Short Profile of Dr. Pratima Jagadeesh - Director, NFED

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Dr. Pratima Jagadeesh holds Bachelors’ in Engineering from Bangalore University followed by Masters of Business Administration in International Business and Doctorate of Business Administration in Human Resources Development and Management from Rushville University, USA. Also, a ‘Professional Doctorate in Management’, specialized in Corporate Law and Corporate Training from National Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi. She has nearly two decades of experience in the stream of Human Resources Development and Management.

She has earned a Diploma in Counselling Skills and Certified Life Skills expert from Lay Counsellors of India Certification in Competency Mapping from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Also, carries Certification in Advanced Human Resource Management from IIM, Ahmedabad Certified Psychometric Testing Professional from Indian Institute of Business Psychology. She is a freelance writer & a blogger, which portrays insights on Career building, Human Resources, Social Psychology, Strategic People Management etc. She is the Distinguished Fellow of National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

She has worked for various corporates across sectors of IT, ITES, Semiconductor Distribution and BFSI. She has traversed through start-ups to mid-sized & larger organizations and then took a plunge for an entrepreneurial experience. She carries a special inclination and pursuit for training, coaching and learning. She is the Founder and Director of the Crecers Academy of Management and Education in Bengaluru, Karnataka, which predominantly focuses on Skill gap for graduates from college and bridging the employability market with skill building. She runs workshops on career opportunities, life skills for adolescents, teachers’ orientation program, conscious parenting programs, faculty training along with HR consultancy through her enterprise. She is serving as the Executive Chief HR Advisor for companies like Vyusync, Secpod, Orgtree, Glassbeam Software and Pave IT Solutions.

She is frequently engaged in societal development activities and currently serving as one of the Trustees in India Literacy Project, an NGO for Quality Education in India, wherein she serves them in various facets including training teachers and faculties along with HR consultancy. She serves as the external POSH committee member for few corporates.

She has been bestowed with “Outstanding Women Workforce and Social Worker Award” and "Distinguished Woman Entrepreneur Award" by the renowned National Foundation of Entrepreneurship Development, Coimbatore in its 3rd and 6th National Women’s Day Awards 2016 and 2019 respectively.