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Chief Executive Officer

Middle Earth HR


Dear All,

There has been a change in the structure of Middle Earth lately. As a significant milestone we have also recently touched the magic figure of 100 People (50- full time and 50- franchisee, Part time Faculty and interns)

The Old mission has been modified – The new mission statement reads – “Practical Joyful learning in People Management”.  The key values are now four– Learn, Innovate, Celebrate and Transcend.

The company has been converted to a matrix structure. There will be four major business units.

  1. HR certification Business – This business is primarily co-branded under the name of our global research center (Carlton Advanced Management Institute). This will be focusing on Running HRM Public workshops  and successfully running a calendar of programs in the current locations – India ( 6 cities ) , Pakistan ( 2 cities ) , UAE, Egypt , Philippines as well as up and coming locations in Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Malaysia, South Africa, Hong Kong . We are currently running the largest workshop calendar in HRM in Asia and we are anticipating a rapid growth of more 50% year on year for the next couple of years.
  1. Long term Educational Business – This business is co-branded under the name of World HR boardwhich has also been set up as a LCC company in Dubai World Central a premium business address in Dubai focusing on long term executive education. We are looking at cobranded programs with global premier education institutes, we currently have a tie up with Egyptian Banking Institute (Cairo)   and SP Jain ( Dubai )  and are finalizing tie ups with one of the UK’s Leading Business School   and one of the IIM’s in India … we will be launching 3 new format  long term programs and we are thus projecting a 75% year on year growth for the next couple of years.
  1. The Leadership Certification Business – This is a new business launched in the last 6 months and we are planning to run a series of certification in leadership. We hope to grow rapidly where we can duplicate the HR certification business over the next 18 months.
  1. In company business – Here we are planning on developing key relationships with 10-15 clients in each of major locations over the next 1 year.

Parallely we are focusing on creating separate support units in Finance and Admin, HR, IT, Digital Marketing, Product and Alumni. The heads of each of the support units and Business Units  are given below .As a  part of this we have recruited a set of senior people to head each of the businesses.

A quick introduction of MEHR team:

Board of advisers remains the same for the last 16 years  – Nitin Sanker  ,  Nandita Asthana    (Co  founder of Middle Earth , International trainer , Featured in India’s top change leaders ,  Head of Inner Courtyard ) ,  Dr Aveena Gudapati (Former Faculty with Georgetown University  and founder of a large E-learning company which was bought over by Satyam and a Venture capitalist )

The Active team would be

  • Mr. Shuvam Das heads the In Company services and Leadership Certifications. Also heads support units in Branding and IT.
  • Mr. Vara Prasad –Heads the CAMI – HR BU , also manages all franchising relationships
  • Ms. Haripriya –Heads Training Operations & Faculty Management for CAMI – HR .Also manages Support unit in Product Development and Alumni relationships.
  • Ms.Srividya – Heads the BU for World HR Board and manages internal HR for Middle Earth
  • Mr. Moulali Khan – Heads Finance & Admin for Middle Earth

Mr. Shuvam Das brings extensive cross industry and cross functional experience in training and L&D, Product Management, Sales, Operations and Communications. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and the prestigious Pusa Institute of Hotel Management. He Carries 24 years of experience including as Regional head of Hindustan Times, Country Head and L&D with Uninor group and State head for NIS.  A senior global trainer himself has done training across the world for the last seven years.  He has also been a Senior Strategic Consultant with various organizations.

He holds the position of BU head for In-company training, BU for CAMI Leadership and Support head for IT and Company Branding.

Mr. Varaprasad  brings along experience as business training leader with a Master Diploma in Training along with a technical background and work experience of more than two decades working with MNC’s and also from running successful businesses as an entrepreneur.  He is also a Freelance Strategic Consultant and Corporate trainer for AIP-ICRISAT & Ananda Green Mantra Pvt Ltd. Has close to 24 years of experience including Business Development, Channel management with Modi Xerox at a senior level. Director country head with a large global recruitment firm.  He has been a senior global trainer for the last 10 years. As an entrepreneur he has successfully set up two companies, one in the space of training, one in the space of training and the other in food logistics (food and hospitality business). Has an engineering qualification.

