About #SHRMIAC21

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.

What Can You do at #SHRMIAC21?

Peer Learning and Networking

Engage with your peers in group chats, one-on-one conversations and grow your network

Get equipped to be Future-Fit

Equip you as HR Leaders and People Managers to confidently reframe the future & thrive in the new world order

Earn up to 15 PDCs

Stay Current with your SHRM CP® or SHRM SCP®

Leverage the immersive Virtual platform

#SHRMIAC is designed for maximized Learning & interactions. Engage in Online discussions & share Best Practices

Get ahead of the curve

Learn the latest in HR Innovation and how to leverage it for meaningful outcomes

Invest your time wisely

For over 7 decades, SHRM has been elevating HR. SHRMIAC21 will equip you to navigate the future with knowledge & confidence

What to Expect at #SHRMIAC21

A fresh perspective through unique and engaging sessions &  formats


• Key Notes
• Skill Studios
• Workshops
• Masterclasses
• How-to Guides
• All you need to know about Toolkits
• Tech Talks
• Your Voice: Hot Topics
• Leaders Speak


• Total Rewards & Wellbeing
• Culture
• Technology and Innovation
• DE&I
• People & Talent
• Workplace Policy
• Leadership & Personal Growth
• Strategic HR

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#SHRMIAC21 At a Glance

#SHRMIAC21 Speakers

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO, SHRM

Dave Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, & Partner, RBL Group

Amitabh Kant

G20 Sherpa, Government of India

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics

Dr. Praveer Sinha

CEO & Managing Director, The Tata Power Company Limited

Harsha Bhogle

Cricket Commentator

Manoj Jain

Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL

Mandira Bedi

Actor, Author, Anchor, Fitness Enthusiast

Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin

Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini

Achal Khanna


Partha Neog

CEO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle

Sonam Kalra

Award-Winning Singer & Composer

Arnay Agarwal

Founder, eReadingShala

Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Chitresh Sharma

CEO & Co-Founder, Refyne

Sorabh Pant

Stand-up Comedian & Writer

P Dwarakanath

Former Chairman, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Ashwika Kapur

