Dr Kiran Chitta

Change Agility Expert & Organisational Psychologist
Session Host (Day 1)

Kiran Chitta is a natural ‘disruptor’ with a strong international network and twenty years of experience operating as a leader, entrepreneur and innovator. His specialisms are strategic change, leadership facilitation, talent pipeline development and executive development. Kiran has helped clients in Europe, US, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. He is a published author and particularly interested in the development of enterprise agility. After starting his career at Procter & Gamble, Kiran held senior positions in people and organisation development, in the UK and in the Middle East, as well as consulting roles at Deloitte, Accenture and latterly Oliver Wyman, where he was a Principal in the global leadership practice based in London.

Kiran has also been a member of the UK Senior Civil Service, building internal organisation design and development capability which has supported UK civil service reform. His recent clients are across sectors such as technology, financial services and hospitality, with regional and global scope. Kiran also works in various areas of Singapore public sector acting as a trusted advisor on organisation development, leadership and change. His facilitation and consultancy work is all undertaken at the most senior levels with significant broad based impact.

Kiran has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford in Experimental Psychology, master’s degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Organisational Psychology (with Distinction) and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute, a leading research and training institute in applied social sciences.

He is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a regular contributor to the British Gestalt Journal and the author of ‘Change Agility: Leadership, Transformation and the Pursuit of Purpose’. Kiran is also the creator of the ‘Change Agility

Development Survey’, an innovative online psychometric tool for the assessment and growth of agile leadership practices. Being multi-cultural himself and passionate about harnessing inter-cultural potential, Kiran is a credible champion for design thinking, digital transformation, diversity and a global mindset. He is adjunct faculty and strategic advisor at various research and teaching institutes, including Singapore Management University, Singapore Civil Service College, Thunderbird Global School of Business and Roffey Park Institute.