Simi is an HR professional, corporate trainer and instructional design consultant with over 20 years of experience. She has also been a media and communications professional with added experience in operations and general management.
She believes that soft skills, personal awareness and genuineness go a long way in problem solving and team building and are the hall mark of a successful and effective leader with an understanding of interpersonal relationships and group dynamics. These skills help an individual adapt easily to new challenges, be receptive to change and function optimally, both independently and in teams. It is this which builds bonds, bridges gaps and develops trust in human ties. Being a silent influencer is what moves relationships from alienation to cohesiveness and collaboration.
Simi has been a visiting faculty member at various post-graduate and management institutes including IIM Calcutta, IIFT Delhi, ICSI Calcutta and Globsyn Business School, Calcutta. Her clients include IBM, Tata Steel, Vodafone, LG Electronics, Larsen & Toubro, Skytech Solutions, Srei Infrasturcture, MJunction, ICICI Bank, MSTC, The Heritage School and Balmer Lawrie among others.
She is founder and managing partner of Simi Suri Associates, holds a diploma in Human Resource Management from Xavier’s Institute of Management, Mumbai and a diploma in Public Relations and Mass Communication from Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Mumbai. She is certified from the Singapore Institute of Management in Business and Professional Etiquette and has a certification in Instructional Design and Facilitation Skills. She also speaks German.
Additionally, Simi is a certified counselor and therapist working in the field of emotional health and well-being.