Head of Innovation, Titan Company Limited
Sumant is a Science graduate from Delhi University. He subsequently acquired modern jewellery manufacturing techniques in Pforzheim, Germany, Problem Solving Tools and Techniques from AOTS, Japan, Diploma in Sustainability Management from Swedish Institute, Sweden, Certificate courses in Radical Innovation from Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, USA, Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise from IIM Bangalore, Digital Branding and Engagement from Curtin University, Australia, Design Thinking from University of Virginia and Innovation Management from Erasmus University, Rotterdam
He has over 30 years of experience and has spent over 24 years with Titan. He has worked in various spheres of manufacturing operations and before moving onto Category Management in Marketing, Systems and Business Excellence for Jewellery Division and Corporate Communications for the Company. He led the division to win the coveted JRD-QV award in 2012 and is currently heading Innovation for the Company. He is a senior assessor for the Tata Business Excellence Model based on Malcolm Baldrige Quality Model having completed 16 assessments of various Tata Group Companies and has been a faculty member for training assessors for the same.
In 2013, Sumant along with Mr. L.R. Natarajan has been declared one of nine winners for their entry submitted for the MIX Prize – Leaders Everywhere Challenge conducted by Harvard Business Review and Mckinsey.
Besides mentoring various innovation projects, Sumant has also been a member of the team which won the award under “Dare to Try” category in Tata Innovista 2016
Democratising Innovation – Case study with Examples of Innovation in Processes, Products and Business Model