Hemant is the President and Principal Consultant at Engage First Management Consultants Inc. Hemant is a well-respected management consultant, a trusted advisor to senior government officers and corporate executives, and a thought leader who has practiced extensively locally and internationally for the past twenty years. Prior to starting Engage First, Hemant held senior roles in global consulting firms like IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hemant has worked with clients in Canada, US and India where he has played leadership roles in effecting major shifts in strategy, policy, planning, and program delivery.
Hemant believes that change management is the soul of management consulting. He is known for his ability to be effective even in complex environments and produces results that are unequivocally supported by stakeholders even with divergent interests. Hemant is an expert facilitator and a power speaker known for his ability to deliver engaging presentations that are enriched with humor and real life anecdotes. Hemant has delivered thought provoking workshops to many different audiences on topics of his expertise such as business transformation, stakeholder management, change management, governance, policy, and project management. He has spoken at venues such as conferences, educational institutions, government officers, corporate executives, and professional associations including several PMI events.
Hemant has a B.Sc. in Physics, a Master’s in Computer Science, and an MBA from the University of Alberta. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Management Consultant. Hemant was on the Board of PMINAC for 5 years and also the President in 2015-16.