AVVANZ, KANNAN CHETTIAR

Mentors

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Years of Mentoring Experience : 5

Years of Professional Experience : 25

Occupation : Business owner / Director

Skill : INTRA AND ENTREPRENEURIALISM, TECH-ENABLED BUSINESSES, GOING INTERNATIONAL, BLANK PAGE TO GLOBAL AWARD-WINNING BUSINESS

LinkedIN Profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kannan-chettiar-19a2348/

Areas of Expertise : Career , Entrepreneurship , Leadership


Short Bio : Kannan Chettiar is an award winning Global Leader with 24 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & Americas. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz (www.Avvanz.com) – an award winning Tech-enabled Employee Lifecycle Management company that prides in its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop. Avvanz helps to screen for the “right” and “safe” candidates through background checks. Avvanz then helps to integrate the new joiners through comprehensive new employee onboarding solutions leveraging technologies. Avvanz enhances the talents through uniquely differentiated blended learning solutions relevant for the Digital Economy aimed at surpassing the business KPIs. Avvanz has received several awards including a Gold-Medal for Best Background Screening Provider (by Human Resources Magazine) and other nominations for differentiated and disruptive solutions. Kannan’s technopreneurship has earned him “Executive of the Year – Human Resources Technology” award which is an extremely prestigious Management Excellence award from Singapore Business Review. Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics (Montreal, Canada), Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed), IBM-backed e2open (Belmont, California) and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan’s other dimensions: Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Fortune 500 Clients and Consultant to several companies especially in areas of Digital Transformation. Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks, keynote speeches and Masterclasses in the region and constantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers, trade publications and TV shows (Talk show, News, Documentary). Some of these can be viewed at www.avvanz.com. Also please see end of this document. Kannan Chettiar is an award winning Global Leader with 24 years of experience in the Technology and Human Capital sectors spanning across Asia, EMEA & Americas. He is co-founder and Managing Director of Avvanz (www.Avvanz.com) – an award winning Tech-enabled Employee Lifecycle Management company that prides in its 3 business pillars – Screen, Onboard and Develop. Avvanz helps to screen for the “right” and “safe” candidates through background checks. Avvanz then helps to integrate the new joiners through comprehensive new employee onboarding solutions leveraging technologies. Avvanz enhances the talents through uniquely differentiated blended learning solutions relevant for the Digital Economy aimed at surpassing the business KPIs. Avvanz has received several awards including a Gold-Medal for Best Background Screening Provider (by Human Resources Magazine) and other nominations for differentiated and disruptive solutions. Kannan’s technopreneurship has earned him “Executive of the Year – Human Resources Technology” award which is an extremely prestigious Management Excellence award from Singapore Business Review. Kannan has held management and leadership positions in First Advantage, Dell Computers, Future Electronics (Montreal, Canada), Arrow Electronics (NY-listed), Farnell Group (London-listed), IBM-backed e2open (Belmont, California) and i-Sprint Innovations (Acer-backed). Kannan’s other dimensions: Certified International Trainer with very high ratings from Fortune 500 Clients and Consultant to several companies especially in areas of Digital Transformation. Kannan regularly delivers Thought Leadership talks, keynote speeches and Masterclasses in the region and constantly offers insights and perspectives in mainstream newspapers, trade publications and TV shows (Talk show, News, Documentary). Some of these can be viewed at www.avvanz.com. Also please see end of this document. Kannan is proficient in several languages – he speaks fluent English, Tamil, elementary Mandarin, Malay and Thai. An engineer by training, he holds an Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a MBA from the University of Birmingham in the UK. Kannan holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment and is an accredited StrengthScope practitioner.