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Advisory Council 2015

2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014

Aarif Aziz, Head HR, GE

Ajay Oberoi, Chief People Officer, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

Aman Attree, SVP & Head - Corporate HR, Hindustan Power Projects Private Limited

Aniruddha Khekale, Group Director - HR, Emerson Process Management India

Aniruddha Khekale

Group Director - HR

Emerson Process Management India


Description of current job function Head Human Resource for Process Management Business Units within India. Leading the HR integration as a part of One India initiative. Responsible for Org. Design, Org. Development, HR Planning, Hiring, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Coaching, Employee Communication and Employee Engagement, Compensation and Benefits etc.

Previous Work Experience
About 20 years of HR experience with reputed MNCs and successful Indian companies like, Cummins India Limited, Varroc Group, Patheja Forgings and Birla Kennametal. Aniruddha was Head HR with Portescap India (Danaher Motion Company), Mumbai, prior to joining us. His experience ranges from a mix of both corporate and line HR for mid and large size companies and has core experience in Change Management, Organization Design and Structure, Business Integration, Organization Development, Strategic Hiring and Strategic Talent Management. He also has rich experience to lead and manage mid to large size and diverse teams and handling multi-division and multi location business.

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Anita Borulkar, Associate VP HR, Sandvik Asia Private Limited

Anita Borulkar

Associate VP HR

Sandvik Asia Private Limited


Anita is compassionate HR Leader with ggeneralist experience having worked in HR leadership roles at Plant and Corporate level for Engineering Business Segments.

Her strengths include operating in a global environment at the senior level, strategy formulation and execution, designing and implementing organization wide HR processes, organization design and change management, statutory compliances and legal frameworks on HR front.

Her Specialties are All HR Functions (Talent Management, Competency Management, Organization Analytics, Leadership Development, HR Operations, Compensation Staffing, and Employee Relations).

In addition to corporate sector she is associated with Academic Sectors and has worked with Century Enka, Crompton Greaves, Lear Corporation and Eaton Corporation and presently working as Associate Vice President - Human Resources with Sandvik Asia. Anita is Guest Faculty at Management Institutes like Symbiosis, Sinhagad , DY Patil, Indira, Indus Business School.

She is trained on Large Scale Interactive Process and also trained in "HR Value Proposition" School of Thought, has developed practical HR tools/formats/process for effective implementation of HR in manufacturing sector, and is passionate about training and HR interventions.

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Anjali Bhatia, General Manager - Talent Management, Experion Developers Pvt. Ltd.

Anjali Bhatia

General Manager - Talent Management

Experion Developers Pvt. Ltd.


Anjali is an alumnus of Symbiosis, Pune, from where she has completed her Masters in Human Resources. Prior to that, she graduated in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. In her career spanning over 10 years, she has worked on Corporate/ Regional HR leadership assignments in organizations like Experion, HCL, NDTV and NIIT Ltd. She has received many laurels to her name from organizations she has worked with in the past, including the global Recruiting & Staffing Best in Class Leadership Award 2014.

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Anjali Chatterjee, VP - Talent Management, Engagement & Development, Tata Communications Limited

Anjali Chatterjee

VP - Talent Management

Engagement & Development, Tata Communications Limited


Anjali C Chatterjee is the Vice President – Human Resource of Tata Communications Ltd and is heading

  • Talent Management, Engagement & learning & Devp
  • She also heads Business HR for their Global Data and Mobility Business Unit,.

  • She has over 23 years of HR experience across Consumer Durables, Consulting, Hospitality & Services and Telecom Industry and her previous experience has been in Companies like , Zip Telecom, Jet Airways, LG Electronics, and ABC Consultants. Having been born and brought up in Chennai, she has also worked in Delhi and Mumbai and is now handling a Global role. Her understanding of different cultures and talent profiles helps her in a deeper understanding of the overall work force behaviors and responsiveness to interventions.. She also keenly works in areas of diversity, engagement & productivity and leadership development.

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    Annapurna A., Chief Human Resources Officer, E TO E Transportation Infrastructure Private Limited

    Arun Datta, Senior VP - HR, Medanta Medicity

    Aparna Vishwasrao, Associate Director Talent Development, MSD India

    Aparna Vishwasrao

    Associate Director Talent Development

    MSD India


    Aparna is a senior HR leader with fifteen plus years of diverse industry experience. She has handled leadership roles deep diving into areas like: Strategic HR business partnerships, critical post-merger integration initiatives, Talent management, Leadership Development, start-up HR, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity &Inclusion, Recruitment and Staffing, OD&L etc. The stints in large and medium sized firm have entailed in depth exposure to best in class Global and local practices .It has further given her an opportunity to set up teams, work in cross border teams, coach & mentor senior leaders and in the process evolve as a leader herself. Aparna was heading HR in 2 organizations in the past- Reliance Money and Gridstone Research (a Silicon Valley startup).She is currently heading the Talent Development Centre of Excellence at MSD Pharmaceuticals Limited where she was responsible to start all development and engagement initiatives like a greenfield venture. Prior to that she has donned multiple hats at MSD managing generalist HR, Compensation and Benefits, HR compliance etc. Aparna has done her Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences

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    Avinash Deshpande, Strategy and Business Improvement Manager, Mowasalat

    Avinash Deshpande

    Strategy and Business Improvement Manager



    Recipient of the Strategic Leadership Award 2014 by the World HRD Congress for Global Excellence in the field of Balanced Score Card. As a Balanced Scorecard Certified Practitioner™ professional Avinash has over 16 years' rich cross-functional experience in Business Strategy, Business Improvement and Performance Management, with well-known organizations.

    In his current role reporting directly to the CEO , Avinash has generated strategic alliances and business partners to ensure maximum profitability in line with organizational objectives and in sync with operational & strategic requirements of the organization

    An enterprising leader with a solid record of contributions that involved identification, simplification and re-creation of Quality models, establishing new processes, streamlining of operations, efficient client relationship management within and outside the organization.

    Having worked as a consultant in the past with the BIG FOURS, Avinash has received recognition for end-to-end implementation of the Balanced Score Card, ITIL Best Practice processes, designing the IT Service Management Strategy and organizational certification on ISO Standards from prestigious clients.

    Mr. Avinash Deshpande is currently working as a Senior Strategy Manager for the CEO's Office with Mowasalat –the Public Transport Company of Qatar. With ~1,200 taxis, 2,300 buses and the ~8,000 student drivers it trains each year, Mowasalat has significant impact on the country's transport landscape.

    Having professionally certified as a Kaplan –Norton Balanced Score Card professional, he has rich cross-functional experience in Balanced Score Card Implementations, Project Management, COBIT and ISO Certifications with well-known organizations in India and the Middle East. In his past career, he has been employed with multinational organizations like France Telecom, NIIT Technologies and delivered successful strategic projects for Dubai Aluminum and Du Telecom.

