Dare to Lead which was first published by SAGE India in 2011 has become a best-seller. Over the years, the stories of successful transformation of Bank of Baroda from a staid public-sector bank to a valuable brand through the use of intangibles like human processes, leadership, culture, governance, rebranding, technology has demonstrated remarkable business results and sustainable performance over the last 15 years. Research studies reveal that over 70% of transformational projects around the globe fail, here is a story of a very successful example of transformation in a large-sized,geographically dispersed organization in public sector in a constrained environment.

The story of BOB’s transformation has captured international attention and finds a mention in the Harvard Business Review, Human Resources Development International and the book The India Way by The Wharton School faculty.


Meet Dr. Anil K. Khandelwal

Dr. Anil K. Khandelwal is a renowned leadership and management expert, who is credited with the transformation of a large public sector bank into a global brand, during his stint as the Chairman & Managing Director of Bank of Baroda.
He is the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian Banker, Singapore.
Recognized amongst the top 100 Most Powerful CEOs of India by Economic Times-for every consecutive year of his tenure at the Bank Of Baroda.
Appointed to Head the committee on HR in public sector banks by Government of India, which is popularly known as Khandelwal Committee.
He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by National HRD Network for excellence in the field of HRD.
Appointed as a member of the first Banks Board Bureau by Government of India to select full-time directors in PSBs READ MORE

Business of the CEO is NOT to do Business.


Anil Khandelwal's insider account of the transformation of a bank in India is not only a practical case study of leadership in action, it is a guide to the challenges of success in emerging markets that will be valuable for global managers of the future.

- Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor at Harvard Business School, USA

An example of HR person who became Business Manager who clearly showed the way that people are the most important element in leadership. One of the most widely quoted persons by the banking community for excellent HR practices.

Mr. Richard Rekhy - Chief Executive Officer, KPMG

Dr. Khandelwal is the founder of Anugyan, a leadership and HR Consulting firm that mentors CEOs, budding CEOs and Entreprenuers. He strongly believes that Leadership is developed in the crucible of challenges and different experiences. His consulting practice is based on his long experience in Leadership roles as CEO, Board Member and Mentor to many.