PhD, University of Delhi; PGDPM (HR) from FMS, University of Delhi; MSc (Organizational Psychology) from BHU; BSc (Zoology, Chemistry, Psychology) from BHU.
Dr. Rizvi is a professor of leadership & Change Management at IMI, New Delhi since June 2011. Prior to joining IMI, Dr. Rizvi has been a professor and director at IILM Grduate School of Management, an autonomous AICTE approved business school of repute in the NCR.
In 23 years of his professional career, Dr. Rizvi has taught, trained, researched and consulted with various private, public, non-governmental, and multinational corporations including WHO, DFID (United Kingdom), AusAID (Australia), and SDC (Switzerland), HCL Ltd. (Reprographic Division), Faculty of Management Studies (University of Delhi), IILM Graduate School of Management, International School of Management (Dakar, Senegal), National Graduate School of Management (University of Canberra, Australia) and Shanghai University (China), and NIS Sparta (a Reliance Anil Ambani Group Company).
Dr. Rizvi started his professional career with HCL Ltd. and subsequently on a scholarship from Government of India, completed his Ph.D. thesis on ‘Management / Leadership Styles in organizations’. After completing his PhD, he joined as a teaching and research faculty at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi where e worked for several years. He has been Professor, Dean & Director at IILM, an autonomous AICTE approved business school in Delhi, for many years. Dr. Rizvi, during a sabbatical from academics, joined NIS Sparta, a Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Company, as Head of R&D and an Associate VP with focus on leadership development.
As a researcher, Dr. Rizvi has supervised many PhD theses at various Universities in India on areas related with organizational behaviour, performance quality, change management, leadership, and higher education. In addition, as a specialist, he has conducted various research and consulting projects sponsored by AusAID-Australia, DFID-UK, SDC-Switzerland, World Health Organization (WHO), and World Bank.
In addition, Dr. Rizvi is a visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior to the MBA programs at the National Graduate School of Management (NGSM), Australian National University (ANU), Canberra (Australia); Shanghai University, (China); and International School of Management, Dakar, Senegal (West Africa) and other Universities.
Dr. Rizvi is a recipient of many awards, including Vice-Chancellors Award for merit position in MSc, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, and the US Government Department of State Fellowship under ‘Future Leaders Program’.
His professional pursuits have taken him to several countries in five continents to deliver invited lectures, conduct seminars and present papers at various international conferences.
On invitation from European Foundation for Management Development (efmd) and AACSB delivered thematic lectures at their annual Dean and Director Generals Conference at INSEAD, Fontainebleu, France; Archamps, France; Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore.
As a human resource development professional and leadership coach, Dr. Rizvi has conducted several training workshops for senior executives of a wide variety of Government Departments (for IAS, IPS and Judicial officers), Public Sector Undertakings, and many Fortune 500 business Corporations on various issues related with people competency development, organization development and change management.
Dr. Rizvi has published several papers in reputed peer reviewed journals in India and abroad covering topics of leadership, people development and higher education management.
Dr. Rizvi’s mission in life is to be a “facilitator in the growth of individuals and their collective enterprise, the organizations.”
Leadership, Leadership Communication, Performance Management, Change Management, People Assessment & Development, & Organizational Development