Room for Improvement - Episode #4:
Naveen Shanmugam, Helios Investment Partners

Hear from Naveen Shanmugam, Director of Operational Excellence at Helios Investment Partners LLP as he talks adapting to get the right approach to improvement depending on your business needs.  Helios Investment Partners have a diverse portfolio of private equity and credit investments in over 30 African countries, building profitable, value-creating, and socially responsible private enterprises.  With such a diverse portfolio, Naveen is extremely experienced in getting to the right improvement approach to meet the business needs. 

What is the right improvement approach?

Naveen has his hands full working across the range of portfolio companies, in a variety of sectors, supporting them in their quest for operational excellence using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.  It’s fascinating to hear him talk about aligning with the priorities of the different businesses to ensure the right approach – from Lean transformation to everyday problem-solving. 

Listen to more insights from experienced Business Improvement Practitioners


Our video series aims to provide inspiration for people who are developing their Business Improvement capabilities.  The guests in each video are experienced practitioners who talk about how they got started, what it means to practise business improvement, and who or what has inspired them.  Listen out for their hints and tips to help you on your own improvement journey.

Episode #2: Lucie Lovell, WaterAid

Hear from Lucie Lovell, Business Improvement Lead at the international charity WaterAid talking about the importance of continuous improvement in a not-for-profit organisation.

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Episode #3: Vasco Cachaco, Xaar plc

Hear from Vasco Cachaco, Principle Six Sigma Process Champion at Xaar plc talking about being inspired by the challenge of applying Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.

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Interested to learn more about finding the right improvement approach for your organisation?

At PMI we believe there are two ways to improve your business. In this video, Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh explains what they are and how you can apply them to your business to turn your goals into results.  Watch now.

In this webinar recording, Des Kelly talks about establishing your system for improvement, including the similarities and differences between approaches and realising the end game: sustained success. Watch now.

What do you do if you discover that the methods your organisation has committed to adopting have been set aside and instead one of your colleagues continues to manage their people and processes the way they always have? Read now.

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