Head of Research - Asia Pacific
Center for Creative Leadership
Sunil is a seasoned leadership and human capital researcher and thought leader with over 20 years of experience across large global organizations. Prior to CCL, Sunil served as head of Research and Insights at Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), a center of excellence set up by the Singapore government to uplift the level of talent and leadership capabilities in Singapore/ASEAN. At HCLI, his work involved identifying, analysing, documenting and teaching strategic HR and Asian leadership trends and practices. He led the institute’s pan-Asia research initiatives, advised western MNCs on regional talent strategies across ASEAN, designed CXO-level leadership training programs, and developed and delivered modules in executive education platforms.
Sunil also spent over eight years at CEB’s (erstwhile Corporate Executive Board) India office, with key responsibility of engaging and advising heads of HR in top 100 organisations on diverse strategic HR areas such as employee engagement and retention, performance management, HiPO development, succession planning, organisation design, and employment value proposition.
In his current role, he is responsible for leading research/product development around leadership and leadership development in the region, and sharing the Center’s point-of-view with key stakeholders. His current research interests include Asian leadership, global leadership development, and cross-cultural influences.