This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization.
Business leaders and the workforce will rely on HR to drive scalable strategies, empower inclusive workplace cultures and enrich organizational success. That’s why the SHRM India Annual Conference 2021 is more important than ever. Are you ready?
This December 2-3, 2021, is a crucial time to join your fellow HR colleagues to refresh and ready ourselves as we move into 2022. It’s a time to learn through premier HR education. A time to foster relationships and form new partnerships. A time to advance your career and distinguish yourself as an expert in the profession.
A fresh perspective through unique and engaging sessions & formats
• Key Notes
• Skill Studios
• How-to Guides
• All you need to know about Toolkits
• Tech Talks
• Your Voice: Hot Topics
• Leaders Speak
• Total Rewards & Wellbeing
• Technology and Innovation
• People & Talent
• Workplace Policy
• Leadership & Personal Growth
• Strategic HR
President & CEO, SHRM
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management.
With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day.
As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today.
Mr. Taylor’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
He is a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and was appointed by President Donald Trump as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He serves on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross and as an adviser to Safe Streets & Second Chances. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.
Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, & Partner, RBL Group
Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net) a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.
Organization. With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations (Reinventing the Organization) by empirically showing how organization delivers 4 times business results over talent (Victory Through Organization), defined organizations as bundles of capabilities (Organization Capability) and worked to delineate capabilities of talent management (Why of Work; Talent Accelerator), culture change (GE Workout), learning (Learning Organization Capability), and collaboration (Boundaryless Organization).
Leadership. With colleagues, he has also articulated the basics of effective leadership (Leadership Code and Results Based Leadership), connected leadership with customers (Leadership Brand), shown how leadership delivers market value (Why the Bottom Line Isn’t), shapes investor expectations with an ability to measure leadership (Leadership Capital Index), and synthesized ways to ensure that leadership aspirations turn into actions (Leadership Sustainability).
Human Resources. He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession and he has been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices (HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In). He spearheaded a “gift” book on the future of HR (The Rise of HR) distributed to over 1,500,000 HR professionals), in which 70 thought leaders freely shared their insights.
Most recently, he posts new articles and insights each Tuesday on Linkedin (over 150).
Dave and Wendy live in Alpine, Utah, have 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
CEO, NITI Aayog
Mr. Amitabh Kant is presently CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS (Kerala Cadre: 1980 batch). He is the author of Branding India - An Incredible Story. Mr. Kant has been a key driver of the “Make in India”, Startup India, “Incredible India” and God’s Own Country” initiatives that positioned India and Kerala State as leading manufacturing and tourism destinations. These campaigns have won several international awards and embraced a host of activities – infrastructure development, product enhancement, private-public partnership and positioning and branding based on extensive market research. Mr. Kant also conceptualized the “Atithi Devo Bhavah” – “Guest is God” campaign to train Taxi Drivers, Guides, immigration officials and make them stake holders in the tourism development process. Mr. Amitabh Kant was also the National Project Director of the Rural Tourism Project of UNDP which made a paradigm shift in spreading tourism to Indian villages which had core-competency in handicrafts, handloom and culture.
In his capacity as Secretary (Industries) Govt. of India, Mr. Kant drove the Ease of Doing Business initiative and ranking of States on outcome parameters. He is the Chairman of the Committee to implement Digital Payment in India.
Mr. Kant has been the recipient of Economic Time Policy Change Agent of the Year Award, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the year Award, the NDTV Administrator of the year Award and the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors. He is the recipient of One Globe Award-2016 for leadership in Transforming Governance for the 21st Century. He is a Member of the Steering Board of “Shaping the Future of Production Systems” of World Economic Forum. He is also the recipient of Sir Edmund Hillary
Fellowship award by the Prime Minister of New Zealand. He is also the recipient of Golden Peacock Award for leadership in Economic Transformation - 2017.
Mr. Amitabh Kant has worked as CMD – ITDC, Joint Secretary – Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Secretary – Tourism, Government of Kerala, Managing Director, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, District Collector, Kozikhode and Managing Director, Matsyafed. During his tenure in Kerala, he structured the Calicut Airport as a private sector project based on User’s Free and developed the BSES Power Project and Mattanchery Bridge under Private Public Partnership. He was also responsible for introducing new technology (fiberglass crafts and outboard motor) in the fisheries sector and launching beach level auctions which substantially enhanced returns to traditional fishermen.
Mr. Amitabh Kant did his schooling from Modern School, Delhi, graduation in Economics (Hons) from St. Stephens, Delhi University and M.A from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is a Chevening Scholar.
Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics, a billion dollar enterprise, is a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, a healthcare visionary, a global influencer, and a passionate philanthropist. The impact she has made as a leading woman in science has made her a role model globally. She is committed to equitable access to healthcare through affordable innovation as she pursues a path of making a difference to billions of lives globally. During Covid she has been championing the cause of Healthcare industry in finding innovative solutions to combat the pandemic.
CEO & Managing Director, The Tata Power Company Limited
Dr. Praveer Sinha is the CEO & Managing Director of The Tata Power Company Limited (TPC, Mumbai), India’s largest integrated power utility.
Dr. Sinha has nearly 36 years of experience in Power Generation and Distribution sector in India.
Prior to his present role, he had served as the CEO&MD of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a Public Private Partnership with Delhi Government.
He is a qualified Electrical Engineer and has done Master’s in Business Law from National Law University, Bangalore.
He has also done his PhD. from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
He is a visiting Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA and is also a distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Canada.
He is a regular speaker in various forums in India and abroad including World Bank, Niti Aayog, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Rockefeller Foundation.
He is also the Co-Chairman of the CII National Committee on Power as also on various Industry bodies.
Harsha Bhogle is widely acknowledged to be not just the voice, but the face of Indian cricket. He started at a time when few Indian broadcasters were considered good enough to be on overseas networks. But he changed those perceptions, especially in Australia where in 1992 he was rated as the possessor of the “sexiest voice on radio” and in 1999 when a poll on an independent web site rated him the number one commentator for the season.
He brings a fresh perspective to cricket and is seen as a voice of reason which makes him acceptable across all cultures. His interesting background, a chemical engineer and an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, India’s premier business school, has made him a role model for many.
He has been the face of ESPN from the day the channel was launched and that role grew to include Star Sports and Star Cricket which also broadcast signature programmes like “Harsha Unplugged” and “Harsha On-line”. When ESPN were looking for new anchors they called their reality show “Harsha ki khoj” to attract the best talent.
He has now commentated on over four hundred one-day internationals, over a hundred test matches and has been closely associated with T20 cricket, right from the first game that India played, through six IPL tournaments, five Champions Leagues and five T20 World Cups.
His columns are widely read and a selection of those has been put together in a book called “Out of the Box”. His video blogs “Step Out with Harsha” were quite popular and he now has over a million followers on twitter. No other sports media person is half as close.
Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL
Mr. Manoj Jain, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and MBA in Operations Management possesses rich and diverse experience encompassing more than 34 years with GAIL (India) Ltd. in the areas of Business Development, Projects, O&M, Petrochemicals, Pipeline Integrity Management and Marketing which has allowed him to gain insight and knowledge across multiple business units and functional areas. As Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited, Mr. Manoj Jain is also currently Chairman of GAIL GLOBAL (USA) Inc. (GGUI), GAIL GLOBAL (USA) LNG LLC (GGULL), Mahanagar Gas Limited, Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited and GAIL Gas Limited. Mr. Jain is also on the Board of Petronet LNG Limited.
in his previous stint as Director(BD), he was responsible for building GAIL’s Business Portfolio in India and abroad, Merger and Acquisition, Petrochemical O&M and Expansion, Exploration & Production, R&D, Start–Up, Health Safety & Environment management, Quality Management, Project Development including feasibility study and investment approval for new pipelines, process plants, renewables etc.
Mr. Manoj Jain was responsible for Gas Marketing activities in his role as Executive Director (Marketing-Gas). He also spearheaded the installation and commissioning of the USD 1.4 Billion grassroots Petrochemical complex, as Chief Operating Officer of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd, (BCPL).
Earlier, Mr. Jain worked in Operation & Maintenance at the Corporate Level for a number of years and his experience includes managing logistics of Gas Business with a perspective of Operation and Management of all pipelines of company and in the process played a significant role in establishing the National Gas Management Centre (NGMC) and systems and procedures for transmission and marketing of comingled gases.
Actor, Author, Anchor, Fitness Enthusiast
In a career spanning over two decades, Mandira Bedi has made her mark as an actor, anchor, sports presenter, fitness enthusiast as well as author.
She became a household name when she began hosting ICC Cricket World Cups in 2003, Champions Trophies in 2004 and Indian Premier League for Sony Max.
Since then, she has continued to engage with audiences in person and virtually successfully in different roles from an anchor, mc, facilitator, speaker to fireside chats in the space of health, well-being and happiness.
She loves taking on new challenges. Her sense of adventure had her drive a 12-ton goods carrier truck, across the Himalayas over 6 of the highest motorable passes in the world.
Despite her busy schedule managing her family and various projects, Mandira has also found the time to be a role model of fitness amongst thousands of women.
Recently she added another feather to her cap as author with her first book Happy for no Reason
Mandira’s mantra is to remain strong and fit, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally too!
CEO, SHRM India, APAC & MENA
Achal Khanna is the CEO for SHRM India, APAC & MENA. SHRM India is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management with more than 3,00,000 HR and business executive members in 165 countries.
Achal is responsible for leading the India operations of SHRM, as well as Asia Pacific operations including Middle-East. She serves on the global SHRM Leadership Team and is responsible for building the brand, expanding its business and developing professional relationships with government agencies, and other HR and business associations in the region.
Achal has over 30 years of work experience. Prior to joining SHRM, she was Managing Director for Kelly India operations; Vice President for GE; and Country Manager for Polaroid India. She has also worked with Dupont, ITC and Cosmo Group in various capacities.
She is a recipient of the “Best Women Executive in India” award.
Achal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; a Master’s Degree in English Literature and she is an MBA from Delhi.
CEO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle
Partha is the CEO and Co-founder of Vantage Circle and has over two decades of expertise in product and executive management. Partha has a proven track record of scaling great businesses and was instrumental in the conception and launch of 99acres.com. When he worked for Aricent, Hughes Software Systems, and Bharat Electronics, he gained remarkable expertise in various industrial verticals. He has gained deep insights into the employee engagement space through his experience with several companies and HR departments. His strategic skills in a learning and entrepreneurial environment, where complexity can require a dive into the content and creativity, problem-solving skills and intelligence are maximally utilized. He is a strong believer in being able to have an impact together with a team. Partha’s leadership has seen Vantage Circle emerge as a recognized HRTech company in Asia and one of the fastest-growing recognition brands in North America and Australia.
Award-Winning Singer & Composer
Multiple award winning singer and composer, Sonam Kalra’s music emerges from a place of truth. Inherent in her beautiful, powerful voice and complex compositions is an integrity that reflects her philosophy of equality, inclusion, compassion and tolerance. She is internationally acclaimed as a versatile singer and composer- a musician with a message and also as an inspirational speaker and role model, expressing her learnings from her creative and deep spiritual journey through her music and her words. Her sustained training in both Western and Hindustani classical forms combined with the courage of her convictions, resulted in her brainchild, ‘Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project’ which blends the many voices of faith through poetry, prayer and music to create one universal voice.
Her engaging and deep connection with her art and its message translates into a distinctive sound which has earned her critical praise and multiple awards and acclaim.