    Having been certified in Job Analysis, Job Evaluation and Grade Structuring from The George Washington University School of Business, he has been active in developing business plans in consultation with executive management for directional & strategic planning, promoting organizational learning for improving personnel quality excellence , providing integrated management information across verticals and business units ,Information Technology harnessing for alignment with requirements for public transportation and focusing on Value based initiatives leading to business users, customer and business profitability.

    Having successfully rolled-out Balanced Score Card organization wide, he has been awarded for definition, training, implementation and institutionalization of a BSC performance management system in Mowasalat. He has also been regularly conducting courses, writing papers, delivering presentations and publishing articles on Balanced Score Card.

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    AChristopher Lipscomb, Regional Head - HR, Al Tamimi & Company

    AChristopher Lipscomb

    Regional Head - HR

    Regional Head - HR, Al Tamimi & Company


    Profile: A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development in the UK, Chris has worked extensively in HR in both consulting and operational roles at a senior level. More recently as Regional Head of HR for Al Tamimi, the largest law firm in the Middle East, Chris has received recognition for his work on establishing a Training Academy which has been itself recognised for the excellence of its development programmes.

    Al Tamimi & Company - Oct 2008 to Current
    Regional Head of Human Resources

  • Accountable for delivery of HR service provision to largest law firm in the Middle East with 500 + staff based across the region in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Oman & Saudi Arabia
  • Established firm's internal Training Academy and developed structured development format in conjunction with Professor Andrew Mayo, President of the HR Society and Professor of Human Capital Management at the University of Middlesex (UK and Dubai).
  • Developed revised remuneration strategy for professional and support staff to cope with economic downturn with emphasis on productivity related pay
  • Implemented talent retention frameworks to underpin expansion of firm
  • Led L&D team to win award for "Best Leadership Development Training Programme" 2013 Middle East Training Awards

  • SSAT - May 2006 to Oct 2008
    Head of Human Resources
  • Accountable for delivery of HR service provision to 500 UK/international staff based in London, Abu Dhabi) China, Chile & Australia
  • Set up operational subsidiary of the SSAT in Al Ain (Abu Dhabi) which included recruitment of 65 staff, development of HR systems infrastructure and accompanying policies reflecting U.A.E law
  • Introduced new reward framework for all staff
  • Introduced employee consultation framework for SSAT
  • HR CONSULTANT - Nov 2002 to May 2006
    Various assignments across the UK private and public sector linked to change management and organizational re-design including two year local government project linked to restructuring MERCER HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTING 1998 to July 2002
    Senior HR Consultant - 2001 to 2002
  • Responsible for project managing HR assignments for a number of large clients spread across the banking, information technology, telecommunication and utility sectors.
  • Advised and guided clients on a variety of HR issues with an emphasis on the design of employee benefit programmes and employee relations strategies.
  • Managed portfolio of business of circa 500K value.
  • Advised on design and implementation of flexible benefits schemes
  • Consultant - 1998 to 2001
  • Delivered advice and guidance to clients on a range of employee benefit issues with a particular emphasis on healthcare/absence management.
  • Interfaced with benefit/insurance providers to negotiate optimum terms and benefit design to meet client needs.
  • Advised on benefit funding mechanisms and risk mitigation features.
  • Work with clients to look at relationship between business drivers, employee needs and benefit strategy.
  • LONDON UNDERGROUND LIMITED - 1988 to Sept 1998
    HR Manager (Employee Support Services) - 1994 to 1998 Responsible for the delivery/management and employee relations of HR services in the Occupational Health/Employee Assistance/Sports & Leisure areas of the business. Personnel Resourcing Manager - 1993 to 1994
  • Accountable for co-ordinating the resourcing requirements of the District line (1700 staff).
  • Personnel Support Manager - 1990 to 1993
  • Responsible for the provision of a professional personnel and employee relations support function to the District line Business Unit.
  • Graduate Personnel Trainee - 1988 to 1990
  • Various operational HR assignments
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (Since 2007)
  • Member of the UK HR Society
  • MSc HR Mgt - University of Stirling
  • BA (Hons) - University of Stirling/University of Massachusetts
  • P/T Lecturer on HR (Sorbonne – Abu Dhabi)

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    Cello Gardner, Deputy Director HR Specialist Services - HRD, University of Pretoria

    Cello Gardner

    Deputy Director HR Specialist Services - HRD

    University of Pretoria


    Cello is currently an independent consultant who specializes in a wide variety of Human Development initiatives. His most recent initiative involves the development of an Integrated Transformation Plan for the University of Zululand, where he engaged relevant stakeholders, staff and students to develop a renewal change strategy for the University. This change strategy, known as the Integrated Transformation Plan, has been approved at Council level and will be implemented during the latter part of 2014.

    Cello was previously the Deputy Director: HR Specialist Services at the University of Pretoria (UP), where he developed a Strategic Plan and a Results Framework to ensure HR alignment with institutional strategy. He is currently manages all specialist HR functions, including performance management, organization development, remuneration, learning and development, wellness, HIV & AIDS, employment equity and strategy and compliance. He was appointed to many strategic committees at UP. These include the Salary Negotiations team, Steering committee on Performance Management, Consultative Committee with Unions, Wellness Advisory Committee, Employment Equity Forum, Skills Development Committees as well as the Culture Reference Group. Furthermore, he was appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to head task teams related to salary benchmarking and performance management. He was also appointed as internal champion for the development of a re-energized Performance Management System at the University of Pretoria.

    He has also been involved with student leadership development, with particular reference to student leaders in residences and has made significant contributions to the development of postgraduate

    He has 27 years' HR experience, of which 9 have been in a senior/executive role. He worked as a lecturer in human resource management for 9 years in South Africa and Namibia.

    Cello is well-known within the HR sector in government and higher education and has facilitated many workshops for these sectors including, customer service, employment equity, strategic planning and HIV & AIDS initiatives. He received the HR Leadership Award at the HRD World Conference in India in 2009, where he delivered a paper on HR alignment to Strategy. During 2011 he delivered a paper on the pervasiveness of Social Media and its consequences for HR at the India HR Summit in Mumbai. He has conducted a survey and presented an article on social media in HE, which was published in the international Capacity magazine of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). He also serves on two international Advisory Councils, which are both based in India.

    He was previously the Executive Director: HR at the Central University of Technology, Free State where he served on and advised Council on all HR-related functions. During this tenure, he was nominated by many of his peers to serve on national steering committees for remuneration and HIV & AIDS initiatives and served on the HR Director's Forum for Higher Education where he was instrumental in influencing national HR initiatives.

