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Advisory Council 2016

2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014

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

Yuvaraj Srivastava, Senior VP & Head HR, Make My Trip India Pvt. Ltd.

Preeti Marwah, VP & Head - HR, POWER2SME

Preeti Marwah

VP & Head - HR



Preeti Marwah is the Head of Human Resources at Power2 SME. Her career journey of over 19 years spans across crafting HR policies and processes in companies like Ranbaxy Laboratories, Panacea Biotech, Confederation of Indian Industry. Prior to joining Power2SME she has worked with Schneider Electric India as HR Business Partner. For her voluntary contribution in CSR, she has received many accolades while working for NGO's like Cansupport , Volkhardt Foundation and Schneider Electric India Foundation. Besides CSR Initiatives she has successfully worked towards filling the employment gaps for employable skilled labor and has created potential job markets for population getting trained and skilled under various education initiatives by NGO's and CSR sector. Her expertise lies in designing HR strategy to achieve business goals. For same she was honored with an Award on Best HR Strategy in line with Business and Woman Achiever Award for HR Excellence for the year 2015 by the World HRD Congress

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Shanoo Singh, Director R&S ( AP ), MERCK

Pawan Wasant Borle, Senior VP - HR, flydubai

Saurabh Nigam, VP - HR, Snapdeal.com

Saurabh Nigam




Saurabh is the Vice President – Human Resources at Snapdeal.com, which is one of the leading digital commerce organizations in the country. At Snapdeal, Saurabh leads the Human Resources function globally and is responsible for setting up world class HR practices in the organization as well as formulating and executing the HR strategy in alignment with the organization vision and goal. Saurabh has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Future HR Leaders of the Country by People Matters & DDI, International.

Saurabh is a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Electronics and Telecommunications from The Army Institute of Technology, Pune and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PM&IR) from XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur. He also holds the SPHR, GPHR and HRMP from SHRM, USA ¬ – being the only Indian and one among the first 10 people globally to hold these three certifications simultaneously.

Saurabh comes across as a culturally sensitive and a cutting-edge visionary with an extensive experience of over a decade. His Key track record includes setting up of HR function from scratch in both small and mid-sized organizations, leading strategic initiatives towards compensation and benefit management, improving HR Systems, policy reforms and process enhancement.

With the backing of this varied experience and an ever increasing desire to add value to self and exceed organizational expectations, Saurabh has risen up the corporate ladder at a fairly young age. He is the recipient of "HR Leadership Award" from the Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2010, "Young HR Professional of the Year" at Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards 2012 and the "Young HR Manager of the Year Award" at IHRD National HR Conference 2012. He is a regular speaker at many conferences on topics ranging from Compensation, Talent Management and Gen Y. Apart from his academic and professional pursuits; Saurabh has keen interest in Cricket, biking, traveling, teaching and public speaking.

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Prashant Sharma,President – HR & Corp. Comm., Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Prashant Sharma

President – HR & Corp. Comm.

Cadila Healthcare Ltd.


Mr. Prashant Sharma is the President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications of the Zydus Group. He is a part of the Zydus Management Committee – a strategic think tank of the group comprising top management executives. Goal focused and result-driven, he is credited with many turnaround strategies and creates high performing teams for breakthrough results. Sensitivity to people, opening up the space for unconventional ideas and institutionalizing processes and systems, mark his leadership style. An alumni of National Institute of Technology, Surat, Mr. Prashant is also an MBA with specialization in Materials Management from Pune University.

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SV Nathan, Sr. Director & Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India

Rajesh Jain, Head Corporate HR, Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd.

Rajesh Jain

Head Corporate HR

Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd.


Rajesh Jain is currently Head Corporate HR at Srei and has over 23 years of diverse experience across industries such asRenewable Energy, Power, Office Automation, Document Technology &Financial Services.

An MBA (HR) from ICFAI and B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Telecommunication from Government Engineering College, Ujjain, he has worked with organizations like Suzlon Energy, Eaton Corporation and Xerox India before joining Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd.

Rajesh served in various capacities including Regional Service Operation Manager, in Xerox India,National Service Planning Manager and Head Business Excellence & HR in Eaton Corporation,DGM Strategy & Planning and GM Compensation & Benefits in Suzlon Energy.

He is an experienced examiner of Malcolm Baldridge Business Excellence Model, and conducts trainings on Six Sigma ,Balanced Score Card, Competency based Assessment, and Leadership Development.

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Nasser Mohammed Al Hajri, Chief HR Officer and Head - Corporate Affairs, National Bank of Oman

Pranava Bhargava, Executive VP - Marketing, Technology & People Management, Shrenuj & Company Ltd.

Pranava Bhargava

Executive VP - Marketing, Technology & People Management

Shrenuj & Company Ltd.


