Anil Santhapuri

Director - Skills Solutions, Global Talent Management, FIS

Anil Santhapuri is a values-based and results-oriented Talent & OD professional, with 20 years of professional experience in the areas of talent management, learning & leadership development and consulting. In his current role as Director of Skill Solutions, Global Talent Management at FIS, he is leading reinventing and re-imagining the global talent value stream through the application of skills-based architecture to all things 'talent’ by pivoting jobs towards skills (workforce planning, learning and development, recruitment, Rewards & succession planning). 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.

Anil is a 4-time Brandon Hall Gold winner (2020 and 2021).He is a 3-time “Learning in Practice award” winner both in 2017, 2018 and 2021 from Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Magazine, USA. One of his career best moment is when in October 2017, Western Union was recognized as “#1 Organization for Learning Globally” by ATD BEST.  Some of his individual industry recognitions are:

  • 2022, recognized as “2022 Asia's Top 100 Power HR Leaders”
  • 2021, being recognized by TA PAI Management and ETHR World as “Young HR Leader in India”
  • 2018, was listed as an Emerging HR Leader in India, by Jombay in their HR40Under40 list
  • 2012, was recognized as one of the "Top 10 Training & OD Professional Globally" by Training Magazine USA.

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 L&OD topics.

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.