Abhilash Acharya - Chief Strategic Advisor

Role at KCMconnect : Chief Strategic Advisor


Professional Summary

  • PhD in Strategic HRM from IIM Ranchi
    Associated with CBS-Kolkata, HBS-Kolkata, IIMs, IIFT and Other Notable B-schools in Various Capacities, through the last couple of Years
  • Offers Courses on Organizational Strategy, HRM, Industrial Relations, Labour & Business Laws, Human Resource Development, Corporate Coaching & Leadership and Cross-Cultural Management
  • Previously worked with National & International organizations like Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, SGS S.A., Indian Oil as well as several state and central ministries on a couple of research-oriented engagements
  • An Independent Consultant focused on revival of Tribal Art & Craft, heritage Restoration, Industrial Infrastructure, Education, Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development
  • An Advisor-Mentor to a Number of Business Entities with Interests in Textiles, Electronics, Automobiles, Mining, Real-Estate, etc.


  • PhD in Strategic HRM from IIM Ranchi

Academic Accolades

  • Master’s Gold Medal in Management
  • Best PG Research Project
  • Medal for Academic Brilliance in E&I Engineering among Others

Research Interests

  • Knowledge & Information Management
  • Strategy, Organizational Change & Development
  • Social Network Theory
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
  • Behavioural aspects of Marketing, etc


  • Academic papers in High-impact, peer-reviewed international journals (ABDC-A*, A; ABS-3+ categories)
  • Presented his Research at prestigious International Conferences like Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference
  • Asia Academy of Management – ICOM, Australia & New Zealand
  • Academy of Management (ANZAM) Annual Conference, etc. And,
  • At different venues like the University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, University of Latvia, Abu Dhabi University, IIM Ahmedabad, MDI Gurgaon, BITS Pilani among others