Avinandan, A Masters in Science graduate from the Wildlife Institute of India, India's leading institute on Field Ecology has a diverse background ranging from academics, field research, to consulting and training. He has two publications in reputed peer reviewed journals in his area of research.

He has over six years of experience in the domain of consulting and training. He has a huge passion for training at all levels in various languages both in house and outbound. As a trainer he has conducted numerous workshops on his area of expertise which include Self Directed Work Teams, Psychometric Tools and Outbound Training. He is a specialist in outbound training and Adventure activities which is in keeping with his passion for nature.

Avinandan's consulting experience in Self Directed Work teams include organizations in both India and South East Asian countries. He conducts Certification Workshops on Self Directed Work Teams / Self Managed Teams in order to build certified SMT/SDWT practioners across the globe.

He is currently heading the Learning & Development Wing of Centre for Excellence in Organization. He hails from Bangalore and is an avid bibliophile, loves birding, aquariums and nature photography.