    As Director: HR in the Free State Department of Health (FSDoH) and Human Capacity Development Manager for USAID/Namibia, Cello has developed and implemented many innovative HR strategies and initiatives for improved HR service delivery and transformation.

    Cello holds a Masters in HR as well as a Masters in Philosophy with specialization in Workplace Ethics. He is a HR Mentor with the South African Board for People Practice (SABPP) and is also a member of the Institute of People Management (IPM) in South Africa. He was involved in the drafting of the first HR Standards for South Africa. He was appointed by the Board of Higher Education South Africa (HESA) to serve on the national Transformation Strategy Group and serves as a member of the Transformation Manager's Forum, which is a HESA-supported Community of Practice. He was recently involved in a Peer Review Panel for the review of the HR Department at the University of Johannesburg.

    Recent areas of focus:

  • Development of an Integrated Transformation Plan for the University of Zululand
  • Champion the revitalization of a Performance Management System at the University of Pretoria
  • Co-designed and implemented a leadership development programme for postgraduate residence students at the University of Pretoria
  • Presentation to WITS support staff about "The relevance and importance of support staff to the academic enterprise"
  • Workshop for HESA on "People Management & Change" attended by 40 Heads of Departments from all Higher Education Institutions

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    D. R. Gupta, GM - HR, MGVCL

    D. R. Gupta

    GM - HR



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    David Jalili, Managing Partner, Ibtikar Management Services

    Devarajan R., Director - HR, SS&C GlobeOp Financial Services

    Devarajan R.

    Director - HR

    SS&C GlobeOp Financial Services


    Devarajan R is the Director of Human Resources in SS&C GlobeOp Financial services since 2006. In this capacity he is responsible for institutionalizing progressive HR processes, policies and practices for this worldwide group. He was instrumental in getting the India business on the "100 Best companies to work for" – Great Place to work, for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013. Last year he was also recognized as one of the "Top 40 Most Talented HR leaders" in India by ET now and in the recently concluded World HRD congress he was awarded as "Top 50 most talented HR leaders in Asia".

    Dev has 25 years of professional experience in HR spanning across manufacturing (Steel), services (Banks) and IT/ITES (KPO) companies. His experience ranges from a public sector, Indian companies to multinational banks and niche financial sector firms.

    Dev has executed many HR strategies, implemented systems, practices on improving performance, employee development and fostering an employee friendly work culture. While working in the banking sector he gained extensive experience on people side of mergers.

    In his spare time Dev teaches HR papers for MBA students. He has published seven papers and a monograph. He is also a speaker in national and international seminars on contemporary HR topics.

    Dev is passionate about performance management /learning and describes himself as action research and OD catalyst. He is a Graduate in science from Delhi University and MBA from BIT, Mesra Ranchi.

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    Dilep Misra, President (Corporate Human Resource), JK Organisation

    Harshvendra Soin, Head - Global Leadership Acquisition & Development, Tech Mahindra

    Dr. Henry Yeoh, Group General Manager, Corporate Services, HABIB GROUP

    Dr. Henry Yeoh

    Group General Manager, Corporate Services,



    Dr Henry Yeoh is the Deputy President of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM). He is also currently the Group General Manager – Corporate Services for the Habib Group; a leading jeweler retailer in Malaysia.

    He is also appointed to the Malaysia ISCEA Advisory Board by the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA).

    Dr Yeoh is a multiple awards recipient: Global HR Excellence Award (2010 World HRD Congress); HR Leader of the Year – Gold Award & Employer of Choice Silver Award (2013 Malaysia HR Awards); and HR Leadership Award (2014 World HRD Congress) in recognition of his 30+ years as a HR practitioner and Senior Strategic Business Partner.

    Dr Yeoh was also instrumental in enabling the Elken Group to be the proud winner of the Employer of Choice Silver Award in the 2013 Malaysia HR Awards recently when he was the Vice President of Group Human Resources.

    Dr Yeoh is a Peer Mentor Coach with the National Human Resources Centre Peer Mentoring Program for SME business owners. He was also recently invited to serve as a Steering Committee Member on HR Certification initiated by PSMB. His latest involvement in the HR Community is an invitation to be a member of the Global Advisory Council of the World HRD Congress 2015.

    In March 2012, Henry was invited by Dubai World Trade Centre, the organizer for the 2012 HR Leaders Award for Middle East as one of the panel of 4 internationally recognized HR experts including Prof. Douglas A Ready, Founder and President of ICEDR (The International Consortium for Executive Development Research), the world's leading network of senior development specialists from corporate and business communities Professor at London Business School.

    He was a Judging Committee Member in the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Malaysia HR Awards organized jointly by the MIHRM and JobStreet.com

    Professionally, Dr Yeoh is a Certified Advanced HR Practitioner by MIHRM and is also a Certified Interstrength Type Practitioner from Interstrength Associates USA on Personality Profiling (a Myers-Briggs derivative version) and a Certified Business Coach by NEWS Coaching & Training Inc. headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland

    Dr Yeoh's Strategic HR Business Partnering career covers a wide ranging spectrum of businesses such as direct selling, consumer retail, property & construction, aviation and marine, gaming, printing, hotel & general investment, jewelry trade, and Islamic pawn broking.,/

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    Hem Chandra Panjikar, Group Head - Human Capital & Administration, Bilakhia Group of Companies

    Hendrick Mokolane, Group Human Resources Director, Howden Africa (Pty) Limited

    Kifaya Abu Thallam, Group HR Advisor

    Kifaya Abu Thallam

    Group HR Advisor


    HR Executive with 20 years of experience in multinational companies in the Middle East and GCC, held many senior positions in Human Resources; Regional Head of HR, Group HR Advisor, Chief HR Officer, Group HR Director, HR Director, Focused Experience on HR Transformation, Organizational Design and Merger & Acquisitions, An active keynote speaker in many HR Summits & Conferences in different countries UAE, Sudan, Belgium, Budapest, Spain, Palestine, Jordnan.

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    Lakshmi Parasuram, Area HR Director - MMA ( Mediterranean, Middle-East, Africa ), DORMA Gulf Door Controls

    Lakshmi Parasuram

    Area HR Director - MMA ( Mediterranean, Middle-East, Africa )

    DORMA Gulf Door Controls


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    Latika Kandpal Rao,Head - HR, West Pioneer Properties (India) Private Limited

    Latika Kandpal Rao

    Head - HR

    West Pioneer Properties (India) Private Limited


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    LEE Jin Hwui, Deputy Director - HRD, LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

    LEE Jin Hwui

    Deputy Director - HRD



    LEE JIN-HWUI has more than 15 years of experience in the Human Resources Profession, accumulated across both the public service and private sector corporations. Jin-Hwui is the recipient of the HR Leadership Award at the 2014 Global HR Excellence Awards. He is also the winner of the Capita Award for Best HR Manager, at the 2012 Singapore HRM Awards. Jin-Hwui's key interests include Strategic HR Business Partnering, Education & Training Pillar of Total Productivity Management, Career & Leadership Development, Learning & Development, Succession Planning, Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Industrial Relations.