Educator, Science Communicator & Award-winning Natural History Film-maker

S.Y. Siddiqui

Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Yashwant Mahadik

President - Global HR, Lupin

Raj Raghavan

Chief People & Culture Officer, CoreStack

James Thomas

Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors India

Pallavi Kathuria

Partner, Egon Zehnder

Ann Florell

VP & Head - HR. Target

Krishna Raghavan

Chief People Officer, Flipkart

Manu N Wadhwa

CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India

Hari T.N

Author, Angel Investor, Arkam, Fundamentum, & CHRO Bigbasket

Rohit Thakur

CHRO, Lead School

Indranil Chakraborty

Founder, StoryWorks

Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee

Founder & CEO - Eikam

Chaitanya Peddi

Co-Founder & Product Head, Darwinbox

Dr. Sanjay Muthal

CEO, Kontempore

Nupur Mehta

VP Human Resources, NIUM

Anjan Pathak

CTO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle

Pankaj Bansal

Co-Founder & CEO, PeopleStrong

Apoorv Kumar

CTO & Co-Founder, Refyne

Anand Shankar

Senior VP - Group HR & Director, Tata Management Training Center

Smriti Ahuja

Chief People Officer, Times Internet

Rajiv Naithani

EVP & Chief People Officer, Infogain

Sashi Kumar

Head of Sales, Indeed India

Mustafa Syed

Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Vani

Anurag Bansal

Chief Sales Officer, TalentSprint

Gaurav Chaubey

Co-Founder, Mesh

Gautam Ray

Executive Director, HR & Admin, CESC Ltd

Prasad Rajappan

Founder & CEO, ZingHR

Rohan Sylvester

Talent Strategy Advisor, Indeed.com

Maninder Kapoor Puri

Global CHRO, Mastek

Dolphy Dias

Director Strategic Sales, upGrad for Business

Saravana Velayudham

Head Customer Success & Growth, upGrad for Business

Ramanand Puttige

SVP HR & Head Global Talent Management, Cyient

Ashish Kumar Jha

Co-Founder, Director, Vani

Kamakshi Raman

Executive Director (HRD) - Management Training Institute, SAIL

Minaxi Indra

President, upGrad for Business

Syed Azfar Hussain

SVP - HR, Bajaj Finserv

Nirmala Gopalakrishnan

Senior Service Delivery Manager, Professional Services, Skillsoft

Cecilia M. Azavedo

Head of HR Business Partners, Biocon Biologics

Jasneet Kaur

Director - People & Culture, IPM India

Vinod Kumar Singh

Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.

D V Shastry

Executive Director, Natural Gas Society

Tooba Modassir

SVP - Head, Learning, Performance & Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Citi South Asia

Vartika Shukla

Chairperson & Managing Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL)

Pratyusha Sharma

AVP HR, Talent Development & Transformation, Cognizant

Nishith Upadhyaya

Senior Director, Knowledge & Advisory Services, SHRM India, APAC & MENA

Dedeepya Ajith John

Director, South & Advisory Services, SHRM India & APAC

Satish Rajarathnam

Senior Vice President HR & Global Head - Strategic Resourcing, Mphasis

Anjali Raghuvanshi

Chief People Officer, Randstad India

Archana Jerath

Sr. Director Operations, SHRM APAC & MENA

Dhanashree Thakkar

Vice President & Head Corporate HR & OD, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Srikrishnan V

VP & Head - Vired for Business, Hero Vired

Chandrashekarr B S

Head - Total Rewards, India, Adobe

Mridula Shukla Varghese

Director - Talent Practice, Indian Sub Continent & Equality & Inclusion Leader - Asia, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble

Manuel D’Souza

Partner, inGROUP Consulting Services LLP

Ashissh Kaul

Director, Knowledge & Advisory & Business Head, PSE, SHRM India

Mark T Fernandes

Head Organisation Capability & Development & DE&I, Kotak Life Insurance

Carmistha Mitra

Group CLO, Axis Bank

Rohit Chennamaneni

Co-Founder, Darwinbox

Gayathri Ramamurthy

Vice President, Learning & Development - India, Capgemini

Neha Pant

Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India

Anuj Kathuria

Chief People and Strategy Officer, Waaree Group

Dr Alka Mittal

Director (HR), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, India

Shray Mehandiratta

Director Finance, Planning & IS, IPM India

Dependra Mathur

SVP & Global Head - HRD, Infosys BPM

Arun Balakrishnan

Former Chairman & MD - HPCL , Founder Chairman, HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL)

Palani Rajan

Team Building & Game Show Facilitator

Karthik Rao Ammathi

Regional Head - HR Services, Societe Generale Global Solution Center

Kunal J

Associate Vice President, Cybage Software

Saurabh Singh

Associate Director Advisory - India & Sri Lanka, SHRM

Mamta Sharma

Vice President - HR Head, Fiserv Global Services

Tapann Sabharwal

AVP and Head of Training - India, Sutherland

Anil Santhapuri

Director - Skills Solutions, Global Talent Management, FIS

Jai Balan

Head - HR, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Nida Shahid

Senior Associate Director Knowledge & Advisory - SHRM India & Mena

Nikhil Norula

Head of Americas, Vantage Circle

Abhijit Bhaduri

Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates

Venka Reddy

Global HR Business Partner, Infosys Ltd

Hema Mani

Regional Director, Asia Pacific HR, Lennox International

Leena Sahijwani

HR Leader - Change Enabler

Nakul Pathak

Sr. Executive Director (HR), IFFCO Limited

Vishal Dhingra

HR Director, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Prashant Varma

HR Head, Sharaf DG

Rajan Kalia

SHRM Advisor & Co-Founder,      Salto Dee Fe

Lyanne Nathaniel

Head Retail & Customer Experience, SHRM India

Nitya Vijaykumar

Sr. Knowledge Advisor, SHRM India

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