Head - HR & Admin.
Aditya Birla Online Fashion Pvt. Ltd.
Abhishek Kumar has been associated with the Aditya Birla Group for the last 8 years.
In his role as Head – HR & Administration, Abhishek is responsible for the People strategy, policy and Capability Building at abof. He has over 13 years of rich experience in HR and his strength lies in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement and Organization Development. He has worked with some of the leading services organization like American Express and Airtel in his earlier stints.
Prior to joining abof, Abhishek was leading the Sales HR vertical at Birla Sun life Asset Management for over 6 Years. He led the HR mandate during the growth and expansion phase of the AMC from their early days to their current network of over 130 branches, with a pan India footprint. He was recognized on several occasions for his innovation and functional excellence by Aditya Birla Financial Services Group.
Abhishek has a Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University and his Post Graduation from IIM Indore.
Head - Talent Acquisition (BPM)
Allstate Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Aditya brings on the table an experience of 14 years in Talent Acquisition & HR, with expertise in Recruitment Strategy Management, New Start Ups, use of Social Media for recruitment, employer branding, cost management and the use of Technology in streamlining recruitment operations. In the past he has worked with organizations such as EXL Service, Hutchison, Ocwen Financial Corp. and is currently associated with Allstate India (a fortune 100, US Insurance conglomerate) as Head Talent Acquisition.
Aditya is a Post Graduated in HR. He is certified in PPA & HJA (Personal Profile Analysis & Human Job Analysis) by Thomas International.
In his career so far, Aditya has been successful in setting up teams from scratch for 3 Start-ups in the IT / ITES space.
Ajaybir Singh Bakshi
Director - HR
Vodafone India Services Pvt. Ltd.
• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Master's degree in Business Administration.
Professional accreditations :
• Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from International Coaching Federation, USA
• Certified Assessor in design and deployment of Assessment and Development Centres
• Certified administrator in Psychometric Instruments such as OPQ 32, DISC profile, Thomas Profile, Hogan Assessments,MBTI
• Certified in Train the Trainer From Old Mutual Business School
Speaker in Forums :
• Key note speaker at AIMA(All India Management Institute)
• Speaker in Forums like Business World and Business Today
• Co-Conveynor of CII,Pune chapter
• Active speaker on Strategic HR topics in CII, NHRD
• Active speaker in Dun & Bradstreet, India Staffing Federation
• Coach for Senior leadership and Guest speaker at Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC)
• Key speaker at various forums held by World HRD Congress.
• Transformational HR Leadership Award from the Economic Times in March 2016.
• 100 Most Influential CHRO by World HRD Congress – Jan 2016
• Careerista - Dun and Bradstreet award for excellence in Human Resources in 2015- being featured in June 2015 edition of Business World.
• HR leadership Award by Business World in July 2015 – featured in Businessworld and ET now
• HR Tech Leader Awards by World HRD Congress in September 2015
• 50 Most Influential HR Professional In Asia Award in September 2015
• Best HR Strategy in line with Business – World HRD Congress in 2015.
• RASBIC Award for Innovation in Recruitment – World HRD Congress in 2015
• Indira Super Achiever in Human ResourceIndira Institute of Management, Pune.
• Top 25 Dream companies to work for Award –Times of India Ascent and World HRD
Current Employment : Vodafone Shared Services, India
Job title : Director - Human Resources
• Design and deployment of HR strategy across Vodafone Shared Services, India.
• Handling a diverse portfolio of Talent Acquisition, Leadership Hiring, Talent Development, Talent Engagement, Talent retention, Rewards & Recognition and HR Operations, Diversity & Inclusion and CSR.
• Responsible for design and deployment of people policies across VSSI for 10,000+ people across four locations (Pune/ Ahmedabad / Bangalore / Chennai).
• On the Board as Director for Vodafone Group Holding Companies in India.
Past Experience :
• Have over 21 years' experience as an HR professional in both Generalist and specialist roles in leading Multinational Organizations and Indian organizations such as Prudential, Gillette, Castrol and Sterlite (Vedanta) Group
• Have been a Director HR and Corporate facilities for Prudential Plc Shared Services Center in India and subsequently the Head of talent for UK and Europe based out of London.
• Have been a Group Head of Learning and Development and subsequently Head of HR for Sterlite Group of companies and have done roles as Head of Talent, OD.
• Key experience has been in managing HR integrations (mergers and acquisitions), Leadership Hiring, Talent management, Succession Planning, Rewards and Organization design, HR systems and HR process design.
I. Leadership Development :
• Conceptualized a developed a customized leadership development programme for Senior Managers in collaboration with IIM- Ahmedabad and Middle level Managers in collaboration with IIT –Mumbai for Sterlite Industries Ltd.
• Conceptualized, designed and initiated a Two-Tier Leadership Programme for the Top 30 Managers for Vodafone Shared Services in collaboration with IIM – Ahmedabad and IIM- Bangalore.
II. Coaching and Mentoring :
• Designed and deployed a Coaching and Mentoring Programme for Prudential Plc to identify and develop internal coaches for Senior Leaders.
• Successfully led the successful transition as a personal coach for the Finance Controller of Prudential Process Management Services to an Executive Director – Finance.
• Introduced Executive Coaching / Transition Coaching for Senior Leaders at Prudential Process Management Services Pvt. Ltd and Vodafone Shared Services, India.
III. Assessment & Development Centres :
• Assessor for Management / Leadership Centres for Prudential Plc in UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India.
• Conceptualized, designed and deployed Assessment Centres in Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
• Led a Development Centre with YSC for identification & development of high Potential Leaders in the capacity of an internal assessor / coach.
IV. Mergers & Acquisitions :
• Successfully led the merger & integration including Organisation Structure alignment, Rewards & Policy Integration, People & Culture integration of Sterlite Technologies & Sterlite Power (Transmission Business Division).
• Successfully led the HR integration for Cable & Wireless and Vodafone Shared Services India.
V. Leadership Hiring :
• Successfully introduced hiring strategic linked to succession planning in Prudential Management Services using Hogan Assessment and Business Case Presentation.
• Successfully introduced Competency based hiring and Hogan Assessments for Leadership hiring including Assessment Centres.
• Hired over 500 + Senior Managers (Including CXO's of Business) and over 20,000 plus employees in my career.
• Successfully hired and on boarded over 50% of the existing Leadership Team in Vodafone.
VI. Strategic Rewards & Performance Management :
• Successfully designed and implemented the Employee Stock Option Scheme for Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
• Introduced the Balance Score Card for Performance Management in Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
President & Group Head - Corporate HR
Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Aman Attree heads the Corporate HR Function for the Group, and provides strategic Leadership at Hindustan Powerprojects.
Aman has over 27 years of experience across FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Utilities and Infrastructure sector. He has worked with leading organization like Gillette, FHL, Reliance and DLF, among others.
Over the years, he has driven organic and inorganic growth and helped create customer centric organizations. He is an acknowledged expert in the areas of M&A (HR Due diligence post-merger Integration.) Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Strategic Change Management and Organizational Design, Organization Transformation, Talent Strategies, Leadership Capability Building, Rewards, Sound business acumen, Coaching & Mentoring , He is a firm believer in analytics and behavioral economics, and leverages them successfully.
Aman has been a coach and mentor to CXOs, in India and the Middle East, guiding them on enabling elements that lead to success in business. He is a frequent speaker at events and is heavily quoted by the print media.
Infobeans Technologies Ltd
Ambrish comes with a vast experience of 18 years in HR and Talent Acquisition, with expertise in HR Strategy formulation for Organization Growth and People Development, Organizational Design and change management.Ambrish has been successful in setting up teams from scratch to mid size organisation for 2 Start-ups in the IT / ITES space.
Ambrish is a people leader and he has enabled HR team members to learn and contribute across various platforms, providing them a platform for multi skill development and multi-functional exposure.
In the past he has worked with organizations such as Impetus Technologies, Global Logic and is currently associated with InfoBeansTechnologies as Global Head of HR.
Ambrish is a postgraduate in HR. He has also done Ex-PGM certification with IIM Indore. He is still an HR Scholar and believes that HRD means "Hidden Resource Development" in individuals. It is all about nurturing hidden talent in each one of us.
Ambrish has been awarded as 50 Most Influential leaders by Asia pacific HRM congress in 2015.
