Pooja is currently the Compensation and Benefits Head with MSD /Merck, India Region. She has over 14 years of wide expertise in Human Resource Management with specialization in Compensation & Benefits, HR Strategy and HR Business Partnership. Pooja has lead several projects in Total Rewards, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Innovation in HR, HR scorecard, Organisation Structuring, Job Evaluation and Performance & Rewards and HR for HR.
After a MBA from ITM, Mumbai, Pooja has worked in industries like Pharmaceuticals, Insurance , Telecom and BPO both in MNC and Indian companies like Merck, AXA, IBM , Reliance Telecom BPO, Spanco Telesystems.
Whilst having an India focus, Pooja's work has also taken her to work for various international HR strategic projects for the APJ and EEMEA regions.
Pooja is married and has two children age 1 year (daughter) and 8 years (son). She is a visiting faculty in MBA institutes and is associated with an NGO to support under privilege children.
Pooja is a enthusiast who loves biographies, being a full time mother and advocating creativity in every walk of life.
Scomi Energy Services Bhd
Jessie Chan, heads up the Global Human Resources for Scomi Energy Services Bhd and Scomi Group Bhd where she works with the group's HR Practitioners around the world, delivering professional HR services to employees and the management of the company. Her areas of responsibility include the development and execution of HR strategy, cradle-to-grave management of talents, benefits and compensation, performance management and alignment of practices of the HR policies and processes in the countries of operations around the world.
Jessie came from a background of sales and marketing as well as operations management, prior to her career in HR. She was heading up investor relations portfolio of the various listed entities in Scomi Group where she travelled extensively to majors cities in the world, engaging then with existing and potential shareholders and institutional investors. In her 11 years of engagement with Scomi, she was also the Head of Group Communications, Head of Production Enhancement Technology as well as overseeing the oilfield services operations in China. These experiences strengthen her deliverable of HR services to the businesses and management of the company as she understand clearly the needs of the employees and the business operations.
Jessie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Master of Arts (International Studies) degree from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. She has also completed her certification in coaching, an approach which she strongly believes in and applies in both her work and life. Jessie is also actively involved in championing courses for needy women where she has set up a laundry, providing job opportunities and creating a conducive environment to develop and empower the ladies in the team. In addition, Jessie is also a certified Jazzercise instructor for more than a decade as she believes strongly in having a fit, healthy and fun lifestyle.
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited
Judhajit started his career in 1995 with the RPG Group, a diversified conglomerate and has worked in multiple businesses spanning manufacturing and the services sector. After a stint with GE Capital he joined ICICI Prudential Life Insurance in November, 2000. He has been leading the HR team at ICICI Prudential Life since August, 2005.
Judhajit graduated in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur. He currently chairs the HR & Training committee of CII Western Region.
Judhajit is married with two sons and lives in Mumbai.
Viacom18 Media Private Limited
Executive Summary: Reward Budget is finite! Yet as a Reward Expert you are expected to attract, motivate & retain the best talent and thereby enhance organizational effectiveness. And there are diverse variables like internal equity &external parity, high fliers & outliers management, market dynamics & demand supply equationsand employee expense to cost & revenue ratios….it's what one would call a case of "Compensation Conundrum". The idea is to try and address some of the issues by way of Reward Optimization. Key Take Away:
Colin Mendes is General Manager & Head Human Resources for the Domestic Projects Group at Voltas, India's largest air conditioning company, and one of the world's premier engineering solutions providers and project specialists.
In his current role Colin manages Human Resources, Technical Capability Building, Compliances, Safety, Health & Environment for the Domestic Projects Group. Prior to joining Voltas he was responsible for 'Total Rewards' at the Tata Group level. He was also responsible for facilitating several HR initiatives that include the Tata Group Remuneration Forum, Executive Compensation & Capability Building programs in the area of Rewards.
Colin holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and is also an MBA.
His expertise has been regularly sought at conferences/forums organized by CII, NHRDN, SHRM, World HRD Congress, IBM, Mahindra & Mahindra, Towers Watson, NMIMS, JBIMS, SIMSR, SIMSREE, IES Management College & Research Centre etc.
In his earlier assignments, Colin has worked across varied industries viz., Telecom, ITES, FMCG & Pharmaceuticals. He has held senior leadership positions with Tata Teleservices, WNS Global Services, Bharti Airtel, Hindustan Unilever & Wyeth
On the flip side, Colin love to travel and explore new places. He also enjoys various genre of music & loves singing.
Strategic HR Leader with proven record in building integrated Talent and People Strategies, with specific focus on workforce planning, organization capability, leadership talent management and overall HR support to the business. I have valuable general management experience of working with hi-tech global & large Indian companies such as Intel, Infineon, Skyworks, River Run Software, RMSI, JCT and Business India.
I bring in expertise in the areas of Business engagement/partnership, talent management (acquisition, retention & development), mergers & acquisitions and compensation & benefits. As my work & projects involved interactions locally, regionally & globally in a matrixed organizational set up, it has given me an opportunity to learn and adapt to different business situations.
Areas of Strength
We are pleased to announce that Aarti Jakhar has joined the HR team today as Director - Human Resources. In this role Aarti will be responsible for managing all compensation and benefits programs across the Firm, leading the design and delivery of recognition schemes and supporting employee engagement through innovative reward mechanisms. She will also be responsible for anchoring the performance management processes and systems. In addition to her Performance and Rewards role, Aarti will be responsible for managing HR Service Delivery and HR Technology where she will oversee all aspects of payroll, design and administration of benefits programs, HR operations and compliance including management of internal and external audits. A key element of her role will encompass driving the next phase of HR Technology improvements leveraging on our existing platforms - iConnect and Peoplesoft.
Aarti has close to 15 years of experience and brings with her an deep insight and understanding of the financial services industry especially in the Performance and Rewards domains. Prior to IDFC, she was working with McLagan (An Aon Hewitt Company) as a Director Performance & Rewards, managing SEA (including India).
She is an MBA from the Fore School of Management, Delhi and currently pursuing a Masters in Investment Banking and International Finance from the London School of Economics.
Honeywell International India Pvt Ltd
A National Scholarship holder, an Engineer by qualification, alumni of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Six Sigma Green Belt, certified Profilor® 360Deg Coach and a guest faculty in various management institutes, Vipin Arora is a multifaceted HR professional with 20 years of work experience across diverse industry segments.
In his early career as HR professional, Vipin has had an opportunity to learn and contribute to various aspects of HR namely: HR Operations, Policy Design and Execution, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Compensation. However, as he progressed, he developed a keen interest and fascination for the discipline of Compensation & Benefits and its application to drive performance management.
Vipin believes that 'Total Rewards approach' is one of the most potent tools in the armory of HR professional and if used effectively, it can create an environment where employees are focused on goals, strive for meritocracy and are committed to performing their best.
In his current role as Director – India Compensation and Benefits, he leads the C&B practice at Honeywell India spanning across 6 business entities with a base of 13,000 employees. This task is made more complex by the fact that Honeywell is a highly matrixed organization with operations in India spread across industry segments as diverse as Aerospace, Automation, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Technology and R&D.
With a keen eye for detail, he brings a methodical approach to HR policies and HR strategy. It is this astuteness that has earned him the reputation of an Industry Leader in HR but more importantly a Business Leader in his own organization.