Deepak Thombre, Chairman of the Board, Dalmia Refractories Ltd (DRL)

I have over 40 years of work experience across different types of organizations including reputed multinationals as well as family-owned companies. In my various assignments.

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“Human potential is infinite”- Deepak Thombre

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Deepak Thombre, Chairman of the Board, Dalmia Refractories Ltd., a well-renowned executive coach, mentor, and advisor. He’s also a very accomplished classical singer.

Deepak reminisces about his early life and motivation that laid the foundation for his illustrious corporate career. He shares the three key milestones that he cherishes in his four-decade-long career. He elucidates how it felt working with eleven companies, transiting through different cultures and work atmosphere.

Deepak shares his experiences leading different types of companies. He examines the relevance of coaching in India. He shares his insights about critical competency and leadership. The corporate veteran tells Ashutosh a secret- the secret to excelling as a leader.

Deepak asks us to explore the benefits a coach has to offer before approaching him/her. He talks about the significance of building trust. He shares his vivid ideas about life after retirement and the importance of having a hobby.

Profile

I have over 40 years of work experience across different types of organizations including reputed multinationals as well as family-owned companies. In my various assignments, I have been instrumental in fuelling significant growth by creating new markets, domestic & international in a highly competitive environment, building high-performance teams, putting into place effective systems and processes, leading teams in turnaround situations, driving change-management programs, creating & running the Group MD’s office, heading group strategy and corporate governance, supporting joint ventures, and leading the P & L of a mid-sized business. I have worked for many reputed organizations which include MNC’s and family-owned companies like, Greaves Foseco Ltd, Dr. Beck & Co, Gujarat Carbon Ltd, Tube Investments of India Ltd (Murugappa Group), Andhra Cement Ltd (Duncan Goenka Group), Grindwell Norton Ltd (Saint Gobain Group), Vedanta Group (across all its Non-Ferrous Metals, starting from India Foils, Sterlite Industries, & Hindustan Zinc). In my last stint, I have worked with the Dalmia Bharat Group of Companies for ten years, in various capacities as the Senior Executive Director, in charge of Sales & Marketing for cement, Head of the group MD’s office leading strategy, Corporate Governance for the Group, before becoming the MD & CEO of Dalmia Refractories Ltd. I superannuated in 2014 to pursue my various interests.

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