Head - HR
Omkar Realtors & Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Anil Noronha leads the HR function at Omkar Realtors & Developers, an Indian leader in Real Estate development.
Anil has over 25 years of experience in the field of people management and strategic HR consulting. He has consistently partnered with senior leadership in creating a progressive culture built on core values while executing various people programs in alignment with business needs, thus resulting in happier and more effective employees, satisfied customers and better company performance.
Prior to joining Omkar, Anil has served in several positions including Head of HR at Bombay Dyeing Group, Executive Vice President Group HR with Rajesh Wadhawan Group (7 yrs), Senior Vice President Group HR at Ashok Piramal Group (2yrs), and Director HR, Indian Subcontinent with USA based IT leader, Novell Inc (11 yrs). Anil initially spent 8 years with the hospitality industry leader Oberoi Hotels in a customer facing role.
Being a HR expert, Anil regularly addresses various industry forums and is often invited to serve as a member of a jury or an advisory committee. He was invited for consultation by members of a sub-committee formed under The Planning Commission of India to make recommendations to remodel the Apprenticeship regime in the country. The Retail Association of India (RAI) invited Anil to be a member of the Sector Skill Council set up by National Skill Development Corporation, a not-for-profit company set up by the Ministry of Finance to further the cause of creating a trained workforce to cater to the growth of the Retail industry.
He continues to write for several leading publications, sharing his learning and contributing to the development of Human Resources in India. Anil also earned several industry honors and awards.
Anil has traveled across the globe and has wide exposure to international HR best practices, having worked with some of the best HR and business professionals worldwide.
Anita Sinai Guha
Diversity Portfolio & Solutioning Leader, Professional Learning Delivery
IBM India Limited
A graduate from Harvard University, An ita has over 20 years experience in training, organizational development, learning and knowledge management fields. Her experience spans a range of industries and locations including the public sector (at United Nations, Vienna), pharmaceutical (at Merind, Mumbai), shipping (at NYK, Tokyo), beverages (at Tata Tea, Kolkata) and IT (at IBM, Bangalore & Mumbai).
Before her current role at IBM, she has held a number of leadership roles including, HR Partner for different Business Units, Management Development facilitator (and ASEAN/SA MD Leader), Head of India Leadership Development, India Diversity Leader, Member of the IBM Global Design Team, and Leadership Development Leader for the Americas, ASEAN, ANZ, Korea, and Japan. Anita was recipient of the Young HR Achiever Award at the World HR Conference in 2003. In 2007, she received a 3 month Chevening Scholarship to study Leadership & Globalisation at the London School of Economics, UK. In 2009, she was awarded the WILL Women's Choice Award for her "deep passion, outstanding commitment, and high delivery in the field of inclusivity and gender equality."
Anita is passionate about sharing her expertise making time to speak at a variety of conferences including the Chief Learning Officer Conference, World HRD Congress, Community Business, CII, AIMA, and NASSCOM sponsored conferences, and more. She has designed and delivered a course on HR in Practice: A Corporate Perspective targeted to honours students of the BMS at Xaviers' College, Mumbai. She has published as well as been interviewed in articles in national magazines and newspapers including the Economic Times, Times of India, Human Capital, Business Today, Indian Management & the like.
Anita is married and the mother of two daughters.
Head - HR
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd.
A strong Human Resource Leader with an extensive experience of more than 18 years spanning in the areas of Talent Engagement, Performance Management, Employer Branding, HR Analytics, Change Management, Job Evaluation / Analysis, Career Management, Competency Modeling, HR Systems and Training and Development.
Currently working in the capacity of 'Head HR' for Americas & Europe in LnT Infotech. She is also acting as Assistant Vice President of HRIA, an HR forum for IT & ITeS companies for the Mumbai Chapter. Winner of the 'HR Leader ' award from the World HRD Congress, she has won various accolades internally & externally for her strategic initiatives in people policies and strategy building to increase business scalability.
Barttanu Kumar Das
Sr. VP & Head - HR
Blue Dart Express Ltd.
Barttanu Kumar Das is Senior Vice-President and Head – Human Resources at Blue Dart Express Ltd., the leading express and distribution company of India, part of DPDHL Group.
Barttanu has an overall experience of more than 25 years in diverse sectors spanning Power, Infrastructure, and Logistics/distribution. His earlier stint was with NTPC, Navi Mumbai SEZ Pvt. Ltd., an Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Group Company, Blue Dart Express and Shalimar Paints.
Barttanu is responsible for HR strategy, HR plans, organization and leadership development, Employee Relations and business partnership for the organization.
A strong believer of change and transformation, he has rich experience in HRD, TQM, Industrial relations and organization transformation areas.
During his stint in NTPC, Reliance and Blue Dart Express, he has worked extensively in last 12 years with leading Business and HR consulting Organizations such as AT Kearney, Hewitt Associates, Ernst & Young, Mercer, Sri Ram Center of Industrial Relations and Management, NIS Sparta in number of Organization Transformation and capability development assignments.
Under his HR leadership in Blue Dart express, the organization has won several recognitions for HR excellence. Some of the coveted ones are – '13th Best Employer Brand Award' by Employer Brand Institute in 2010, 'Best Motivational Work Place Award under services category' by AIMA-IOCL in 2010, Innovative HR practices Award and 'One of the top 50 Great Places to Work For in India' consecutively for last 5 years and one Top 11 Best Employers in India in 2014-15 recognized by Aon Hewitt Best Employers study.
Barttanu has written articles and presented papers in National & International conferences in the area of Talent Development, Succession Planning, Vision and Values, Mentoring and Leadership Development based on practice and implementation of HR interventions.
He is a life member of National HRD Network and has been actively involved as a core-committee member in National HRD Network and Delhi Management Association from 2002-2005 (Young Manager's Forum). Barttanu was Vice-chairman of HRM committee of Mumbai Chambers of commerce from 2011-12. Currently, he is associated with Mumbai Chambers of Commerce as a core HRM Committee member and also represents CII-HRM Committee (Western Region).
Barttanu is invited as Guest Speaker/Panelist/thought leaders by professional bodies such as National HRD Network, All India Management Association, World HRD Congress and Asia-Pacific HRM Congress in national level conferences and seminars and leading business schools such as IIM, NITIE, TISS, XLRI etc. and by various magazines/newspapers.
Barttanu is a graduate in Economics and holds a Post Graduate degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
Barttanu is certified from USA on Hogan leadership Assessment Tools, a certified MBTI Trainer and has completed PCC certification course with 125 hours of mentored coaching from International Coaching Federation, USA.
Bindu S Nair
Chief Consultant: People Strategy & Gender Diversity
Dr. Bindu Nair, a PhD in Organization behaviour and a Post Doctoral Fellow of ICSSR,has extensive experience in Human Capital Management.She has worked in Global and Indian environment. She has spear headed Human Capital Strategy and Change in various organizations in her career spanning more than 20 years.
Consulting since 2010, she is the founder of Decision Theory- a Human Capital Strategies and Advisory firm. She's steering and guiding HR strategies for a handful oforganizations currently.
She writes in National dailies, is a published author and a speaker at various forums. She has founded PURNA- a social initiative that focuses on Diversity in Communities.
Head - HR
National Insurance Property Development Company Ltd.
Cavelle Joseph is a versatile human resources executive with hands-on experience in public and private sector Human Resource Management. With over fifteen years experience she is a strategic professional who deploys a participative management style in a fast-paced and diverse work environment. As the Head Human Resources at the National Insurance Property Development Company Limited, she is an excellent team builder and consultant on personnel issues and organizational development. In addition to the HR function, she has responsibility for Health and Safety and Security.
Her core competencies and training includes General and Administrative Management, HR Planning, Organizational Design, Organizational Development, HR Audits, Training and Development, Performance Management, Training and Instructional Design Skills, Employee and Labour Relations and Services, Recruitment and Selection, Policy Design and Administration, Conflict Resolution, Consultancy Skills.
She has delivered presentations at the World HRD Congress (India) in 2016, the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HRMATT) biennial conferences, in 2013 and 2015. She has also published articles all within her areas of expertise.
Ms. Joseph is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the President of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago, and previously served on the Boards of South AIDS Support and the Pest Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago, both in the capacity as Secretary.