 Vara Prasad would be BU head for CAMI HR certifications and also franchising for the CAMI HR.

Ms. Haripriya has over 16 years of rich experience spanning Consulting, Training, Assessment and core Human Resources with Dell, C-DAC, Amazon, Cognizant, Iridium Interactive and GE Capital.

Having designed, developed and implemented various leadership programs (Mid level to senior level). Haripriya strives to improve quality of training at all phases.   Spearheaded and managed various projects in Learning and Development to improve employee motivation / engagement levels and also increase in Cross cultural moves and promotions. Co-Designed and conducted Team Effectiveness Workshops for Business Teams and New Leader Assimilation. She has been a core level trainer for the specified companies. She has a Masters Degree in Finance from SIMS Pune and is a Certified 6 Sigma Green Belt and Fellowship from World HR Board.

Haripriya would manage the Quality and Training operations. Also, responsible for Faculty Management, Faculty Development and New regional initiatives for CAMI HR plus Support Head of Alumina Relations and Product Development.

Ms. Srividya Possesses 16 plus years of demonstrated performance and ability to provide HR consultation to business organizations on HR issues including Employee Relations, Compensation, HR policy designing, Performance & Talent Management.  She is also a visiting faculty to business schools like St.Pious Business School, Institute Public Enterprise & Institute of Management Technology.

She holds a Masters Degree in HR from SIMS Pune and is a Licentiate of World HR Board.

She continues to be the BU Head of World HR Board and Support Head of Human Resource and L&D . She has been with us for the last year and contributed to the organization in multiple ways

Mr. Moulali Khan has close to 10 years of demonstrated experience in Finance, Accounts and Admin.  He holds an MBA in Finance, MPhil in Finance and a National level ranker in ICWA inter and is in the process of completing his CA. He has a stint of over 6 years with MEHR and has grown to occupy a key position.

I am positive that the new team would add a lot of value with enthusiasm and contribution will help build a mutually beneficial and long lasting association.

Welcome aboard …

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Diwali Celebrations at MEHR

26th November, 2014

Srikanth Reddy & Sai Satya Sri

Diwali enlightens our intrinsic power and adds color to the life.

Traditional ware group pic

MHER had a most Memorable celebrations for Diwali by conducting several Cultural Programs to express strength and togetherness among all the employees. Right from the beginning of the day it has been Colorful with everyone well dressed in the traditional way to the maximum which made the event brighter & good looking.

As the part of the celebrations we had the cultural programs like Singing, Dancing, acting (Comedy Skits), Rangoli competition, & Mr. & Ms. Diwali Competition. Singing is the best part for everyone’s life which enthusiast their any mood and brings freshness and smile on their faces. Had good participation by each and every one doing their best part in their way. Also had an amazing dancing participation with lots of strength and courage and everyone got entertained with the performance.

We had a marvellous participation in the Mr. & Ms. Diwali Competition with tremendous response & had lots of enjoyment.




Skit is an added attraction to the event with the best performance and had a lot of fun with awesome comedy. This enthusiastic and energetic performance had left everyone with an awful smile on their faces. Everybody enjoyed to the extent with glowing smiles in their faces.

Without forgetting our tradition, everyone had an energetic and passionate participation in the Rangoli and made this day more colorful.




The Diwali Committee had a good support from each and every one and made this event a great success. Finally the day was ended with lots of joy and Smile on every faces holding up their sweets and Gifts….

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Swachh Middleearth

Maruthi Kumar

26th November, 2014

“Is cleaning only the responsibility of the Karamcharis? Do citizens have no role here? We have to change this mindset,” Modi urged. “All governments have done something or the other to achieve cleanliness in the country; I greet all of them for this,” Modi said.
Middle Earth is always conscious about nature and society where ever the possibility MEHR is always happy and active to contribute.
SWACHH BHARAT Inspired MEHR. So we have decided to inspire other companies through our contribution towards nation, with that thought we have started SWACHH MIDDLEEARTH.

