Ashish Arora

Founder and Managing Director, HR Anexi; Co-Founder, Mentoria

Ashish is the Founder and Managing Director of HR Anexi, a strategic human capital consulting organisation. An experienced HR strategist, business coach, and serial entrepreneur, he closely works with family-owned businesses in their organisational transformation journeys. He mentors entrepreneurs and senior leadership teams to align strategic priorities and practices to the organisation vision. His down to earth approach, strong business acumen, and interpersonal relationships inspire leaders to gain the most from their interactions with him.

Ashish's unique people-first approach to organizational transformation focuses on empowering employees to reach their business goals. He has been leading large-scale HR transformational projects for family-owned businesses in the SME segment for over a decade now working with across diverse industries ranging from logistics to robotics, from manufacturing to IT, from real estate to pharmaceuticals.

Over the years, he has held various leadership positions including Asia-Pac Director HR for CA Technologies. He was also the Global Director for SYNTEL. He served as the Director of Executive Education at the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Ashish is a frequent keynote speaker in various industry forums like FICCI, SME Chamber of India, ACMA – YBLF to name a few.


Organisation Transformation
  • Business & Strategy
  • People & Culture
  • Leadership Development


Ashish received the ‘SME Excellence Award 2011’ for best service sector SME organisation for HR Anexi’s innovative products & services.

Guinness World Record Holder for Most People Firewalking Consecutively (1356 People) at Single Venue (Imagica, Khopoli) on Feb 15, 2017


MBA in Human Resources from the University of Mumbai

Executive Coach from Stakeholder Centrered Coaching, Marshall Goldsmith

Global facilitator with BlessingWhite, for Leadership programmes like Why Should Anyone Be Led By You®, Leading Today’s Professionals™, Leading Out Loud™ and Helping Others Succeed®

Certified Psychometric Assessor from Psytech International ( Certified in the use of a range of psychometric tools for selection, development, training and coaching with extensive experience with 15FQ+, MBTI, FIRO-B, and 360 Degree feedback

Master Firewalk instructor from the Sundoor School of Transpersonal Education – California