Anil Santhapuri

Head L&D, CGI

Anil Santhapuri is a values-based and results-oriented Talent & OD professional, with 18 years of professional experience in the areas of talent management, learning & leadership development and consulting. In his current role as Director, Learning and Development for CGI APAC. His career span includes organizations like Western Union, HCL Technologies, CGI Information Systems, Mahindra Satyam and iGate Global Solutions, where he has designed and delivered award-winning talent initiatives.

He is a two-time “Learning in Practice award” winner both in 2017 and 2018 from Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Magazine, USA. In March 2012, Anil was also recognized as one of the "Top 10 Training & OD Professional Globally" by Training Magazine. In October 2017, Western Union was recognized as “#1 Organization for Learning” by ATD BEST. In 2018, Anil was also listed as an Emerging HR Leader in India, by Jombay in their HR40Under40 list. In 2021, he was recognized by World HRD Congress as one of the “Most Fabulous Training and Development Leaders in India”.

He is a digital transformation enthusiast and is currently a Technical Advisory Board member for Global Skill Development Council (GSDC) - an independent, third-party, vendor neutral, international credentialing and certification organization for latest technologies like: Blockchain, Six Sigma, DevOps, Cloud, ITSM, ISO, Agile and L&D professionals. Anil is also contributing to Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) as an adjunct teaching faculty for the topics of Learning and Development and Organization Design.

Anil is a passionate believer in empowering people through learning and is a ACC certified coach from International Coach Federation (ICF). His other passions and interests include writing poetry, practice of Vipassana meditation and inculcating values-based leadership in all walks of life.