Rajiv Purkayastha

Principal Consultant and Trainer (Certified Lean Six Sigma MBB) . 20 years of experience & more than 10 years in GCC (Qatar, Oman, UAE, Saudi), Europe, & South East Asia

An Engineer from IIT cum Lean Financial Accountant and a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Indian Statistical Institute, certified Black Belt from ASQ as well as a certified Lean expert from BMG Europe, Certified Project Management professional

Rajiv is an accomplished sustainable continuous improvement expert with 20 years of success delivering Continuous Improvement by strategic planning and Lean Six Sigma deployment framework of Lean Six Sigma Production System and Lean Six Sigma Management System to increase profitability.

Rajiv has served range of organizations world-wide from family-owned businesses to multi-national companies in industries such as Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Telecommunication & ITES, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Cement, Automobiles, Banks, BPO and service industries. 

Rajiv, an accredited trainer & consultant with blend of Technical & Process Skills, has contributed to all important functions of business (i.e. Sales, Delivery, Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, HR & Finance etc). He trained more than 30000 associate in Lean six sigma and mentored/coached more than 10000 Black Belt/Green belt projects which delivered annual benefits of more than $ 3 Billion.

Rajiv has gained a huge respect from the people who learned from him because they recognize his mastery, which are a blend of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and good judgment from experience, as well as a genuine intention to help. He is excel in cultural transformation through developing people in order to grow the business as a whole.






  • Lean Six Sigma strategic planning and deployment framework with enterprise execution model for all range of organizations world-wide from family-owned businesses to multinational companies 
  • Deployment of Lean six sigma Production/provision system to increase the flow through making the processes Valuable by Lean, Capable by six sigma, Available by TPM, Adequate by TOC & Flexible by TPS (SMED)
  • Deployment of Lean six sigma Management System to sustain the gains (Values delivered) and identifying new values through application of Leader Standard work, Visual Management, Daily accountability & Discipline
  • Gemba Walk with 3 P’s ( Purpose, Process, People)
  • Business diagnostics to identify potential improvement opportunities and Risk analysis of Projects and the pipeline creation
  • Establish Project Management infrastructure through Governance Methods, Steering committee 
  • Establish Lean Financial thinking through Box score relationships between Value stream performance, value stream capacity & Value stream financials
  • Expert in Lean Rapid Process Improvement- 100 Days program to deliver value
  • Expert in immediate delivery of value through 3 types of Kaizen- Management oriented, Group Oriented & Individual oriented
  • Problem solving and delivery of Value through Lean Black Belt/Green Belt/Lean Practitioner trainings and project executions
  • Upgrade Plant or Warehouse performance through the application of “5S”
  • Structured problem solving- A3, DMAIC, PDCA, DFSS
  • Demonstrated the capability of developing people to grow the business
  • Changing the Cultural of the organization by practicing new way of working and developing habits 
  • Practice & Coach Toyota Kata (4- step Scientific Pattern)- Understand the direction 0r challenge, Grasp the Current condition, Establish the next target condition, Experiment towards the target condition
  • Best in class Trainer skills across the globe (Applying Adult learning techniques, engaging the participants and make connection with real industry problem)
  • Excellent Business analysis skills and stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication across all levels in the organization
  • Motivating and changing the Mind set for Improvement
  • Lead Lean Six Sigma Trainer and Consultant for many consulting companies like  Deloitte, SGS, QAI, BSI, E&Y, McKinsey 

