Kanishka Sinha
Head of Research & Development
“We’re all in this together”

Kanishka’s core area of expertise is in designing customized programs that address strategic HR and business needs of our clients.

His other hat is that of a Trainer & Executive Coach, with experience of coaches from USA, Canada, France, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, etc. Major clients he has worked with recently include the Aditya Birla Group, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Kraft Foods, CRISIL, Idea Cellular, Schenker, PETRONAS, Tokio Marine Life Insurance, Teach for India, Akanksha, etc.

Prior to Stillwater, Kanishka worked for Arthur Andersen in their Business Advisory division, in Sales & Marketing at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. and as India Country Head for boutique leadership firm TWP.

Kanishka attended Imperial College (London) where he majored in Materials Science and Engineering with Physics. He then obtained his Chartered Accountancy qualification in London (ICAEW). He has an MBA specializing in Leadership and Change Management from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and is a graduate of Newfield Asia Coaching Institute.

Girish Manimaran
Head of Client Relationships
“Just do it!”

Girish’s areas of focus are building client relationships and business development. Girish is a Trainer & Executive Coach. Girish has been certified as a “Newfield Certified Coach” by the “Newfield Network” after having met the standards established by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for coaching at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level. Major clients he has worked with recently include Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Godrej, the Aditya Birla Group, Tata Chemicals, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, HDFC Life and Teach for India.

Prior to Stillwater, Girish worked across multiple sectors (FMCG, IT, Logistics, Manufacturing) in professional as well as family business enterprises. His last assignment was with HUL, where he worked for over five years across three Finance leadership roles. In his last role at HUL, he was heading the Treasury Team and played a key role in talent acquisition and mentoring Business Leadership Trainees. Prior to HUL, Girish worked with Hewlett Packard, in his family business and with Tata Steel.

Girish graduated in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai and then obtained his Chartered Accountancy qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Girish also has an MBA in Finance from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.