She has performed at prestigious stages, festivals and venues across 30 countries including The Sydney Opera House and MTV’s Coke Studio. Sonam has shared the stage with legendary musicians like Sir Bob Geldof and Sufi Legend Abida Parveen. She has also sung at Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor as well as Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s weddings. She has performed at The World Sufi Peace Festival at the Pyramids, The Royal Opera House Cairo, Muzaffar Ali’s World Sufi Festival Jahan-e- Khusrau, The World Sufi Spirit Festival RIFF in Jodhpur, The International Faiz Festival for Peace in Pakistan and at The Indo- African Summit for the Indian Prime Minister, President of India and 52 heads of African states.
Sonam has been felicitated with many awards, including the Femina 'Woman of Worth' Award, the Indian Express Devi Award, FICCI YFLO ‘Young Women Achiever’ award for her work in the field of music, and the Global WIN Award for inspiring women worldwide.
True to her beliefs, Sonam as a singer, performer or motivational speaker uses her strong voice to speak out on a range of issues from child abuse, women’s rights and animal rights to helping raise money for cancer charities and education for children.
Sonam is a regular TED talks speaker and has been invited to share her message of inclusion at many conferences including Media Legend Tina Brown's 'Women in The World' summit, The Economic Times Women’s Forum and numerous WIN conferences worldwide.
Arnay is a two times TEDx speaker. As a TEDx Speaker he shared the stage with Ms P.V. Sindhu), author, writer, journalist, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, Podcaster, and philanthropist at a young age of 12. He is also a regular invitee at Tedx, Schools, Colleges, Organizations. He has given two Ted Talks and more are lined up in upcoming months.
Arnay has been featured in various mainstream newspapers and magazines for his achievements. Featured in Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India, Brainfeed, Education World, CFN, Mad4India, Indykids USA and many more for his work.
Please check Arnay's website for a quick glance at his profile (The website is a work in progress, however, it's sufficient for a quick glance.
He has been invited by various organizations for public speaking for inspiring and motivating the audience. He is also well known for his soft skill talks. Invited by ( Edutalk Magazine, Brainfeed magazine, Whitecanvas, New Delhi, Trainers Club, New Delhi, TTC, Pune, and Institute of science and technology, Gwalior, SkillShark, Pune, SheSpace, Bangalore, etc, All India Radio, Radio Mirchi). He is a independent soft skill trainer. He gives talks at various schools, colleges and organizations. He gives talks on topics such as attitude of gratitude, anger management, how to be multi-talented, how to become a storyteller, how to stay positive, mantra of life, Early Entrepreneurship, how to be an avid book reader, pursuit of passion and many more.
Multitalented | Child Prodigy | Youngest Soft Skill Trainer | Youngest writer and Journalist | |India’s Youngest Podcaster with 23 K Listens | Winner of Top 20 Influencer Awards 2021 | 2 times TEDx Speaker, shared the stage with MS P.V. Sindhu | Youngest reporter at Times of India | Reporter at American Newspaper Indykids USA| Life Coach at MIT Square | Founder of The Talk Bar - Empowering young achievers | Founder of eReadingShala - Read Children Read mission | Founder of StoryLOK- The Storytelling Society of India - Powering storytelling among youth | Author of 3 books | Book Reviewer | Youngest Entrepreneur | 100 + published fictions | High- Speed Reader | Conducted Soft Skill Training sessions at many Schools and Colleges | Author of 3 Books
Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra is Director (Human Resources) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) with effect from 19.2.2018. Prior to this, he was IndianOil’s Executive Director in charge of West Bengal State Office. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Mr. Mohapatra joined IndianOil in 1987 and has since worked on varied assignments, including Terminal Operations, Supply Chain Management & Logistics. With in-depth knowledge and acumen in Supply Chain & Logistics, he had been associated with evacuation of finished products from IndianOil’s domestic refineries, and product upliftment agreements with stand-alone refiners as well as other oil marketing companies (OMCs).
Mr. Mohapatra was also one of the chief architects of the auto fuel quality (BS-III/BS-IV) upgradation programmes of OMCs in India. Between April 2010 and Jan. 2012, he headed the Operations function of IndianOil’s Maharashtra State Office, which oversees the largest number of bulk storage terminals & depots in a State. As Managing Director of IndianOil(Mauritius) Ltd., the Company’s overseas subsidiary, during 2012-2015, Mr. Mohapatra led a team of young professionals, registering sizeable growth in market share and profitability. He was also on the Board of Mer Rouge Oil Storage Terminal, a joint venture formed by four MNCs to set up modern oil storage facilities in Mauritius. Under his inspiring leadership as head of IndianOil’s West Bengal State Office, the OMCs released a record 10.5 lakh PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) connections in the first 116 days of the scheme, that is, over 9,000 new connections a day.
Always eager to try out new things, Mr. Mohapatra achieved cashless transaction facilities at almost all Indian Oil fuel stations in West Bengal State and piloted a smart auto-fuel complex that has come up at Rajarhat in Kolkata. Being a person with human touch, Mr. Mohapatra initiated his direct interaction with Young Officers of different functions in the State Office, which has been greatly appreciated. He also conceptualized and launched the now acclaimed Fab-14, which is a novel mentoring system within the channel partners. Widely travelled in Europe, USA, Africa and Southeast Asia, Mr. Mohapatra presented papers in several national and international forums and published a number of articles in international journals and supply chain reference books
CEO & Co-Founder, Refyne
Born and raised in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Chitresh Sharma graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Christ College, Bengaluru, in 2009. At the age of 19, Chitresh founded his first enterprise, an IT outsourcing and marketing company in Bengaluru.
The business witnessed rapid growth and put Chitresh on the map as a budding entrepreneur. However, after introspecting and being encouraged by his family to build a venture with wide-ranging social impact, in 2012, Chitresh decided to study overseas to explore new possibilities.
While pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Marketing at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Chitresh found himself surrounded by new-age business ideas and concepts. The combination inspired him to research his dissertation subject, which ultimately led to his next project.
In 2013, Chitresh co-founded Glasgow-based Swipii, a digital cashback reward platform for shoppers. During the subsequent seven years, he learned the importance of staying focused on core goals and, more critically, work culture. He concluded that pursuing a sustainable growth trajectory centered around people strategy was the key to building a successful business.
In early 2020, Chitresh returned to India to revisit the idea proposed ten years ago – creating a business that would leave a positive social impact. Chitresh’s initial research revealed a stark lack of awareness about personal finance in India. The findings inspired him to combine this observation with his learnings about the benefits of Salary On-Demand during his time in the UK, which led to the establishment of Refyne.
Chitresh noticed India’s fintech landscape broadly has two options – UPI and lending, a duopoly with rampant exploitative service prices.
India historically lacked a standard credit score system. Chitresh began investigating how this affects the unbanked and underbanked population, which are not the primary focus of premium banks and lenders. His research uncovered that the absence of formal education on personal finance, among other factors, has led to the masses often falling prey to predatory loan sharks and payday lenders, exposing themselves to a quick but costly solution.
Chitresh, via Refyne, aims to empower companies and their employees and transform them into active promoters of financial resilience and independence. Chitresh envisioned building a company where team members have an aligned vision for popularising financial wellness and fostering a culture of collective growth.
When he’s not working, Chitresh enjoys spending time with his family and reading to sharpen his skills.
Stand-up Comedian & Writer
Sorabh Pant is “one of India’s top comedians” (Times Of India, Khaleej Times others). He has done over 2000 shows in 100 cities across the globe. And performed at 400+ corporate shows and headlined at various colleges. He has two specials on Amazon Prime Video – My Baby Thinks I’m Funny & Make India Great Again.
Former Chairman, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Mr. Dwarakanath brings a rich and varied experience of five decades in the arena of Leadership development ,Human Capital. Legal and Corporate Governance. Till recently , he was the Chairman of GSK Consumer Healthcare and associated with GDK over four decades. He has held Board/Advisory positions in various organisations. He was also associated with Max and Shriram Groups.
His passion for building a progressive and people-centric culture is apparent from the fact that GSK had been adjudged as one of India’s “Best Employers” for several years. His initiative to drive the new corporate culture during times of integration, through ‘Simply Better Way’, was a benchmark for then SmithKline Beecham.
He has held several management positions in the various professional bodies. To name a few, he was the President of National Human Resources Development Network (NHRDN), President of Delhi Management Association (DMA), Regional President – Northern Region of All India Management Association (AIMA) and Treasurer of AIMA. He has received several prestigious awards for his valuable contribution to the business and also in the field of Human Resources and Leadership Development.
Educator, Science Communicator & Award-winning Natural History Film-maker
Ashwika Kapur is a qualified Science Communicator and an International Award-winning Wildlife & Nature Filmmaker. Ashwika is India’s youngest and only woman to win a ‘Green Oscar’ or a Panda Award in a global category. Widely considered the most prestigious international award for nature storytelling, she won the Panda Award for her film on the rare and endangered New Zealand Kakapo Parrot. She has also been awarded at New York Wild Film Festival, and named a Grand Teton Finalist at Jackson Wild, USA, America's most prominent environmental storytelling platform, among many more nominations and recognitions worldwide.
Ashwika’s time & projects have been split between India, UK and New Zealand. She's worked as a Director Producer & Wildlife TV Presenter for various platforms such as Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Netflix and BBC, her most recent projects being Attenborough's Life in Colour and Planet Defenders. She is currently working on an upcoming Tiger Documentary for Disney.
Ashwika also makes important conservation films on regional, grass-root stories in India. Her climate change and biodiversity documentation work in the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world, was showcased at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021 in Glasgow.
Ashwika is a passionate nature educator. She regularly delivers wildlife & conservation talks to thousands of students and young people in India & UK to inspire young minds to champion the cause of conservation.
Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Presently working directly with the Managing Director on future Business Strategy and People Challenges 2020 & beyond. Also heading Maruti Suzuki Realty Business Vertical.
A Post Graduate in HRM, Mr. Siddiqui has a career track of around 40 years in the HR & Business Roles of good Indian Corporates as well as MNCs such as:
Widely traveled abroad, he has handled global and multi culture HR issues in highly competitive business environment in India & Europe. He has the unique experience of working in Multi Cultures & Multi Nationalities.
Handled a broad Management & Leadership role from quite an early part of career. Was inducted at the Company Board level at Maruti since 2006.
Passionate about cricket, Mr. Siddiqui played cricket at the North Zone Inter Varsity level from 1974 to 79 representing Jamia University, New Delhi.
President - Global HR, Lupin
Yashwant Mahadik (Yash) a seasoned global HR professional with over 30 years of experience in top-notch multinational corporations. Has established a track record of success in all his roles and assignments. His experience is diverse and varies across industries/sectors (Technology, Consumer and Healthcare) and geographies (India, UK, Japan, USA, ASEAN and Europe).
His strengths and areas of expertise include; Strategy (Business, Workforce and HR functional), HR and Business Transformation, Leadership Development, Organization and Culture building, Capability Building, Workforce Design & Planning, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Merger/Acquisition Integration and Executive Coaching. He has led/is leading global transformation programs and initiatives in J&J, Philips, SunPharma and Lupin at enterprise level. He is proficient and enthusiastic about evolving social and digital technologies and has a strong presence on social media platforms such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, etc and has a blog of his own (www.yashmahadik.com). He is recognized amongst top 50 most powerful HR professionals coming from India and is a leading HR thought leader who has worked in association with leading academicians in USA for conceptualizing and executing global strategic initiatives in areas of Human Resource Management.
