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
Asian Paints Ltd.
Emrana Sheikh heads HR for Asian Paints as Vice President – Human Resources and she manages the large portfolio of Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Administration across all its subsidiaries and International Operations.
She has overall rich experience of more than 22 years in both Manufacturing and Service Industry ranging from Automotive, FMCG, Express Transportation, Agricultural Equipment and Media. Prior to this, she headed HR for the Automotive Business and International Farm Equipment Business of Mahindra & Mahindra for over 5 years. During her FedEx stint of over 12 years, she has handled various challenging pan-divisional assignments having responsibilities for Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent and Africa.
She has Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Mumbai University. She has also completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Management from University of Leicester, UK. She is a certified MBTI Practitioner from Oxford Psychological Press, UK and has received several formal training in psychometric tools. She was nominated for the prestigious Mahindra Universe Program at Harvard University.
She was awarded in April 2014, 'Leading Women in Human Resources' by IWLF (International Women Leadership Forum). She was invited by British Council High Commission to Sri Lanka for the South Asia Meet for Women Leaders on the theme of Global Education in March 2014. She has won the Global HR Practices Award in the Automotive Industry instituted by SIAM in partnership with NHRD for her contribution in the area of Rewards Management in 2012.
Blue Star Ltd.
Out of a total experience of about 30 years, Tojo has worked both in India and abroad, both as a Human Resources practioner and also as a consultant.
Nykaa.com (FSN E-Commerce Ventures Private Limited)
Falguni Nayar, Founder & CEO at Nykaa.com quit a successful career in finance to chase her dream of building India's premier online retailer for beauty and wellness.
With a start in early 2012, Nykaa launched its online portal Nykaa.com in December 2012 and has since progressed to offering 350 leading brands on a single platform. The firm's long term plans include an Omni channel approach to serve India's beauty and wellness needs; towards this, the online store was unveiled in January 2013, and the firm's travel retail and high street stores started being introduced in August 2014, with the opening of its first Travel Store at Domestic Departures Area of Terminal 3 at IGI Airport in Delhi. In 2015, Ms.Nayar lead Nykaa to win The eTail Awards – 2014 as the "Most Innovative e-Commerce Company".
Ms.Nayar has spent 19 years as an Investment Banker and Broker with the Kotak Mahindra Group. After an eight year stint with the group's international operations in the US and UK, Falguni headed the group's Institutional Equities business overseeing Sales, Trading, ECM and F&O trading. In 2005, she took over as Managing Director of the investment banking business where she successfully spearheaded the firm to be India's leading IPO banker and was instrumental in closing a number of successful M&A deals for the firm including sale of Hutchison to Vodafone, and the Bharti – WalmartJV for Retail amongst others. She is on several boards, including the Aviva Insurance Board, Dabur India and also serves as an Independent Member on the Tata Motors Board.
Prior to joining the Kotak Mahindra Group, Falguni worked as a consultant with A. F. Ferguson & Co. She holds a Masters degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where she majored in Finance. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics. Falguni has received many accolades through her career including the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) award for the top woman achiever in the field of banking and Business Today award recognizing her as top 25 women in business. She was a Founding Member of the Asia Society in India.
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