Hemant Sahni, VSM ( Veteran)

Hemant Sahni, VSM ( Veteran)

21 Years Experience
An inspirational military leader with over two decades of domestic and international experience in leading cross functional, multilingual and specialized teams in a VUCA environment. A result oriented, resilient achiever, adept at conceptualizing & driving strategic initiatives in Operations, Business continuity and Supply Chain Management. An influential and ambidextrous leader seasoned in time bound execution of complex multi dimension projects, strategic planning & synchronously mentoring multiple teams for maximal efficiency.

Experience

National Security Guards (Black Cat Commandos)
CXO- Leadership & Operations,
  • Integrated cross functional teams of 800 men (50 Mangers/Team Leaders, 750 workers) into an operational unit through enhancing organizational culture, team building and change management resulting into enhanced role (pan India) of providing swift, surgical & measured response during multiple crisis situations in a high-risk & volatile environment.
  • Optimized national scarce resources by conceiving, developing and implementing the Strategy for “Hardening & Risk Mitigation of High Value Critical Assets” through collaborations with federal and corporate institutions ensuing reduction in annual security budget of corporates by 30%.
  • Spearheaded the development of Security Architecture for strategic and corporate installations pan India (approx. 180 diff BU’s).
  • Built a Collaborative Security Grid by forging Public and Private Partnerships through developing a culture of consciousness, cooperation & collaboration to achieve interoperability between various stake holders and ensure business continuity, thereby reducing own security budget by 18%.
  • Led the Crisis Management Group (federal, state, & corporate stake holders) for handling multiple crisis situations simultaneously across entire threat spectrum in Western India.
  • Planning & overseeing reconnaissance, war gaming and developing assets protection programs for over 350 BU’s.
  • Passionately pursued to create a world class Health, Hygiene and Security environment and reduced the EMR, resulting in savings.
  • Established and oversaw policies, programs, and organizations to mitigate and reduce strategic, operational, personnel, intellectual property, and cyber security risks & helped organization’s achieve regulatory compliance .
  • Upgraded the Security Operations Centre (SOC) with technological solutions to achieve real time surveillance & provide early warning system, travel security alerts, and incremental measures to ensure business continuity.
  • Provided highest grade Executive Protection – static and mobile to more than 10 VVIPs.
  • Utilized the $ 200 Million budget to enhance the operational capabilities by inducting modern equipment’s, developing training infrastructure, and improving the habitat through forecasting, planning, review cadence & budget control.
  • Synchronized the logistics & operational momentum to ensure continued operations through plug and play model.

Achievements

  • Successfully provided a complete security umbrella during BRICS summit.
  • Reduced the lead response time by 35% through restructuring & reskilling the work force into multiskilled & tech-savvy warriors thereby creating two more operational teams (save and raise) and reducing the variable costs by approx. $5 Million annually.
  • Enhanced the decision-making capabilities (by 40%) through integrating Force Multiplier Command & Control Centre & global and domestic threat assessment data, and employing data analytics to create predictive models for developing capabilities to thwart future threats, leading to higher probabilities of business continuity (>98%).
  • Undertook Capacity Building of more than 20,000 state and central police forces to act as First/ Second Responders.
  • Applied Behavioural Science in Hostage Rescue Operations.
  • Created KPIs, audited performance and studied specific wartime assets; resulting in enhanced mission reliability to 95-98% (from 90-95%), improved Client satisfaction (>98%) & increased equipment availability through innovations and out of box thinking.
  • Achieved 30% higher throughput in training output by creating Training plans and L&D intervention towards specialized risk mitigation training.
United nations
Sr Manager Operations
  • Provided the security architecture during the crucial phase of referendum in Sudan while leading a multicultural, multilingual, cross functional operational team comprising members from 12 different countries in United Nations Peace Keeping Mission at Sudan.
  • Ensured peace and tranquillity in the region through exhaustive operational planning, dynamic resource deployment, coordination of air assets to conduct small teams’ operations and perception management.
  • Managed cross-functional, regional relationships, and projects to ensure policy, process, and systems are aligned to meet the needs of the UN programs.
  • Cultivated and built relationships with law enforcement, regulatory, and other relevant agencies in the region to help identify risks/threats proactively.

 

Indian Army
Senior Manager - Perspective Planning & Supply Chain Management,
  • Developed the annual and five-year priority procurement plans.

  • Responsible for logistics and supply chain management including forecasting, tendering, procurement, receipt, warehousing and distribution, to ensure smooth operations totalling INR 20 cr.

  • Achieved the digitalisation of procurement procedures, thereby enabling greater accuracy, transparency and reliability.

  • Led the complete procurement cycle including pre-bid meetings, technical evaluation meetings and final negotiations with various vendors/ companies/ PSUs, for placement and finalisation of orders.

  • Advisor to top management for policy formulation, formulation of war/contingency plans, distribution of mission critical assets and providing a hands-on approach to strategic endeavours aimed at operational readiness, resource excellence, security enforcement, risk analysis and supply chain management.

Executive Sales & Marketing
Sales Executive

• Reem Batteries, Oman - Developed New Business & strengthened existing customer relationships. Planned, developed, implemented & evaluated Marketing Strategy.

• Minda Huff, Noida – Spearheaded the Sales through a network of OEMs & Distributors and executed local market development strategy to drive all short- & long-term business goals.

Functional Areas

             

Education

University of Madras
Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies

2015

University of Indore
Diploma in Senior Defence Management

2016

University of Indore
Diploma in Middle Level Defence Management

2008

Delhi University
Bachelor in Arts

1998

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Board of Technical Education, Delhi

1998

Accomplishment

Selected to attend Prestigious Higher Command Course twice
Declined to attend

2020 & 2021

Vishist Seva Medal for Distinguished Service by Hon’able President
Republic of India

2019

Selceted to attend Joint Workshop
Defence Cooperation in France

2017

Awarded General Officer Commanding in Chief Commendation Card
Distinguished Service for Operational Planning & Operational Excellence

2008 - 2013

Awarded Best Student Trophy
Junior Command Course

2008

Awarded Best Firer Trophy
Counter Insurgency in Jungle Warfare Course

2001

Awarded Merit Scholarship
During Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Certification

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Henry Harvin

2021

Financial Accounting, HBS

2021

Finance, HBS

2021

Spread Sheet Modelling, HBS

2021