Has a very high social (development sector) orientation - believes in sharing his earnings and time with social developmental causes related to education for the underprivileged. Is an avid golfer and enjoys travelling and reading. He is a very keen photographer and is a creator of many professional level, highly creative images using digital photography equipment and technologies. He is incubating his new and personal venture "Yash Mahadik Photography" in dedication of a noble wildlife conservation cause.
Senior VP, Human Resources, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd)
Prior to joining Amazon in early 2011, Raj was Head of Human Resources for GE's India Technology Centers and based at John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore. He joined GE in 1999 at GE Capital International Services (now Genpact) and held various senior HR leadership positions supporting several businesses of the company. Starting his HR career in 1987, Raj has led HR function across industries and geographies. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Forum for Women in Leadership (WILL Forum) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) India.
Raj earned his Undergraduate Degree in Economics from University of Madras, and PG in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Madras School of Social Work, India. He lives in Bangalore with his wife Priya and son Hridhey
Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors India
A Seasoned Senior Management Sales and Business Leader with more than 25 years of Management & Sales leadership , Strategy & Business Development, Alliances & Channels experience in creating and growing sustainable new businesses in emerging markets in Asia Pacific with particular focus on India. Combines a rich blend of entrepreneurial flair and experience with the process driven execution focus of large global corporations to establish, build and sustain profitable businesses.
Active as an outstanding spokesperson and brand ambassador to establish thought leadership and market presence for leading brands.
Strengths lie in creating strategies and executing them for organisations to capitalise on core Enterprise IT platforms and the emerging trends of Mobility, Analytics and the Cloud to mitigate contemporary business challenges in Human Capital Management using Technology and IT frameworks, platforms & tools for process excellence, particularly enabling organisations in India and emerging markets of Asia to be more successful. Also very experienced with the Partner Ecosystem in Asia and in blending Direct & Indirect Sales Channels to maximum Sales leverage and success.
To make a difference with every pursuit, a positive change to business and society, with a passion to make start up initiatives successful, to build and create high performance teams
Specialties: Entry strategies for product lines or new businesses in Emerging markets. A business savvy general management & sales leader for incubating new concepts, building brands & in creating sustainable and profitable businesses in the high growth and exciting markets of Asia Pacific region.
Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder’s
Pallavi Kathuria is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s India offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is active in the firm’s global Technology & Communications Practice. She is a trusted advisor on leadership succession and talent management for clients in the IT products and services, software, consumer Internet, and digital sectors. She is also active in the firm’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice and co-leads the Diversity and Inclusion Practice in India.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Pallavi worked at Microsoft in the U.S. and India for 15 years. Previously, she was a Product Manager at Nokia in Finland.
Pallavi has a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and communications from the Delhi Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she was a Fuqua scholar. Pallavi works to address inequality in India through volunteer work and diversity initiatives.
VP & Head - HR. Target
Ann Florell is vice-president and Head of HR for Bengaluru-based Target India, an extension of the U.S. retailer Target’s headquarters operations. Prior to this, she supported the CIO and led the HR team for Target Tech.
Ann is a Target veteran who joined the company in 1993 as an Executive Team Lead – HR, for Stores. In 1995, she moved to Headquarters and worked across various HR business partner roles and advanced into leadership. In 2014, Ann was promoted as VP HR. She has since led the Talent Management team and supported multiple C-suite leaders at Target, including the CIO, CHRO, CLO, CFO and CMO.
Ann received a bachelor’s degree in communications and business from Saint Cloud State University. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys indoor and outdoor activities including reading, cooking, gardening, doing DIY projects, hiking and spending time on the lake.
Chief People Officer, Flipkart
Krishna Raghavan is the Chief People Officer at Flipkart. He and his team are responsible for designing and driving initiatives to attract and retain world-class talent, build competencies for the workforce while also strengthening Flipkart’s culture.
Krishna took over the role at a crucial juncture for Flipkart - to shape the organizations' people charter for the long-term. He laid out Flipkart's commitment to being inclusive, entrepreneurial & sustainable while focusing on employee experience.
Amidst a raging pandemic that hit the globe almost as soon as he took over, Krishna was faced with the unprecedented challenge of balancing a keen focus on the well being of employees while also ensuring that the country's wheels of commerce continue to stay in motion.
His leadership in steering the company through this time has been nothing short of exemplary and has earned him the respect of leaders across the organization as well as the larger HR community.
Prior to his current role, Krishna has been the Technology Head for Flipkart’s Fulfilment and Services, and Customer Experience Groups. In the course of his tenure at Flipkart, he has also spearheaded the launch of the marketplace platform and has led multiple strategic technology initiatives for Ekart. Aside from his strong technical expertise, he is also known to be a people’s leader. A leader who brings with him the right blend of technical and people skills, he has built exemplary engineering teams from scratch with his intuitive people management and sound organisational planning.
With a career spanning over two decades, Krishna is adept at managing cross-functional teams. He has worked across diverse geographies and work cultures and is known to be an active champion of driving a people-first culture in organisations.
CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India
“To believe in heroic makes heroes” Benjamin Disraeli - Driven by the purpose to strive for excellence, Manu focuses on nurturing ecosystems wherein individuals challenge their own, as well their team’s limits, to drive the growth of the organization and the universe around them.
With a career spanning over two plus decades, across multiple industries and countries, Manu has steered workplace & people agenda of globally dynamic organizations likes Sony Pictures, Coca- Cola, American Express & GE, specializing in roles like Head HR, Talent & Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, HR Transformation, Change & Digital Innovation. She has also operated in board positions wherein, she was/is entrusted to safeguard the company's interest as it pertains to license to operate and sustain in the marketplace. Manu is a graduate of the GE Human Resources Leadership Program (#HRLP) and started her career as a Finance Analyst with Tata Unisys.
Apart from corporate endeavors, Manu is an active industry activist and member of various forums like Co-Chairperson of the CII Western Region Leadership & HR Committee, Member of CII – National Leadership & HR Committee, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) – Asia Pacific Advisory Board, LNOD Advisory Council, Chandigarh University Corporate Advisory Board, Jombay Board of Directors and AIMA YLC. She is also an active participant in various country growth efforts, such as #Startup India and a regular speaker at industry forums, wherein she passionately delivers insights on Leadership and HR Transformation, Change Management and Human Capital Index, amongst other key topics.
Manu is a qualified MBTI, Six Sigma professional, Instruction Designer & Facilitator on variety of leadership & professional skills subjects. She has acquired her bachelor's in Finance, Statistics & Economics and master’s in human resources from Symbiosis Center of Management & HRD, India.
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Author, Angel Investor, Arkam, Fundamentum, & CHRO Bigbasket
Hari is an engineer/MBA from IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta.
He wears different hats: Author, Angel Investor, Advisor to Founders/VCs, Mentor at Start-up Accelerators, Columnist, and CHRO Bigbasket, among others.
Hari spent the last 20 odd years as part of leadership teams of high growth startups and each of these startups saw successful exits. At each of these startups, Hari has been a part of the Management Team and played a key role in shaping their growth and exit.
In the last 6 years, he has played an active role in shaping the startup ecosystem in the country and is respected as a thought leader and an influencer.
He has been a prolific author and has authored 7 books on different themes, and each of these books has been a category leader.
CHRO, Lead School
With over 25 years of industry experience under his belt, Rohit has been the leading the HR function for various organizations. In his last role he was the CHRO for Paytm since December 2019 where he led the strategic HR agenda for the company.
Prior to this role, Rohit was with Accenture where he was responsible for Accenture’s talent strategy and HR service delivery & operations across all businesses in India..
Rohit has previously also worked with Microsoft, where he served as head of Human Resources for Microsoft India. Prior to this, Rohit spent 11 years at GE in various HR leadership roles across multiple businesses like Energy, Capital, Engineering, Corporate and Aviation both in India and the United States. He has also worked with Eicher Tractors, Cadence Design Systems and Bausch & Lomb.
Rohit is a graduate of SRCC Delhi. He has subsequently also done his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. He is married to Swati, who is also an MBA from XLRI and is currently working with SHRM in India. They have 2 children, Dhruv (who is an undergraduate in CS from UCLA, working with Amazon in NY) and Kanhav (who is an undergraduate from Swarthmore in Mathematical Statistics & Economics) and is working with Charles River Associates in Washington DC.
Indranil Chakraborty (IC) is the Founder of StoryWorks and author of the National Bestseller Stories At Work.
IC has combined three qualities to pioneer business storytelling in India: two decades of experience in leading teams and driving change at top firms like Unilever, Tata Group and Mahindra & Mahindra; a love for stories; and the entrepreneurial bug.
His firm, StoryWorks, helps organisations and leaders harness the natural power of stories to dramatically increase the impact of their communication. StoryWorks has done extensive work to help organisations to get their vision, value, strategy and change communication stick with their employees. Other powerful uses that StoryWorks puts business storytelling to are in diverse areas like building the employer brand, knowledge management and behaviour change. Over the last six year they have also trained over 2000 very senior leaders across the world and helped them become powerful business storytellers.
Founder & CEO - Eikam
Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee is one of India's leading Women Business Leaders and has, inpursuing her purpose, founded 'Eikam Resonance' - an organisation, where she, along withher community of researchers and facilitators, delve into ancient wisdom to solvecontemporary issues. Among other initiatives, Eikam also blends modern ‐day managementpractices, leadership frameworks & corporate strategic directioning with perspectivesimbibed from time- tested ancient wisdom, history, mythology and literature.
A Chevening Gurukul Fellow for Leadership & Excellence from University of Oxford, Eika isalso, by training and passion, among the leading Corporate Mythologists in India, best-sellingauthor of 52 Red Pills, and a sought-after speaker on matters of organizational & personaltransformation, meaning & engagement, diversity & inclusion.
Eika's business experience over two decades spans Private Banking, General Managementand Entrepreneurship. Post her MBA, she started her professional life as a Banker with over12 years of core operating experience in various Business Leadership roles with StandardChartered Bank, ABN Amro (now RBS), Citibank & Kotak Mahindra. She then gainedentrepreneurial skills operating her Wealth Consultancy 'Finsutra', both in India & Singapore.In her last corporate role, for over 6 years, Eika has been the CEO of Future Sharp Skills Ltd(a Public-Private Partnership between Future Group & National Skills DevelopmentCorporation) - India's leading Skills, Talent and Leadership Development organisations. From2020, she serves as an Independent Director on the Board of the same Company.
Eika's living is deeply immersed in her age-old Indian wisdom, and she regularly draws uponher Indian blood memory for her unique pedagogy. She is the founder-curator for Aakhyaansince 2014, India's first ever Annual Mythology festival, a knowledge platform that she hasconceptualised with the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai - integrating thecorporate world, academia, and popular culture. Over the last few years, she has also built a"phygital" knowledge sharing platform, the 'Banyan Insight Talks' (BITs), a curated series ofgatherings with experts, practitioners, believers and seekers across the East and the West.
Co-Founder & Product Head, Darwinbox
Chaitanya Peddi, A true subject matter expert of both HR and Technology, heads product & engineering at Darwinbox. His years of experience as an HR consultant has empowered him to understand the specific needs of the HR Tech market and build a world-class product that can not only optimally automate and simplify HR processes for enterprises enables HR to be a game-changing strategic function. But also
An XLRI alumnus, prior to Drawinbox, Chaitanya worked as an HR consultant with Ernst & Young and consulted global firms on organization design and performance management. Having worked in product development at Verizon and combined with his consulting experience, Chaitanya commands a rare vantage point in the HR Tech space.
