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India Skills Series | Dr. O P Goel, Head- Bosch India Foundation, CSR & Skill Development

By auther pic. CSRBOX

August 6, 2020

Dr. O. P. Goel is an insightful leader with a strong track record of performance in the areas of customer service, channel management, vocational training, sales force development, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). He has over 30 years of experience in the automotive sector, now serving as General Manager, CSR & Head, Bosch Vocational Training (India). At Bosch, Dr. Goel spent 17 years in Automotive Aftermarket in various functions. During this time, he established the Bosch Sales Force Academy, which trains over 500 Bosch Sales officers and managers in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific region. Spearheading Bosch’s vocational training initiatives, Dr. Goel has been instrumental in raising the standards and visibility of Bosch Vocational Center (BVC) and launching various skill development programs for Bosch employees with industry-institute tie-ups.

 

As the head of the Bosch India Foundation he has redefined what skilling looks like. Having received several awards and honorable mentions by the likes of Honorable PM Narendra Modi and Angela Merkel, the foundation has flourished under his aegis.

 

In the interview he answers the following questions:

1. Bosch has a longstanding history of being a socially responsible organization as a majority stake in the company is held by a charitable trust. How is the organization still staying true to its historical vision?

 

2. What are the different CSR initiatives that Bosch works for under the umbrella of skill development ?

 

3. Speaking specifically about the BRIDGE program, what differentiates it from other skilling programs in the country?

 

4. How do you think the covid era will impact placement of BRIDGE students in different industries?

 

5. How is the - Train The Trainer program at BRIDGE benefitting the students?

 

6. What are some of the ways in which BRIDGE is forging industry collaborations and national partnerships?

 

7. You have had a 24 year long stint in the social sector.  What is some advice or insights you would like to give to foundations and individuals in the industry?

 


 

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