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    Legion Felix Richardson, Global HR Design Director, McDonald's Corporation

    Legion Felix Richardson

    Global HR Design Director

    McDonald's Corporation


    A highly motivated & confident HR professional, with a Swiss and U.K education, with 18years of experience in the fields of Operations and Human resources, and have gained exposure working and living in different areas of the world such as India, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Malaysia and currently in the United states contributing in the capacity of a Director of Global HR design team for McDonald's Corporation.

    McDonald's is the No.1 Quick Service Restaurant brand in the world, with 34,000 restaurants, operating in 118 countries, serving 69 million customers every day, personally attended by our 1.8 million employees around the world.

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    Maggie Mojapelo,Co-Founder and Director, The HR Touch

    Major Vembu Krishnamurthy, Senior General Manager - Corporate Human Resources, VA Tech Wabag Ltd.

    Manju Kohli, Vice President- People, Pearson Education & IndiaCan

    Malini Rao, Global Human Resources, Schneider Electric

    Matiul I Nowshad, Chief Human Resources Officer, Robi Axiata Ltd.

    Matiul I Nowshad

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Robi Axiata Ltd.


    A tested HR professional, Matiul Islam Nowshad, has been serving Robi Axiata Ltd. as Chief Human Resources Officer since February 14, 2010. Under his apt leadership Robi has transformed into one of the most successful mobile operators in the country, which has experienced a complete turnaround within the span of three years.

    Nowshad has had a career span of two and half decades, concentrating in the field of HR where he served in a leadership role for the last decade and half. His footprint encompasses three industries being Tea, Textile and Telecom.

    Nowshad has made a significant contribution in the development of Human Resources Management in Bangladesh and is considered a leader in the profession. The best HR Leader Award at World HRD Congress held in Mumbai in February 2011 marks recognition of his contribution to the HR industry as a whole.

    His passion for people has whetted his expertise in the fields of people transition, employee relations, and rewards, where he has demonstrated overwhelming success. His introduction of the science of pay based on the talent matrix and compensation mix to Robi has encouraged the other players of the industry to follow suit.

    Nowshad has a Masters Degree in Business and is a Fellow and Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute, UK and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK. He has attended several management development and leadership programs in renowned business schools.

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    Manoj Misra, Director ( Human Resource ), Cement Corporation of India Ltd.

    Najwa Saab, Group HR Director, News Group

    NC Prakash, Regional Director - HR (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa), ROHDE & SCHWARZ REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS SINGAPORE PTE LTD.

    NC Prakash

    Regional Director - HR (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa),



    Regional Director - HR (Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa), ROHDE & SCHWARZ REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS SINGAPORE PTE LTD.

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    Nancy Fortner, Managing Director, FORTNER CONSULTING SDN. BHD.

    Nancy Fortner

    Managing Director



    Nancy Fortner has more than twenty years of international Human Resources and Organizational Development experience in Asia, Canada, the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

    Prior to Fortner Consulting, Nancy held the position of Director of Human Resources at Bridge Information Systems, responsible for Canada and Latin America. She received the President's Award for Outstanding Achievement and was appointed to the Board of Directors.

    Previous to Bridge, Nancy held senior management positions with Dow Jones and Reuters.

    Nancy has worked across a wide spectrum of industries including Automotive, Aviation, Agro industry, Construction, Consumer, Defense, Education, Energy, Financial Services, Public Sector, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Media, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications and Technology.

    Nancy obtained her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Western Ontario, Canada and her CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation in Toronto, Canada.

    Nancy is a member of the HRPA (Canada), Society for Human Resource Management (USA), American Society for Training & Development and is on the panel of The Human Capital Institute Research Group (Washington DC).

    Nancy is the recipient of the Strategic Leadership Award 2014 by the World HRD Congress for Global Excellence.

    Nancy is a permanent resident of Malaysia.

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    Nivedita Ghosh, Vice President - Talent Acquisition | HR, SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited

    Naseer Mohammed Al Hajri, Chief HR Officer, National Bank of Oman

    Nilima Kheraj, Head - HR, Panama Petrochem Limited

    Dr. Nischal S. Khandai, Managing Director, NSK Private Business School (RSA)

    Dr. Nischal S. Khandai

    Managing Director

    NSK Private Business School (RSA)


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    Pamela Stroko, Vice President, Mid-market HCM Transformation & Thought Leadership, Oracle Corporation

    Peck Yeow Gan, Executive VP & Chief HR Officer, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited

    Peck Yeow Gan

    Executive VP & Chief HR Officer

    Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited


    Peck Yeow joined Prudential Singapore in January 2011 as Chief Human Resources Officer. She is responsible for developing and driving human resources strategy which directly support the achievement of business priorities and objectives. She is also responsible for building an engaged and motivated workforce, and creating a value proposition to enrich the total work experience for employees.

    Prior to Prudential, Peck Yeow was with a major Telecommunications Company for 15 years where she heads up the Human Resources function.

    Peck Yeow holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources from the Singapore Institute of Management. In February 2014, Peck Yeow was conferred the HR Leadership Award at the Global HR Excellence Awards.

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    Capt. Partha Samai, Group Head - HR, AGS Transact Technologies Ltd.

    Capt. Partha Samai

    Group Head - HR

    AGS Transact Technologies Ltd.


    Capt. Partha has over 15 years of experience in Human Capital Development, OD intervention,Change management, Strategic HR, Talent Acquisition, General Management and Outbound Training.

    He is a graduate from prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. Commissioned in the Indian Army as Second Lieutenant, in the Regiment of Artillery, Capt.Partha subsequently opted for the elite Special Forces (SF). He is trained to survive under adverse circumstances, and fight in all three theaters of war (Air, Land, under water) he was enrolled and served as a member of this elite fighting force.

    During his tenure with the Indian Army, Capt. Partha held various positions of responsibilities including being an instructor in India's only Nuclear Biological & Chemical Warfare School and is an expert in NBC warfare and survival techniques. He was the youngest instructor in India's only NBC warfare school.

    As a Special Forces officer he has served in various posts in the mountains of J&K, besides various other geographies.

    Prior to being selected by AGS Transact Technologies in his current profile, Capt.Partha had served with Tikona Digital Networks Mumbai, Tata Teleservices Limited in Kolkata and BhartiAirtel in Port Blair.