Pranava presently heads the people management, marketing and technology as executive vice-president in Shrenuj Group- spanning 15 countries with a revenue of US$ 950 mn in FY'15. Shrenuj Group employs over 2000 people with 18 nationalities across 15 countries. He also leads the compliance practices for Shrenuj with De Beers' Best Practices Principles, Forevermark accreditation and Responsible Jewelry Council's certification for ethical and responsible business practices.

Pranava started his career with the Aditya Birla Group as a Corporate Facilitator and Executive Assistant to the President at the Corporate World Class Manufacturing Cell, responsible for guiding the group's manufacturing units in Egypt, Thailand, Philippines, and India for achieving world-class status in manufacturing applying TPM, TQM, Six Sigma and SQC approach.

Pranava has traveled and worked across Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, United Kingdom, Egypt, Botswana, UAE, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong and China. He is a graduate electrical engineer and MBA (Honors). He is also a trained trainer in Real Time Strategic Change Competencies and World Class Manufacturing.

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Barttanu Kumar Das, Head - HR, Blue Dart Express Limited

Vinod Bidwaik, Director- HR, DSM Engineering Plastics India

V Kovaichelvan, Senior VP - HR, TVS Motor Company Limited

R. A. Yadav, Vice President - Human Resource, PC Jeweller

Wg Cdr Naresh Taneja (retd), President HR & Admin., IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited

Wg Cdr Naresh Taneja (retd),

President HR & Admin.

IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited


Wing Commander Naresh Taneja, GPHR is a veteran of 38 years in HR field. Having served 21 years in HR and Admin functions in the Indian Air Force , he resigned in 1998 to work in corporate world. Since 1998, he has established and headed HR functions in FMCG, Information Technology, Automobiles and Infrastructure Companies in India and Sultanate of Oman.

A Graduate in Biology, he holds double Post Graduate degrees in Psychology and Defence Studies; and is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He is a Certified Master Coach from Behavioral Coaching Institute, USA , Certified Independent Director and Certified Global HR Professional by HRCI of USA. He was awarded as 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia by CHRO Asia at the 22nd Edition of the World HRD Congress. He is also a recipient of HR Leadership Award at Asia Pacific HRM Congress, 2014, HR & Leadership Award for Excellence in Development of Human Resources by ABP News and 100 Most Talented Global HRD Leaders at 23rd World HRD Congress .

He has extensive experience in the fields of Recruitment, Talent Management Compensation and Benefits, HR & Cultural aspects in M & A, Team Building and Executive Coaching.

Presently he is working as President HR & Administration in IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited responsible for over 6000 employees.

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Prem Singh, President – Global HR, Wockhardt Limited (Wockhardt)

Rajeev Bhadauria, Director - Group Human Resource, Jindal Steel & Power Limited

Rajeev Bhadauria

Director - Group Human Resource

Jindal Steel & Power Limited


Rajeev Bhadauria, currently Director-Group HR of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. brings with him a rich, diverse and rare experience in his 30 years of cherished career as an HR Professional both in the Public and Private Sectors. The choice made by Rajeev Bhadauria at the decisive moment of his youth to opt for Public Sector Service rather than Indian Administrative Service gave him a unique opportunity of working with one of India's largest Public Sector as well as Private Sector Organisation.

Rajeev's decade long stint in NTPC saw him rising from an entry level HR executive to the youngest Regional HR Head leading NTPC's largest region in terms of the generating capacity and workforce. Having successfully managed two wage settlements, the acquisition of UPSEB"s Unchahar power station and the de-merger of PowerGrid from NTPC, Rajeev was fully equipped to explore the challenges of the private sector dynamics.

Making a decisive move into the private sector, Rajeev joined Reliance Infrastructure (then BSES) in 1995 as the Head of Corporate HR and oversaw the setting up of HR systems at Dahanu Thermal Power Station and the other upcoming Generating Stations of Reliance Infrastructure. The power sector reforms in India saw Rajeev leading the BSES acquisition of Orissa and Delhi Distribution companies and subsequently managing the takeover of BSES by Reliance. Rajeev's professional acumen catapulted him to the Group level where he played a pivotal role in the de-merger process of the Reliance Group. He was one of the Group's key resource in guiding the transformation of Reliance- ADA Group demonstrating competencies of leading acquisitions, demergers, incubations and steady state operations.

Currently, as Director- Group HR of Jindal Steel & Power Mr. Bhadauria has contributed in transforming and driving the organizational capabilities towards making it modern, progressive, and a future-proof process - a unique blend of promoting principles of diffused leadership with a strong sense of business prudence exemplified / strengthened by a strong sense of commercial and financial proprietary. This competence of his arises from his ability to comprehend and deal with the complexities of managing and striking a pragmatic balance between people aspirations and Organizational considerations in a turbulent and tumultuous business environment of the post-Lehman Era.

