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GIFTED book launch (Kannada edition) at Century club on 17th November 2016

GiFTED is a book written by the bestselling author of Legacy and Leading Ladies, Sudha Menon and the MD of SAP Labs India, V. R. Ferose, Gifted celebrates the journeys...Read more
Published:  February 28th, 2017
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Thinking Ahead

Published:  August 16th, 2016
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Producer of Nippun Amayruss – Aaja Re Aaja

Featuring: Nippun Amayruss, Astha Dixit, Sakshi Nysa V I D E O C R E D I T S Executive Producer         : V R Ferose Produced...Read more
Published:  April 28th, 2016
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Learning from social entrepreneurs with V.R. Ferose, SVP, SAP

VR Ferose tells us the story of a Danish social entrepreneur who leverages the positive side of autistic people and runs a For-profit organisation. About the speaker: Ferose has been...Read more
Published:  April 28th, 2016
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TC Enterprise: Interview with VR Ferose

V.R. Ferose, SVP and Head of Globalization Service for German multinational SAP talked to TC’s Hyma Menath about women in leadership, and what organizations can do to foster diversity and...Read more
Published:  April 24th, 2016
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Gifted Launch at SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

Published:  April 24th, 2016
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India Inclusion Summit 2012

Published:  April 24th, 2016
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Thinking Ahead - The Ability in disability

Thinking Ahead – The Ability in disability

Published:  April 24th, 2016
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Journey

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Shares birthday with Charlie Chaplin

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

1974
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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.

1980-1993
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Engineering

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
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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.

1999
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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
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    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
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    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
  • 2018