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Professor Sri Kandiah BSc, MBA

Professorial Fellow

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A respected and experienced leadership professional, who uses his proven strategic management experience operating at Board level and exceptional interpersonal skills to deliver strategic insight, leadership development and cultural change. Sri is a mentor, coach, counsellor, and a well-being champion for the Faculty of Social Sciences at Southampton University

Sri’s commercial acumen derived from over thirty years of board room experience, combined with his proactive style and empathetic yet challenging approach, is highly valued across a diverse range of cultures and industries, with clients including Astra Zeneca, Aviva, Roche, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Industries, Central Bank of Nigeria, Warner Lambert, Sri Lankan Airlines, Several NHS Trusts and Eli Lilly. Disciplines include; leadership development programme design and delivery, strategic thinking/planning, change management, coaching/counselling/mentoring and conference speaking, culture and values and team development.

Achievements in long and short term assignments on a strategic and operational level include, bringing about a culture change (Warner Lambert, South Africa), developing and delivering strategic plan and Leadership (Sri Lankan Airlines), developing and delivering leadership programme (Standard Chartered Bank), developing and shaping the culture of clinical commissioning groups (the NHS), providing coaching and counselling to senior medical personnel at the Wessex Deanery.

And, recently have been helping Southampton CCG in formulating their Strategy development and continue to support the senior team individually and collectively to ensure that they maintain the momentum, by coaching and mentoring regularly.

In addition to his Professorship at Southampton University Business School, Sri continues to be a visiting Professor at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and GRD College in Coimbatore in India teaching MBA and MSc students about Change, HRM, Leadership and Culture and Strategy and often is invited to speak/facilitate at seminars and conferences on the above subjects globally.

In 2018, Sri was awarded Queens Award for his voluntary services as the Chair of One Community, a charitable institution providing service and support to people wishing to live independent lives.

Professor Sri Kandiah
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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