With over 33 years of experience in India and abroad Dr. Sanjay Muthal has a rich background in Consulting, Strategic HR, Recruitment, L&D and Organisation Development.
Dr. Muthal is an Investor and Consultant with Refyne - Asia’s largest financial wellness suite provider. He is also founder and CEO of Kontempore Leadership & Business Solutions which is in the space of Search, Leadership Consulting, HR Technology & Analytics.
Dr. Muthal has held several leadership positions across the HR function. In his last role he was President - HR, Piramal Group. He has also worked with RPG Group, Hinduja Group, MNCs like Parke Davis and Hoechst and had stints in the Middle East and the UK. He also provides strategic advice to many Boards on leadership development and organisation restructuring.
A globally recognized HR influencer, some of his recognitions include “India’s Greatest HR Professional” by World HRD Congress, “HR Achiever” at India Brand Summit, “Outstanding contributions in the field of HR” presented at Asia Pacific HR Congress.
He serves as an Independent Director on the Board of LIC AMC and Mutual Fund. He is also on the Board of NHRDN, the largest HR professional body in India.
CTO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle
Anjan is a technology leader with over two decades of experience building and deploying cross-channel web applications. Gifted with a strong analytical mind, he can quickly adapt in new contexts, grasp complexity, link different domains, and communicate with both business and technical people. He has a wide bandwidth of skills in Agile Methodologies, People Management, Software Development, Operations Management, and Networking. As the CTO and Co-Founder of Vantage Circle is responsible for the technological progress and evolution of Vantage Circle. In addition, he has played a key role in the design, architecture, and technical implementation of the company’s core functions.
Co-Founder & CEO, PeopleStrong
Pankaj Bansal is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PeopleStrong. Having observed the unorganized and non-integrated HR industry in India during his professional journey, Pankaj felt the need to create an entity that could effectively manage the complete employee life cycle, simultaneously ensuring a satisfied employee experience for its clients. At PeopleStrong, he is responsible for building strategic partnerships and managing the overall growth of the company, both in Indian and international markets.
A visionary, Pankaj is passionate about technology and truly believes that HR will take the leap into the next orbit by embracing technology. With this thought, he has led the team to develop PeopleStrong Alt, an on demand technology product that aims to simplify work life for its users.
Prior to establishing PeopleStrong in 2005, Pankaj worked with the Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology service company (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems), where he was a part of the founding team of the company’s business process outsourcing (BPO) division. He also worked with the engineering giant, SPML Infra Limited, and Housing and Urban Development Corporation. Pankaj’s stint at Withya Direct Inc., a digital media market company, as Chief Operating Officer acted as a turning point in his entrepreneurial journey.
An active member of Confederation of Indian Industries’ (CII’s) National Committee on Skills & Human Resources, Pankaj is currently Regional President – North at National HRD Network (NHRDN), a premier professional body for HR professionals in India. In his earlier stint with NHRDN, he served as the board member for almost a decade and has been one of youngest members in the network’s board. He is also the Non-Executive Director at The HR Fund, India’s first Venture Capital Fund, dedicated to investment in HR solutions companies, and Wheebox, the fastest growing talent assessment company in India.
Pankaj is a sought after speaker at various national, international forums and reputed business schools in India on wider HR management subjects including HR shared services, recruitment, HR technology and Analytics, besides entrepreneurship. Pankaj was recently awarded with Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices – Academia Awards 2016 by New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi and the Visionary Entrepreneurship Award – 2015 by Jindal Global Business School, New Delhi.
Pankaj holds a Masters’ Degree in HR Management from University of Pune, and a Bachelors’ Degree in Entrepreneurship from Delhi University, Delhi. He is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs and his other interests include Urdu poetry and subjects dealing with spirituality. Pankaj resides in Gurgaon with his wife and a son.
Senior VP - Group HR & Director, Tata Management Training Center
Anand brings extensive and rich industry experience to his role at TMTC. Before joining TMTC, he was Senior Partner with Deloitte and leader of the firm’s HR Transformation practice. An alumnus of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he is a seasoned strategist who has helped organizations across the globe in navigating business challenges by driving transformational change, building talent excellence, critical capabilities, and future leaders. He brings with him over three decades of experience, and has curated some of leading research studies in the field of HR. He joined Deloitte in India in April 2018 and served in this capacity for 3 years. During this time amongst other assignments, he anchored one of the largest Learning Transformations and Integrated Talent Management for one of India’s largest commercial organisations, a large Financial Services Company, A global multi business conglomerate.
Anand moved back to India in 2018 after having spent over 25 years working across 5 countries in 3 continents with 3 leading consulting firms. During that time, he has worked on a wide variety of areas focused on leadership development, establishing corporate universities and learning academies, organization design and structuring, HR Transformation and Technology and Organisation Vision, culture and values.
Immediately before Deloitte, Anand was the Global Chief Commercial Officer for Aon Hewitt setting up of a commercially focused team, which would enhance the firm’s focus on profitable growth and was instrumental in enabling agile, fast, and innovative growth for Aon Hewitt, playing an active role in client, solution and portfolio development across geographies and regions.
Anand is a Global expert in Human resource, Future of Work, Future of HR, Global Talent & HR market knowledge, APAC & MEA cultural and geographic market and market intelligence, a Marshall Goldsmith certified Coach and Mentor.
Anand started his career 32 years ago as part of the pioneer batch of Management Trainees with the Taj Group of Hotels. He then left India to work with a Western European Retail Chain and subsequently switched to management and HR consulting.
Chief People Officer, Times Internet
Smriti has over three decades of experience divided between Independent Consulting and Corporates
Her previous Corporate roles include Global head Organization Effectiveness, Cognizant
Global Head Leadership Development ,Genpact
Founding Chief People Officer, Exl Services
In Cognizant she started as the CHRO for their BPS arm, leading 50,000 + employees in multiple geographies. Subsequently moving to a global role covering 250000+ employees .
She was amongst the pioneering HR leaders, who shaped the people practices in the Back Office Industry She is an award winning learning designer and an Executive Coach for the CXO suite .
She has been a champion for Diversity & Inclusion throughout her career, and has designed and facilitated first of its kind Diversity workshops with leading universities of India. She led diversity for the 200K employees of Cognizant India, steering them to Industry recognition and awards
Smriti is regularly invited to talk at national and Industry forums on a wide range of topics including HR Transformation, Effective Leadership, Diversity, Motivation & Purpose of ‘Being
Over the years Smriti has supported social causes by contributing her time as a teacher to special needs and underprivileged children . She has lived and worked with rural communities to better understand their challenges.
She is an alumni of Lady Shri Ram DU and XLRI Jamshedpur
EVP & Chief People Officer, Infogain
Rajiv is a young, dynamic and a fast tracker HR and OD thought Leader who believes in “Self” being the “Instrument of Change”. Having worked with Hi-Tech Industry throughout in his career, he has played a key role in the transformational journey of some of these companies (i.e. Infogain, Dassault Systèmes, GlobalLogic and HCL). Rajiv is inspired with “Employee First” concept and finds it to be the key driver towards catering to the expectations of “Customers” and “Shareholders”.
Head of Sales, Indeed India
Sashi Kumar is the India Head for Indeed.com - The World's #1 Job Search Engine. A seasoned Leader with over 18 years of experience, Sashi has handled diverse portfolios including New Product Evangelization, Enterprise Sales Management and International Sales. He specialises in the Internet Industry, Recruitment Solutions and HR Automation. Sashi's in-depth knowledge and vast experience in the Indian Recruitment Industry has made him a go-to person when it comes to understanding how companies can tailor their recruitment strategy and ensure success in the very competitive Indian Talent Search Market.
Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Vani
16+ years of experience building and leading global L&D functions for large businesses.
An SME in facilitation, content creation, aligning learning strategy to business PNL and coaching the C-Suite club. Mustafa is an applied practitioner in Neuroscience for People Development, a double certified coach, counsellor, practitioner for administering behavioral assessment tools apart from being a Certified ROI Practitioner by Dr.Jack Phillips himself.
Chief Sales Officer, TalentSprint
Mr. Anurag Bansal is the Chief Sales Officer at TalentSprint, an NSE Group EdTech company and a market leader in transformational deep-tech programs. Anurag has also served as the Senior Director and Business Head at Hughes Global Education, a notable pioneer in executive education. He has two decades of professional experience in sales and marketing across many blue-chip companies such as Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Career Launcher, and also as an entrepreneur. Over the course of his career, Anurag has mentored many thousands of students and corporate executives across India. Anurag received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut.
Gaurav Chaubey is the co-founder of Mesh, a modern performance management platform backed by Sequoia and Y Combinator.
Gaurav has been a lifelong student of people management and HR technology. He is a former People & Culture consulting leader with experience of over 300 people performance, pay, engagement, and analytics client assignments, across 30+ countries. In addition, he helped organize over 500 people and culture transformation workshops with leadership and management teams in those roles.
He has deep expertise in designing and implementing strategy-aligned organization structures, performance management frameworks, and pay for performance programs such as variable pay, short-term incentives, sales incentives, etc.
Gaurav is an expert in long-term incentive design, including employee stock options, stock appreciation rights, and phantom stock plans. He has successfully designed and implemented over 100 such plans across both listed and unlisted organizations.
In his previous roles, he led the setup, growth, and development of the analytics vertical of Grant Thornton's Global Research Centre. He also delivered HR analytics and insights to leadership teams, focusing on employee experience, engagement measurement, and action planning.
As the Chief of Staff of Grant Thornton India, he worked with the India leadership to redesign the firm's organizational structure and gained hands-on experience in designing performance metrics, MIS architecture for business performance analytics, and improving the quality of conversations in leadership review meetings.
Before working with Grant Thornton, Gaurav worked with the Compensation & Benefits consulting practice of Mercer Consulting.
Executive Director, HR & Admin, CESC Ltd
Gautam Ray, 61, graduated in Electrical Engineering from Calcutta University in 1981 and completed Post Graduation in Electrical Power System in 1983. Presently, he is Executive Director of CESC Limited, age-old power utility serving the city of Kolkata for more than 100 years. He is also President (HR), Power Group of RPSG. Mr. Ray has an experience of 37 years of working in Power System operations and load dispatch, before he migrated to HR & Admn. He is responsible for HR and Administration for CESC, along with the entire HR process for the new initiatives under CESC, which includes, new power projects and new distribution businesses, training initiatives, etc.
He was instrumental in working on a collaborative project with Singapore Power for improvement in Distribution Sector. He also established AIPM (Asia Institute of Power Management) under CESC, which imparted training and consultancy services for many power utilities of India and neighboring countries.
He is the recipient of Energy Administrator of the Year Award from Association of Energy Engineers, USA : India, Kolkata Chapter. He has received Top Gear Award for excellence in performance and Outstanding Achiever’s Award at RPSG Group level.
He is the Chairman of National Safety Council - West Bengal Chapter, Former President - Calcutta Management Association for 2015-16 and 2016-17, Senior Vice President & Managing Committee Member - Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman - (HR & IR Committee) - CII (ER), Member of National HR & IR Committee – CII. Presently he is serving as Vice Chairman of IIEST Alumni Cell and Co-Chairman of Energy Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Founder & CEO, ZingHR
Prasad Rajappan is the Founder & CEO of ZingHR - a global enterprise cloud applications provider for Human Capital Management (HCM). ZingHR has successfully empowered over 7,00,000 users across 550+ companies worldwide with 24+ HRMS modules.
