Niladri Choudhuri

Founder CEO of Xellentro, ATO Working Group Member - Asia at AXELOS Global Best Practice

Niladri has 27 years of IT consulting and training experience across a range of verticals and technology. He has strong experience in managing large global projects and programs setting up from scratch various practices for BI/DW, Project Portfolio Management, etc.

He has been providing training and consulting to large organizations across the world on Project Management, Portfolio Management, Agile, DevOps, IT Service Management, etc.

He is the first person to be DevOps Test Engineer Certified and Accredited by DevOps Institute in India and second in the world.

He is also accredited by G2G3 for their DevOps Simulation.

Prior to his entrepreneurial start with Xellentro, Niladri worked with Satyam, PwC, ITC Infotech, etc.,in various capacities. His last assignment was with Satyam as Practice Leader for Portfolio, Program and Project Management Practice.

Niladri is member of the Axelos ATO Working Group – Asia, jury member for various PMI conference papers and the national conference PMI Award.

He is the only one currently accredited for DevOps Test Engineer Certification. He is also accredited for DevOps Foundation and Certified Agile Service Manager.

He has strong training experience

  • Have conducted training on behalf of QAI and have conducted for many other well-known institutes like QAI, Quint, IIL, etc., globally

  • Full time faculty in Aptech for their full-time course, teaching Software Engineering and Project Management

  • Corporate training as part of NIIT

  • Project Management Training for the professors of Tier 2 Engineering and Management Colleges in West Bengal as part of a NASCOM initiative


Niladri provides consulting in areas of Project Portfolio Management, Project Management, PMO setup, IT Governance, IT Service Management, Business Operations improvement and helps organizations set up project management process using various standards and frameworks.

Professionally certified, Niladri is a PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, Management of Portfolio Practitioner from APMG, ITIL Expert, Agile Certified Service Manager, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, DevOps Foundation, Agile Certified Service Manager, COBIT 5 and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt holder. He has strong knowledge of PMI---ACP Certification having created course materials and provided training in the above areas.

Academically, Niladri holds a PhD in Project Management from USA (Distance Education) and a MBA from IGNOU specializing in Operations Research. He is a graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University.