Executive Team

Andy Eilers, Managing Director and Trainer
Kolkata

Andy’s passion is developing leaders of integrity for positive impact in India. Shaping him are his MBA from University of Iowa and 20 years of various marketing and sales responsibilities. His work experience comes from US, followed by one year living in Bangladesh (2008-09) as a language and culture student, then 8 years in India, during which he co-founded Lead. In US, Andy spent 8 years in marketing and sales for a private. He worked for 6 years as director at a small health and life insurance company. Since 2013, Andy helped launch Lead in Kolkata and has since become Managing Director in September 2017.

His areas of expertise comprise Team Building, Vision-casting, Values-based leading, and Cross-cultural Leadership. Linked In

Chris D’Souza, Director and Trainer
Bengaluru

Chris is a Learning and Talent leader with experience in strategizing, directing and implementing solutions for the Learning and Talent Management function across the entire Employee life cycle. He holds an MBA from Loyola Institute of Business Administration and several managerial and technical certifications. He is an ICF credentialed Executive Coach (ACC), Human Capital Strategist (HCS) and Project Management Professional (PMP).  He comes with a rich blend of both line as well as support management experience of around 18 years in organizations such as IBM, HCL Technologies and Citibank India.

His areas of expertise are L&D Strategy & Ops, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and HR OperationsLinked In

Zach Meese, Director and Trainer
Kolkata

Zach has worked for 20 years in youth and professional leadership development as well as being a pharmacist for 15 years, several years of which was in management. Zach contributes significantly to the Lead team by his depth of culture knowledge and experience in training across three countries: US, Bangladesh, and India. From 2008 to 2016, Zach, his wife and five children lived in Bangladesh doing training. Since 2016, Zach has been in Kolkata and became Director in September 2017. 

His areas of expertise are vision casting, values-based leadership development and cross-cultural leadership. LinkedIn

India Support Team

Paul Balasundaram, Business Development Manager and Trainer
Hyderabad

Paul spent 31 years in the pharmaceutical industry at various levels of leadership in sales, marketing and product training. In 1999, Paul launched India’s first women’s healthcare organization called Foreva, totally dedicated to women’s health and led it for 3 years as its General Manager. In 2002, he joined the Haggai Institute, an international leadership training organization with its headquarters at Atlanta, GA, USA and in 2004 was invited to head its Indian operations as its National Executive Director based in Hyderabad. He serves on the Ethics Committees of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, and the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. LinkedIn

Grant Forbis, Business Development Manager and Trainer
Bengaluru

Grant has an MBA in Business Administration. Over the past 24 years he has traveled around the world to 20+ nations and had the opportunity to be observe, engage, and appreciate a diverse variety of cultures and people group. Grant is an agile business professional who is ready to adjust to and effectively communicate to these diverse cultures and markets in a cultural sensitive way. His experience and knowledge is drawn from the public and private sectors across the six industries of: Consulting, Construction, Service, Security, Sports, and Education. LinkedIn

Rashmi Simon, Content and Marketing Manager and Trainer
Bengaluru

Rashmi has worked for over 15 years with Deluxe Digital Studios in Bangalore and London, where she was instrumental in setting up a new business unit. She has experience in Project Management, Business Communications, Research and Editing, Proofreading and Quality Management. She has also worked in South Africa as a Financial Coordinator. She has facilitated Abbreviated Strategic Planning workshops in South Africa and India. In addition to facilitation, she is works as a content writer and marketing specialist. She holds an M.A. in Human Rights. LinkedIn

 

 

UK/USA Support Team

headshot-collinsSteve Collins
President and CEO.
Lead International UK
Director of Training and Development
-Lead International USA
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Dr. Jay Raines
Co-Founder Lead, India
-Lead International USA
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headshot-rollerJim Roller
Content Developer
-Lead International USA
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