    Capt. Partha has been awarded with many citations and awards in the Army for excellence, including the "Op Rakshak" Medal, "Op Parakram" Medal for distinguished service in J&K.

    He has also been awarded for his various contributions in the field of HR Operations, OD interventions, training in Tata Teleservices Kolkata Circle & HR Excellence Award in Airtelfor various contributions made in the areas of Talent Acquisition, CSR, and HR Operations.

    He has felicitated for HR Excellence by Indira Group of Institutes in 2010, he has been conferred upon, 10 Most Talented HR Professional In India by World HRD Congress, HR Leadership Award by Asia Pacific HRM Congress and 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia Awarded by World HRD Congress.

    He has two exclusive interviews and two articles in national HR magazines. Battleship HR ; The Human Factor (14July – 15 Aug 2010) I want to Sprint a Marathon ; The Human Factor (14 April – 15May 2013) Scientific Approach in HR :People & Management (May – June 2013) Technology - Key to HR Transformation; People and Management (Jan - Feb 2014)

    Capt.Partha is a Dale Carnegie certified trainer has Co-facilitated the much acclaimed "Back to Basics" camp and also the "Basics & Me" workshop, besides this he has facilitated numerous individual development training programs including training of Trainers, setting benchmarks in professional excellence.

    He is certified Six Sigma Green Beltfrom Motorola University. He has completed various projects on HR, Sales & Customer Service.

    A Graduate of the prestigious King George Royal Indian Military College, Bangalore, he is a double postgraduate MA (Economics) and MBA (Human Resources) from India's Premier institutes Gokhale Institute of Politics &Economics and Symbiosis, Pune respectively.

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    Pooja Mehendale, VP - HR, GeBBS Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Rajeev Sen, Managing Director - Human Resources, India, BNY Mellon India

    Rajeev Sen

    Managing Director - Human Resources

    India, BNY Mellon India


    Rajeev Sen rejoined BNY Mellon India in June 2013 as the Head of Human Resources at BNY Mellon(India) and leads the Human Resource function.

    He and his team are responsible for Employee Relations, Recruitment & Resourcing, Compensation and Benefits, Learning and Organisation Development and HR Operations.

    Rajeev joined Vodafone late last year as Director of HR, supporting their Global Shared Services Center from Pune. Previously, Rajeev had joined BNY Mellon India in Sept 2011, from HSBC, where he was their Global Head of HR for the Technology Centers located in India, China, Brazil and Malaysia He was a part of the initial team that was formed to set up the Offshoring Technology Centers for HSBC and managed growth from a startup to a 11000 strong Organisation.

    Rajeev has around 17 years' experience in the HR function and has worked extensively on strategic as well as tactical areas of Organisation Design & Structure, Talent Resourcing, Employee Engagement, Compensation and Benefits and Talent Development.

    Rajeev has a Bachelor's degree

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    Rajesh Soni, Director (Corp. HR), Amtek Auto Limited

    Rajesh Soni

    Director (Corp. HR)

    Amtek Auto Limited


    Mr. Rajesh Soni is presently Director (Corp. HR), Amtek Auto Ltd, a USD 2.5 Billion Group having 65 units of Auto & Non-Auto Businesses employing 21000 personnel.

    His real time experience lies in building process driven organisations thru:

  • Articulating Vision, Values & its internalisation
  • Delivering Value to the Businesses through planning & execution of Business specific strategic & operating HR Plan / Initiatives
  • Conceptualising & internalising contemporary HR Practices
  • Strategic HR functions like Talent Management, Performance Management, Continuous learning, Employee Engagement & Employee Relations
  • Culture integration of new Acquisitions

  • He has a rich experience of facilitating setting up of Green field Projects as well as smoothly running the brown field Units both under company's own as well as with Joint Venture Partners of repute.

    Prior to this, Rajesh has worked in large Indian Conglomerates like JK Organisation, Jindal Group & transnationals like Technip of France & Harman International of USA. His strength lies in managing diversified & multi - locational organisations employing large number of skilled professionals & operatives.

    Mr. Soni is B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University & MBA in HR with learning & contributing for nearly three decades in wide spectrum of industries in Engg., Telecom / Electronics ,FMCG, Paper ,Steel , Auto , Railways & Packaging sectors.

    He is a member of HR & IR Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, All India Management Association, Delhi Management Association, and SHRM & National HRD Network.

    He has been conferred with a Memento of Appreciation by AIMA - 2001
    Amity Corporate Excellence Award - 2009
    Amity HR Excellence Award – 2011

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    Ravish C K, Director - HR ( Advisory Services ), Virtus Consultancy Services LLC

    Ravish C K

    Director - HR ( Advisory Services )

    Virtus Consultancy Services LLC


    Ravish C K is the Director - HR Services with Virtus. He brings in 29 plus years of varied experience in managing Human Resources in MNCs, family owned businesses in India and the middle east including Enfield India, MRF Tires, DHL Worldwide, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group UAE, Larson and Toubro (ME) . He held the position of Chief Human Capital Officer with a MNC and was in-charge of the strategic HCM activities for the global offices of the company. In his illustrious career he has had start up experiences, talent sourcing and deployment of senior positions, organization development and behavior modification assignments. Ravish is a trained job analyst, a senior quality assessor (EFQM model) and a trainer. Prior to joining Virtus, Ravish led the HR team of a $12 Bn Indian multi-national at their middle east operations. Ravish had been the international adviser or the World HRD Congress in 2009 and also held membership of couple of HR associations in Dubai.

    Ravish has completed his MA in HR with a distinction from the University of Madras and also management development programs with Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Ravish speaks English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and understands German and Arabic.

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    Renuka Krishna, Associate Vice President, KPIT Technologies Ltd.

    Riviera Ho Rathore, HR & Administration Director, Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd.

    Riviera Ho Rathore

    HR & Administration Director

    Banglalink Digital Communications Ltd.


    River is HR & Administration Director of banglalink ™, Bangladesh's #2 mobile operator and a subsidiary of VimpelCom Ltd., the world's 6th largest telecommunications company.

    A well-rounded Filipino professional, River has 15 years of generalist HR experience in telecommunications, media, banking and hospitality gained from best-in-class multi-national companies. River also spent 3 years in customer services in telecommunications and F&B.

    In 2010, River was elected by employers to serve as Deputy Secretary General of the Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (CAMFEBA). In 2011, she was appointed by Cambodia's Minister of Labor as an employer representative in a national tripartite consultative group that works on Cambodia's policies for social protection and employment. River's passion for advancing harmonized workplaces and people development has led to her founding membership in AP-IRNet, a premier gateway for information exchange on Industrial Relations in Asia and the Pacific.