Having deftly dealt with sectors as core as Steel, Power, Core Infrastructure, Cement, Shipping, Mining, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas and Communication on one hand and service sectors such as health care, entertainment, financial services on the other hand, Rajeev is arguably one of the most astute HR professionals around. His strong system orientation, deep business understanding and wide exposure to global trends and practices coupled with his voracious reading make him the most sought after HR professional.

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Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Group Head of HR & Admin, Rangs Group, Bangladesh

Mohammad Nazrul Islam

Group Head of HR & Admin

Rangs Group, Bangladesh


Mr. Mohammad Nazrul Islam is the Group Head of HR & Admin, Rangs Group. He is a target driven HR professional who is responsible for Organizational Transformation, further enhancement of Employer Branding & Employee Engagement, Organizational HR Compliance at Rangs Group, consists of 13 SBU's from different industries like; Automobile, Real Estate, Home appliance Electronics Assembling & Distribution, News Paper and so on.

Mr. Islam is a diversified HR Professional with 16 years of experience on Telecom, IT & Manufacturing industry. He started his career with Grameenphone Limited; later on he served for GPIT and Citycell.

Before that he graduated from University of Dhaka, majoring in Accounting and later on he did his EMBA from North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mr. Islam awarded as "100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders 2015" by World HRD Congress. He served as the jury member of "HR Excellent Award 2014" and "Lifetime HR Achievement Award 2014" by Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management (BSHRM). He is the Fellow and running General Secretary of BSHRM. Mr. Islam is the founder member and life fellow of Dhaka University Accounting Alumni Association (DUAA), Dhaka University Accounting Debate Club, North South EMBA Club and Bhairab Shomity. Mr. Islam is the course curriculum member and guest faculty of "Post Graduate Diploma in HRM" a joint initiative by United International University and BSHRM.

Mr. Islam attended several live TV talk show, Radio program and print media interview on Career Management and Favorable Work Environment for working women. He used to give lecture on Career Management with most of the Public and Private Universities in Bangladesh under Industry-University Collaboration by UNDP. He is actively involved with ILO on Training and Development projects in Bangladesh.

Recently, the leading English daily news paper of Bangladesh; The Daily Star featured on him, Link:
http://m.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/star-people/leading-passion-77556 on 17th April 2015. Another legendry daily Bangla News paper, The Daily Ittefaq featured on him, Link:

http://www.ittefaq.com.bd/print-edition/projonmo/2015/04/20/44294.html on 20th April 2015. The Leading daily Bangla news paper, The Daily Prothom Alo published his thought process and way forward of Rangs Group on 15 May 2015, Link: http://epaper.prothsom-alo.com/view/dhaka/2015-05-22/25

He lives with Integrity, Growth, and Freedom. He is happily married with two bay boys.

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Carmen Wee, VP - HR ( Software Business ), Schneider Electric

Anil Kumar Misra, Vice President and CHRO, Fidelity National Financial India

Anil Kumar Misra

Vice President and CHRO

Fidelity National Financial India


Anil is an University topper and gold medalist in Masters Program (Industrial Relation and Personnel Management from Berhampur University, Orissa and is a PhD scholar of FMS Delhi working on "Performance Mangement" theme.

Anil comes with over 18 years of work experience in HR and has worked in sectors like retail (Tesco), IT Services (Patni), Hospitality(Oberoi Group of hotels and resorts, Accor Group), Manufacturing (Denso & Enercon) before joining Just Dial Limited as Vice President & Head-HR.

Anil is a regular speaker at NASSCOM, NHRD Network, CLO Summit and various other national and international forums. He was the recipient of "World's 100 most talented HR professionals" 2015 awarded by world HRD congress.

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

Saumya Mondal, Vice President - Human Resource, Gitanjali Gems Limited

Shrikant Lonikar, Joint President & Head - Human Resource, Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd.

Ruchi Dhawan Sharma, Deputy General Manager - HR, The Muthoot Group

Denise Veeran, Group Human Capital Director, CRANE

Suman Paul, Director Rewards | Human Resources, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd.

Suman Pau

Director Rewards | Human Resources

Human Resources, Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd.


Suman is a Performance & Reward professional with more than 11 years of experience in diverse industry such as Pharmaceuticals, Banking and Financial Services and Media sector. He is currently employed as the Rewards Head in Viacom18 with added responsibilities of HR Operation and Technology. Prior to that he had an illustrious stint of nine years with HDFC Bank as a Rewards Lead.

Suman is a graduate in Chemical Engineering and a post graduate in Management from Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, Pune. His areas of expertise includes Total Rewards Strategies, Frameworks & Communications, Job Evaluation and Grade-Pay Designs, Salary & Benefits Forecasting & Budgeting, Compensation Benchmark & Benefits Analysis, Integration & Harmonization post-merger and acquisition and HR ERP Evaluation & Implementation. Suman has special interest in the field of Compensation Analytics basis Quantitative and Statistical Tools & Techniques for strategic decision making.

