Senior Executive Leadership Program—India

The Senior Executive Leadership Program—India accelerates the transformation of experienced senior executives into capable leaders who can drive business success. Delivered in a series of modules in Boston and Mumbai, this business management program can take your leadership skills and your career to the next level. You will become a stronger leader who can design competitive strategies in a global context, promote continuous innovation, and overcome obstacles to growth.

Senior Executive Leadership Program—India

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Key Takeaways


Imperatives for Today's Organizations and Leaders

  • Look critically at your business as a whole in a global context and cultivate new sources of value and advantage
  • Perform as a leader in a multifaceted role, negotiate effectively and drive changes that generate performance and shareholder value
  • Understand the interconnected global economy and how global conditions affect your company’s opportunities and challenges
  • Negotiate more effectively—in routine situations or in high-stakes deals on which your company’s future depends

Creating, Capturing, and
Measuring Value

  • Design sound competitive strategies and growth plans
  • Deliver more value to customers—and corporate stakeholders
  • Empower employees and align service levels and cultures with strategic choices
  • Translate mission and business strategy into comprehensive performance targets and measures
  • Balance economic, social, and governance goals while managing risk

Becoming an Agile Leader

  • Adapt your leadership style to your organization’s needs while managing competing demands on your time
  • Better manage yourself, your team, and your internal and external networks
  • Develop and sustain an empowered, entrepreneurial, and innovative culture
  • Embrace the strategic and tactical opportunities presented by new technologies and trends

Leadership and Change

  • Drive the changes that align your organization to achieve strategic goals while improving accountability
  • Meet your organization's ongoing financial needs, ethical obligations, and legal requirements
  • Foster effective teamwork by empowering and inspiring others
  • Lead authentically with greater self-awareness, emotional intelligence, integrity—and satisfaction
Special Program Features

Living/learning group work

A modular program creates the opportunity to build close, trusting relationships with a small, diverse group of peer executives who can understand your challenges—but are not part of your organization. Throughout the program, you will work with a small group of peers who will stimulate your learning as you:

  • Absorb global insights by working with executives from different countries, cultures, and professional backgrounds
  • Share diverse perspectives as you discuss cases and assignments
  • Complete small group exercises and projects as a team
  • Give and receive feedback and advice—both personal and professional—in a safe environment

While on the HBS campus in Boston, you will share social space with your living group, forging relationships that serve as a valuable source of peer feedback, support, and advice.

Professional coaching

Each living group works with a professional coach to optimize group dynamics and maximize the value of the group learning experience. In addition, coaches work with you one-on-one to help you develop a personal leadership style that works for you.

Using the 360-degree leadership assessment and feedback tool as a starting point, your personal coach will work closely with you during Module 4 to identify your strengths, target areas for improvement, and help you develop a personal action plan for ongoing development. All coaching sessions are strictly confidential, giving you the freedom to share your personal goals and professional challenges.

Value mapping strategy project

Throughout the program, you will work on an individual project that addresses a strategic challenge facing your organization.

  • Utilize a powerful framework for analyzing the value of your offering or business line, considering value from the customer's perspective
  • Compare your own offering with those of competitors
  • Refine your competitive strategy and develop a short presentation based on feedback from faculty, peers, and your personal coach
  • Share your Value Mapping Strategy with your organization and team, and develop an action plan for driving the changes that will improve value and sustain success

Is Selpi Right For You?

This program is designed for experienced senior executives who are general managers or functional leaders, particularly those assuming new responsibilities or driving new growth initiatives for any of the following:

HBS Alumni Status

Join a global community of successful executives. Your HBS experience continues to deliver benefits long after the program ends. Graduates of the Senior Executive Leadership Program—India become alumni of Harvard Business School, joining a network of highly accomplished executives at all stages of their careers. As a lifetime member of the HBS alumni community, you will have access to a range of educational resources and opportunities, including:


Shivaram Rajgopal
Krishna G. Palepu
Faculty Chair

Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration, Senior Adviser to the President of Harvard University. Member of the Accounting and Management and the General Management Units; and faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—India" and "China CEO Renewal Program"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Global Businesses."

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Past Participant Profiles

Job Titles*
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Director
  • Vice President & Portfolio Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director—Head Vendor & Technology Risk India
  • Finance Director
  • Director Telecom Audit
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Manager—Operations
  • Technical Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Head Railway Systems
  • Head of Strategic Business Review
  • Group Chief Information Officer
  • Global Lead Capability Development
*Partial list
  • IndiaIndia
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • OmanOman
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • UkraineUkraine
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
*Partial list
  • Disney Studios India
  • Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Diageo North America
  • Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
  • Piramal Enterprises
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics
  • Pearson
  • Philips
  • Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily)
  • Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • Godrej Properties
  • Indo American Institutions
*Partial list
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Information Technology
  • Electronics/Electrical Goods
  • Industrial Goods
  • BFSI
  • FMCG
  • Consulting
  • Hospitality
  • Telecommunication
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Retail
*Partial list

Participant Testimonials

Date & Fee

Module Date Location Program Fee
Module 1 27 FEB–4 MAR 2022 HBS Campus ₹40,00,000 plus Goods and Service Tax (GST)
Module 2 10–22 APR 2022 Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
Module 3 13–24 JUN 2022 Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
Module 4 21 AUG–02 SEP 2022 HBS Campus
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