    River pursued her MA in Industrial Relations, with a major in labor management relations, and her BSc in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of the Philippines.

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    Romi Bhatia, GM - HR, Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited

    Ron Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer, RGTS Group

    Ron Thomas

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    RGTS Group


    Ron Thomas is a Chief Human Resource & Administrative Officer [RGTS Group] currently based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    He formerly was Director, Talent and Human Resources Solutions at Buck Consultants (a Xerox Company) and is certified by the Human Capital Institute as a Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP). He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute:

    He has served in senior level HR roles with Martha Stewart Living and IBM and consulted for such brands as ADP, Sony Music, Avon, US Government

    Ron serves on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI's Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.

    Most recently he was awarded the "50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia" by the World Human Resources Development Congress as well as Global HR Excellence award.

    He has co-authored 3 titles: Creative Onboarding Programs: Tools for Energizing Your Orientation Program, Learning to Lead: Lessons in Leadership, Why is HR Still So Reluctant to embrace metrics?

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    Rubha Nadar, Partner, OBOX HR SOLUTIONS

    Rubha Nadar




    Rubha is a postgraduate in Business Management from Mumbai University, with a specialization in Human Resources.Currently Pursuing her PHD in Labor studies from Mumbai University.

    Rubha has 8+years of experience in handling Human Resources at various organisations. She is responsible for the HR initiatives pertaining to acquisition, engagement and development of human capital at OBOX HR Solutions. She has a strong acumen in designing productive and friendly HR policies.

    In her previous stint, Rubha was associated with a leading FMCG company, handling the entire gamut of HR operations for over 1000 employees. In her other roles, she has successfully led several senior management mandate with various clients and has been instrumental in designing recruitment processes using multi-pronged strategies for attracting the right talent.

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    Sameer Sinha, Head - HR & Admin., Renault India Pvt. Ltd.

    Sameer Sinha

    Head - HR & Admin.

    Renault India Pvt. Ltd.


    Sameer is Head of HR and Admin for Renault India. He is the member of Renault Management Committees of India and Asia Middle East India. He is also the member of Renault Nissan Alliance India HR. He has been instrumental in conceiving the leadership and management developmental model, implementing the capability maturity model and job evaluation project for the Renault Nissan companies in India.

    He has been associated with the Renault Nissan Alliance, a matrix organization, since 2012. He was earlier associated with Renault Nissan Technical Centre (Automobile R&D) where he was responsible for Talent Management, Career Development and was the Business Partner to the Engineering functions.

    In his earlier stints, he has served the Indian Army in a distinguished military career spanning over 15 years. He has been in the leadership role relating to Peoples' Management and Combat Strategy in national and international assignments.

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    Sharmeen Annie, Human Resources Director, CEMEX Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd.

    Sharmeen Annie

    Human Resources Director

    CEMEX Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd.


    Sharmeen Annie is Human Resources Director of CEMEX Bangladesh, a business unit of CEMEX, which is the 4th largest cement producer in the world. She has around 14 years of working experience in different positions and 10 years in HR with sound knowledge of various multinational organization culture, which includes comprehensive experience in HR Strategy, Change Management, Organizational Culture, Staffing & Resourcing, Strategic Talent Management & Organizational Development and Reward Management & HR Operations.

    She formerly worked with Novartis Bangladesh, a Swiss Pharmaceutical company and looked after their Compensation & Operations and also worked with Lafarge Bangladesh, a French Cement manufacturing company and was in charge of the Human Resources Development. Her other work experiences include HR consulting, market & social research and underwriting.

    Sharmeen has completed her MBA in Human Resources from St Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA. She also did her Undergraduate and Masters degree in Social Science from University of Dhaka. Most recently, she has been awarded the "50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia" by the World HRD Congress as well as CHRO.

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    Shriram Darbha, Head - HR, BSE Limited

    Shriram Darbha

    Head - HR

    BSE Limited


    Shriram is a Masters in English Literature and also a Masters in Human Resources Management from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences-Mumbai. He has over 22 years of strategic as well as operational HR functional leadership experience spread across Service (Hospitality), IT (BFSI & Product), ITES, Telecom, Pharmaceutical Mfg, Consulting and Financial Services industries where he has contributed as a strategic HR partner/Employee Champion/Change Master in various Leadership positions also as a VP/Director HR in both Indian and Multi National Corporations like the Taj group of hotels, Citigroup, Airtel, Hutch, Tally, Secova inc, Granules, Movenpick hotels. Currently he is the Head of Human Resources with BSE Ltd. (Bombay Stock Exchange). He is a recipient of Indira Super Achiever award and World HRD Congress award for 50 most talented HR Leaders in Asia. He is also pursuing part-time Doctoral studies in HR & OD.

    His Professional Passion is to work closely with the people, to leverage and align their talents and full potential to achieve the organizational objectives through strategic HR, Learning & OD interventions as a Change Master and a Soft/Life skills coach.

    His Personal Passion is about practicing Life Management by certain 'Dharmic and Karmic' Values and Principles based on Ancient Indian Vedanta Philosophy to touch and make positive difference to the Life of Self and Others.

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    Sofi Zahoor, Sr Director HR - India Operations, Quark Xpress India Pvt. Ltd.

    Sofi Zahoor

    Sr Director HR - India Operations

    Quark Xpress India Pvt. Ltd.


    Quark Software Inc. is a leading software company in the world with footprint in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, Quark's flagship product -- QuarkXPress -- changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionizing publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media, as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

    About me:
    Sofi Zahoor is a SrDirector HR and Operations for India and Japan operations based in Mohali Chandigarh India. Sofi has been with Quark over 12 years and has held several key strategic positions at Quark.

    Sofi Zahoor brings several years of professional experience to Quark. During his career he has worked with multinational companies and Indian business across several positions. His 18+ years of experience in IT industry brings forth an unique blend of cross functional experience with over 3 years of experience in Customer Support, 5 years of experience in Sales and Marketing and almost 10 years in Human Resources management covering areas of Talent Management, Organizational Design, Performance Management and entire gamut of change management initiative in the area of HR. Sofi brings Solid experience in driving talent acquisition and professional development programs, resulting in talent upgrades of the workforce. He has played key role in conducting and implementing an organizational re-design to capitalize on strategic opportunities. Proven track record in thought leadership, defining objectives and setting milestones.

    Sofi was awarded as Top 50 Most Talented HR Leader in Asia by Global HRD Congress.

    Sofi was also awarded Northwest HR Excellence award at PHD Chamber of commerce in year 2010 for outstanding contribution to IndianHR community.

    Sofi is currently working with more than 20 Indian University and International Universities helping them collaborate with industry expectations.

