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From The Business Of Language To The Language Of Business: The Future Of Translation Worldwide

Today, with even the smallest enterprise potentially serving a global client base, the need to communicate across languages and cultures is growing rapidly. However, cross-context communication is hard and costly....Read more
Published:  May 18th, 2018
Categories:  Innovation, Leadership

LESA 2017 : VR Ferose

LESA 2017 : V R Ferose (Head of Globalisation Services of SAP) The Leadership Energy Summit Asia (LESA) was held on 8-9 November 2017 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur For...Read more
Published:  May 8th, 2018
Categories:  Leadership, Video

The Future Of Global Businesses

If your company has a global footprint, you know how complicated and time-consuming it is getting to track changing global regulations, tax laws, and compliance rules. In 2013, for example,...Read more
Published:  January 12th, 2018
Categories:  Leadership
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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:  Inclusion, Leadership, Video
Ferose with Nipun Mehta ,Jayesh Bhai and Udhay bhai

Gandhi 3.0: My ode to Women

Published originally by ServiceSpace... Thank you for holding space so beautifully at Gandhi 3.0 . Here is my talk which I gave as part of community night that was hosted....Read more
Published:  March 16th, 2017
Categories:  Leadership, Video
V R Ferose A world leader in inclusion

15 rising star employees at SAP that are becoming its next crop of power players by Business Insider

Featured as "15 rising star employees at SAP that are becoming its next crop of power players" in Business Insider. This is what Business Insider has to say about Ferose....Read more
Published:  September 19th, 2016
Categories:  Leadership
Ferose VR, Senior VP, SAP

India’s Hottest 40 Under 40 Business Leaders

Featured in The Economic Times-Spencer Stuart '40 under 40' listing of India's hottest young executives. This is what Economic Times has to Say about Ferose VR Position: SVP, Globalisation Services, SAP Education:...Read more
Published:  September 19th, 2016
Categories:  Leadership
Ferose with A P J Abdul Kalam and Vishal Sikka

How SAP Labs India Became An Innovation Dynamo

In April 2010, V.R. Ferose became the managing director of SAP Labs India, one of fifteen global R&D centers of the German software giant SAP. At 35 years old, Ferose...Read more
Published:  April 18th, 2016
Categories:  Innovation, Leadership
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Decoding Derailers

Journeys are always a great learning. If you were on a highway and if everything starts coming in your direction, it only means that you are on the wrong track...Read more
Published:  April 18th, 2016
Categories:  Leadership
Ferose with Abdul Kalam

7 attributes of a great leader

When asked to name their five top leaders of the world, most names that people pick would be common. What makes these leaders get the top of the mind recall...Read more
Published:  April 18th, 2016
Categories:  Leadership


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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