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Panel Member: Aval Sethi

Aval Sethi,
Executive General Manager – Procurement
Embassy Services Pvt. Ltd

A Senior Management professional with the creative ability to ideate, the discipline to effectively execute, the daring to scale and the financial acumen to deliver superior return on capital.

Aval has a proven track record of delivering significant financial outcomes while leading complex initiatives, with strategic perspective and high visibility across multiple sectors – Real estate, EPC, BPO, Consulting and Government. He is adept at driving business strategies for growth and creating efficiencies leading to cost optimizations and savings.

As a result driven entrepreneur, Aval leads Business transformation and Procurement Automation focusing on new-age innovation for businesses through his company, ProTaiga that offers ‘Consulting & Advisory’ services to streamline business processes, provide a robust ‘Procurement Enterprise Platform’ to efficiently manage & structure maverick & scattered purchases in organisations and bring in a ‘Diversified Supplier Network’ to meet all purchase requirements with 100% compliances.

Previous Experience

With 24 years of experience in multi-disciplinary areas of Strategy, Procurement, Operations, Projects management, Facilities Management, Six Sigma process improvement, Aval has built expertise in Business transformation, Procurement Automation, Negotiations, Strategic Planning, Supplier Development & Relationship Management.

Aval has had a very rewarding career with the elite Armoured Corps of the Indian Army where he served for over 11 years before hanging up his spurs in March 2005.

Aval is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for his work both in the army and in the corporate world.

Education and Qualifications

• Executive Education, Business Strategies for Asia – NUS, Singapore, 2015
• Certificate in Supply Chain Management – Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, 2013
• Advanced Leadership – Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, 2012
• Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt, 2008
• Masters Diploma in International Trade, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune, 2002
•  Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Pune University, 2000
•  Bachelors in History (Honours), Delhi University, 1992.