ZingHR's disruptive innovations for the modern workplace include - Machine Learning for Recruitment, Robotic Interviews, Digital Onboarding, Artificial Intelligence enabled Chatbot, Face Recognition for real-time employee authentication, Zero Touch Payroll for real-time payroll processing with ZERO efforts, gamified and personalized learning with Zing Learn, Power BI embedded for HR Analytics, Geo-fencing and tagging for the mobile workforce.
In 2002, Prasad founded FileMyReturns.com, for e-filing Income Tax returns, for the Department of Income Tax, GoI. He also founded Cnergyis - an enterprise HR Technologies, Outsourcing and Services Company, in 2000.
Prasad has over 25 years of experience in ERP, Operations, Business Process Reengineering, Information Systems and Human Resources. He has held a number of senior management positions at reputed companies like Reliance Industries, Ernst & Young, and Mahindra & Mahindra. He was a part of the SAP Project Directorate at Reliance, which managed more than 30 SAP implementations across various industry verticals like Petrochemical, Energy, Retail, Life Sciences etc.
His stint with the automobile giant Mahindra and Mahindra Limited as Senior Manager - Business Process Reengineering, gave him exposure to different functions like Production Planning, Operations, Information Systems, Human Resources and Business Process Reengineering.
He is a Production Engineer and has earned an MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, (NMIMS) in (HR, Operations).
Talent Strategy Advisor, Indeed.com
An experienced content creator, with over eleven years of experience across verticals, Rohan Sylvester has a demonstrated history of working in the content industry. Combining his passion for content, data-driven insights, and recruitment technologies, he is able to provide companies with actionable strategies to enhance their recruitment.
As the recruitment evangelist for Indeed in India, Rohan leverages Indeed’s extensive platform data and research to support HR and TA professionals across India with insights that could help them attract and hire the right talent.
Rohan is a Marine Engineer and an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology.
Global CHRO, Mastek
Maninder is the Global Chief People Officer at Mastek, and her profile captures the full potential of the role and exceeds that of a functional leader. A major responsibility of her position is to work in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to align company’s mission and strategic vision with the global workforce. In addition to formalising and implementing organisational and People Experience & Diversity(PxD) strategies, she is responsible for providing critical support to the business in areas of talent engagement, career development, change management, succession planning, process integration, performance management, leadership development, talent retention, organisational development, and company culture.
She is also in-charge of the employee welfare schemes, oversees various growth enabling functions within PxD and related initiatives, learning and development, compensation & benefits, people communication & analytics, and diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives at Mastek.
Maninder has an overall experience spanning more than 25 years overseeing all aspects of HR practices and operations facilitating strategic planning and initiatives, change management and organisational design. Prior to Mastek, she held global leadership roles in organisations such as First Source Solutions, ICICI OneSource, Accenture and iGate Solutions.
Director Strategic Sales, upGrad for Business
Dolphy is a Director in upGrad for Business leading the Strategic Sales Segment and is based out Mumbai.
Dolphy is a Sales Professional with 25 years of experience across IBM, Comsat Max & Hexaware, Throughout his career he has taken up diverse assignments including leading Enterprise/Commercial Clients & teams providing Business and IT transformation , Talent Acquisition & Workforce Collaboration solution
Head Customer Success & Growth, upGrad for Business
Saravana Velayudham heads the customer success and growth vertical at upGrad for Business . His major goal is to make sure customers meet their learning outcomes which are aligned to their business goals.
He comes with 2 decades of experience in learning and development working with major Fortune 500 companies .
He is passionate about motorbikes and currently in the process of getting his next ride.
SVP HR & Head Global Talent Management, Cyient
Ramanand Puttige (Ram) graduated in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur. In his career spanning 3 decades - Ram has worked in different capacities in HR across manufacturing, telecom, infrastructure, services and not for profit sector. At Cyient Limited as SVP-Global Talent Management, Ram supports the businesses globally and oversees Talent Development, Performance Management, Competency Building, HR Operations & Compensation and Benefits.
Ram is a Fulbright Scholar having completed the Fulbright Nehru CII Fellowship for Leadership in Management.
Some of the notable firms that Ram worked for are GVK Group, Genpact, Perot Systems BPS, Reliance Communications, ITW Signode & Larsen & Toubro.
Co-Founder, Director, Vani
Ashish is an ex-journalist who started his journey in communication coaching through a social enterprise to enable unemployed youth to find jobs. He founded Vyakta in 2010 where he works with his team to deliver result-oriented coaching for large corporate organizations. He believes that coaching is one of the more sustainable ways to inculcate the skills and habits required to tackle business challenges. Over the last decade, Vyakta has successfully transformed thousands of working professionals, from shop floor to CxO levels. Ashish is now on a mission to deploy [email protected] by bringing together the personal connection of a coach with the power of technology.
Executive Director (HRD) - Management Training Institute, SAIL
Possess HR experience of more than 35 years at SAIL, and presently heading the SAIL Corporate HRD function at Management Training at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
For about 30 years, handled various HR policies relating to Performance Appraisal and Career Growth schemes, Succession Planning, identifying and developing Leadership potential across SAIL, Bipartite forums at National levels, Employee engagement, CSR, etc., while at Corporate SAIL. Also, as part of Govt Pay panel Committee, contributed in Pay Revision recommendations for over 250 public sector enterprises.
Around 4 years of HR experience at Durgapur Steel Plant, West Bengal, leading/guiding the HR contours in all spheres, viz., improvising framework to enhance efficiency & effectiveness of role of HR to ensure its strategic linkage to business, Managing IR dynamics in a complex multi union space, ensuring quality of life at steel township, implementing CSR initiatives with focus on livelihood schemes, spreading awareness on swatchata among children and rural populace surrounding Durgapur etc.
Presently as head of HRD in SAIL, am heading the Learning and Development function and responsible for formulation and implementation of HRD policy across the company and ensuring alignment of HRD initiatives at Plant/Units with Corporate HRD Policy and directives. I am also presently exploring and reinventing L&D alignments towards improved employee engagement.
President, upGrad for Business
Minaxi is a customer centric business leader with almost two decades of experience across customer excellence and business growth. She is a strategic thinker and believes in aligning with customer's objectives to drive mutual wins.Minaxi is motivated by scaling businesses that positively impact customers and believes in empowering teams to deliver successful outcomes.
She has worked with market leaders like IBM, Cisco, SAP and LinkedIn and Uber successfully partnering with customer's on mutual priorities. Currently , she is the President- UpGrad for Business, leading the corporate market for upGrad .
Senior Service Delivery Manager, Professional Services, Skillsoft
Head of HR Business Partners, Biocon Biologics
While I am currently, the Head of the HR Business Partners at Biocon Biologics, I have over two decades of experience in helping organizations attract, retain and nurture human capital. Thirteen of these years have been focussed on the pharma and healthcare industry.
Through my career, I have worn several leadership hats across both HR CoE and Business Partner functions. I have been heading HR since December 2012, across four different organizations – Merck, Maersk Line, Johnson & Johnson, and now with Biocon Biologics. I have worked closely with diverse teams from APAC to Europe, the Americas and Australia, establishing a track record of success in all my roles and assignments.
Have been part of the India/ South Asia/global leadership boards across multiple organizations. Have built, managed, and led teams to focus on strategic and operational aspects of people strategy and support human resources in response to organisational strategy.
My focus has been on organization effectiveness, talent development and management, succession and building talent pipelines across levels, increasing diversity and inclusion sensitivity across the organizations. Have been part of, led global and local HR projects to implement new systems, KPIs and metrics, policies, and processes to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiencies.
Apart from work, I play the violin, am a driving enthusiast, enjoy travelling, keeping fit and being with my family.
Director - People & Culture, IPM India
Jasneet has rich experience of more than 21 years in various leadership roles in the Human Resources function across multiple geographies including India, APAC, Europe, Middle East and North America. Her expertise has been well demonstrated across multiple industries in the areas of Business Partnering, HR Consulting, Talent, Rewards, OD, HR Analytics and Transformation.
In her current role she is the Director People & Culture for IPM India leading the lead the internal transformation of the India affiliate.
In her previous stint with Bharat Pe, she was the Chief Human Resources officer. Prior to joining BharatPe, she had worked with large multinational organizations like Pepsico, DHL, Maersk, Mercer, Reliance Life Sciences, Microsoft etc. She has successfully spearheaded and been part of the projects in the areas of global HR transformation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Change Management, Organization Design etc in her career journey. She has also been conferred ‘Titan of the Year’, which is the highest annual award for spearheading HR Transformation at Maersk Global Service Centres.
She has a strong business acumen, drive for results, learning agility and a ‘people first’ mission in her DNA.
Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
Sh. Vinod Kumar Singh is Director (Personnel) on POWERGRID Board. Sh. Singh started professional career in 1985 with US MNC followed by NHPC and then joined POWERGRID in 1991. He has been a part of exponential growth of POWERGRID . Sh. Singh has worked in all facets of HR including Amalgamation, Turn around, Learning & Development & Culture Building which gave him exposure to entire gamut of company business.
Sh. Singh holds a B.Com (Hons) from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Management from Xavier Institute of Social Services (XISS), Ranchi. Prior to his appointment to this role , he was handling flagship projects such as Capacity Building, restructuring policies & procedures for NER States, strategic alliances etc.
Sh. Singh has been instrumental in implementing innovative HR , Learning & Development interventions which lead to empowerment & organisational growth. Sh. Singh has been a business enabler & strived to make POWERGRID the best working place. He has played a key role in nurturing the fresh talent and preparing them for business challenges & opportunities. He holds deep expertise in strategic alliances pertaining to Learning & Development for employees as well as external customers.
Sh. Singh was integral part of HR at the time of formation of POWERGRID and facilitated successful amalgamation of the diverse cultures, skill sets, expectations, policies and processes, into a single coherent entity. Sh. Singh is also elected as Executive Member of SCOPE , a common platform of CPSEs, focusing to collaborate , highlight , brainstorm and resolve macro level issues etc. pertaining to CPSEs
Sh. Singh was instrumental in various accolade & awards bestowed to POWERGRID such as “ARTODO” for best training organisation in Asia, “BML Munjal Award for Excellence in Learning and Development” , “ISTD”,“Dun & Bradstreet Award” , One of the India’s Best Companies to Work for 2019, by Great Place to Work Institute, India. , also featured in “Forbes Global Best Employer Award”, “ ATD Best Award 2021 “, “SHRM HR Excellence Award in Learning and Development 2020 ” , SKOCH Silver Award for its transformational performance to COVID-19.
Executive Director, Natural Gas Society
Presently working as Executive Director in GAIL (India) Ltd. (a Maharatna PSU) and Director on the Board of M/s GAIL Gas Ltd., Mr. Shastry heads GAIL’s three verticals – Training, R&D and Start Up.
He has also worked as Director (Personnel) in Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), a PSU under Department of Atomic Energy.
Mr. Shastry is M.Tech (Energy Systems Engg) from IIT,Bombay with PG Diploma in Management (DIM) & Advanced Certificate in HRM (ACHRM). Prior to dedicating to HR/HRD domain, he has had experience in the domains of Project Management and Operations & Management of Natural Gas Pipelines and Gas Processing Plants.