Ms. Joseph was conferred with an International Award - 100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals, at the World HRD Congress, and was recognized for her contribution to South AIDS Support at its 10th anniversary function in 2011. She was also the recipient of the Spirit of AFETT award by the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago at the International Woman's Day – Women of Influence Awards Function 2015, having served the association on two previous boards in the capacity of Fundraising Director and President – Elect.
Ms. Joseph is presently pursuing Doctoral studies at Walden University in the field of Leadership. She is the holder of a Master's of Business Administration with Distinction, specializing in Human Resources Management, from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Law (Double Major); Diploma in Labour Laws and is SHRM certified as SHRM – Senior Certified Professional.
Dr. Chandan Chattaraj
President - Global Human Resources
Chandan Chattaraj is the President – Global Human Resources of Uflex Ltd. Chandan comes with extensive experience in People Development and Change Management from varied industry sectors. His stint prior to Uflex was with Aircel as Chief Human Resources Officer where he led the HR Function and was also responsible for the Aircel Academy (Centre of Learning & Development). He has also worked with The Oberoi Group, Xerox India, Jubilant Organosys, Delphi Corporation, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) and the Tata Steel in his professional journey thus far.
During his tenure, Jubilant (2004), The Oberoi Group (2009) and Aircel Ltd. (2011) were recognised as one of the Best Employers in India by Hewitt Associates. In 2005 Mid Day (Mumbai) awarded, Xerox India for "Innovative HR practices & Best re-invention of HR Function".
Chandan was conferred the distinguished Award of "The Most Powerful HR professionals of India" at the Asia's Employer Brand Awards by 'Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group' at Singapore in 2010. He has been awarded with several other awards, "HR professional of the year" by World HRD Congress in Feb 2011, "HR Leadership Award" in 2014. He has been recognised as one of the "50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia" by CHRO Asia for two consecutive years 2014 and 2015. He has also been awarded for his inspiring leadership and unparalleled achievements under category "Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices" by NDIM in 2015. Recently, he has been felicitated with "HR Leadership Award" and recognised as the "Best Transformational Coach" by World HRD Congress at Singapore.
Under his leadership, the Uflex HR team has won many accolades like award for Talent Management in 2016, Learning & Development Leadership award in 2015 by ABP News, Best CSR Practices Award 2016 and Most Caring Companies of India 2015 by World HRD Congress.
Chandan is an alumnus of Xavier Institute (XISS). He has also done intensive leadership training at the Centre of Creative Leadership (CCL) in Colorado (USA).
Chief People Officer
As the Chief People Officer, Deependra is part of Aurionpro's executive management leading the global strategy and execution for the Human Resources function. Deependra brings over 29 years of strong leadership and multi - cultural experience in the Human Resources function across multiple industries.
He has been instrumental in managing large HR teams spread across different geographies and has successfully transformed the HR function to be a strategic differentia tor for business. Organizational Team Building, Restructuring, Change Management, Aligning HR to Business, Culture building and HR metrics are some of his areas of expertise. He has successfully led several HR functions in organizations like L&T Infotech, Indian Hotels (Taj Group), ANZ Grindlays, HSBC, eFunds, IT 20, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan and Hexaware Technologies.
VP - HR
John Keells BPO
Dr ( Major) Deepti Tewari seasoned HR Professional with 16 years of experience, currently working as Vice President, Human Resources at John Keells BPO since 2013. In this role she is responsible for defining and implementing a company-wide Human Resources strategy, enhancing employee engagement, and promoting operational effectiveness. Deepti started her career as a Short Services Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army, and got released as a Major post completing five successful years. An MBBS with Executive MBA in Human Resources from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to her current role, she was the HR leader at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and handled NCR and Mumbai locations. A highly optimistic person, Deepti firmly believes that happiness comes from within and anything can be done as long as you put your mind & soul are into it.
Group Human Capital Director
Crane Construction Consultants
Denise Veeran is a passionate, goal-orientated driven individual that aspires to bring out the best in people.
She has previously been in the pharmaceutical industry and received numerous awards, namely
Rep of the Year, Senior PSR and Team of the Year
Denise followed her entrepreneurial spirit and opened up a fast-food franchise and operated it for 3 years prior to wanting to get back into the corporate world.
She joined Crane Construction Consultants in 2005 and is currently the Group's Human Capital Director and Shareholder at the organization. She acquired vast experiences from her previous business ventures and has extensive knowledge in on all aspects of human resources. Denise has written all of Crane Construction Consultants Employment Manual, Procurement Procedures, Staff Reviews, Interview Procedures, Letters of Appointments, Training & Development Policies and Wellbeing Program.
The success of these governing policies and manuals are evident in the personal growth of the employees and the organization. Denise constantly thrives on employee wellness as it is the key ingredient in organizational health.
In addition to her HR responsibilities, she heads the company's Corporate Social Investment Department which played an active role in community projects in South Africa (Durban and Johannesburg), Vietnam and India.
Denise achieved a distinction in her HR Studies and has been awarded HR leadership in 2014 and the 100 most talented Global HR Leader in 2015.
She believes in one motto "DRIVEN BY PASSION" and you got to love what you do to reach goals whether personal or work related.
Other positions include: Member of SABPP (South African Board for Peoples Management) and IPM (Institute of People Management)
Dilip K Sinha
Group Head & CHRO
Prism Cement Ltd.
Mr. Dilip Sinha is working in Prism Cement Limited as Group Head & Chief Human Resource Officer & Head of Projects - AP since January 2014, with a vision to help, create an enabling and progressive work culture through various Organizational Developmental (OD) and HR Interventions leading to development of Quality, efficient and positive teams at all Group Companies. He acts as an HR Consultant to the Board and provides support on all HR issues from time to time. Also operates as Counselor / Contact person to all the Senior Management Team and others at all Group Companies on HR issues / matters and help them achieve their profitability and growth objectives.
His last assignment was the Global HR Head for Human Resources ASTARC Group, Mumbai, whose businesses are spread across India, Indonesia, South Africa and USA.
In his earlier assignment, he was with Future Group, India as Chief - People Office, SGTL in Africa & Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Bangalore among others.
He has completed his Graduation and Post-graduation from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi and MBA in HR from the Xavier's Institute of Social Sciences in Ranchi.
Director - Training, Development & Quality Assurance
LUX Maldives Resort
Experienced in the areas of HR strategy, customer experience, quality management, talent, performance management and learning and development, Afeef Hussain has been in the hospitality industry for over 14 years. He has lived and worked in diverse geographies including Malaysia, Singapore the Middle East. Currently at the leading LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL, his expertise spans across areas such as quality and change management and service strategy as well as employee engagement, employee marketing, and branding. He has spoken in HR Summits and other events Indonesia, Dubai India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Singapore and is also a Certified Speaker/Trainer and Coach from the John Maxwell Team. In February 2016, Afeef was awarded Global Training and Development Leadership Award at the 3rd Global Training Conference in Mumbai and World HRD Congress 2016 awarded him the title of "100 most influential Global HR Professionals". This title was researched and granted by one of the founder of World HRD Congress and World CSR Day, Dr. R. L. Bahatia.
Chief HR Officer
MA International FZE
Imran Ahmad is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at REDTAG and Twenty4 part of BMA international FZE. He heads the HR team and partners with CEO and Business heads to shape business strategy, identify human capital impli-cations and design.
A CIPD qualified , Over the last 15 years, Imran has worked with MNC Retail , Manufacturing and Consumer Distribution sectors and has acquired valuable commercial focus and global exposure in designing and executing Business strategy, Leading Organizational Development & Capability build-ing ,integrating Technology into HR and leading Culture transformations .
In his current role as CHRO, Imran is the steward of organization initiatives and ensures that the policies, programs, processes and practices enable employees to join, gain, function, collaborate and amplify their diverse contributions and capabilities, thus increasing the value zone created each time they interact with external market, stakeholders and cross functions. While Talent manage-ment is his perennial top priority he believes in creating steady, self-renewing stream of leaders.
Imran is also an Active Speaker at Various HR conferences and HR Summits and is a recipient of HR Leadership Award 2014 awarded by the World HRD con-gress at their 22nd Session in Mumbai India.
Jude Chagas Pereira
Chief Executive Officer
Jude Chagas Pereira is the Chief Executive Officer at IYCON with responsibility for achieving the company's vision of being the "Preferred Global Execution Partner for Government and Businesses".
