Adult Learning Specialist in Malaysia
Anand Markandu is an adult learning specialist who passionately believes in active thinking and deliberate reflection for continuous professional and personal development. Certified by HRDF, his dynamic background means he is well-versed with helping people navigate the challenges and situations faced in the 21st-century workplace.
Before embarking on his career as a corporate trainer, Anand was attached to a renowned manufacturing MNC in Penang, during which time he achieved his Six Sigma Green Belt certification. He was heavily involved in leading operational and project teams, conducting classroom and on-job training, process improvement, quality control, as well as implementing lean manufacturing throughout the plant. Besides this, he also has a wide-ranging background in research, academia, as well as medical equipment training, sales and distribution throughout hospitals in Malaysia.
Anand is a recipient of the prestigious Chevening award and grant presented by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The award is given to individuals who show exceptional capabilities and leadership qualities in their respective fields. The grant allowed him to pursue his postgraduate studies in the UK, where he received his M.Sc. in Engineering Management with Distinction from the University of Exeter.
As an ardent supporter in advancing human capital, he is frequently involved in developmental projects. In November 2016, he led his multidisciplinary team to the final round of the Global Business Challenge held in Brisbane, Australia. He was also selected as a trainer in “The Thank You Project 2017”, a CSR collaboration that brought leadership training seminars to schools. It was certified by The Malaysia Book of Records as having the largest participation of such a seminar ever held in the country.
Anand regularly conducts communication, leadership, technical, thinking and team building courses that are enriching, interactive, and immediately applicable. He has honed his delivery skills by being an active member of Toastmasters International, where he has also gone on to win numerous speech contests at various levels.