Apart from performing the key roles in various areas of HR and HRD, his major contribution has been in bringing transformational changes, particularly in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Training & Leadership Development, Mentoring, Employee Engagement & OD and establishing a strong Industry-Academia Interface.
It is under his leadership that GAIL’s Corporate Training Institute (GTI) has been transformed as a World Class Centre of Excellence in Natural Gas sector.
He is the recipient of many national and international awards like “DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD” by ISOL Global Foundation at Chicago, (USA), ISTD “EMERGING HRD THINKER AWARD", “Asia-Pacific Leadership Award”, etc.
He is actively involved with and is holding important positions in various professional bodies/institutions like Member, Board of Studies (BoS) - AIMA, Member, GC & BoS - Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Member, General Body (GB) – FORE Society, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), etc.
He is a member of national & international professional bodies like SHRM, NHRDN, NIPM, ISTD, ASME, etc. He is also a Member of Jury for the prestigious FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.
Mr Shastry has a deep interest in spirituality, ancient Indian literature/scriptures, music and yoga, etc. He is also an erudite writer having several publications to his credit.
He has widely travelled across the globe in pursuit of his professional activities.
SVP - Head, Learning, Performance & Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Citi South Asia
Tooba Modassir is an HR leader with over fifteen years of diverse experience across HR advisory, Functional Strategy, Performance Management, Talent Management, Learning & Development, Diversity and Inclusion and change management.
She currently leads Talent Management, Learning, Performance Management and Diversity & Inclusion for Citigroup South Asia which is over 25,000 employees strong.
Tooba is a leadership trainer and certified coach. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources and Finance and holds a Strategic Human Resources Advisory certification from Cornell, ILR.
Tooba is passionate about helping leaders harness the potential of their human capital, developing learning agility and creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. She pursues volunteering opportunities in animal welfare.
Chairperson & Managing Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL)
Ms. Vartika Shukla is the Chairperson & Managing Director of Engineers India Limited (EIL). She is also holding additional charge of Director (Technical) and Director (Finance) of the company. An Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Ms Shukla, is also certified with an Executive General Management Program from IIM (Lucknow).
Ms Shukla started her career as a management trainee in EIL’s Process Division in the year 1988. She possesses more than 32 years of extensive technical and consulting experience across the hydrocarbon value chain and has led company to the successful completion of many prestigious projects in Oil & Gas Refining, Petrochemical, Fertilizers sector both in India and Overseas.
She has been associated with the various functions of the organization during her vast career. As Director (Technical), she has steered the Process Design, Research & Development and the entire Engineering functions of the company which are critical for project implementation. She has also been very closely associated with developing in-house competencies and strategizing for new business opportunities both in the core hydrocarbon sector and in diversified areas of operations. She has been steering several new initiatives of the company in the area of BioFuels, Digilitization, Energy Efficiency, Make In India and StartUp India and was instrumental in forging several key Collaborative Partnerships for expansion of Technology Portfolio of EIL.
She has made immense contribution to the development of National Policies especially in the area of BioFuels and future road map for refining and petrochemical sector.
She is an active member of various Industry forums like FIPI, CII, FICCI, and has served on the Editorial Board of FIPI Journal as well. Ms Shukla has authored number of significant research papers in the arena of Refining, Petrochemicals Oil & Gas, offering strategies & technical solutions to the industry. She is also recipient of various prestigious national and international awards. She was the first woman executive in Indian Oil & Gas industry to be bestowed with PETROFED Woman Executive Award. She is also recipient of SCOPE Excellence Award and MoPNG Innovation Award to name a few.
AVP HR, Talent Development & Transformation, Cognizant
Pratyusha sharma is a diverse HR Professional with 25+ years of experience in the industry and has grown from being an entrepreneur to a corporate HR professional . She currently is AVP HR at Cognizant Heads Talent Development and Talent Transformation for the Digital Business operations . She has earlier worked with companies from STG, TMI, GE , GEnpact .
She also leads the D and I Council for Cognizant Hyderabad - passionately works from women development to LGBTQ to hiring people with disabilities.
She was also the Chair for POSH at Cognizant Hyderabad . Apart from this is works for the advancement of career for women , safety of women and career enhancements of many individuals through ScSC, Nasscom , Hysea , NHRD . She has been delivering many talks at universities , organisations on women in workforce , Future of work , women safety and diverse topics . She is mentor with many platforms and spends her time to passionately give back to the society by volunteering through Vivekananda institute of human excellence , Nachiketa tapovan to uplift education and values
Senior Director, Knowledge & Advisory Services, SHRM India, APAC & MENA
At SHRM India, Nishith leads a growing advisory practice focussed on enabling clients realize business goals though better alignment of people practices. He is focused on achieving business growth through effective execution of client consulting mandates for the whole practice in domains such as Vision & Values cascade, Organization Structuring, Performance Management System & other HR process design. In his stint in a corporate role, Nishith has worked with the Bharti group- as a part of the Organization Design and Talent Management team. Here – he worked on projects such as shared service design and implementation, manpower planning, and organization structure design and evaluation. Prior to working with SHRM, Nishith was with the HR consulting teams of PwC, ECS, and Aon Hewitt. Nishith holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development (MHROD), presently MBA-HRD, from Dept. of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and is a certified practitioner of BIOSS tools and methodologies for organization design and leadership capability assessment.
Director, South & Advisory Services, SHRM India & APAC
A passionate and multi-tasking business professional with over a decade of experience, Dedeepya handles the portfolios including Advisory, Research and Academic Partnerships catering to the regions of India, as well as APAC regions. She further also heads the South Region for SHRM India and is responsible for business development and consulting in the area of Human Capital Management. Prior to this, she has worked with Oracle India as HR Consultant. Her areas of interest include Knowledge Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Competency Assessment and Development, Organization Development, Research and HR Analytics. She has been involved in the project design, content generation and implementation of consultancy projects in the above areas. She is experienced in using Quantitative and Qualitative research methods for diagnostic purposes including identifying relevant variables, designing questionnaires and using various statistical methods for analysis. She co-authored papers/ book chapters in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion and further has contributed extensively to various articles / interviews in leading newspapers. Dedeepya is a Mechanical Engineer from Jawaharlal Technological University (Kakinada, A.P) followed by a MBA from Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore, India). She is a certified SHRM Senior Certified Professional ( SHRM SCP), Level -1 Hogan Assessor and is certified in Job Evaluation by KornFerry - Hay. Along with her work, Dedeepya is passionate about painting, dancing and sports.
Sr. VP HR & Global Head - Strategic Resourcing, Mphasis
With over 23 years of experience, Satish Rajarathnam is a seasoned Human Resources professional who has held various HR leadership positions across multiple industries. Satish has continually been at the helm of strategic resourcing, organization change management, HR Business consulting & Agile transformation, as well as leadership and talent management.
Satish is associated with several industry groups and associations such as SHRM, Agile Leadership, LEGO serious Play, PCMM, Six Sigma, ISABs India and NFNLP, among others from which he has received certifications marking him a qualified practitioner. He heads the global talent strategy team for Mphasis and currently responsible for OD, Build-Buy-Borrow talent strategy. In his previous role with Cognizant, Satish was responsible for Global Banking & Financial Services people strategy, aligning HR interventions to business priorities, and functioned as a strategic business advisor to the executive management.
Satish’s leadership experience spans across organisations such as Cognizant, HCL Technologies, and Siemens. He has also been the recipient of awards such as Indian Achievers Award 2021, the Top 100 HR Tech Minds Award, and the HR Excellence Award, from the Government of Rajasthan and Higher & Technical Education, Maharashtra. Outside his experience with HR, Satish has built a reputation as a TEDx speaker. As an entertainer and an illusionist, he has worked on over 1200 performances in association with various corporate houses and international workgroups. As part of giving back to the society he is associated with Udavum Karangal an Orphanage at Chennai and as a Corporate Advisory Board member with Chandigarh University.
Satish is a research Scholar from Swiss School of Management, Geneva and a postgraduate in General Management from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and National University of Singapore (NUS)
Chief People Officer, Randstad India
Anjali Raghuvanshi is the Chief People Officer for Randstad India. An MBA from ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, she also has flair for finance, having earned an honors in finance from the reputed Banaras Hindu University. Anjali is a Strategic Business Partner who facilitates, supports and challenges business leaders along with anticipating the much-needed focus and change in workplace dynamics with the ever-evolving business landscape.
Her experience ranges from industries like IT, Automotive to Consulting. Anjali is an expert in driving strategic resource optimization and rationalization initiatives through the organization. She has been instrumental in business continuity through developing a talent management framework which brings in all elements of talent together - like attract, retain, develop and engage. She has also been instrumental in driving a performance based culture in the organization and moving away from traditional performance management approach. She is passionate about protecting our environment for the future generations and an inclusive workplace.
She also associates with campuses and B-schools in shaping the young minds and building talent for tomorrow.
Sr. Director Operations, SHRM APAC & MENA
Archana Jerath has been with SHRM for 6 years and is Business Leader, Operations for SHRM India and APAC. She is responsible for Conferences and Events (India, MENA, APAC) ; SHRM Certification and Membership growth in India and APAC, B2C Sales and driving various initiatives in the region. She has Twenty Three years of experience of which she spent the last Thirteen years in the HR Industry. In the past Archana has worked with TV-18 (BBC World, CNN, Star etc.), GE Capital International Services, Kelly Services and IKYA Human Capital Solutions in various roles prior to joining SHRM. Archana is result oriented and has successfully led large teams across various verticals and has an expertise in Business and project management. She is Six-Sigma Green Belt Certified from GE and has led quality projects in Lean Six-Sigma, ISO implementation and Internal Systems and procedures from the ground-up.
Vice President & Head Corporate HR & OD, Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Dhanashree is a business oriented professional who has worked in Change management, transformation, Sales and Human Resources. She has worked across sectors, where she has managed transformation using people vectors across businesses. A Keen Listener and Observer is what she describes herself as, she uses her understanding of behaviour and organisations for creating environment for - What’s possible for the business and what it aspires to achieve. Her key areas of expertise include Organisation Design, Culture, Managing Transformations and Leadership Coaching.
VP & Head - Vired for Business, Hero Vired
Srikrishnan is the head of Enterprise Business at Hero Vired. In his professional career of close to a decade and a half, Krishna has built and scaled businesses across start ups and large enterprises that he has worked for. Prior to Hero Vired, he has spent 6.5 years at LinkedIn, leading partnerships with key clients across Talent & Learning Solutions. Krishna loves public speaking and regularly participates in industry events and colleges as a speaker. He is an avid reader, a compassionate leader, and a student of ‘Growth Mindset’. His favourite quote: “Learn continually. There’s always ‘one more thing’ to learn !
Head - Total Rewards, India, Adobe
Chandrashekarr B S is working with Adobe Systems India as Head of Total Rewards, India. He holds a post-graduation certification from XLRI, Jamshedpur in Human Resources Management along with Masters in Human Resources Management from Pondicherry University. He has a rich experience in Compensation and Benefits function spanning over 2 decades with organizations like Societe Generale, Mphasis, IBM, iGATE (Capgemini) and Motorola. His last assignment was with Dell, where he was the Lead – Compensation and Benefits for over 13000 + employees. In addition to his Compensation and Benefits experience, he also carries a rich experience in Change Management & M&A
Director - Talent Practice, Indian Sub Continent & Equality & Inclusion Leader - Asia, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble
Director, Knowledge & Advisory & Business Head, PSE, SHRM India
Ashissh has over 20 years of experience in HR Consulting firms and has been providing strategic HR inputs to more than 300 clients across industries and geographies including India, Middle East, Americas and Southeast Asia.
