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Leslie brings 25 years of experience as a Grid Consultant, and 15 years as a Grid Partner. He co-facilitated a synergogy seminar with Dr. Blake in India. Leslie participated in product development and is recognised as a Grid OD process expert. 
He is a behavioural change enabler and coach to business leaders in India. Leslie holds a Masters degree in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Leslie D’Souza has been a partner of Grid International since August 2001 and is currently on its Board of Directors. He is a behavioural change expert with over 40 years of industry experience.

 He has lead Grid interventions in organisations such as the Taj Group of Hotels, Vodafone, Piramal group, Larsen & Tubro and the Credit Suisse Bank, Singapore. He has successfully implemented the different phases of the Grid OD process. He has personally worked with Dr. Robert Blake the founder of the Grid theory in delivering the Synergogy Seminar and the Leadership Grid Seminar. He has trained several internal consultants in the Grid process within organisations. Leslie has been part of the core redesign team of the Leadership Grid book ‘The Power to Change’, the ‘Leadership Grid’ Seminar as well as the ‘Building Spectacular Teams’ design.

Leslie has developed and institutionalized the performance management system in organisations such as the Taj group of hotels, Vodafone India and Tata Coffee. Together with corporate HR of Larsen and Toubro he developed and helped institutionalize the mentoring programme across its various businesses.

Leslie represents Belbin Associates UK in India and is an Accreditation Course provider. He is an Executive Coach to business leaders and managers with over 3000 hours of senior Management Executive Coaching. He was Vice President at Ion Exchange India Ltd and CEO of Ion Exchange Training Resources.

Leslie holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai. Leslie has been a faculty member for the Master’s Degree in Management studies and the Post Graduate Diploma Programmes at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies – Mumbai.

Leslie has been a “Learning & Development Subject Matter Expert” with SHRMS India and has been on the Board of Governors of the Xaviers Institute of Management – Mumbai.

Leslie is the chairperson of Life Anchors a registered NGO in the area of skills development and professional education for the less privileged.

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