Dr.Jacob Perez is the Co-founder and Director of The School of Leadership (TSL), and has over 28 years of experience in the areas of Corporate Strategic Management, Leadership Development, Marketing, Brand management and Sales. Over the last 10 years he had an opportunity to groom over 75,000 corporate executives from over 350 companies in India & abroad in the area of leadership and management.
Was mentor for about 8 CEOs, Professional Coach for over 40 senior executives and behavioural assessor for more than 150 top mangers from different industries. Dr.Perez and holds an MBA & a Doctoral Degree from Osmania University in the area of Management. He has done in-depth research and published thesis on "Training Evaluations & ROI of Training Programs".
He is a certified Coach from Adler International Learning - Canada, and a Behavioral Assessor, and conducts Assessment Centre Certifications for various organizations. Before setting up The School of Leadership, Dr. Perez worked with the telecom industry for over 8 years - as Vice President with Bharti Airtel Ltd, which is one of the largest telecom service providers in India and prior to that as Vice President with Spice Telecom, which was later acquired by Idea Cellular.
He has another 10 years of experience with the FMCG Industry and worked with an American MNC - Wrigley's and ITC Tobacco limited; and held senior position in the area of Sales & Marketing. Dr. Perez had travelled extensively and has exposure of Indian, US, Asian and European markets. He is known for his hands-on approach & excellent persuasion skills. He has experience in launching some of the best products in India. During his professional career in India, he had launched and developed many brands and travelled extensively and setup distribution from scratch.
He worked at all the major cities & states, and had the distinction of working in some of the remote villages in the country setting up distribution for FMCG & Telecom products. Dr. Perez made his first debut with All India Radio during his school days and had continued till his post graduation. He had presented various features, talks, short stories and plays for Yuva-Vani English Channel, and had the distinction of interviewing some of the ethnic tribals of India. He was a sportsman during college and a Senior Under Officer with NCC Army wing holding a "C" certificate.