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Journey

Starting any venture is quite exciting though sometimes daunting. There is the thrill of embarking on a new journey, charting a new course, and being
independent, among other things. Follow this timeline to know more about
Ferose’s journey from start till now:

  • 1974

    Shares birthday with Charlie Chaplin

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

Journey

Starting any venture is quite exciting though sometimes daunting. There is the thrill of embarking on a new journey, charting a new course, and being independent, among other things. Follow this timeline to know more about Ferose’s journey from start till now:

  • 1974

    Shares birthday with Charlie Chaplin

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

  • 1980-1993

    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.

  • 1993-1997

    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.

  • 1997-1999

    System Analyst

    • Joins Ramco Systems in Chennai as Systems Analyst.

  • 1999

    Join SAP

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

  • 2005-2007

    Moves to Germany

    • Moves to Germany as Executive Assistant to SAP Board Member, Gerhard Oswald

  • 1980-1993


    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.

  • 1993-1997


    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.

  • 1997-1999


    System Analyst

    • Joins Ramco Systems in Chennai as Systems Analyst.

  • 1999


    Joins SAP

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

  • 2005-2007


    Moves to Germany

    • Moves to Germany as Executive Assistant to SAP Board Member, Gerhard Oswald

2007-2012

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 Specialist People Foundation, Denmark.

2007-2012

Youngest MD of a Multinationa 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 Specialist People Foundation, Denmark.
  • 2013


    Senior Vice President

    • Assumes the role of Senior Vice President at Globalization Services, SAP, SE.

    • Joins as Trustee of Autism Research Trust, UK.

  • 2014


    India’s Top 40 under 40

      Selected as India’s Top 40 under 40 by Economic Times and Spencer Stuart.

      Authors bestseller book on People with Disabilities - GIFTED, along with Sudha Menon.

      Relocates to SAP Palo Alto, California.

  • 2015


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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.

  • 2016

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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.

      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

  • 2013

    Senior Vice President

    • Assumes the role of Senior Vice President at Globalization Services, SAP, SE.

    • Joins as Trustee of Autism Research Trust, UK.

  • 2014

    India’s Top 40 under 40

    • Selected as India’s Top 40 under 40 by Economic Times and Spencer Stuart

    • Authors bestseller book on People with Disabilities - GIFTED, along with Sudha Menon.

    • Relocates to SAP Palo Alto, California.

  • 2015

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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.

  • 2016

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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 the Board of Seat of the Soul institute (California).

    • 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

2017

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

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.
  • 2018


    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

  • 2019


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    New Roles

      Takes up a new role as Head of SAP Engineering Academy

      Starts a monthly column FLYLEAF for New Indian Express

  • 2020


    GRIT

    • GRIT nominated for Neev Literary award

  • 2021


    Campaign

      “Launch of Everyone is Good at Something” campaign

  • 2018

    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

  • 2019


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    New Roles

    • Takes up a new role as Head of SAP Engineering Academy

    • Starts a monthly column FLYLEAF for New Indian Express

  • 2020

    GRIT

    • GRIT nominated for Neev Literary award

  • 2021

    Campaign

    • “Launch of Everyone is Good at Something” campaign

A Message from Ferose

 

With technology at our finger tips today, I feel blessed to be connecting with so many people
from all around the world. Every day, I make sure to take out a few minutes to share what I’m learning.
Thank you for reading.

A Message from Ferose

With technology at our finger tips today, I feel blessed to be connecting with so many people from all around the world. Every day, I make sure to take out a few minutes to share what I’m learning. Thank you for reading.

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