Prior to IYCON, Jude co-promoted and was the Director at Xmediaries Ltd. a technology company which was focused on the Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM). Jude has also worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Insyst Technologies (now acquired by 3i Infotech), a technology company, focused on the Enterprise Resource.
At IYCON, he has been instrumental in conceptualizing the best practice framework for Process and Risk Integrated Strategy Execution (PRISE). This has been implemented in government organizations, such as Road and Transport Authority - Dubai, Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority – Dubai, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Service Company – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council – Abu Dhabi and private companies such as National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Dubai Aluminium, Al Tayer, Commercial Bank of Dubai among others
Jude is a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also has a Diploma in Computer Studies - National Computing Center, U.K.
Jude is ranked 84 th on the Top 100 Indian Leaders in Arab World – Owners List - 2015. He was awarded the Business Leadership Excellence Award in 2015 from the World Leadership Congress. He has also contributed to the international book "Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture", published in 2015. In addition, he has served as President for BNI – Rising Phoenix, is a member of Referrals for Life and a member of the Indian Chartered Accountants Association.
Jude is also a speaker at the Strategy Leaders' Summit over the past 4 years and contributes to thought leadership on strategy execution.
Chief Executive Officer
Molecule Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Kiren Shrivastav, Founder of Fempowerment Awards and CEO, Molecule Communications (P) Ltd, is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Molecule communications operations in India and New York.
Cinema Beyond Boundaries, Fempowerment Women Achiever's Awards and Gitaa (Global Indian Television Academy Awards) are her dream projects under Molecule Communications Pvt Ltd.
She has been awarded as "Innovative Women Communication Leader of the year 2015" at the 6th India Leadership Conclave and Business Awards (Mumbai), and received 'Women Super Achiever Award' at WORLD HRD CONGRESS – 24th Edition, Mumbai recently. Molecule Communications Pvt Ltd too was recognized and awarded recently at "Pharma Leaders Power Brands awards
K. S. Bakshi
ExecutiveVice President: Human Resources
The Oberoi Group
An alumnus of the XLRI, Jamshedpur, Mr. Bakshi joined The Oberoi Group in April 2013 and is responsible for providing strategic & operational leadership to the Group Human Resources function across various business verticals. Mr. Bakshi'sexperience in Human Resources spans across over 21 years in various industries. He has served as a strategic partner to business and driven business results through innovative people strategies & strong HR policies & practices. He has successfully led various projects in the area of Leadership Competency, Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Culture Building.
Prior to joining The Oberoi Group, Mr. Bakshi was the Vice President – HR with IndiGo. He joined IndiGo in December 2006 and was responsible for driving the People Agenda at IndiGo with a special emphasis on building and improving HR processes and systems.
Prior to joining IndiGo, Mr. Bakshi was the HR head for Bharti Airtel (Broad band & Telephone services), NCR.
VP - HR
An ardent, seasoned and resilient HR Professional who combines Integrity, People centricity & strong HR processes as he builds companies while managing careers. Manish possesses 17 years of rich experience across the HR Consulting space, IT & ITeS Industry and Professional services sector.
At SterlingBackcheck, Manish heads the HR function for the product development &largest delivery centerbased out of India and has remotely managed International HR Operations across Philippines & OHIO (US). He is largely responsible for HR Strategy, framework design and its execution across various sub-functions like Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & Organization Development and HR Operations. Prior to SterlingBackcheck, Manish has served organizations like Syntel, Serco erstwhile Intelenet and Lehman Brothers to name a few and has transformed the way an HR team functions by bringing in collaboration, strategy and effectively partnering with business.
Manish is a Post Graduate in Human Resources from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University.
Founder & CEO
Meera Shenoy is the Founder-Chairperson of Youth4Jobs, which focuses on helping companies build an inclusive workforce. This includes market linked skilling and placing in organized sector, youth with disability, women and scheduled caste. The current focus is youth with disability. Companies recruit from 20 training centres set up in 10 states. Y4J also offers a comprehensive solution to companies ranging from company sensitization to making HR policy inclusive. It works closely with a network of 200 companies like Google, Ford Motors, Axis Bank, HDFC, Valeo etc.
Meera Shenoy was Executive Director of EGMM, India's first state skilling mission for rural and tribal youth, which she helped set up from scratch in 2004 for the Andhra Pradesh government and took it to scale. She supported the office of the Chairman, NSDA. She was also Senior Advisor, UNDP, Youth Skilling & Employment. She supported the World Bank poverty alleviation projects in South Asia for their youth component, for several years.
Meera Shenoy is on the Governing Council of the recently formed SCPwD (Sector council for Persons with disabilities) and the CII Committee on Special Abilities. She was one of the few Indians to be invited to speak at the prestigious TEDxBerkeley. She is the only person from India to be inducted in November 2015 into Happiness Hall of Fame, USA, which recognizes special people that have advanced the cause of happiness throughout the world.
Her inspirational Book "You Can-Be Smarter & Wiser" was released in 2016 at the prestigious Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF), the world's largest literary festival.
VP – Human Capital Management
Taction Software LLC
Micky is a strategic thinker and a passionate people leader with an experience in strategy planning, practicing and directing various human capital management initiatives. Micky comes with a diversified experience in Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Change Management, Organization Development, Engagement & Communication. He specializes in enforcing human capital as a strategic support function to any organization.
Micky has years of quality experience in delivering sustained organizational growth in a dynamic environment in establishing structure, building employee value, driving vision and achieving critical strategic goals. His strengths are in developing various innovative HR initiatives to streamline HR processes and capitalize on organizational growth opportunities. He is also proactive in assessing various human needs and effectively aligning programs / interventions with business objectives.
He is a recipient of the various prestigious awards – Top 50 Most Influential HR Tech Leaders Award at Asia Pacific HRM Congress, 2015 and Top 100 Most Influential HR Professional in ASIA Award by CHRO – World HRD Congress, 2015-2016. He is listed in the World's & India's top 100 HR Influencer's to follow on Twitter.
He has been invited as Key Note Speaker/Panelist Speaker/Thought Leader/Judgeby professional bodies such as World HRD Congress, Asia Pacific HRM Congress, Institute of HRD and Indian Institute of Management (IIM's). He has also guest hosted many Twitter Chats for HR Community - #Authbridge, #RubhuSoaical etc. He has delivered many expert sessions at various business schools across India.
He has been interviewed by VICE News (US Media) on the role of Social Media in Indian Politics.
Chief HR Officer
Binladin Holding Company
Othman Al-Haddi has19years of managerial experience in human resources in 5 different countries covering the entire HR spectrum: HR strategy development and deployment, recruitment and talent supply, training and development, organization design and effectiveness, compensation and benefits, planning and communication, employees' services and relations, policies and procedures development and management, transfers and relocations, safety, and security.
Mr. Al-Haddi has extensive experiences in leading mega organizational interventions such as acquisitions & Integrations, Restructuring, Start-ups, Offices & Plants closures, and many other large scale organization transformation projects around the region of Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. This is in addition to the "day-to-day" HR undertaking of designing and delivering world class HR activities such as Talent acquisition, talents management & development, coaching & training, compensation & benefits, job analysis, job description & leveling systems, psychometric testing, interviewing, and project management. He has designed and delivered several training courses on team effectiveness, individual effectiveness, People development, selection interviewing for management, and mastering organization effectiveness.
Mr. Al-Haddi's recent focus is to upgrade organizations for peak performance through leveraging the Human Capital via designing, developing and implementing profound strategies that aim to build capabilities of systems and capacity of human resources to reach a higher level of competitive edge. He isa well sought-after speaker in high profile and regional seminars, and a winner of regional awards like "ASIA HR LEADERSHIP" award, and global awards like "100 MOST INFLUENTIAL GLOBAL HR PROFESSIONALS". He is also an author of published articles in HR specialized magazines.
Othman Al-Haddi is currently holds the role ofChief HR Officer in Binladin Holding Company; Binladin Group is a conglomerate of 400+ companies and approximately 300,000 employees. He was appointed in this role since Jan 2013. Before that, he was the Human Resources Director for Procter & Gamble Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region based in Geneva-Switzerland. He had a career with P&G for the period 1997-2013 in variety of HR roles in 5 different countries.