Consulting Experience

  • Lean Six Sigma deployment and Project coaching for Abraj Energy Services, Oman
  • Productivity Improvement for Dubai Airport Free zone
  • LSS Green Belt Training & Deployment of Lean six sigma in Orpic, Oman  
  • LSS Training and projects implementation Oasis Water Company LLC, Oman
  • Total Productive Maintenance in Qatar Petroleum  
  • Inventory Reduction for Drilling Fluids in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation  
  • Efficiency & Productivity Improvement for  AES-VCM Mong Duong  Power Company Limited Vietnam   Lean Implementation in Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited, Vietnam
  • Lean six sigma Projects coaching & mentoring in Ambuja Cement 
  • Truck TAT improvement in Ultratech cement ( Aditya Birla group)
  • Warehouse designing for Coca-Cola and Pharmaceutical industries basically considering proper utilization of space with proper circulation of goods, accessibility through palatalization, Productivity improvement of people, proper layout design, enabling processes to minimize book vs physical records.
  • Increase profitability for Merino industries through Implementation of Theory of constraints/Lean manufacturing
  • Sales and Service processes Improvement for Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd 
  • Business process reengineering for Nilkamal Plastics
  • Government of India with Ministry of MSME, Developed the zero defect and zero effect model for the manufacturing companies. 
  • Empanelled consultant of Government of India for improving the organization through Lean Manufacturing. 
  • Software development transformation, streamlined the process from capturing of voice of customer, coding and  to final validation testing & client server installation , Benefit generated  8M USD– Alcatel Lucent
  • Optimizing change over time by using SMED study, Generated an annualized benefit of 140M INR----Coca Cola
  • Shrink film Thickness Optimization , generated annualized benefit of 218M INR ---- Coca Cola
  • Finished good loss reduction by optimizing the  entire supply chain, Benefits  358M INR ---- GSK
  • Productivity improvement ……. TCS/Airtel
  • Minimize Early exits, HR Project ---- Coca Cola
  • Improved the TAT for CRDC from 48 hrs to 6 hrs by streamlining the processes…… TCS BPO
  • Improved the accuracy of RD item coding for the entire Western Europe from 78% to 97%  which has given a benefit of  2 M USD…… TCS BPO
  • Productivity Improvement of Passport Seva Kendra (Govt. of India)…… Saving  generated  2M USD….. TCS BPO
  • Process Lead Time reduction and productivity improvement  5M USD……. TCS BPO
  • Generated operating Cash flow by a percentage of OCF to OI by 110%........ Ingersoll Rand
  • End to End Provisioning Lead time reduction: Generated additional revenue of  110 M INR…… Bharti Airtel
  • Optimize the process and Machines through Design of experiment ……. Coca Cola/ Halonix
  • World Class manufacturing for Merino Industries.
  • Workers Skills mapping/ evaluation and productivity improvement- Sterling Generator
  • Manpower Optimization/ Reduction in Orient Craft Industries and Escort

Position Held – Employment

  • Chief & Principal Consultant for Lean Six Sigma with British Standard Institute (BSI) June‘2014 to July’2017
  • General Manager with Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia)   as Master Black Belt for Asia Pacific Region, June’2013 to June’2014
  • National Manager with Coca-Cola   as Master Black Belt for India & South East Asia, January 2012 to June’2013
  • Senior Manager with Tata Consultancy Services   as Master Black Belt for  Europe Clients, May 2010 to January’2012  
  • Lean Six Sigma Leader with Ingersoll Rand  as Master Black Belt for Middle East, Africa & India Region, January 2008 to May’2010
  • Manager with Bharti Airtel    as Black Belt for India region, Aug’2005 to Dec’2007
  • Senior Engineer with General Electric(GE)   as Black Belt for managing the factories, July’ 2001 to July’ 2005

Professional Certifications

  • Master Black Belt from Indian Statistical Institute Delhi in 2007
  • Master Black Belt from Trane/Ingersoll Rand in 2009
  • Lean Master from BMGI in 2008
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2003
  • Black Belt from ASQ in 2002
  • Black Belt from IQL and certification from IQF and Airtel
  • TPM trained from Vidula Consultancy services (consulting arm of the B.K.Birla Group of companies)
  • Kaizen Training from Masaki Imai from Kaizen Institute, Japan 
  • Operations Research tools Practitioner from Coca-Cola


Master of Technology (Electronics & Communication)   Bachelor of Technology (Electrical)  

Client(s) Served

US & Europe

  • Dell
  • Time Warner Cable  


Middle East (GCC Region)

  • Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Company LLC (ORPC)
  • Abraj Energy Services, Muskat- Oman 
  • Dubai Airport free zone
  • The Public authority Kuwait
  • Oasis Water Company LLC
  • Qatar Petroleum  Kuwait Petroleum
  • Doha Bank
  • Ezdan, Qatar



  • Abacus Seychelles Limited  


  • AES VCM Mong Duong Power Company Limited
  • Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited Bangladesh
  • Evergreen Products Factory
  • Citi Bank Bangladesh


  • Emerson Electric
  • TeleTech Customer Care Management Philippines


  • Bank Of America
  • Aditya Birla Group (Ultratech Cement)
  • Nilkamal Plastics Ltd 
  • Airtel
  • Aircel
  • IBM
  • Dell
  • TCS
  • Nagaru Software
  • Ingersoll Rand Coca Cola
  • Alcatel Lucent
  • HCL
  • Torus
  • Ernst & Young
  • Merino Industries 
  • Government of India
  • Amity University
  • Deloitte
  • Prima Plastics Ltd
  • Government of India
  • Rio-Tinto 
  • Ramboll 
  • Kronos Solutions India Pvt Ltd
  • Around  150 Companies of MSME for Lean Manufacturing








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