    Advisory / Board Positions:

  • Executive Council Member of CII ( Confederation of Indian Industry) North India Chapter
  • Convenor – HRD Panel CII Northern Council.
  • Board of Advisor &Academic Counsel Member of Chandigarh University– Chandigarh.
  • Executive Academic Counsel Member of Chitkara University – Barotiwala.
  • Regular speaker at Industry forums,International HR Forums, Seminars, Management Schools.
  • Regular Keynote speaker European International Businet Conference.

  • Sofi also has been actively involved with in many social activities, he is the founder of Quark Prayas , which is a voluntary organization focusing on development of underprivileged children in the area of education and medical support.

    When not at work, Sofi likes to involve himself in sports. Sofi is an avid reader and likes reading books on life and philosophy. He is also in the process of authoring a book on Hiring"Hiring Redefined".

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    Sonali Bedre, Director Operations, M/s Alumayer India Pvt. Ltd.

    Srividya Ram,Vice President, Global Delivery, NTT DATA Global Delivery Services Limited

    Srividya Ram

    Vice President, Global Delivery,

    NTT DATA Global Delivery Services Limited


    Srividya Ram is Vice President, Global Delivery Services, NTT DATA Americas. She is responsible for ensuring delivery of IT projects from India to the Banking and Financial Services clients across North America . She is adept at optimized execution of large IT delivery programs - leveraging the balanced onsite-offshore delivery model and lean delivery processes.

    Sri is with NTTDATA since 2000 and has more than 20 years of industry experience; she is a certified black belt in Six Sigma. In the past, she led the global utilization and resource management function and established the program management office at NTT DATA.

    Sri played a key role in establishing the women's network across NTT DATA India centers and is in the core team spearheading the CSR activities. She was recognized as one of the 10 Most talented HR professionals in India by World HRD congress in February 2013. She holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Annamalai Univeristy.

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    Sucheta Shetty, VP - HR, TAKE Solutions

    Sucheta Shetty

    VP - HR,

    TAKE Solutions


    Ms Sucheta Shetty has firmly established herself as an ardent and reputable leader in the gamut of Human Capital function and truly adorable in the horizon of team leadership. She holds a Master's Degree in Statistics from the prestigious University of Madras- ranked third, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Pondicherry Universityand has also successfully completed her Masters Diploma in Business Administration (Marketing) from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. Her quests for learning and continuous grooming lead her to further certify in Strategic Human Resource Managementfrom the prestigiousIndian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Shehas under the guidance of the most revered HR leader in the industry "T.V.RAO" completed certification and project assignments on HR Scorecard and Leadership Development. A certified professional in Competency and Performance Development, Compensation Benefits from Carlton University, has understood the relevance of Six-Sigma in HR and is a certified green belt professional.

    A qualified professional coupled with comprehensive experience over 16 years has enabled her in designing , developing and implementing high impact Talent Sustainability Processesand Programs in support of the business strategy along with leading all aspects of Organization Development such as Organization Design, Talent Acquisition, Talent Assessments and Succession Planning, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching. Her extensive experience includes providing advisory service to Senior Leaders and Board of Directors in the areas of: executive selection, integration and leadership development, succession and talent management. She is largely acclaimed in the organisations that she has worked with for her immense ability to build "High Performing Teams"

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    Sudhakar P, Vice President, Strabus Software Solutions Private Limited

    Sudhakar P

    Vice President

    Strabus Software Solutions Private Limited


    More than 34 years of successful experience providing strategic & operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations across the IT & Telecom sectors.

    Dynamic, results oriented leader with a strong track record of performance in turnaround & high paced organisations. Adept in using keen analysis, insights & team approach to drive organisational improvements & implementation of best practices. Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple & complex (sales, business development, HR, administration & operational) issues & motivating staff to peak performance.

    Areas of Expertise:
    Strategy, Vision & Mission Planning Budgeting & Cost Management
    Sales & Marketing Leadership Profitability & Cost Analysis
    Product Management HR Management
    Projects / New Set-ups General Administration

    An innovative leader with entrepreneurial initiative and vision who drives revenues and manages rapid growth profitably with a focus on building a strong corporate culture. Demonstrated excellence in ensuring prompt resolution of employee grievances to maintain cordial management-employee relations and achieve dedication by workers and handling HR Function. Expertise in handling large Indian corporate houses, PSUs, consulting companies, software companies, defence establishments, educational institutions and Government enterprises.

    Strong leader & team player; excellent motivational skills to sustain forward growth momentum while motivating peak individual performance from team members. Thrives in both independent and collaborative work environments.


  • Leading strategic initiatives slated to drive product line profitability & revitalize revenue opportunities throughout the IT and Telecom industries.
  • Pioneering initiatives to business development strategy utilizing impact forecasts, demographics, analytics, segmentation, product development, cost reduction & project management.
  • Conceptualizing & planning various transformational processes, pricing strategy, business reengineering leading to successful transitions.
  • Preparing budgets, monitoring projects with respect to the cost, demand forecasts, time over-runs to ensure timely execution of projects.
  • Growing business by developing relationships, coaching sales teams to achieve revenue increases & implementing operations improvements.
  • Formulating & benchmarking functional (HR) best practices; instituting change-management practices in the organisation, including organisational restructuring & manpower rationalisation initiatives.
  • Conceptualizing & developing training & development initiatives for improved productivity, building capability and quality enhancement.

    Since Jan'06 with Strabus Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad as Vice President - HR and Business Development
  • Rebuilding the organisation in functions of HR and Business Development.
  • Expanding & developing markets for the company's ERP and Portfolio Management Software on Oracle and .Net platforms all over India.
  • Setting up staffing services vertical for the organization. Developed clients such as Oracle, IBM, Infosys etc. on different skill sets.
  • The company was facing problems at the time of joining. Proved instrumental in introducing cost cutting measures as well as revamping the office. Under my watch, we introduced recruitment and training for in-house requirements, and later, for our clients too. We now have a couple of recruiters to address the placements market.
  • Developed clients in US and UK on .Net platform which adds revenue to company.

  • Dec'03 – Dec'05 with e-Soft Consulting Ltd., Hyderabad as General Manager - Sales and Marketing
  • Prepared strategy for marketing the company's software at national level to Police Services.
  • Conceptualized strategies to participate as channel partners to leading organisations such as Novell, Cincom to market their networking products to govt. organisations in telecom sector.
  • Developed the market for placement services in IT, Telecom and Automobile sectors in MNCs (Motorola, Siemens, etc.) at national level.
  • Conducted an extensive survey in New Delhi to address the needs of police and border security forces in their recruitment efforts. Accordingly, the company's recruitment software was tailored to meet their requirements and this resulted in success in obtaining orders from other locations like Lucknow, etc. apart from New Delhi.