Director of Human Resources
Daniel J. Edelman India Group
Pankaj is a results driven HR professional with close to 18 years of experience of managing change programmes in collaboration with key stakeholders (including CEO's, Board of Directors and other members of the leadership teams) in major blue chip organisations covering sectors such as Aviation, Automobile, ITEnabled Services, Real Estate, IP & Legal Services and Public Relations and Communications Marketing businesses.
Truly global in outlook, Pankaj has significant experience of working on wide ranging HR projects related to off-shoring, job evaluation, performance management, Shared Services, competency frameworks, reward programmes, organisation design and talent managementprogrammeswith counterparts in Europe, Middle East, USA and APAC countries.
In his current role, Pankaj as Director of Human Resources for Daniel J. Edelman India Group is responsible for building a world-class cost efficient services organisation from the culture and people perspective in the dynamic and highly competitive PR and Communications industry. As the company's principal architect regarding human resources strategy, Pankaj has been credited with putting up an effective HR structure aimed at attracting, developing and retaining the best talent necessary for the planned business expansion of the organization. Pankaj has completed his Post Graduation in Business Management with specialization in HR.
Well-known as a thought leader in the sector, he writes for leading publications and is frequently invited as key note speaker in various industry forums.
GM - HR
SCHWEPPES ZIMBABWE LTD.
BRIEF RESUME-CHITAGU PHILIMON
NAME: CHITAGU PHILIMON
DATE OF BIRTH: 02.10.1972
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: ZIMBABWE
1. Masters in Business Administration
2. Bachelor of Management in Industrial and Labour Studies
3. Diploma in Industrial and Labour Studies
4. Diploma in Personnel Management (IPMZ)
5. Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration training
6. Balance Scorecard Boot camp
7. Balance Scorecard Professional (BSP)
8. Balance Scorecard Master Professional (BSMP)-Balance Scorecard Institute & George Washington University
9. Africa HR Leadership Award-Global HR Congress (10 December 2014-Mauritius)
10. Certified Personality Profile Assessment-Thomas International
11. Various in-service training certificates
12. Arbitration training-Distinctive/Commercial Arbitration
13. 100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals Award Winner (India, 15 February, 2016)
I have solid 20 years of experience in Human Resources function spanning from 1994 to date and 10 years of them accrued while executing senior management roles as follows:
1. 2003-Executive Officer (Government-MSMED) and then HR Officer in Private Sector (Caps Holdings) up to end of 2004
2. 2005-Human Resources Manager (Caps Holdings-Pharmaceutical Company)
3. 2009-Human Resources Manager-Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited
4. 2011-Human Resources Executive-Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited
5. 2012 to date-General Manager-Human Resources and Administration
6. Group HR Director-January 2016
Summary of Major Achievements
1. Overall Employer of Choice in Zimbabwe for 2013/14-Spearheaded the process and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited is the current Zimbabwe's Employer of Choices out of 72 participating companies as adjudicated by Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe and Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ). The parameters looked at were compensation philosophy; Leadership styles; alignment with organizational goals; communication styles; organization culture; human resources policies and procedures; employee feedback; work life balance etc
2. Transformation journey-successfully spearheaded the transformation of the business in 2009. Many companies closed shops as a result of economic turbulent. The company has recorded significance growth after the transformation journey
3. Innovation of new performance management system (CABAL) IN 2013-Our performance management system was voluminous and laborious. I successfully designed a home grown performance management system as a departure from traditional ones and this resulted in workload simplification and also more time has been created for managers to focus on core business without reneging on management of performance. The company is becoming a reference point in this regard
4. Industrial Relations Stability-The protracted antagonistic situations between workers and management is now a thing of the past after introduction of some routines geared towards increasing interaction between the two parties. This has seen some oneness within the organization.
5. Succession Planning in 2012/2013-I spearheaded a successful succession planning process for the entire organization from 2011 after realizing that the bench strength within the company was low. We started by identifying individual SWOT through assessment of personalities; qualifications; performance gaps; training of individuals to create awareness and then made a decision to pair individuals with external mentors for one year. Most of the critical positions were not stop gapped by then. The process has now resulted in each critical position being stop gapped with at least two contenting individuals.
6. Integration of new acquisition in June 2013/14-I spearheaded successful integration of new acquisitions for the business through conducting HR Audits to identify weaknesses/strengths within new units and then designed change management framework/interventions like cultural change; performance management; industrial relations; employee engagement surveys etc. The change has been smooth.
7. Business Processes in 2009/2010-Commissioned some cultural surveys to understand problem areas within the business after realising our in ability to satisfy the markets by then. The process looked at People; Process; Structure and Cultural issues. Each intervention was designed to suit each specific identified the problem. The result has been positive and we are now able to meet market requirements.
8. IPC Best Employer Survey (#9 in 2010)
9. IPC Best Employer Survey (#6 in 2011)
10. Africa Best Employer Brand Award Winner for 2015/2016 (Issued by Employer Best Brands Institute in Mauritius on 8 December 2015)
11. Panel Discussion member on Africa Best Employer Brands in December 2015 (Mauritius)
12. Speaker on Performance Management in September/October 2015 (SA)
13. Speaker at forthcoming World HR Congress in India in February 2016 (Topic Building A Sustainable Leadership Pipeline in Organizations)
14. Team Dynamics Intervention/Leadership Coaching on Trust; Conflict Management; Commitment; Accountability and Results in 2015/2016
15. Building High Performance Teams through career mapping and development for critical positions in 2015/2016
16. Review of performance management to include 180/360 degree assessment-2015/2016
17. Completed Coaching and Mentoring Program in 2015
Prashant P Srivastava
Head - HR
Orient Electric –
a CK Birla Group Company
Prashant P Srivastava, is an alumnus from XISS, batch of 2001.
Prashant comes from a sound background of diversified industry experience and has worked with some of the big global names such as Tata Power, Alstom India, Schneider Electric and TNT. He is currently the Head of the HR for Orient Electric, A CK Birla Group Company which is a household name in the fans industry for more than six decades and now has also established its name in the Lighting, Home Appliances and Switchgear industry.
At this young age, he has not only contributed immensely to almost all facets of HR, be it Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Performance Management, Organization Development, he is also an expert in managing merger and acquisition and has worked exhaustively on cultural amalgamation and change management.
Prashant is his highly adaptive and always try to drive new things. His ability to link various HR initiatives with the P&L and existing business needs has given him the extra edge where he plays a real business partner role. These traits, and perhaps many more, has been instrumental in shaping Prashant one of the youngest and brightest HR practitioner amongst the HR fraternity.
Precious Murena - Nyika
HR - Director
Lafarge Cement (Zimbabwe) Ltd.
Precious Murena – Human Resources Director for LafargeHolcim in Zimbabwe. She holds a BscHonours degree in Psychology from the University of Zimbabwe, A Masters in Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe and a Diploma in Personnel Management from the Institute of People Management in Zimbabwe (IPMZ). She is a leader not only in LafargeHolcim where she is employed but her leadership broadens to the wider Cementindustry and further extendsto leadership at National level.At Cement Industry level Precious sits on the Executive Committee of The National Employment Council for Cement & Lime companies in Zimbabwe driving industry Collective Bargaining.At National level she is a board member of The Marketers Association of Zimbabwe leading the HR Committee on the board. Again at National level Precious Murena is the Vice President for The Institute of People Managementin Zimbabwe (IPMZ) .Away from work Precious does voluntary leadership development work mentoring College Students under the BOOST fellowship program facilitated by Enactus Zimbabwe. Precious has received various business Awards which include theMegafest TOP 20 Outstanding Women in Business in Zimbabwe award for 2014 and again for 2015 .During her tenure as Human Resources Director at lafargeHolcim the company has exceled significantly in enhancing the workplace environment for its employees focusing on Health &Safety, People Development and Diversity &Inclusion . In recognition of this the company has received the Africa Best Employer Brand award for 2014 from the Employer Branding Institute in Mauritius and again received the same award on the 8th of December 2015 at the World Sustainability Congress in Mauritius.
Head - HR,
Broadridge Financial Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
Rajita Singh in many ways represents the changing face of India's IT/ITES industry, where human resource professionals are increasingly becoming strategic partners to the core functions. A management graduate by education, Rajita has been in the IT industry since 2000, and currently heading the Human Resources of Broadridge Financial Solutions India Private Ltd. She started her career as a recruiter, rose to the top and led the Recruitment of ADP Private Limited, Hyderabad, before moving as the Head of HR for Broadridge. She has spearheaded many progressive and diversified roles across the HR function and has won many youngest firsts to her credit.
