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Can Team Sports Be Truly Inclusive And Unified?

In our professional lives, we have made significant progress on the topic of diversity and inclusion. Our teams are represented by people from all backgrounds – gender, ethnic groups, nationality,...Read more
Published:  January 14th, 2019
Categories:  Inclusion

Bringing conversations of inclusion to the mainstream

BENGALURU : Hosting India Inclusion Summit for the seventh year in the city, India Inclusion Foundation will bring together thought leaders from various fields to provide insights on inclusion. The aim...Read more
Published:  December 5th, 2018
Categories:  Inclusion

Changing The Narrative Around Autism

I have often been asked, “Does changing a word change the narrative?” And my answer is always a big ‘YES’. There is evidence to show that words “stick” in our...Read more
Published:  May 21st, 2018
Categories:  Inclusion

Differently-Abled People Remind Us Of The Value Of Compassion

Naoki Higashida is profoundly autistic. He is largely non-verbal and he has typical autistic traits – he jumps, he has meltdowns and finds it difficult to make eye contact. He...Read more
Published:  January 5th, 2018
Categories:  Inclusion
India Inclusion Summit 2017 - Beginning of a Movement

India Inclusion Summit 2017 – Beginning of a Movement

The India Inclusion Summit, in it's sixth edition, unfolded it's magic on November 12, 2017 at Park Plaza in Bangalore. It was an amazing celebration of human spirit from across...Read more
Published:  January 5th, 2018
Categories:  Inclusion, Video
Ferose-VR - giving Speech

How to change structures in a global company? Ferose VR at Wisdom Together Oslo 2017

Wisdom Together Oslo Conscoius Leadership - event created by Wisdom Together Learn more here www.wisdomtogether.com VR Ferose is Senior Vice President and Head of Globalization Service for SAP SE. Before...Read more
Published:  January 5th, 2018
Categories:  Inclusion, Video

V.R. Ferose atThe Happiness Hall of Fame

Author of "Gifted", V.R. Ferose talks about his important work of helping autistic people get jobs. Filmed at the annual The Happiness Hall Of Fame Gala at The Stanford University...Read more
Published:  October 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Leadership, Inclusion, Video
Nujeen with Ferose

Nujeen: The Girl from Aleppo

Here are Nujeen Mustafa’s two principles: First: No one is born evil. Second: Don’t watch the news. Because if you watch the news, it will shake your first principle. For...Read more
Published:  July 17th, 2017
Categories:  Inclusion, Books
Ferose VR, Senior VP, SAP


Known to his English and American audiences by his first name only, Ferose Velloparampil Rasheed — or simply, Ferose — is a champion of disability rights in India. Though presently residing in the...Read more
Published:  May 31st, 2017
Categories:  Inclusion

Glimpses of The Inclusion Fellowship 2016

The Inclusion Fellowship 2016 supported a cohort of upcoming entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers mainly working in the disability space to promote inclusion. This cohort had undergone rigorous selection process before...Read more
Published:  April 29th, 2017
Categories:  Inclusion, Video


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Shares birthday with Charlie Chaplin

V. R. Ferose was born on 16th April 1974, in Erattupetta, Kerala, India.


High point in school

Studies at Sacred Heart (in Kharagpur, West Bengal) and Railway School (in Bilaspur, Madhya Pradesh). Becomes the school Flag bearer during the Annual Sports Day in Class 12th.



B.Tech in Computer Science (1993-97) at NIT Warangal; Falls in LOVE with his future wife, Deepali and learns more about LIFE than Computers.

1993 to 1997

Systems Analyst

Joins Ramco Systems in Chennai as Systems Analyst.

1997 to 1999
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Joins SAP

On 16th August 1999, Ferose joins SAP Labs India as a Developer.

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Moves to Germany

Moves to Germany as Executive assistant to SAP Board Member, Gerhard Oswald

2005 to 2007
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Youngest MD of a Multinational Company in India

  • Assumes role of Managing Director of SAP Labs India, Gurgaon.
  • Sets up Prayas Lab, as part of "Autism at work" pilot case study.
  • Selected as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.
  • Founded the India Inclusion Summit.
  • SAP Labs India is ranked Great Place to Work for the first time.
  • Joins Board of Specialisterne People Foundation, Denmark.
  • 2007 to 2012

    Senior Vice President

  • Assumes the role of Senior Vice President at Globalization Services, SAP, SE.
  • Joins as Trustee of Autism Research Trust, UK.
  • 2013
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    India’s Top 40 under 40

  • Selected as India’s Top 40 under 40 by Economic Times and Spenser Stuart.
  • Authors bestseller book on People with Disabilities - GIFTED, along with Sudha Menon.
  • Relocates to SAP Palo Alto, California.
  • 2014
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    Rising Star of SAP

  • Releases the book “Innovating the World: The Globalization Advantage”.
  • Honored as Rising Star of SAP by Business Insider.
  • Starts Contributing to Swarajyamag.com.
  • Starts giving Guest Lectures at Columbia University on Personal Leadership.
  • 2015
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    "Autism at Work" becomes Harvard case study

  • Attends the Harvard Program for Young Global Leaders.
  • "Autism at Work" becomes Harvard case study.
  • Joins Board of Going to School, New Delhi.
  • Joins the Board of Seat of the Soul institute (California).
  • Inducted into the Happiness Hall of Fame at Stanford.
  • Wins the Eagle award by Disability Rights Advocates, USA.
  • Forms the NGO, India inclusion Foundation
  • Hosts the 5th edition of the India Inclusion Summit and launches the Inclusion Fellowships
  • 2016
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    Recognized by US Senator

  • Honored with the AUCD award by Senator Tom Harkin
  • Releases Malayalam and Bengali edition of GIFTED.
  • Wins the Iclif Leadership Energy Award(ILEA), Malaysia.
  • 2017

    Truly Gifted

  • Gifted wins the Kannada Sahitya Academy Award
  • Wins the Lifetime Achievement award for Global Philanthropy from Transperfect
  • Appointed Chairperson of Specialisterne, USA
  • GIFTED translated in Tamil
  • Wins the India Vision award for Thought Leadership
  • 2018

    New Roles

  • Takes a new role as Head of SAP Engineering Academy
  • Starts a monthly column FLYLEAF for New Indian Express
  • 2019