Ashissh is a certified DDI Master Facilitator, Gallup Strengths Coach, Hogan Certified and an expert on Talent Management and HR Technology. Prior to joining SHRM, Ashissh has worked extensively with world class Consulting organizations like Gallup, Mercer, DDI and Aon.
He is a trusted adviser to C suite leaders on improving business results by helping build leadership capability, people digital systems, craft talent management strategy, training and designing development journeys and measuring employee engagement.
Ashissh is known for his executive presence, public speaking skills and passion of facilitating leadership and behavioral training workshops. His other significant work includes evaluate and build organizational structures by linking to business needs and the application of competencies across the organization. He is also a certified Competency Based Interviewer. Ashissh is pursuing his executive MBA from IIM Lucknow.
Head Organisation Capability & Development & DE&I, Kotak Life Insurance
Mark is a skilled and well-rounded Organisation Behaviour, Organisation Development and, Human Resources practitioner with experience across Management Consulting and Line roles.
His professional experience revolves around diagnosing, developing and executing organisation strategies aligned to business objectives.
An ICF certified Coach, Mark is also a qualified practicing mental health professional. On the aside, he is a core (visiting) faculty member at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (TISS), Mumbai and a freelance journalist to national dailies on the beats of business, art/culture, and socio-political issues.
Group CLO, Axis Bank
23+ years of experience in FMCG and Consumer Durables, IT, Consulting and now Manufacturing in Business Management - (Sales, Customer Care, Operations) and Heading HR functions
Enabling Large Scale Businesses and its Ecosystem to Transform through Process, People, Technology Caoabilities, leading to exponential Business Growth .
Building Human Centric, Positive and Flourishing Organisations with the Mind of a Transforner and Heart of a Healer.
Rohit Chennamaneni is the co-founder of Darwinbox where he orchestrates Operations, Investment, Customer Success and Expansion Strategy.
Passionate about building a world class product company from India, Rohit started his career as a product analyst at Google and worked with their India & Ireland office. After Google he worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey where he has consulted organizations across the globe (US, Africa, and India) primarily on technology and digitalization. With a versatile experience of around 12 years in blending business strategy & technology, he aspires to create disruptive products, business models and teams to drive growth and revenue.
Rohit holds a B.Tech degree from VIT and has done PGDM IIM Lucknow.
Vice President, Learning & Development - India, Capgemini
Gayathri is an HR professional and leads Learning & Development at Capgemini in India. In her current role she is responsible to make the most out of people’s talents by focusing on skilling needs of the future and strengthening competency building. Her vision is to leverage technology to create a continual and inclusive learning culture for a better future.
In her 20 years of work experience, Gayathri has led various diversified roles in Capgemini since 2009 in Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Management and Business Partnering.
In her last role, as a Lead for D&I, she was responsible for raising the level of awareness and ensuring that Capgemini is an equal opportunity workplace across all forms of diversity seen in society. She was also responsible for enabling a safe and equitable workplace for employees, through the Grievance Review Forum (GRC) and Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POPSH) forums. Additionally, she is part of the core team of the global program on [email protected], to enable gender balance and build a platform for women to accelerate into leadership.
Gayathri brings with her an abiding passion in enabling transformation aligned to the organizations’ vision. Be it her role in setting up the talent acquisition process for engaging potential senior talent or in her role to build and develop leadership capability for tomorrow, she has been instrumental in opting for unchartered territories.
Gayathri commenced her career as a lecturer in a reputed college in Madras and went on to teach at management level. Her foray into the corporate world stemmed from a deep felt need to be able to apply many of the theories that established management gurus have developed, and which were the subject of varied debates during interactions with students and academia.
Through various life stages, she had the privilege to make choices to balance her life priorities and a yearning for learning. She strongly believes that the future belongs to life-long learners and that one needs to commit and strive to GET THE FUTURE YOU WANT!
Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India
She is part of the Knowledge Advisory team at SHRM India focused on helping clients achieve their business objectives through effective consultation and project management support. Over the last decade, she has worked extensively in the area of Learning and Organizational Development in organizations such as Adobe, Evalueserve and Wipro. A passionate facilitator, she has facilitated more than 300 virtual learning sessions and over 5000 hours of class-room learning on a variety of topics. She is a certified SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory), Saville Wave and Hogan practitioner. A Vipassana meditator and a trekking enthusiast on the side, draws tremendous inspiration from the mountains.
Chief People and Strategy Officer, Waaree Group
Affianced to my passion, I am working at the confluence of human behaviour and technology to prepare the organization for future of work and future of workforce. An avid People & Strategy Catalyst with versatile experience of 20+ years in leading and managing Digitalization, HR Transformation, People & Strategy initiatives with focus on business value. With diverse experience across BFSI, IT, FMCD + Manufacturing, Telecom, Consulting, Hydrocarbons & Renewable Energy, I have donned various hats of being a Strategist, OD Architect, Digitization Expert, Employee Experience Designer, Employee Engagement lead, Talent Architect etc.
Currently associated with Waaree Group as a Chief People and Strategy Officer, my role encompasses providing strategic direction across People, Culture, OD, Digitalization and Strategy Integration for multiple group entities. Start-Up Incubation, driving group-wide strategic initiatives from ideation to execution, driving integration among various functions/businesses for backward integration, and implementing a robust governance ecosystem are key tenets of my role.
Director (HR), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, India
Dr Alka Mittal leads the human resource management function of India’s largest E&P company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited. She joined the Board of ONGC as Director (HR) in November 2018 after having distinguished herself in diverse roles and challenging assignments over a period of more than 33 years in India’s Maharatna Energy Major. She is the first woman functional Director of the company in its more than 60 years of history.
Dr Alka Mittal has driven strategic & impactful human resource programmes and policies in ONGC, with focus on adopting best-in-class HR practices towards making ONGC a best place to work and nurturing a generation of dedicated energy soldiers in India.
A leader with a mission, Dr Mittal has steered ONGC to become one of the top companies in the country today in the area of CSR, with focus on impactful and sustainable projects to empower the community and preserve our planet.
Dr Mittal is on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL) as ONGC nominee Director since August 2015, and is a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Trichy.
She is actively involved with various national and international professional forums and bodies dedicated to the cause of Human Resource Management and empowerment of women, especially in the Energy Sector. She has a special penchant for training and mentoring, and has trained more than 12000 young Graduate Trainees of ONGC since 2001.
Dr Mittal is a post graduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and a Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies in the area of “Corporate Governance”.
Director Finance, Planning & IS, IPM India
Shray has more than 19 years of experience across multinational organizations in diverse geographies. He has profound experience in Finance function which includes Strategy and Financial Planning, FP&A, Controllership including Financial reporting and Accounting processes, M&A, Business Partnering, Budgeting and Forecasting, Start up JVs, Commercial Finance, Controls and Compliance incl. Statutory Audits, ERP Implementation (SAP, Oracle), IGAAP / IFRS Accounting and Treasury. His expertise in Finance function and strong business perspective complemented with consumer centric approach serves as great assets to any organization he is associated with.
In his current role, he is the Director Finance, Planning & IS of IPM India. He is responsible for formulating and driving strategies in the areas of Finance, Planning and IS to support business growth in the affiliate. Shray started his career with IPM India in 2014 before moving to Hong Kong on a regional role.
Prior to joining IPM, he was VP Commercial Finance with Pepsico and he had worked in organizations like LG, Airtel, GE etc in various leadership roles.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with rich experience in driving change management and proven track record in handling large teams.
SVP & Global Head - HRD, Infosys BPM
Dependra Mathur is the SVP & Global head of Human Resources Development (HRD) and a member of the Executive Council of Infosys BPM. He is a proven leader with over 18 years of experience in HRD, and 14 years in business management.
Over the last 15 years at Infosys, Dependra has managed various key functions, including Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development, Talent Planning, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Diversity & Inclusion. An accomplished HRD professional, he has led Infosys BPM HRD efforts in winning and executing many large M&A deals over the years. With a strong focus on global centers, he has led, developed, and executed several people integration programs, while also helping strengthen the company’s compliance, processes, and systems. Dependra has worked with Wipro, WeP Peripherals, and Tata Motors, before joining Infosys BPM in 2006. He has managed HRD for multiple global locations and subsidiaries, and compensation & benefits for employees across the world.
Dependra has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and has done Electrical Engineering from VNIT Nagpur. He has also completed the Infosys Global Leadership Program from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, and is a Certified Corporate Director from the Institute of Directors.
Team Building & Game Show Facilitator
Over the last 16 years he has transformed over 50,000 people from various backgrounds and conducted over 500 sessions for more than 100 clients.The feathers in his cap include clients like Bharti AXA, ESPN Cricinfo, Dell, EMC2, Intel, Jain Heights, Monsanto, Micro Labs, Micro Vision, Myntra.com, Pace Technologies, Samsung, Sap Labs, STI InfoTech, Solutions Infini, Tablets India, Tektronics, Thomson Reuters, Timken, Verizon, Volvo and Yahoo among others. He holds a Diploma in Training and Development from ISTD, Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Bhavan's, Bangalore and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. He is also a Certified Traits Emotional Intelligence Quotient (TEIQ) Practitioner, Thomas International, UK.
Regional Head - HR Services, Societe Generale Global Solution Center
Diligent HR professional with 16 years of experience in Human Resource & Global HR Shared Service(US,EMEA,Asia)
HR Operations (Talent Acquisition, Learning &Development, Compensation and Diversity & Inclusion),Global HR digital transformation, Agile and adaptiveleadership, HR Strategy, Global- transversal - Project &Program management(Discovery, Scoping, Transition,Service Delivery), Coaching, Mentoring
Associate Vice President, Cybage Software
Kunal is a Seasoned IT Professional with approximately 2 decades of Experience in Leadership, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management as well as Channel Partner Management domestically and internationally. He has worked extensively in Enterprise Technology Solutions Enablement & Implementation, particularly like Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Cyber Security and HCM, AI, Data Analytics and Automation. He is currently leading the Business Development function at Gratifi and helping its customers derive the maximum Value from Gratifi’s Cutting-Edge Engagement Technology.
Associate Director Advisory - India & Sri Lanka, SHRM
Saurabh is an Entrepreneur & HR/Strategy Advisor with over 15 years of learning and experience across the People & Org consulting space. Saurabh brings in deep expertise within the Talent Management solutions landscape having worked on projects across sectors like Oil & Gas, Metal and Mining, BFSI, PSUs, IT/ITeS, Auto, FMCG, Ecommerce, EdTech & Startup.
During his entrepreneurial stint, he founded Realytics, a predictive analytics startup for employee engagement & progression inspired on Mihaly’s Flow Dynamics. He has also been advising startups within consulting and edtech space on talent & HR practices, Product market fit & Growth strategy.
Prior to joining SHRM, Saurabh has worked with organizations like Thomas Assessment, MaFoi Management, Pearson, GPTW, KPMG and EY across roles spanning across Business development and Project management , before starting his own gig as an independent Advisory partner.
Specialties: Cognitive and Behavioural Assessment Consulting, Assessment/Development Centre, Employee Engagement, Culture Study, Talent Analytics, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching, Startup Consulting, Growth Strategies.
Vice President - HR Head, Fiserv Global Services
Mamta heads the HR function for Fiserv India and operates as a trusted advisor to the senior leadership team for Fiserv Global Services across India, US and Costa Rica on all talent related dimensions, with enhanced focus striking the perfect balance between the hearts and minds, while building a strong employer brand in the country.
