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Arun Shukla

Managing Director


Arun Shukla leads BRG’s Corporate Finance Strategy & Operations team, driving business transformation for clients through operationalizing strategy- and outcome-based value realization engagements. In more than thirty years in industry line management and advisory roles, he has facilitated, coached, led, and partnered with teams globally in operations excellence projects that have resulted in breakthrough successes.

Mr. Shukla is trusted by management teams and private equity sponsors in refinement of strategy and making it actionable, prioritizing growth initiatives and focusing on quality of revenue and optimization of cost bases. His Lean Six Sigma background, combined with deep knowledge of business systems and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), uniquely positions him to holistically sense and respond to client needs and manage change.

Mr. Shukla’s engagements have spanned across industrial to services economy in B2B settings in building products, chemicals, consumer goods, oil and gas, heavy and precision manufacturing, hospitality, and business services. Functionally, he has led projects in customer segmentation and profitability, customer support, product management, collaboration–planning–forecasting–replenishment processes, supply chain network optimization and resiliency, shop-floor improvement, and predictive maintenance. He has also managed complex global enterprise systems implementations; business performance management and decision support analytics and workforce engagement. His areas of expertise also include:

  • Business transformation
  • Revenue enhancement
  • Cost optimization
  • Operations excellence
  • IIoT
  • Lean Six Sigma program management

Before joining BRG, Mr. Shukla was a senior managing director at a global business advisory firm. Prior to that, he was the practice leader at a preeminent firm specializing in analytical troubleshooting. He has also worked at a leading enterprise software provider as industry director and in management roles with global industrial conglomerates. He has published numerous articles on lean enterprise, cost management, and innovation, and he has appeared on a number of industry forums and at global events as a speaker.


Sasin School of Management
MBA, Management, 1998

Indian Institute of Technology
BS, Technology, 1983

Employment History

FTI Consulting
Senior managing director

Kepner Tregoe Inc.
Practice leader

Industry director

BHP Billiton
Business analysis manager

ATM Hotels, Thailand
Project manager

Som Datt Builders, India
Senior engineer

Graduate engineer

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Community/Civic Activities

The Indus Entrepreneurs

Pratham India