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Role Players 2022

Ashok Madaan

Associate Vice President and Head of Learning & Development Engineering and R&D Services

Ashok Madaan can be easily identified at the spearhead of the Learning and Development at HCL Technologies.An Industry veteran with over 34 years of experience in competency development and delivery unit head,he heads Learning and development for Engineering and R&D Services (ERS)Division of HCL Technologies with a strength of 40,000+ engineers.

An MBA in International Business with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and communication, Mr Madaan started his career from ALTOS India. He joined HCL in 1992 in the HCL Hewlett Packard Ltd. R&D division's hardware design group. He was pivotal in transforming the HCL VLSI Business from a board manufacturer to a prominent provider of end to end embedded solutions.

He eventually moved on to the Learning and Development field about 12 years back, and was the founder of the STAR Academy in ERS.Under his guidance and insight, the STAR academy has moved on from being a simple training facilitator of certain business units in HCL, to being entrusted with the Learning and Development of the entire ERS, with many programs and portfolios under his wing. He has been known for many notable firsts in HCL, such as the STAR Academy, Fresher Program, Train and Deploy initiative, Re-skilling and upskilling, Executive Learning programs, Technology competency horizontal and has been a key component of the corporate strategy and direction of the HCL Group. Just couple of key metrices, in current FY trained and deployed about 5000 freshers and about 6000 laterals into various Technology areas specially digital technologies. The name of the game is SKILLS@SCALE.

In his spare time, he practices meditation and mindfulness, while often hosting sessions on mindfulness and emotional calmness. He is associated with many foundations and is an active volunteer in several programs and events.