Archana Yemeshvary Ashok Upadhyay, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.


Dr. Archana Upadhyay is an eminent authority in the field of Executive and Leadership Coaching, Strategy Execution, Balanced Scorecard Implementation, Performance Management, Organisation Development, Organisation Culture, Emotional Intelligence, Employee wellbeing and happy workplaces; besides being an astute Human Resource professional with experience in varied HR functions.

A Management Post Graduate and Doctorate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, she is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coach Federation (ICF), HR professional, Strategist, a Certified Balanced Scorecard Professional, Certified OD professional, and certified Trainer. She has over twenty-three years of working experience in a leading Oil & Gas, Fortune 500 Company (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, formerly Esso Standard Inc., a US Multinational) in Energy Sector and has been honoured with awards for her significant contributions in the field of HR and Balanced Scorecard Implementation. Besides, she has been coaching executives and leaders from PSUs, IT companies, automobile and real estate, banks, NGOs, entrepreneurs and academic institutions.

She conducts workshops for national and international government agencies such as Asian Productivity Organisation, various PSUs, Corporates, esteemed Educational Institutions such as Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), IIMs etc. Her area of expertise includes vision, mission & strategy development, performance management, Balanced Scorecard Implementation, organisation development interventions, change management, organisation culture, Emotional Intelligence, leadership, workplace happiness, joyful living and as a Motivational Speaker.

Besides being a Coach & Corporate Trainer, she is also a visiting faculty to esteemed academic institutions and leading schools in Mumbai. Her interests include philanthropic works, academic writing, paper presentations and spiritual studies. She has presented papers at country’s leading Management Institutes including IIM Ahmedabad. Her work on Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Implementation, Employee Engagement Emotional Intelligence have been published in leading national and international journals.

Select Articles

Upadhyay, A.Y.A., Upadhyay, A.K.U., Palo, Sasmita. (2014). Strategy Implementation Using Balanced Scorecard: Achieving Success through Personal Values of Leaders and Employees. Management and Labour Studies, XLRI, Sage Journal, November, 38(4),

Upadhyay, A.Y.A. & Palo, S. (2013). Engaging employees through balanced scorecard implementation. Strategic HR Review, 12(6), 302-307.

Upadhyay, A.Y.A. (2012). Balanced Scorecard – Fostering learning organisation towards achieving strategic results: A case study of oil PSU in India. Development and Learning in Organisations, 26(4), 13-16.

Upadhyay, A.Y.A. (2011). Beyond the Balanced Scorecard Framework – Leaders’ Passion. Fobe International Conference by IMT Ghaziabad, Volume on Facets of Business Excellence, 53-66.

Upadhyay, Archana Y A, (2009, April). Building Employee Engagement through Balanced Scorecard Implementation. NHRD Journal, Volume 25.

Book Chapter

Upadhyay, A., & Palo, S. Balanced Scorecard Implementation and Employee Engagement. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, Forum of Emotional Intelligence and Learning, Chapter-7, 89-98.










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