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Dhara Vyas
Consultant and Project Manager , Global Non Profit
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Over 15 years of diversified experience in Development and Financial services ranging from Learning and Development, Human Resource Management to Banking Operations.Seasoned Management Executive with demonstrated performance in different sectors with superior project management skills and stakeholder management capability. Has lead high performing and culturally diverse teams.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
Professional Experience:
Provide consulting on key projects of Accion on the training and capacity building space. Current projects include pilot of webinars for microfinance industry in India, identification of global online platform for virtual trainer community and identification and collaboration with regional and global networks and association for material development and program executions.
As Head of Global Training Centers in India developed and executed the strategy for Global Training Centre in India, a new vertical of Accion which is today a preferred player in the sector. Managed budgets and deliverables which included industry wide trainings, collaborations with institutions, relationship building with stake holders, piloting and mixing synchronous and asynchronous training methods and evolving program prizing for the microfinance industry at large within India.
Contributed to regional and global projects which included roll out of new programs in China, global and regional training need assessments, impact evaluations at program and country level, leveraged technology to create efficiencies within the learning space by evaluating various platforms for knowledge and experience sharing for the trainer community in general.
Spearheaded fund-raising and grants from development institutions for training micro finance practitioners alongside account management with universities and training affiliates.
Made significant contributions in creating outreach and revenue through designing various delivery options significant being license and certification of consultants and institutions.

With LUPP Middle East LLC and Swadhaar , I worked as Head of Human Resources where I , defined and implemented processes for human resources and administration department.
Coached HR team on managing employee relationships across life cycle.
Championed system design, development and testing of IT solutions for resource management.
At Swadhaar , I led evolution of Human Resources Department from cradle to becoming a key business partner for a rapidly growing start-up in the micro-finance arena.Was instrumental in outsourcing the payroll and other non core activities such as leave management, expense processing, settlements and helpdesk to strengthen HR service delivery.Successfully designed and implemented HR policies, systems and processes to achieve employee satisfaction, retention and compliance to statutory laws.Partnered with business on various strategic issues: improving workforce productivity, roll out of appraisal system, employee communication, organizational values, career re-banding, talent management, compensation bench-marking.Established hub and spoke model for branch operations through staged implementation involving outsourcing and contingency load sharing.
Executed slew of Automation and Improvement initiatives involving upgrade of core lending system (Bankers Realm), management of loan security documents, roll out of pre-printed collections receip
Masters in Business Administration (Human Resources), Symbiosis Institute , India 2012
Masters in Commerce , Saurashtra University, India , 2000
Bachelors in Business Administration, Saurashtra University, India 1997
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi and Gujarati
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