Discover Jaba's background, qualifications, interests and achievements
Brief summary of a 30-year career
Jaba is an accomplished leader with a career spanning three decades in both the private and development sectors. She has led business and marketing in several leading organizations where her primary role entailed providing people, business and brand leadership.
During her last on-roll employment for over 11 years, as a founding management board member of Centum Learning, Jaba played a critical role in transforming more than 1.2 million lives in 21 countries, increasing the top line from zero (being a start- up) to over 2 Billion Rupees, Centum featuring amongst India’s Top 10 Great Place to Work® 2017 and in securing 37 prestigious awards for Centum.
She has travelled to many countries on different assignments, including Bangladesh, Canada, Japan, Pakistan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and Zambia. She leverages her experience of working in multi-cultural environments to build trust & rapport with her clients.
Qualifications, certifications & memberships
Demonstrating continuous growth and evolution
Intelligent Leadership (IL) Executive Coach Certification from John Mattone University, USA
Certificate in Hogan Assessments, Sierra Alta, India
Certified on Mattone Leadership Enneagram Inventory (MLEI) Assessment tool
Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, as globally recognized by SNLP
Advanced practitioner of NVC- Nonviolent Communication founded by Marshall Rosenberg
ICF approved Coach Training programme from Coaching Development Ltd., UK
Pursuing the Foundation TA programme for the second consecutive year with TAmatters, South Africa
Certified on Basic Counselling Skills from Sanjivini Society for Mental Health, India
Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Member of SAATA, South Asian Association of Transactional Analysts
MBA from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India
Graduate degree in Economics (Honours) from University of Delhi
Achievements & awards
Being recognized for excellence
CEO Award for Execution Excellence, Centum Learning
CEO Award for Going the Extra Mile, Centum Learning
Under my leadership, Centum Learning won 37 awards including the “Best In-House Magazine” Awards, “Best Corporate Film Award”, and “2nd Runner Up for the Organisation Website”
Was honoured as the “Hit Woman of the year” by Hit 95 FM, a long standing radio channel in India
One of the seven “fellows” nominated by Global Knowledge Partnership to participate in the Asian Civil Society forum in Bangkok
Nominated as one of the two representatives for Asian Civil Society, to the Draft Declaration Committee at the Asia Pacific Regional Conference on WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) held in Japan
I have been covered in media publications like The Mint, Financial Express, Femina, MBAuniverse.com and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Select speaking appearances
Sharing expertise internationally
United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum, Geneva, Switzerland
World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Yokohama, Japan.
Symposium on “Best Practices in Humanitarian Information Exchange”, hosted by UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Exchange, Geneva, Switzerland
“International Experiences in Sustaining Democracy”, a PILDAT conference, Islamabad, Pakistan
“Internet and Solidarity: Development and Social Exclusion in the Net”, Barcelona, Spain
“Challenges that women face at the work place”, Women’s Circle, New Delhi, India
37th PGDM Batch Commencement, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India
Featured coach, mentor and affiliations
A trusted name in the coaching/ mentoring community
Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India
Thriving outside the 9 to 5
Jaba's developmental work is borne out of her personal, professional and spiritual journey. She has a 22-year-old daughter, Venika, who graduated from Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), New York. To know more about her, click here.
A member of the Neemrana Music Foundation choir, she feels that music performances truly rejuvenate her spirits. Yoga and simple fitness regimes also remain high on her priority and keep her grounded through the day.
She loves travelling and her most precious moments are those that are spent in forming genuine human to human connections anywhere in the world. Jaba is equally passionate about experimenting with different cuisines and is always keen to explore the local cuisine of every country she travels !