SWACHH MIDDLEEARTH: To be an organization with mature individuals dedicated in contributing to the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.”
What we have to do?
– Simple, we have to keep our work place/area neat and clean on a regular basis starting from today (please send your pictures once you start doing, we will upload it in social media to create awareness and encourage other companies to follow the practice).
– We can also decorate/beautify our work area. Ensure our desk is neat, all the papers, files are stacked up properly etc. All the rubbish is binned in the dustbin. Write quotes on your white boards.

We are announcing top three best work desks in MEHR once in a month with photographs of that particular desk/s, both before & after pictures. A special panel will decide the best work desks/areas, the panel member’s names will not be disclosed, which means that the inspection can happen any-time, any day.


We hope that by the end of this quarter, everyone’s work place should be neat and clean and consistent toppers will receive encouraging prizes. We will give special jury awards to our support staff for their contribution.
We have started this mission on October 2nd and are happy to see that whole MEHR team is participating in this and we are confident to achieve our goal and requesting other companies for similar practices.

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MEHR Inside View

Deepa Thomas

4th April 2014

This quarter, we have had a lot of new joinees as we are in the process of expanding. We have Ms. Srividya joinng us in the post of an Associate Director heading the WHRB and our In-House Businesses. She is also spearheading excecuting our new L&D structure which we plan on implementing this quarter. Our In-Company Business, we also have Ms. Asma joining us as a Regional Manager for the South Indian region and Ms. Aditi as the Regional manager for the North Indian and International regions. We are glad to have Ms Tanuja as a Regional Manager in Hyderabad ; Ms. Usha P as an executive in our HR team and Mr. Srinath as a part of our WHRB team.

Below are a few pictures of our Fun Friday which we had conducted during this February.

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MEHR – The Inside Story – Oct – Dec 2013

This Quarter at Middle Earth , we are excited to have a few changes within the organization. We have had a few new employees joining us. Upasana Aneja has joined us as the Deputy Director. She manages our Marketing teams as well as our Training & Ops team. We have also had Ravi Santosh joining us as the HR Team Lead. He would be leading HR and Operations team.

We have also had a few marketing executives join us. We have Rajashekar and Ranjani joining the WHRB team; Manoj and Sravani joining the CAMI D team and Sowmya and Ravikiran joining the CAMI I team.

At Middle Earth , we try to add a dose of fun to our work. Towards the end of the month, we had our Fun Friday activities which was facilitated by our new Dy. Director – Upasana.

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Middle Earth HR Recognized as a Top 20 Workforce Development Provider Company announced that Middle Earth HR is one of the twenty companies worldwide selected for their annual “2013 Workforce Development Providers List”. The prestigious list is compiled through extensive research and thorough analysis of the capabilities, experience, and expertise of participating companies. Middle Earth HR is the only training company from India on this list and shares its position with prominent companies of the training industry like UC Berkeley, ProTrain, Synergetics, IFE, Intuition and Shanegreen Enterprises. spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies, and best practices within the training industry. They focus on helping dedicated business and training professionals get the information, insight, and tools needed to more effectively manage the business of learning. continuously reviews organizations and community colleges that provide customized corporate training services and conducts an annual assessment to determine suppliers’ experience and capabilities.

Selection to the Workforce Development Provider Watch List is based on the following criteria: Industry visibility, innovation and impact; Capability to develop and deliver customized corporate training services; Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise; Organization size and growth potential; Quality of clients and Geographic reach.

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MEHR Lands HR Certification Institute Approved Provider Status

Middle Earth HR, has been awarded Approved Provider status by the HR Certification Institute and can offer recertification credit for the approved programs. Middle earth HR has received the HRCI Approved Provider Status for its HR public workshop programs. After receiving the Approved Provider Status, the various programs had been submitted for review of the HRCI. The Approval for some of the programs submitted has already been received.

The Recertification Credits apply toward the following certifications for HR professionals: PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and GPHR(Global Professional in Human Resources). HR Certification Institute is the credentialing affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest institute serving the professional needs of human resource management.

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