  • Nov'01 – Nov'03 with Meltron Software Development Centre, Mumbai as Project Director
  • Established the Software Development Centre at Mumbai to cater to the needs of customers (mainly government organisations) at national level.
  • Executed the E-Setu project under Maharashtra State Govt. at Ratnagiri for single window processing of electricity, water, telephone bills, property tax, etc.
  • Although Meltron, the parent company, was facing financial difficulties, I felt that there was scope to use the market presence of Meltron to diversify into software, and with my team, we convinced the senior IAS bureaucrats in Mumbai to set up Melsoft in Mumbai and I was in charge of MELSOFT there. Until the company was closed down due to lack of state govt support, we marketed banking software to co-operative banks, and appointed dealers to address opportunities in cities like Pune, Nashik,Ratnagiri etc.

  • Dec'93 – Oct'01 with Maharashtra Electronics Corporation Limited (Meltron), Bangalore as Zonal Manager (South)
  • Served as In-charge of Zonal Office South (AP, TN, Karnataka and Kerala) & supervised the Marketing, Administration, Accounts, Service and Support Functions.
  • Handled a product mix spanning across four divisions of MELTRON, including KTS, EPABX, Wireless Equipment, and CCTV, Fire Alarm System and Power Plant Equipment.
  • Selected / developed distributors, handled direct sales and coordinated with 5 factory heads for meeting delivery deadlines and product quality.

  • Accomplishments:
  • Demonstrated excellence in securing a very large order from a big Public Sector Organisation entailing coordination with the Factory Head for development of prototype & ensuring that it met with client's requirement.
  • Dexterously handled large value orders involving selling high value telecom equipment to DOT and Bharat Electronics Ltd.
  • Played a major role in handling the order booking for 1998 - 99 worth Rs. 3.5 Crores and collection worth Rs. 4.5 Crores, this being the highest, compared to other zones.
  • Successfully identified Consultants and revived MELTRON in South Zone.
  • Efficiently developed a service market for the firm during 2000 - 2001.
  • Pivotal in running South Zone as a profit centre, and generated its own salaries during financial crisis.

  • Jul'91 – Nov'93 with Bradma of India Ltd., Secunderabad as Sr. Divisional Sales Manager
  • Apr'81 – Jun'91 with HCL Ltd., Hyderabad, Bangalore, Nagpur and Chennai as Regional Sales Manager
  • Jun'79 – Mar'81 with Integrated Components (P) Ltd., Hyderabad as Sales Engineer

  • P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai in 2002.
  • Graduate in Industrial Engineering ( Marketing ) from Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering in 1984.
  • Diploma in Computer Methods and Programming from APPCCS, Hyderabad in 1982.
  • Diploma in Marketing from Institute of Marketing Management in 1981.
  • B. E. (Electrical) from College of Engineering, Osmania University in 1979.

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    Sulabha Sawant, Head - HR & Administration, Hikal Ltd.

    Sulabha Sawant

    Head - HR & Administration

    Hikal Ltd.


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    Sunitha Ghorpade, Managing Director, Arrkay Talent Management Pvt. Ltd.

    Sunitha Ghorpade

    Managing Director

    Arrkay Talent Management Pvt. Ltd.


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    Sushanta Ganguly, Vice President & Head - Corporate HR, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited

    Sushanta Ganguly

    Vice President & Head - Corporate HR,

    L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited


    Mr. S Ganguly, a distinguished name in HR fraternity, is an inspirational leader who has acclaimed an enriching experience in HR. Standing tall for last 36 years out of which 32 years in Larsen & Toubro Ltd, since 1981. In his illustrious tenure in L&T, Construction (erstwhile L&T, ECC), he had led a team of more than 120 HR professionals, held various strategic roles and responsibilities both in domestic and overseas operations. His forte is in International HR where he single handily resolved HR issues. He is currently the Vice President and Head – Corporate HR in L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd.,which is world's largest public – private partnership project in Metro Rail Sector.

    Mr. Ganguly is a member of various national and international HR forums viz., Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO), National HRD Network of India (NHRD), American Management Association, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) among others. He has addressed several seminars in leading business schools, prestigious bodies such as The Bengal Chamber ofCommerce and Industry, Kolkata; Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chennai, where he was the Chairman of HR & CSR Committee consecutively for 3 years. He has been bestowed "RASBIC Leadership Award" in the year 2006 and "HR Leadership Award" by World HRD Congress in 2014.

    An avid traveller, he holds a degree in commerce from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, and a post-graduate in Human Resource Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

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    Sutanu Chowdhury, VP - HR, Mahindra Logistics Limited

    Sutanu Chowdhury

    VP - HR,

    Mahindra Logistics Limited


    Overall Experience : 21 Years in Human Resources & Industrial Relations

    Qualification : Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial relations from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi 91-93 batch

    Worked in Siemens Ltd, Coca Cola India, Indian Hotels,Apollo Tyres, Bunge India as Head- HR, Bharti Axa Life Insurance as VP-HR, Chief-People Office at Future Value Retail Ltd. at Mumbai and currently as Vice President & Head – HR at Mahindra Logistics Mumbai since May 2012.

    Experience and expertise in HR strategy and implementation, Scorecard based performance management, Design and delivery of compensation and benefits, merger and acquisition integration, setting up a startup company, change management, Employee engagement and recognition, IR strategy and HR systems.

    Award : Indira Super Achievers in 2013 by India Group of Institutes & Fun and Joy, Best 3 PL Company of the Year ( Mahindra Logistics) by Express Logistics & supply Chain

    Memberships : National HRD network , OD roundtable.

    Spouse is a school teacher and have twin daughters -11 yrs

    Interested in Photography, badminton, reading and travelling

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    Vinod Bidwaik, Director - HR (DSM Engineering Plastics India), DSM India Private Limited

    Vinod Bidwaik

    Director - HR (DSM Engineering Plastics India)

    DSM India Private Limited


    VinodBidwaikis a seasoned HR professional with more than 16 years of experience in HR with 11 years of leadership experience in big Indian and Multinationals industries, viz: manufacturing, media, automobile and life science & material science companies. He is currently working with DSM India Pvt Ltd as Director –HR for engineering plastics division and is also a part of India Management Team of DSM India. He also worked in M & M, Semperit Group and Sakaal Media Group on senior level positions. He has an expertise working on Greenfield projects and establishing HR department. He implemented various HR practices; OD interventions in his organizations. During his tenure with Semperit, the company was awarded for Best Innovative HR Practices during 2002 by NIPM. He partners the role of business HR partner and his organizations (past and current) witnessed the persistent growth through aligned talent management practices. He writes regularly in management journals and magazines. Heis also a life member of Bombay Management Association, NIPM and NHRD and regular speaker on different forums.

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