Mamta is a committed People, Talent and HR leader with globally diversified experiences in multiple markets and technology organizations. She has an illustrious record of driving transformation to build organizational depth, culture and capability. She is well recognized to be a thought partner to business leaders in helping shape longer term HR strategy that supports the business strategy.
Mamta builds effective connections with stakeholders, both within and outside the organization, through her strong commercial acumen focused on creating a compelling competitive advantage for the brand. She has developed expertise as a HR generalist coaching executives, Talent Management, Analytics, Succession Planning, Leadership Development, HR Delivery, Equality at Workplace and building and driving a high-performance culture.
She constantly challenges herself and the team to raise their thinking. She always steps up and takes charge in a crisis to manage it with dignity, integrity and transparency. She thrives in opportunities for managing complex assignments, executive leadership assimilation, intrapreneurship, business turnarounds and environments of change. She demonstrates passion, energy, creativity, cultural sensitivity, execution with speed and agility with highly effective consultative client partnership and relationship management skills.
At Fiserv, she is a big sponsor for D&I charter and plays an active leadership role internally in influencing progressive policies, pay equity and guiding Employee Resource Groups like Women’s Impact Network , UNITY and several others to enable them to unleash their potential and externally to bring more women into our workforce through different initiatives, as an e.g. Women in Tech returning to work after a career break.
Prior to this she has worked with IBM for over 13 years in varied global roles across geographies.
She earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, and a Masters in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). She loves to travel across the globe, do candid photography and interact with people from diverse backgrounds. Apart from listening to music, she is also an avid reader on multitude of topics.
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:
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.
Senior Associate Director Knowledge & Advisory - SHRM India & Mena
Nida is a passionate and entrepreneurial HR Professional with over a decade of experience across diverse areas of the human capital lifecycle. Prior to her current stint with SHRM India, she was working independently and associated with several firms like Great Place to Work Research and Consultancy, School of Inspired Leadership and Institution Builders. She has also been previously employed as a Project Leader with Right Management India. Nida has worked on projects involving both high level strategy and ground level execution. Combination of subject matter expertise with operational understanding and effective stakeholder management has always ensured business impact of HR interventions. Her domain expertise lies in the areas of Competency Management, Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Employee Engagement and Performance Management. In her work in the space of Leader Development, she has worked on content design, development and delivery of more than 200 learning programs across Automotive Manufacturing, FMCG, Construction, IT, BFSI, Telecom, Energy, Government and Pharmaceutical sectors for a host of behavioural and HR functional topics. She holds a degree in Science from Lucknow University and is an MBA from SIBM (Gold Medalist). She is certified to administer and interpret the MBTI psychometric instrument and is also well versed with other psychometric tools like Caliper, Birkman and Learning Style Inventory
Head of Americas, Vantage Circle
A veteran of the Employee Engagement Industry, Nikhil has designed, developed, and managed employee recognition programs for more than 120 large enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies over the last 14 years. His frameworks received industry recognition at global platforms in Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Las Vegas, and Toronto.
At Vantage Circle, Nikhil heads the Americas Business while shuffling between the US & Canada. Previously, Nikhil has had successful stints at Aon Hewitt & Tech Mahindra before co-founding Peoplecart, one of the pioneers of Employee Recognition Technology in South Asia & The Middle East.”
Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates
He is a Talent Management practitioner with global experience across various sectors. He is the ex-Chief Learning Officer for Wipro, a role he worked at for seven years. As an alumnus of Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel he has been exposed to globally acknowledged best practices in leadership and culture building. Forbes describes him as “one of the most interesting Globalists“. LinkedIn voted him as a must know writer. More than half a million followers on LinkedIn and Twitter follow his short form articles and sketches. SHRM describes him as an “Influencer”.
Regional Director, Asia Pacific HR, Lennox International
Hema Mani has over 26 years of experience in Strategic Human Resources Capacity , with wide ranging Multinational experiences from Kelly Consultants, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Jain Group of Institutions, i2 Technologies and Honeywell.
She is a Leadership Coach certified under Korn Ferry Leadership Architect & Marshall Goldsmith and certified OD Facilitator from International OD Federation
She is currently Regional Director, Asia Pacific HR at Lennox International, part of her responsibility in Lennox India & Asia sourcing leadership team. Her responsibilities include HR, Site Operational Management, Driving Community Engagement, External Communications for the company in this region
Under her leadership, Lennox India has won several honors for HR such as the 13 best workplaces in Tamil Nadu by Times of India, 100 Best places to work for women in India 2016 by Avatar, Best places to work in Chennai by Economic Times, Dream companies to work in 2016 by Times Ascent. Best Community engagement Award by Economic Times. Lennox India has been certified as Top Great Places to work twice in row, More recently Lennox was Certified as the Top 15 Great Places to work under her leadership
She is the current the Chairwoman for CII-Indian Women Network in TamilNadu and part of her role she is focused on develop Leadership talent among women, Mentoring initiatives, Gender Parity diagnostics & facilitation in corporations and POSH activities
She has represented on topics of Human sciences in forums of IHRD,NHRD, ISTD, CII and SHRM. She has published a couple of papers on Execution Excellence in HR which is compiled into a journal released by Indian Institute of Science and another one on Innovative learning strategies was recognized by Nasscom. She is recognized as one of the 30 Women Super Achievers by World HRD Congress
Blessed with 2 children, when she finds the time, she loves to cook & read and is also a Yoga Practitioner and Meditator with Isha Foundation
HR Leader - Change Enabler
Leena is the Vice President- Group Human Resources at the Tata Group since September 2018. In this role, she is responsible for group Performance, Rewards, Diversity and Digital Transformation along with leading HR function for Tata Sons that sets policy and governance for all companies at the Tata Group.
Leena has over two decades of experience having previously worked with Sun Pharmaceuticals, GE, Accenture, Aon Hewitt and Glaxo SmithKline Consumer Healthcare in various HR leadership roles.
Leena was leading HR function for global R&D and Quality organisations in addition to Talent Management at Sun Pharma prior to joining Tata Group. Prior to this stint Leena was working as Director- Compensation & Benefits responsible for C&B and HR Operations for GE in South Asia and ASEAN regions and C&B Branding and Communication work for GE globally. In addition she was leading the GE Women’s Network for GE South Asia and led several key initiatives developing diverse talent, during this tenure GE South Asia won GE Women’s Network Best Region awards twice in a span of three years based on the impact created. She joined GE in 2005 as the HR leader for Energy & Aviation engineering organizations based out of Bangalore.
She started her career with Glaxo SmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSK) from and worked on assignments in HR and Sales. She joined Hewitt Associates and consulted in the area of C&B and Job Evaluation for clients spanning varied industries like Consumer, IT and ITES industries. After working for two and a half years with Hewitt, she joined Accenture to lead their Compensation & Benefits function for ITES business.
Leena has an MBA degree in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune and Bachelors degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.
A progressive thinker Leena is always keen to solve tough challenges and create an impact.
Sr. Executive Director (HR), IFFCO Limited
Mr. Nakul Pathak is working as Sr. Executive Director (HR) at Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (popularly known as IFFCO), the largest manufacturer of fertiliser in Asia.
Mr. Pathak joined IFFCO as Graduate Engineer Trainee in January, 1985 and since then held various responsible positions in different capacities. He has worked on a number of technical projects like construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning of fertiliser plants not only in India but also abroad in Oman.
Keeping in view his keen interest in managing human capital and astute people skills, he was transferred in HR department in 2012. Currently he is responsible for almost all the key functions in HR domain and some of his path-breaking initiatives include revamping performance management system, introduction of online learning system, manpower rationalization, leadership development, managing diversity and inclusion, automation and digitization of HR activities. He is associated with professional bodies like NHRDN, AIMA, DMA, NIPM and is regularly invited for chairing sessions by management development institutes and industry forums.
Mr. Pathak has widely travelled in India and overseas in countries like Japan, Spain, Italy, USA, Malaysia, Thailand etc. for business assignments as well as for participation in Seminars and Conferences. Mr. Pathak is a keen sports lover with special interest in Cricket and Lawn Tennis.
SHRM Advisor & Co-Founder, Salto Dee Fe
Rajan works in the area of Business Enablement and Leapfrogging Organisations to the next orbit of growth. His ﬁrm focuses on 4 practice areas - Talent Management, Organisation Transformation, Executive Search and Leadership Skilling. He and his team has cre-ated the revolutionary One Minute Feedback mobile application tool, Karma Notes.
Rajan has a rich and varied 28 years experience in Human Re-sources . He does cuNng edge Talent Management work with Marc Eﬀron for Fortune 100 companies across the globe, closer home he is involved with Harvard Business Press, Stanford Seed and SHRM advising, consulting, teaching and coaching their clients.
For the past 9 years Rajan has been consulting, advising, training, coaching and launching organisations in their next growth orbit. He has worked with over 100 clients in varied sectors including Fortune 100 Global, Indian private and public sector companies. His clients seek his advice to solve complex Talent/ Performance Management issues, build robust Talent strategies and Transform Organisations.
Since 1992, Rajan has garnered his expertise through hard-won experience across multiple sectors – in manufacturing industry he worked with Eicher and Ballarpur Industries, in FMCG with Coca Cola, and in consul;ng with Eicher Consultancy Services (ECS), before geNng into ﬁnancial services with Max New York Life Insurance (MNYL). He spent over a decade in the ﬁnancial services industry.
In his corporate career, Rajan has been instrumental in seNng up HR functions, formulating the philoso-phy, strategy and policies of the function. He has speciﬁc expertise in the areas of Performance Man-agement, Compensation, Feedback & Talent Management. He has been instrumental in Transforming Organisations over the last 15 years. He regularly tweets and publishes on LinkedIn.
Rajan has been trained by Harvard Business Publishing in Case study methodology, DDI in Performance Management & Coaching, by SHL in OPQ Assessments. He is an international speaker, expert in the areas of Human Resources & Performance Feedback.
Rajan is Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is certiﬁed in Organisation Design from IIMB and in Behaviour Economics 101 from Rotman School, Toronto.
Head Retail & Customer Experience, SHRM India
An MBA graduate from the University of West London with over 14 years of work experience across India and the UK. She has been a part of the SHRM India team for over a decade has worked in the areas of operations, events, trade support, research, business development and strategic management across organizations such as J.P. Morgan, DHL UK and Market Probe Europe. She is currently heading Retail Products Pan India and drives Memberships, Certifications, Virtual Professional Development Programs and other key initiatives. She has also been an integral part in launching the SHRM Certifications across India and Bangladesh.
Sr. Knowledge Advisor, SHRM India
Nitya is an Organization development consultant with experience in Leadership Development, Behavioural Assessments for Succession planning, Performance Management and designing learning journeys for managerial development.
Over the last decade she has successfully leveraged her experience in Business and Consulting to drive meaningful and measurable change management initiatives for her clients across industries like BFSI, ITES, Fintech, Pharma & Manufacturing.
She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in executive HR from XLRI and is a certified HOGAN practitioner. She has extensively used Predictive Psychometric tools like CHALLY, Personality assessment DISC, Pearson personality tool Sosie, Critical thinking Assessments Watson Glaser etc. for designing talent management solutions for clients.
Prior to Organizational Development, her corporate journey began in Business with the Citigroup and later in Wealth Advisory for Private and Corporate clients at Deutsche bank.