Runa Maitra

Founder, People Talent International

Runa has two decades plus HR and OD experience in the Fintech, IT/ITES, Professional Services, manufacturing and retail sectors in India, US and UK. She is the founder and director of People Talent International and had partnered with multiple Entrepreneurs as Business. Prior to her Business role she worked as Country Director HR of Clifford Chance, Center Head HR of Convergys, Head HR in Dalmia Group, Aptara, Escorts Finance Ltd.

Runa had been awarded as Top 50 HR Influencer by ETHR in 2021 and  101 Women Social Media Influencer in the year 2015 and 2016. She had been awarded as Top 100 Innovation HR leader by World HRD Congress in 2017 & 2018 and Top 30 HR influencer in 2018 by SHRM India. She had been awarded Top 50 HR Influencer in 2019 by SHRM APAC and MENA and SHRM Official Influencer 2020.

Runa is a renowned Keynote Speaker in both Corporate and and Academia and had conducted Behavioral Training for multiple industries. Her Organization Development, transformation project and Learning intervention includes facilitation of leadership development program, Masterclass on Design Thinking, Virtual and blended learning facilitation, Team Intervention, Business Communication, Virtual Etiquette skill development,  On-ground and Virtual Team Building program, Diversity & Inclusion learning sessions.

She is associated with various start-ups and academia as business consultant/advisor for product development, team development and Market outreach support.  She had been associated with various colleges as an advisory board member in India and a freelance Lecturer on HR Analytics, Design Thinking, SHRM, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving in India and overseas.

The evolution of corporate social responsibility in India inspired her to lead a NGO SDEAR on Education & Skilling, associated with Pure India Trust on Girl Child Education. She is founder of a NGO WOS (women of substance) India, which supports Women Empowerment and recognizes “Changemakers”. As Jury member of Ashoka Foundation, selected social entrepreneurs for the nationwide Youth-venture program.

Runa is a Fellow and PHD program from Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad, Trained in Gemba Kaizen, Prince2, NLP, Thomas profiling and various corporate training module. Associated with diverse training and coaching groups, SHRM, WIAL India, WASME, Life member of AIMA, NHRDN and ISTD. She is in core committee of NHRDN and Delhi NCR  Chapter and leads the Social Media and Communication initiative for HR community.

Her Mantra: Winners Move on and keep Achieving in Life