Ashraf Rizvi


About this mentor:

An eminent academician and author with 30+years in academics, Dr. Rizvi is the founder of Maxel Group which includes Maxel Learning Private Limited (A Learning Solutions Company):2014, Maxel Leadership Council (A Section 8 Not For Profit Company): 2018, Maxel Business School (An Independent Business School in Lucknow): 2019, and Maxel (An Online Innovative Education Platform): 2020. He is also the Chairman of Maxel Leadership Council and Director and Professor of Maxel Business School.
Prior to Maxel, Dr Rizvi was the Director of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, Director of Jaipuria School of Business, Ghaziabad, and had been on the faculty at IIM Indore and was also Chairman of Executive Education. In fact, he made a turnaround of Executive Education at IIM Indore positioning it as a national leader in executive education with unprecedented growth of more than 800% in revenue and large growth in the number and quality of executive education programmes and activities, establishment of Executive Education Centre at Ras Al Khema, UAE,
and Mumbai, India.

Prior to IIM Indore, Dr. Rizvi had a stint of more than 15 years at Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad as Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, and Lecturer and about one year at Sultan Qaboos university, Muscat, Oman as Assistant Professor of Business Communication. Dr. Rizvi teaches a variety of courses to PG & Doctoral students including Communication, Negotiation, Leadership, Managerial effectiveness. He has delivered lectures in IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Ranchi, and IIM Rohtak and several foreign institutions in UAE, Oman, Malaysia, Singapore

Dr Rizvi has been a corporate trainer and executive coach par excellence, and he has designed and conducted innovative management and leadership development programmes for public sector as well as private sector companies. He has trained more than 30000 professionals including top CEOs from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, UAE, Denmark, etc. He has consulted with several organizations including Ministry of Home, Government of India, Ministry of Health, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Directorate of Industries, Government of Uttar Pradesh, IPCA Pharmaceuticals, Kotak Life Insurance, ONGC, etc. His consultancies include Communication and HR Audit, Training Needs Analysis, Ease of Doing Business, etc.

Dr. Rizvi is Ph.D. in English from Patna University Patna, Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English from EFL University, Hyderabad, Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching of English from EFL University, Hyderabad, and M.A. in English from Patna University. He has attended GCPCL Programme of Harvad Business School in 2010-11. He is a prolific author and has authored 11 books (5 of them have been published by McGraw Hill Education) and over 100 articles, papers, reviews, cases published in national and international journals.