Suman hails from the city of joy Kolkata and lives in the city of dreams Mumbai. He is a voracious reader and an avid traveler. The two other areas where Suman takes keen interest would be food and football.

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Jays Chandy, Senior VP & Head – HR, Cleartrip Pvt. Ltd.

Anjali Chatterjee, VP - Talent Management, L&D and Engagement, HR, Tata Communications Limited

Rakesh Seth, Senior VP - HR, Lloyd Electric & Engineering Limited

Karen Kocher, Chief Learning Officer, Cigna

Rajita Singh, Head – Human Resources, Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Private Limited

Jessie Chan, Head - HR, Scomi Energy Services Berhad

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

Latika Kandpal Rao

Head - HR

West Pioneer Properties (India) Private Limited


I am a HR Professional living in Mumbai. I love to work with people and I believe HR is the core of an organization. At a personal level, I am driven by passion towards achieving excellence and like to evangelize news ideas towards organization's business success.

I am a believer that Culture drives results. My contribution to this is to design HR strategies, policies, processes which inspire enthusiasm in people and each one is willing to reflect and reach their potential and maximize on business goals.

I have had an exciting and extremely enriching 14 years of working experience. I look forward to more challenging and exciting opportunities.

Summary :

  • Seasoned People Leader with ~14 years of diverse cross-functional and cross-cultural experience leading HR Organizations and engaged in HR Leadership roles, building and operationalizing long-term strategies.
  • Range of companies I have worked with include; established Multinational companies (GE Capital, WNS, Hewitt Associates), Startups led by highly influential strong individuals (West Pioneer Properties, part of Jatia group of companies, chairman Amit Jatia (McDonalds India South & West))
  • Exposure in working in diverse industries - Retail Real estate, ITES , KPO
  • My experience has been across various domains; Operations, Training, Quality and HR
  • Extensive experience in Driving HR Strategies & solutions in the area of Organization Transformation & Change Management; Talent Acquisition; Leadership Development; Learning & Development; Pay & Reward; Performance Management; Employee Engagement; and building HR capability for start-up operations
  • Keen ability to partner with various functions to understand business objectives & identify corresponding Human Resource Needs
  • Organizational and leadership skills with a proven track record in linking business strategy to HR strategy to drive business results
  • Experience working with global teams and localize the practices to suit domestic needs
  • Awarded "Women Super Achiever" at Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2014
  • Speaker at Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2014, Topic- "Managing Talent for Results"
  • Currently, GM-HR (Head HR), West Pioneer Properties (India) Pvt. Ltd., India

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    Barbara Opoku, Head – HR, AFB Group Ltd.

    Ganapathi S, Head - HR, Sundaram Finance Limited

    Venkatanarayanan R, President - HR, IT and Education, Rane Group, Chennai

    Venkatanarayanan R

    President - HR

    IT and Education, Rane Group, Chennai


    AsGroup Head of HR and IT for the Rane Group he leads strategic initiatives in HR and IT for long term organizational capability building, leadership development, Innovationand effective use of IT for business growth.He has extensive experience in IR, Learning &Development, OD,Change Managementand IT.He has worked in SAIL, Mascon Global Ltd, and Prasad Group prior to joining Rane in 2006.

    He graduatedfrom the University of Madras, anddid his PG in HR from the Calcutta University. An alumnus of the Royal Institute of Public Administration,London,he has also undergone the Business Leaders Program at IIM, Calcutta.

    He is associated with professional forums such as CII, NHRD, EFSI etc.He is on the CII National Councils on HR &IR.He is on the Board of Studies of the University of Madras, Department of Psychology.

    His hobbies are reading, travel and long distance running.

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    Chanchal Chandiok, VP - HR & Recruitment, Rave Technologies - A Northgate Public Services Company

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

    Areff Salauroo, President Association of HR Professionals of Mauritius, Secretary General of the African HR Confederation

               (Continental member of the World Federation of People Management Associations)

    Areff Salauroo

    President Association of HR Professionals of Mauritius, Secretary General of the African HR Confederation

    (Continental member of the World Federation of People Management Associations)


    Presently, the President of the Association of HR Professionals of Mauritius and the Secretary General of the African Human Resources Confederation, which is the Continental Representative of Africa on the World Federation of People Management Associations. Also member of the Global Research Committee 20 for all researches in people management. Group HR Director of La Sentinelle Ltd. Before that was the HR Director of The Sate Investment Corporation and formerly Air Mauritius. Holder of an MBA from Surrey European Management School, U.K, has hold directorship on numerous boards and is very active in raising the standards and practices in people management.

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