administrator

Is responsible for event scheduling, admin plans, portals, sending weekly updates and reminders for programs, Document Input and assisting in Utilisation reporting, Travel Plans, Management of Consultant & Associate Skills databases.

Joined IDG in 2013.

Sharmila has previously worked as a Content Developer for the four regions - Switzerland, EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. She has also worked with P&O Nedlloyd as a shift analyst and team leader, had undergone training in Email-Admin, Operations, Helpdesk, Eco-Tool and Firewall Administration and moved on to creating user guides and training materials as well as imparting training . Has worked extensively on cleaning up an organisation’s SharePoint – updating materials and email database.
Graduate in Commerce from University of Pune.

Clients appreciate Sharmila for completing tasks in a timely manner.

Seema Lakhmani

Survey & Programme Administrator
Seema Lakhmani

Survey & Programme Administrator

Her role comprises of IT project support, administration support for programmes run in India & office administration. She supports IDG by creating surveys, handling queries and generating reports for the clients. She performs a range of functional and administrative tasks working alongside consultants, directors and other members of the IDG team.

Joined IDG in 2013 and working with banking, leadership and development sector.

Seema has worked in the retail industry in the UK and also was part time volunteer in Citizen Advise Bureau. Prior to moving to UK to complete her MBA she worked for one of the largest IT Educational companies, where she was responsible advising the students on the courses suited to them and placement on completion of their course.

Graduate in Commerce and MBA in HR and Marketing from the University of Buckingham, UK.

Clients appreciate Seema for on time delivery of reports and handling queries efficiently well within the defined SLA.

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