Away from work, she has an interesting mix of hobbies – racing, classical dancing and spirituality.
Ramakrishna Movva PhD
Excutive VP and Head, Strategic HR & Organization Capabilities
Emirates NBD Bank, Dubai, UAE
Ramakrishna Movva (Ramki) heads the strategic HR functions within Emirates NBD Group and plays a primary role in providing advisory and facilitation support to the businesses on human capital policies, strategies and programs that can enable business strategy execution. He provides leadership to the HR Centers of Expertise covering Learning and Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Performance and Reward and Organization Development.
Ramki has over 30 years of HR and OD experience in South Asia and Middle East. He conceived, developed and successfully executed several human capital initiatives such as job family framework, enterprise performance management, high potential talent and future leaders program for developing leadership bench strength and change management in a M&A scenario. The decade long HR transformation that Ramki led in Emirates Bank was captured as a business case by INSEAD Business School.
Ramki is a HR graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. Subsequently, he obtained a post graduate diploma in Occupational Psychology from University of Surrey, UK and a Doctoral degree with concentration in Learning and Change in Human Systems from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, USA. He is also an International Coach Federation certified leadership/life coach.
He regularly participates in the regional HR conferences as a speaker and a panelist. Outside work, Ramki enjoys playing golf and basketball. He loves spending quality time with family and working in his garden.
Ranjith K P
Director - HR
Fortinet Innovation Centre India
Ranjith is a seasoned HR leader who has over a decade of experience working with blue chip companies like Cisco, Intel Security and Fortinet. He has experience working with business leaders across globe in the capacity of HR Business Partner. His experience includes leading Mergers & Acquisition Projects,Organization Development interventions, Organizational Cultural Assessments, HR Strategy alignment to Corporate Goals and Organizational Competency Development. He coaches and mentors Sr leaders to bring out best in them and help them navigate through various leadership challenges.
His HR experience spans across business functions which focus on product development, services and sales. He has avid interest in HR Consulting, Designing of OD Intervention Programs and Change Management.Ranjith currently leads the people function at Fortinet Innovation Centre (Engineering, R&D) and Fortinet Sales organizations in India.
Ranjith is an ardent fitness freak and is passionate about long distance running, cross country races, mountaineering and high altitude trekking.
Head of Compensation & Benefits
Rohit is the Head of Compensation & Benefits at Dunia (Dunia Finance LL & Dunia Services FZ LLC) and reports to the CEO and Board level sub-committee (RNC) on all Rewards related initiatives and manages the 'Shared Services Function'(which includes HR operations, business partners, etc.)
In his earlier role as the Head of Organization Development& Total Rewards at Pepsi (ORC). He advised the Board level sub-committee (REMCO) and the CEO on all organizational initiatives and manages the 'Centre of Excellence Function' (which includes organization development, change management, talent management,learning & development, total rewards and performance management).
Rohit has an extensive experience in working with CEOs and C-suite leaders; in driving end - to - end organizational transformation acrosss even countries (China, Japan, Malaysia, India, Vietnam(forBD) ,Oman and, UAE). He has worked towards aligning organizations with their strategic agenda, managing change and driving sustainable performance.
He has worked across a diverse range of sectors, covering organizations (including Fortune 100/500 companies ) with varying ownership models and at different stages of business life-cycle (e.g.Walmart, Kraft, Bharti Group, Pepsi, etc. )
His core expertise is in 'Organizational Transformation & Effectiveness' and his focus areas include executive visioning & strategy articulation, organization structuring & role profiling, change management & communication, coaching, job family modelling & job evaluation, talent managemen & behavioural competency, learning & development, total rewards and manpower planning linked to business process re-engineering.
In his current role, his vendor management initiatives have saved Dunia, 160k USD till date. In Pepsi (ORC), his OD initiatives helped reducing employee costs by 10% and enabling sustainable growth in employee productivity by 20%, via consolidation of distribution centre / routes - snacks and beverages business lines. In his consulting role he had implemented structural and manpower planning solutions for his clients which resulted in cost savings of ~ 900 Kandhe l ped Hay Group India ingrowing its footprint across Asia / America there by bringing in an additional revenue of ~ 800k USD within a span of 1 year.
He has written a white paper on 'linking digital cultures with leadership and organizational models' for a yet to be released book titled Digital cultures – An intellectual company' authored by Dr. Ganesh Shermon. He has developed a case study' The new weapon in our armoury' for the book titled' Business of Staffing : A Talent Agenda", authored by Dr. Ganesh Shermon, 2016. He has authored the white paper titled' HR as a key to growth and sustainability in the Indian powersector', 2011. He developed the PoV and co-authored the HR round table research publication for the 'Indian HR Leadership Conclave', 2009 & 2010, and is quoted in a number of leading HR magazines on a host of HR related topics.
He was conferred the title of the '100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals', by the World HRD Congress, India, 2016; He has won the 'HR Leadership Award', conferred by the Asian HR Leadership Awards, UAE, 2015.
He was one of the 50 chosen invitees to Asia's most prestigious 'HR Leadership Summit', Thailand, 2015. Furthermore, he was a key note speaker at the 'Employee Benefits Asia', Singapore, 2015. He was the chair person and speaker for the 'HR Excellence' global conference, Dubai 2015. He was also the chairperson, speaker and member of the advisory panel for the '3rd Annual Global HR Excellence', Singapore 2014.
In the course of his career, Rohit has worked in Human Capital Consulting at KPMG (2008-2011), Hay Group (2011-2013), Pepsi – ORC(2013-2016); and Dunia Services FZ LLC (2016-present). He has received a scholarship based on 'academic excellence and 'National Cadet Corps' activities and has won a host of national and international accolades in the course of his education.
He holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University and a Masters in Human Resource Management (PGD-P & IR) from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has attended the Executive Leadership Development course at the Chicago Booth School of Business, London.
Manager (Role- Specialist HR, CTO)
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Specialist HR in the R&D Unit of TCS / Chief Technology Organization (CTO) of Tata Consultancy Services based out of Mumbai.
Started HR career as an EP recruiter in the year 2009 and progressed to be the Souring Lead for the entire Eastern Region and thereon moved on to be the Experienced Professional (EP) Hiring Lead for the region.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Primary role being to attract and onboard Niche hires and interns from premium tier 1 institutes like IITs and alike, across India.
- Also, handling and facilitating the talent engagement activities for associates across the Research and Development unit, pan India.
- Facilitating the process of engaging senior professors from premium tier 1 institutes with our unit.
- In the past, have lead the Experienced Professional hiring for Eastern Region with a team of around 20 members. Setting the internal targets for the team, designing strategies to meet hiring targets with balanced sourcing mix (employee referrals, direct candidates, through placement agencies) and low hiring cost, ensuring win-win situation for all stakeholders and meeting various matrices like Hiring Targets, TAT, Cost per hire, SLAs.
- Have interacted with business to understand the requirements projections and ensure an effective staffing plan.
- Have been part of Recruitment Process Audits and also conducted HR skill training for MBA-HR joiners, Interview panelist and recruitment team members across India.
Professional Appreciation received:
- Awarded the "HR Tech Leader Award" at the 24th Edition of the World HRD Congress 2016's special feature "HR Tech Seminar & Awards" (15-Feb-2016).
- Awarded STAR OF THE MONTH (04-Jan-2013) for outstanding support in resource identification and mass recruitment.
- CLP Faculty Award (16-Jan-2012)for faculty contribution to the organization through training.
- Awarded STAR OF THE MONTH (29-Oct-2010) for efforts made in meeting recruitment targets with more than 100 offers in 1 month.
Current Professional memberships:
- National HRD Network (NHRD)
- National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM).
Sampatkumar B Aratti
VP & Head - HR, IT & IS
Lapp India Pvt. Ltd.
A Passionate & accomplished HR professional with 16+ Yrs of exp., with a dream to make significant contributions on both- the professional and the Social front.
1999: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) from K.U., Dharwar - Distinction (70.3%) & First Rank to the University (Awarded 3 Gold Medals)
1997: Bachelor of Law from University college of Law, Dharwar - First Class (61.7%) & 03rd Rank to the University.
