Leadership Program for the Experienced (LEAD)

Leadership Program for the Experienced (LEAD) aims to groom exceptional individuals to be future leaders of the Aditya Birla Group.

Program benefits

1 A unique opportunity to work across the Group's diverse businesses and to meet and engage with the Group's eminent business leaders

2 After the training, participants take on key strategic or operational roles at middle management levels across the Group's Businesses

3 Participants go through an intensive 6-month, on-the-job training experience across 2 businesses with challenging stints of 3 months each

4 Stint allocations are based on business goals and the participants' interests, strengths and development needs

5 The assignments are designed to test the problem-solving skills of the participants and their ability to achieve targets

Key elements of the 6-month training period


Over 2-week induction with an opportunity to meet the business heads and CEOs


A confirmation appraisal review at the end of the training period by the
Chairman, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla


Career tests and career conversations for placements onto final roles


A mentoring and buddy process to make career decisions and build familiarity


Structured learning and development interventions and are designed at various career stages to provide a learning platform and exposure to enhance skill sets


Students pursuing a full-time MBA from select business schools, with 4 - 6 years of pre-MBA experience and minimum 2 years of team management experience are eligible to apply for the LEAD program. We currently hire students from across the following B-schools:

  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  • XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur
  • Select international business schools

For more information on how to apply and to learn when the Aditya Birla Group will conduct the campus recruitment process at your institute, please contact your institute's placement cell.

Students from international campuses please note that the Group Internship Program is the only entry route to the Aditya Birla Group Leadership Programs


"The stints during the first 6 months exposed me to an old-style manufacturing business like chemicals, the latest business in the Group's fold at that time, retail, and a business witnessing huge growth at that time, telecom. These stints proved an ideal opportunity to understand the intricacies of various businesses and to gauge which is the right business to start out post the stints. I am currently Country Head, Sales & Marketing, China, for the fibre business."
— Sachin Malik, XLRI, Jamshedpur, LEAD 2007

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