Dr. James Thomas

Chief Catalyst

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Mysore, specializing in HR.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Social Work from the University of Mysore.
  • Certificate Course in SPSS PC + Package sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (www.tiss.edu) Bombay, in 1994.
  • Management Development Program at XLRI, (www.xlri.ac.in), Jamshedpur.

Awards Received:

  • Most Talented H R Leaders in South India” award given by Asia Pacific HRM Congress and Times Ascent, in 2016 & 2017.
  • 100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders Award from CHRO Asia in the year 2015.
  • 50 Most Influential Training and Development Professionals in India    award from CHRO Asia in the year 2015.
  • HR Leadership Award – 2012 form Employer Branding Institute.


  • Has 28 years of experience in various fields viz. Social Work, Research, Teaching, Consulting, Human Resources Development, Administration, EHS/Compliance, L&D etc.
  •  He has worked with multiple companies in various capacities and lead large HR teams. He was the Vice President HR of EPIC Group, Bangladesh, a multinational company and worked in leadership roles with  Page Industries Limited (Jockey India),  Gokaldas Exports Ltd.,  Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd.,  Esix TechnologiesPvt. Ltd.,  Kumaran Systems Pvt. Ltd., etc.,

     His areas of focus:
    Strategic HR, PMS, Conflict Management, HR Operations, Employee Engagement and CSR


+91 95902 02404

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No. 16, 1 st Cross Street, B. K. Residency
Doddakkammanahalli Main Road, Begur Hobli
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