He has been practising as an independent Management Consultant since 1995. In this period, Dr. A. Patkar has undertaken several assignments in Consultancy and Training in the area of Strategy, Organisation Development and Finance and Control Systems. Important clients in the consulting area include the V. M. Salgaocar Group, MVIRDC World Trade Centre, Triveni Group, Bombay Stock Exchange, Primetime-IP Media Services, Piaggio Vehicles, Anshul Specialty Molecules, the Neterwala Group, Excel Industries, and Toshbro. Large organisations such as Allanasons, Asian Paints, BHEL, TUV-NORD, Times Group, IDBI, Gulf Oil India and Middle East, Greaves Cotton, GTL, Huhtamaki Paper Products, Pepsi Foods, Asian Paints, Transocean Inc., Tejas Networks, Kohinoor Group, Unity Infrastructure, Premium Transmissions, Gammon India and L & T have used Dr. A. Patkar’s services for their Corporate Training efforts in the recent past. Before starting his consultancy, Dr. Patkar has had over 19 years of rich and varied multifunctional experience in the Indian Industry. The initial 4 years were with Associated Capsules Group and the later 15 with the Greaves Group. In this period he has handled various portfolios including Corporate Strategic Management, Organisation Structuring, M & A, Budgetary Control and MIS, HRD, Treasury and Systems. His last assignment was as Group Treasurer and Systems Head of Greaves Limited. Dr. A. Patkar has had outstanding scholastics before commencing his work career. He completed his schooling from Mumbai in 1969 with a Merit Rank in the State. After graduating in Physics with First Class Distinction he did post graduation in Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai completing the course with First Class First Rank. The Mumbai University awarded him the Ph. D. Degree in Management in 1983. Dr. A. Patkar has been very active as a Management Educator, being a Visiting Faculty for the last 35 years at leading Management schools like JBIMS, NMIMS, and WE School. In this period he has also been actively associated with the Bombay Management Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of GTL Infrastructure Limited and is a former Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). More recently Dr. Patkar has created a path breaking new Workshop “Master the Mind Monkey - Experience your Excellence” which has created breakthrough results in motivation and positive attitude in several companies including Greaves Cotton, V. M. Salgaocar Group, Piaggio Vehicles, BHEL, HAL, IDBI, The Global Group, The Kohinoor Group, Times Response, TUV India, World Trade Centre, Prime Outdoors, MGM Trust, Don Bosco and Bombay Management Association. Since 2011, he has also been conducting a similar Workshop “Master the Mind Monkey: Rediscover Relationships” for private groups. His book “Master the Mind Monkey - Experience your Excellence”, which is based on his Excellence Workshop, is the synthesis of his academic learnings, teaching, working and consulting experiences and has been inspired by several “Western” and “Eastern” mind training programs and philosophies. It has been published by Jaico Publishing House in August 2006 and is currently in its ninth impression.