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Pre Congress

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THEME : Current Trends in Compensation

  • The Role Of Compensation & Benefits – Does It Include Analysing Your Job Analysis & Evaluations
  • Creating Flexible Compensation & Reward Policies That Can Change With Your Company Strategy
  • Implementing A Total Reward Scheme To Attract Top Talent & Become An Employer of ChoiceInnovative Methods For Reward Employees
  • Increasing The ROI On Intangible Assets Through The Use Of Web 2.0 Technologies
  • Developing Incentives And Rewards During Tough Economical Times: Panel Session
  • Shaping the future of employee benefits
  • Global compensation and benefits trends: the right solutions for current market pressures
  • Compensation management in APAC – Trends
  • Compensation & benefits trends in India
  • Executive remuneration: corporate governance and performance measurement
  • HR Outlook 2011

  • Current Trends in Compensation
  • Are current compensation levels commensurate with the responsibility level of roles ?
  • Is the differential for performance adequate in our compensation structure ?
  • How relevant is role based compensation ?
  • Retention plans and their utility in managing attrition.
  • LTIP and its role in Total Rewards including whether LTIP should be broad based.
  • Design an international compensation package - considerations and challenges



    Managing Director

    Cerebrus Consultants Pvt. Ltd.


    Managing Director

    Cerebrus Consultants Pvt. Ltd.


    Anita Ramachandran is the Founder of Cerebrus Consultants and a well known authority on Rewards.

    Anita began her career in the Management Consultancy division of AF Ferguson & Co. in Mumbai in 1976 as the first woman consultant in the firm. In her nineteen years stint with AFF, she worked in various parts of the country and was finally a Director of the firm.

    Anita founded Cerebrus Consultants in 1995 to focus on HR consulting including Organisation transformation. Her reputation and innovative work helped her build Cerebrus into a national presence in 5 years. Cerebrus has offices in 5 major cities and has worked with over 400 companies in South Asia in the last fifteen years. With over 50 consultants, Cerebrus has established itself as a specialist firm in the HR field.

    Anita is known as an authority in Reward management in the country and her work in the compensation and rewards area is well recognized. She advises about 100 companies each year on various aspects of rewards and addresses several issues related to top management Compensation and Rewards including Variable pay, ESOP and the enabling Performance Management Systems.

    Anita has written widely on the Rewards area in several local and international magazines. She wrote for 8 years in Business India, a well known column called "Job Watch".

    Anita is a MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and has won several academic honours. She has graduated from R.A. Poddar College of Commerce, Mumbai University. She was a Dorab Tata scholar for 6 years through her college education and won several prizes at the University level in both graduate and post graduate level. She also pursued several extracurricular activities in her college days and has won several prizes for debating and writing.

    Anita champions several women's issues and is currently the Chairperson for TiE Stree Shakti.

    Anita is an independent Director on the board of several well known companies including UTI AMC, HCL Infosystems, Geometric Software and Godrej & Boyce.

    Anita is married and has two children, who live in the USA.

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    Dr. Adil Malia, Group President – HR, Essar Group
    Madhavi Lall, Regional Head – HR, India & SA, Standard Chartered Bank
    Rajesh Padmanabhan, Head – HR, Capgemini
    Samir Gadgil, Head Compensation & Benefits, Wipro Ltd.
    K. S. Kumar, VP HR, Castrol India Ltd.
    Ashutosh Telang, Executive VP & Head HR, Marico Ltd.
    Gautam Chainani, CPO – Financial Services, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group
    Preeti Gupta, Group Head Rewards & Benefits, Aditya Birla Group
    Sonal Agrawal,CEO, Accord Group India Pvt Ltd.
    Madhav Keswani,VP Group HR (Rewards and Benefits), Aditya Birla Group