1994: Bachelor of Science (Phy, Maths & Stats), Karnataka Science College, Dharwar Distinction (75%) & 03rd Rank to College
A Human Resources professional with 16+ years of experience, having handled the entire gamut of HR Activities- Talent Acquisition, Organisation Development, Performance Management, Competency Management, Compensation, Training & Employee Development. Experience in MNC's in the Software IT Industry, Product Company & now the Manufacturing Company for the past 2.5 Yrs. Was deputed to Germany for 2 Years- 01.04.2006 to 31.03.2008.
Present: Working with Lapp India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore as Vice President : CHRO & CIO., Bangalore, since 07.07.2012. Have been given the additional responsibility of heading the "IT Department" wef 01.01.2015. Member of the "EMT"
Assessment Centre' (Management Development Centre): Part of the team to introduce & institutionalize the 'Assessment centre'- Involved in conceptualizing, formulating the Exercises & Co-Moderating the Sessions.
Behavioral Trainings: Been a Trainer for "Campus to Corporate", "Performance Review Trainings" & Moderator for "Bosch Values" workshops.
Compensation & Benefits: Am responsible for the Compensation & Benefits for the entire Organisation.
Employee Development: Employee Development Initiatives for the Organisation, including Performance Appraisals, Potential Identification & Assessment, etc.
IDEA Scheme: Successfully developed & introduced the 'Improvement Suggestion Scheme at RBIN.
Industrial Relations: Successfully managed the "3 Years Wage Settlement" in a record time without involving 3 rd Party. This was the first of it's kind for the company- Lapp India.
International Exposure: Was in Germany for 2 Years- working with a "Multi-Cultural Team", working on a process to introduce the "Competency Management" in Bosch.
Handled the 'Employee Satisfaction Survey' & 'Meet the CEO' sessions.
LeaD- Leadership Development: Part of the team to implement the 05 modules of the LeaD Programme.
Organisation Restructuring: Instrumental in a major "Organisation Resturcturing" exercise in Lapp India, which successfully has lead to almost a transformation of the Organisation.
Performance Management: Identifying the 'STAR' performers & dealing with the Under-Performers.
Recruitment: Was involved in the Growth of the Organisation by almost 10 times in 4 Years. Associates with diversified background, experience & skills were recruited.
Previous Experience: Have worked with other MNS's: Software AG as the Director & Head of HR for India Operations; Rober Bosch as Manager- C&B (When I left Bosch after 10 yrs of service) & Executive- HR in Simplex Solutions
• Awarded the "HR Leadership Award" in the 6 th Employer Branding Awards in Hyderabad- Dec 2011 & 40 Talented HR Leaders Award" in the "World HRD Congress in Dec' 2012
• First Prize in the Regionals round in the "National Competition for Young Managers", conducted by AIMA- in 2008 and "1 st Runners-up" in the Nationals & Third Prize in the South Zone Regionals of "National management Games" in April' 2009.
• The Paper on 'Retention of Employees' was selected by IHRD & the same was presented in the IHRD forum in Bangalore.
• Participated and won prizes in many national level and international level Debates, Elocution & Essay Competitions. The total tally of prizes exceeds 125.
• Was an Active member of N.S.S and was recommended for Indira Priyadarshini National Youth Award - Attended and organised a total of 10 N.S.S camps, 2 at National level, 4 at State level, 2 at University level and 2 at College level.
• Director of Community service of Rotract Club, Dharwad, Joint secretary of Rotaract Club, Dharwad (1994-95), Secretary of Rotract Club, Dharwad (1995-96).
• Hold "B" & "C" Certificates of the N.C.C. Senior Division Army Wing & Shouldered the responsibility of Junior Under Officer for one year and as Senior Under Officer for one year.
• More than 20 talks and Other Programs on Various topics have been broadcast in A.I.R., Dharwad & Some Articles have been published in Newspapers and Magazines.
Group Chief People Officer and Global HRHead
Sanjay has 29+ years of business HR experience with transnational corporations, having worked in turn around and high growth settings, restructuring companies, managing "change & integration" (equally in M&A) and leading HR at strategic level as part of next to board /leadership team as Group President Human Capital and Director HR / Group CHRO in companies like CH2M Hill (an American MNC), Suzlon Group Global Manufacturing & EPC, Varroc Auto Components and had a long association with Larsen & Toubro Limited. He has a Masters in Human Resources (Xavier's, Ranchi) & is a Law Graduate. He has also been a part of executive education from Ross School, Michigan and leadership training from CCL, Greensboro, USA. He participated into numerous organizational capability building initiatives, learning programsand holds alliance to professional bodies of repute.
VP - HR
Himadri Chemicals & Industries Limited
• A B.E (electrical) in First Class; topped University in MBA Exam. Completed Sec-A of Graduateship in Industrial Engineering. A Merit Scholar all throughout Academic Life.
• Possesses 41 years of Working Experience as a high ranking Business Executive inclusive of 2 years as Principal to Post Graduate College. Presently working as Sr. VP (HR & Admin.), Himadri Chemicals & Industries Ltd., Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
• Erected with resolute grit 5 Industrial Plants across the Country – some of them from Green Field Status.
• Singlehandedly conducted various Industrial / Educational Seminars in India and Abroad.
• Served as Chairman of Cost Control Committee for Swiss Multinational for their total Indian operation; chaired one very important session of National Engineering Congress.
• Active Member of Education and IR Sub Committees of CII-Eastern Zone.
• Prolific Speaker; delivers lectures at various Business Bodies viz. CII, ISF, Chamber of Commerce, Five Star Rated Universities and many reputed Post Graduate Colleges and Corporate Houses.
• Contributor of Articles to various leading National / International Journals / Periodicals.
• Recently Conferred with the following Citations:
o 'CHRO of the Year – 2015' by Genius Consultants and Times Ascent.
o '100 Most Influential Global HR Professional' at World HRD Congress – 2016.
Head - HR (Global Development Center)
Euronet Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Total Experience: 12
Currently working: Head HR, Euronet Worldwide (Global Development Centre), Pune
Euronet Worldwide a 20-year old company and over $4billion market capitalization. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) facilitates the movement of payments around the world and serves as a critical link between our partners — Financial Institutions, Retailers, Service Providers — and their end Consumers, both locally and globally. Founded in 1994, Euronet has established itself as a leading electronic payments provider. Euronet's customers are served from three core business segments: Electronic Financial Transactions (EFT - including Payments Software), Prepaid (epay) and Money Transfer (RIA) with 4,300 employees in 39 countries. Company's website www.euronetworldwide.com.
Organizations (part of)
She has been attributed several achievements, which have had significant Business Impact and have earned her accolades and awards such as:
Brief Summary: Who am I
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Asst. VP – HR (Head – HR)
Inditrade Capital Ltd.
Dr. SHANKAR ANAPPINDI
B.Sc, GNIIT, PGDPMIR, MBA, DipTD (ISTD), Ph.D & Professional Story Teller
Dr. Shankar Anappindi is a HR Practitioner with 16 years of experience in BFSI, Realty / Infrastructure, IT / ITES & Domestic BPO industry. He currently Heads the HR (AVP – HR and L & D) for Inditrade Capital Limited.
Earlier he was associated with the Ramky Group, Karvy Group & Saras India Systems Pvt. Ltd (an IT Start-up).
He is an academician by interest & his research works are published in reputed management magazines, national & international journals including Emerald Database. He was invited to chair the panels at various HR and L & D forums.
He is also a Professional Story Teller and periodically pens his thoughts & perspectives on the aspects of "Life & Management".
He is conferred with the citation of "Most Influential HR Leaders in India, 2016" by World HRD Congress & "100 Most Influential HR Professionals, 2015" by Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
VP - Strategic HR
Currently into his 16thyear of HR professional experience, Sujitesh has played key roles that traverse across Change & Transformation Initiatives, Workforce Acquisition & Deployment, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Global Rewards Design & Policies Formulation, Talent Engagement & Retention, Mergers& Acquisitions.
Sujitesh heads Strategic HR for Microland, being the overall in-charge for evangelizing and executing best-in-breed programs, ensuring relevant alignment of people-related priorities to the company's objectives, through an open, engaging, purpose driven meritocratic culture. Associated with Microland for 5+ years now, he holds the distinction of being the youngest Leadership Council Member.
