Agrawal is a PhD from IIT, Bombay. His dissertation topic was 'Examining the impact of strategic leadership on effectiveness of business organisations'.
He is an IIT Kharagpur and IIM (A) alumnus. Majored in Marketing and Human Resource Development.
The first 12 years of his working life was spent in the HR function in companies like Escorts and Modi Xerox. Thereafter, he assumed additional responsibilities for TQM in Modi Xerox, a move which brought him closer to the business environment and issues. The exposure gained in TQM equipped him to take on the role of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Modi Xerox itself.
During the years 1994 to 1999, Agrawal was Chief Executive at Escorts responsible for the two Construction Equipment Business Companies i.e. Escorts JCB and Escorts Construction Equipment Limited.
Since 1999, he is President – Corporate Development and Group HR in RPG Group. His current responsibilities in RPG comprise of HR and TQM.
On the professional front, Agrawal has been active in Management & HR forums in the country. In 1992, Agrawal was awarded the National HRD Award. He served as the National President of National HRD Network during the year 2000 - 2002.