Rohit Manucha

Head of Compensation & Benefits, Dunia Finance

Rohit Manucha

Head of Compensation & Benefits
Dunia Finance


Rohit is the Head of Compensation & Benefits at Dunia (Dunia Finance LL & Dunia Services FZ LLC) and reports to the CEO and Board level sub-committee (RNC) on all Rewards related initiatives and manages the 'Shared Services Function'(which includes HR operations, business partners, etc.)

In his earlier role as the Head of Organization Development& Total Rewards at Pepsi (ORC). He advised the Board level sub-committee (REMCO) and the CEO on all organizational initiatives and manages the 'Centre of Excellence Function' (which includes organization development, change management, talent management,learning & development, total rewards and performance management).

Rohit has an extensive experience in working with CEOs and C-suite leaders; in driving end - to - end organizational transformation acrosss even countries (China, Japan, Malaysia, India, Vietnam(forBD) ,Oman and, UAE). He has worked towards aligning organizations with their strategic agenda, managing change and driving sustainable performance.

He has worked across a diverse range of sectors, covering organizations (including Fortune 100/500 companies ) with varying ownership models and at different stages of business life-cycle (e.g.Walmart, Kraft, Bharti Group, Pepsi, etc. )

His core expertise is in 'Organizational Transformation & Effectiveness' and his focus areas include executive visioning & strategy articulation, organization structuring & role profiling, change management & communication, coaching, job family modelling & job evaluation, talent managemen & behavioural competency, learning & development, total rewards and manpower planning linked to business process re-engineering.

In his current role, his vendor management initiatives have saved Dunia, 160k USD till date. In Pepsi (ORC), his OD initiatives helped reducing employee costs by 10% and enabling sustainable growth in employee productivity by 20%, via consolidation of distribution centre / routes - snacks and beverages business lines. In his consulting role he had implemented structural and manpower planning solutions for his clients which resulted in cost savings of ~ 900 Kandhe l ped Hay Group India ingrowing its footprint across Asia / America there by bringing in an additional revenue of ~ 800k USD within a span of 1 year.

He has written a white paper on 'linking digital cultures with leadership and organizational models' for a yet to be released book titled Digital cultures â€" An intellectual company' authored by Dr. Ganesh Shermon. He has developed a case study' The new weapon in our armoury' for the book titled' Business of Staffing : A Talent Agenda", authored by Dr. Ganesh Shermon, 2016. He has authored the white paper titled' HR as a key to growth and sustainability in the Indian powersector', 2011. He developed the PoV and co-authored the HR round table research publication for the 'Indian HR Leadership Conclave', 2009 & 2010, and is quoted in a number of leading HR magazines on a host of HR related topics.

He was conferred the title of the '100 Most Influential Global HR Professionals', by the World HRD Congress, India, 2016; He has won the 'HR Leadership Award', conferred by the Asian HR Leadership Awards, UAE, 2015.

He was one of the 50 chosen invitees to Asia's most prestigious 'HR Leadership Summit', Thailand, 2015. Furthermore, he was a key note speaker at the 'Employee Benefits Asia', Singapore, 2015. He was the chair person and speaker for the 'HR Excellence' global conference, Dubai 2015. He was also the chairperson, speaker and member of the advisory panel for the '3rd Annual Global HR Excellence', Singapore 2014.

In the course of his career, Rohit has worked in Human Capital Consulting at KPMG (2008-2011), Hay Group (2011-2013), Pepsi â€" ORC(2013-2016); and Dunia Services FZ LLC (2016-present). He has received a scholarship based on 'academic excellence and 'National Cadet Corps' activities and has won a host of national and international accolades in the course of his education.

He holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University and a Masters in Human Resource Management (PGD-P & IR) from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has attended the Executive Leadership Development course at the Chicago Booth School of Business, London.



View All Advisory Council