In the past, Sujitesh has worked with Cognizant & HCL and is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur & NIT, Allahabad. He is a regular speaker at various HR forums and a mentor to next generation talent on management campuses.
Surinder Pal Singh Saini
Head - HR & Admin (International Operations)
Suhail Bahwan Automobiles LLC
An Alumnus of Columbia Business School (New York, USA), Surinder Pal Singh Saini is a seasoned HR professional, an executive coach and a business strategist. Over the span of 15+ years developed 'Signature Practices' in the field of Talent Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Change Management, Leadership Development, Cultural Transformation, Six Sigma and TQM.
Instrumental in transforming organizations through innovative Human Resource Strategy across geographies namely India, Middle East and North Africa. Worked with leading companies in the field of Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Engineering & Manufacturing etc.
Currently, as Head of HR - International Operations at Suhail Bahwan Auto Group (Multi-billion dollar corporate enterprise) partnering with leadership team in setting up new business, geographical diversification through joint ventures & acquisitions, organization transformation and capability enhancement. Previously, headed leadership roles at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, DCM Engineering Ltd and Munish Group of Companies.
Apart from MBA in Human Resources Management he is certified Global Professional in Human Resources; SHRM Senior Certified Professional; Certified OD Practitioner &Certified Life Coach.
Reward and Recognition :
Key Note Speaker :
Managing Director - HR
Dr. Tanaya Mishra is currently a Managing Director HR with Accenture . She has the unique and diverse experience of having worked across industries like Manufacturing, Retail, Insurance, IT/ITES. She has been the Head of HR for ACC Ltd. Shoppers Stop, SBI Life and was the Sr. Vice President – Group HR for JSW. She is a PHD in Manpower Planning and has a post graduate degree in Human Resources with a LLB . She was selected to be part of the prestigious CSC Commonwealth Leaders and invited to Oxford and Buckingham Palace. She has won many accolades and awards and has numerous publications to her credit.
Founder & CEO
Skills2Talent (USR Infotech Solutions Pvt Ltd)
Mr. Vaidyanathan Ramalingam (Vaidya) has >20 Years of industry experience primarily in R&D focusing software product development, testing/QA and customer service. His information technology R&D career includes working with "Fortune 15/54/500 companies" at Bengaluru, Silicon Valley of India with Motorola , Nortel Networks ODC (BPL) , Siemens, Ness, Intel, HP and Huawei.
Presently he has ventured in to an HR technology start-up in the area of Integrated Talent Management and L&D Software and founded USR Infotech Solutions Pvt Ltd (Dec 2013). As a NASSCOM member its cloud flagship product "Skills2Talent" empowers its clients to transform from tactical HR transactions into strategic integrated talent management. Added with Learning and Management (LMS) module, it makes it a complete and true talent capital life cycle from Hire to ROI. In just two years Skills2Talent (Software as a Service) cloud software has received 4 awards from NHRD, Bangalore Chapter, World HRD Congress, Mumbai and AIAF, New Delhi.
Vaidya has diversified work experience with global corporate / work culture of USA, Costa Rica, Canada, Israel, Germany, Austria, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and India. Vaidya is qualified with M.Tech – Information Technology, BS - Information Systems and P.G. Diploma – Marketing Management.
Senior Director - HR
With a vast and varied experience spanning 15 years Vijayanti is a pragmatic, results driven business leader with extensive human resource experience in national and multi-national organizations across diverse industries. She is a recognized professional with high business acumen. Her primary focus is on identifying organizational needs and optimizing human capital in achieving business objectives.
Her forte lies in in talent management, succession planning, organizational development, change management and leadership strategic planning. She also hasa diverse HR experience which backed with strong Organizational Development competenciesmakes her an indispensable partner for all the business that she leads and supports. She has demonstrated time and again in diffusing highly charged situations, offering solutions, simplifying issuesand providing scenarios that allow leaders to understand potential implications which ultimately helps in resolving issues.
She is passionate about optimizing business performance through people and deeply believes in motivating and inspiring people to see their full potential. She has successfully helped many teams and organizations manoeuvre through all continuums of the HR maturity curve.
The businesses she supports have had the benefit of her expertise indeliveringon a wide spectrum of HR activities such as talent strategy, workforce planning, performance management, training, career management, succession planning and employee retention.
As the current Head of Learning and Organization Development at Biocon, Vijayanti has been instrumental in helping Biocon achieve the following milestones: -
i) Settingup the talent management framework for Biocon
ii) Leading organization wide initiatives in Performance Management and HR metrics
iii) Settingup of the Biocon Academy –a key Biocon initiative to prepare industry ready Biotech talent
iv) Leadingall employee engagement and People Metrics for the Biocon's core business verticals of Insulin, Fill Finish and B2B Sales
Her role here at Biocon involves: -
i) Providing expert recommendations to Business Leaders on human capital issues, HR policies and industry best practices
ii) Managing organization wide the entire spectrum of the talent process
iii) Lead the strategy of planning talent needs for critical roles, optimal workforce planning and contributing to the annual budgeting purposes
iv) Coachingmanagers on people review, talent identification & succession planning
v) Working closely with Leaders to deploy corporate learning and development programs.
vi) Developingand deploying processes, tools and techniques to manage the people transformation that support organization goals
vii) Planning and Executing HR projects independently and jointly with Business Leaders to ensure maximum employee engagementthat embed change management principles.
viii) Manage and leading the Performance Review process, including Salary reviews, Job analysis,administering salary adjustments, incentives and bonus payouts.Leading gender diversity initiatives in all HR processes from recruitment to talent management and learning & development.
At HP she was representing her organisation as the Regional Learning Partner in the Leadership teams for the entire PPS, Asia Pacific and Japan region. With vast budgets to manage Vijayanti was deeply involved with the business to drive programs in sales enablement and excellence.
Her role in HP also included Planning & managing the learning budget for regional Business Units. She was tasked with building a pool of internal COE's, creating artefacts that allowed for business continuity. Her focus was on Quality of Service, Operational & Delivery Excellence, Building and Retaining Internal Client Relationship.
Also building of roles and Competency Roadmaps was another major initiative undertaken by her. Additionally she also was handling MIS, Monitor Compliance parameters, and being the organization's representativefor all audits.
Hertenure in Tesco included design and implementation of a challenging process around internal job movements both laterally and keeping in mind career planning. She used an analytical and data based approach in Employee engagement projects and projects related to talent retention. Vijayantiwas also the driving force in designing, process planning and implementing the Career Planning program for Tesco specifically aimed for developing high performers.
During her tenure at McAfee she handled all end to end HR functions for eight business groups in India. In addition to her Business Partner role she also led many OD initiatives atMcAfee. She was instrumental in setting up a Career Plan and succession Planning framework for their India Centre. She also carried out an in depth exercise of identifying opportunities for leadership learning and execution across all management levels.
Before McAfee Vijayanti has also done path breaking work in esteemed organizations such as HCL Infosystems, Watson Wyeth, Whirlpool Corporation.
She holds a Master's Degree in HR and OD from the Delhi School of Economics and is also a Master's in Economics with Distinction from Madras Christian College. She has also served as a lecturer in Development and Institutional Economics at her alma mater MCC.
Manager - HR
Attinad Software Pvt. Ltd.
A HR professional with 11+ years of professional experience across multiple industry verticals spanning geographies, currently managing HR & Operations for Attinad Software Private Limited. Graduated in B.Tech – ECE and started career as a Software Engineer with Infosys. Later post graduated with an MBA in HR and PGDM in Branding & Advertising from Queensland University of Technology and on-boarded with Infosys on a 2nd stint as Lead – Employee Relations. Further, pursued his career as a HR with various industries, including Education, Construction, Manufacturing & Exports and IT to name a few and have also been part and parcel of developing a complete web-based HRM solution for SMEs. Basically from Cochin but have been brought up mostly outside Kerala and completed his education across 14 different institutions. Diversity matters!
President - HR
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
MBA from Xavier Institute of Management with 23 years of varied Industry experience having handled the entire gamut of Human Resources function for both manufacturing and service sector.
Presently working with Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd as Group President- Human Resources to head their global human resources function for Emcure and its subsidiaries. Prior to that worked with Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd for 10 years as Senior Vice President-HR and was instrumental in global scale up of their operations and M&A across various countries. Earlier assignments were with Vardhman Textiles, Oberoi and Radisson hotels.