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7 Questions with Dr Rohit Pramanik
Name: Dr. Rohit Pramanik
Current title: Head of Sales (Global)
Current organisation: MSM Unify
I’m a visionary educationist, an effective educator & trainer, a qualified clinical psychologist, sales and marketing specialist, special educator, music therapist, career counsellor, higher education advisor (College and Universities), certified communication coach and a professional musician & music coach.
I'm currently working at an online International Medical Education University as Vice President - Student Acquisition and Sales & Marketing for India and the Asia Pacific.
I'm a multi-disciplinary, with 15+ years of rich experience in Corporate (BPO/KPO/MNC) & Education (Academic Schools & University) related to the field of Teaching, Counseling, Learning & Development, Business Development, Fundraising, Academic Facilitator, Global Education Sales & Marketing, Pedagogical Training, and Liberal Arts.
I'm a trained Scoutmaster from Bharat Scouts and Guides, Civil Defence India, and hold a position of ANO (Associate National Cadet Corps Officer) trained under the Indian Army with the officer rank of Lieutenant. Being a part of a growing startup, I contribute to the launch and education business expansion of the new market initiatives.
In my role, during the initial research phase, my focus is largely on assessing the market potential and then creating effective business development and sales & marketing plans especially designed for the international students seeking admission to colleges and universities worldwide. After the launch, the focus shifts to ensuring sustainable business growth through sales enablement and product marketing efforts. Experiencing the journey of an idea in becoming a valuable revenue-generating product excites me the most in this role.
I'm interested in student-parent Counselling, Education Business Development, Sales & Marketing with colleges and universities partnership programs and opportunities across the globe where I can leverage my communication and research skills, business acumen, and rapport-building experience. I have an interest and inclination towards working with diverse teams in an inclusive work environment.
In addition, I'm skilled in curriculum development, team building, capacity building, mentorship, career counselling, and team development; also passionate about empowering people to be at their best. My goal is to instill a sense of self-appreciation, while at the same time learning and training people about the technical and practical aspects of Life. Being a Psychologist, I believe I have excellent interpersonal skills and connect well with all stakeholders in the health and educational ecosystem - parents, teachers, and students.
I myself have undergone several pieces of training in leadership and process setting. To me, education is the tool to empower and counselling is the instrument to enrich the soul. My dedication to the cause of education and firm faith in investing time and energy in the form of training into all stakeholders sets me apart from the league. I'm a Master Trainer for teachers, Life Skills Trainer for Students, and a Parenting Coach for young parents.
I have completed Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Pastoral Counselling) and have acquired specialised training and qualifications in the fields of Theology, Business Management, and Clinical Psychology with a specialisation in ADHD, LGBTQ, and CBT, etc., and Western Music. Initiating from Theological studies like Bachelor of Theology Degree to Ph.D. (Pastoral Counselling) and gearing up for another Doctoral study DMin (Doctor of Ministry - Leadership Development from BILD International –Antioch School, USA). In the regular studies course Bachelor of Arts to Master’s Degree in Education (Psychology) and Business Management (IBD).
In addition, I’m a certified professional musician and a trained music coach from the Trinity College London, trained in the areas of Western Music (Music Theory, Vocal - Rock'n POP & Classical, Instrumental - Electronic Keyboard, Acoustic & Classical Guitar, Violin) and can also play many other musical instruments like Piano, Drums, etc. Also, I had an opportunity to get trained by professionals in Mass Communication and corporate management in the field of International Business Development and Corporate quality
To me, the success mantra is never, never, never give up because ‘Journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’.
My personal contribution to the organisation continued the success of the Microsoft partnership sales and marketing operations by empowering organisations to achieve more with the latest technologies, migrations, training & support on all Microsoft cloud services. This will equip the schools, college & university, and even corporate offices/companies in their technological partnerships programs with Microsoft across the international education developments landscape, branding & marketing operations related to digital marketing, SEO/SEM, brand building, partnership strategic development plan, learning & development marketing programs along with music training programs, strategic development growth of student experience and engagement programs, student-parent-teacher counselling, training, placements, the admission process for higher education, administration, career counselling, learning & development programs and the music graduation/certification ceremonies of the school.
Please feel free to revert for any query or suggestion.
Dr. Rohit Pramanik
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
In a leadership role, we often look at the market and its needs but we often forget the workforce to meet that market needs. And that's more important as a leader to look and take care of its team, the clients and the market needs will be met on its own.
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
My simple steps are to Believe in yourself, Be patient, Integrity with self, and work. Loyalty towards the workforce and the team and learning to grow with the team and not just by self.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Normally I have my pre-scheduled calendar with a date and time. Every second is important so needs to be planned in the right manner.
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
Be humble to whatever level you reach. Win people and not awards, life is short so live to its fullest with its heart winners.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
Where is God when it hurts - Philip Yancy
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
Never forget from where you started