Nirav Mandir, PhD

USD Engineering Management and Leadership Board Member

Dr. Nirav Mandir has been instrumental as a Chief Human Capital Officer with Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK), World’s one of the largest Diamond & Jewellery Manufacturing and Export conglomerate, generating a revenue of more than 1.8 billion US$. He shoulders the strategic responsibilities for SRK’s Global HR, IR, ESG, HSE, CSR, and Compliance. As a lead for SRK’s Sustainability initiatives, He is also the Project Administrator for SRK’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities rated among World’s Top 6-LEED: Platinum buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dr. Nirav has achieved his Post-Doctoral Fellowship from South Korea, a Ph.D . from the USA, Advanced HRM from IIM-A, M.Phil., Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environmental Management, M.S.W.; L.L.B. (Special) & B.Sc. (Physics). He has published Six HR/IR/HSE-related Research Papers in various National & International Journals. He is also a certified Lead Auditor for ISO standards, i.e., 9001, 45001, and 27001. A Certified Assessor for LEAN MFG.; Material Flow Cost Accounting; Psychometric Assessments; Value Stream Mapping; Certified HR Analytics & Metrics Professional; Certified Employee Engagement Professional; Certified Food Safety Supervisor; First Aid Senior; Certified Industrial & Fire Safety Professional; Certified Leadership Coach; Innovation & Strategy Professional from Harvard University, USA and a Certified Independent Director-IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs-GoI.

He is recognized for his untiring work with prestigious awards in his HR journey: • HR Role Model Award-2023 by Top Rankers Management Club.
• Top 35-T A Pai Young HR Leader Award-2022 by T A Pai Management Institute. • Awarded for “Excellence in Teaching & Training-2021” by ISTD.
• Youngest HR Professional of the Year-2018 by National Institute of Personnel Management. • 100-Top HR Minds (India)-2018 by Times Ascent.
• Most Influential HR Leaders in India-2016 by World HRD Congress.

The honorary commitments include:
1. Special Civilian Member-United Service Institution of India, Ministry of Defence-GoI 2. Co-Chair-Sustainable Development Goals Task Force, Responsible Jewellery Council, London 3. Member-CII National Committee on Industrial Relations
4. Member-CII National Committee on Skill Development and Livelihood
5. Advisory Board Member-Global Network for Zero, USA
6. Member-Future of Work, Skilling & Mobility Taskforce, B20 India
7. Member-Digital Transformation Taskforce, B20 India
8. Life Member-Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs 9. Member-Institute of Directors
10. Member-HR Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry 11. Member-Institution’s Innovation Council, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University 12. Life Member & Member-Managing Committee-ISTD, Surat Chapter
13. Member-Executive Council, SRK Knowledge Foundation
14. Chairman-HR & Training Committee, The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry 15. Sr. Member-NHRDN, South Gujarat Chapter
16. Sr. Member-NIPM, Surat Chapter
17. Sr. Member-HR Forum, South Gujarat Productivity Council
18. Sr. Member-HR Committee, Kiran Hospital
19. Advisory Board Member-Unified Brainz of India
20. Advisory Board Member-FuturoKnowledge, Singapore
21. Member-Industry Academia Forum, AURO University &
22. Adjunct Professor-KEISIE International University, USA