About Anil Sainani

Mr. Anil Sainani is member of a business family, a Family Business Expert and an Executive Coach to family business owners and senior leaders (CEOs & Functional Heads). Over the last 15 years he has facilitated over 80 corporate business families (including the Godrej Group, GMR Group, Dalmia Bharat Group, Bharatrams etc.) build family alignment and/or develop and live their Family Constitution. Mr. Sainani has developed a new delivery mechanism whereby the time taken in developing a Family Business Constitution has been reduced from about 2-3 years to 4-6 months.

Before venturing into family governance consulting, Mr. Sainani worked in his own family business for 5 years and then in Government of India as a civil servant for over 13 years. He has been a visiting faculty to ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Udaipur. He has also conducted workshops on Family Business for organizations like Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Young Indians Kolkata, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Nairobi (Kenya), Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Delhi, FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), All India Management Association (AIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) etc.

Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University USA and Indian School of Business Hyderabad have made a film on one of the family governance interventions done by Mr. Sainani. This is taught as part of a case study in both these Schools.

He has also authored a book “Triumph of Togetherness” which has been endorsed among others by Mr. Adi Godrej Chairman Godrej Group, Mr. G M Rao Group Chairman GMR Group, Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal Chairman Hero Group Corporate Services, Prof John L Ward Clinical Professor Kellog School of Management.

Mr. Sainani has done his Masters from IIM Bangalore, is a Certified CEO Coach and holds a Diploma in Creative Writing in English and a Masters’ degree in Arts.

Anil deeply believes that every human being has both ego and wisdom. At any given point of time, only one of them is active. When ego is active, wisdom becomes dormant and vice-versa. There relationship is like that of light and darkness. And in each individual, they are present in varying ratio.

He also believes that Individual Happiness, Family Togetherness and Business Growth are deeply intertwined. If one grows at the expense of other, it would impact all three negatively. Conversely if one grows, it positively impacts others.

Anil sees his role as a coach who helps individuals strengthen their wisdom muscle as well as synergy between individual, family and business.

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