Mr. Gajendra Chandel

- Chief Human Resources Officer,Tata Motors Limited

Mr. Chandel is currently the Member Corporate Steering Committee and CHRO, Tata Motors, India’s largest Automotive Company. He moved to Tata Motors in April 2014, from another Tata Group Company Tata AutoComp where he was the President & Group CHRO, Tata AutoComp Systems since 2005 where he was actively involved in its turnaround with responsibility of various strategic growth initiatives of the company, pioneered various HR practices which became industry benchmarks & the company’s revenue tripled during this period.
Prior to joining Tata Group, he worked with Siemens in India, Germany and USA for almost 13 years where he held various assignments, starting as Regional HR Manager (North) in 1992, then as Divisional HR Manager for the newly formed Telecom Div. In 1997 he moved to Company’s Headquarters as Corporate Head for Industrial Relations & then in 1999 took over as Head of Corporate Leadership and HR Development. From 2000 to 2003, he was based at Global Headquarters at Siemens AG, Munich, heading the Global Leadership Project & subsequently at Siemens USA on a Business Integration Project from 2003-2004. Returning to India he headed the Siemens One Project from 2004-2005 before joining Tata Group.
He was honoured with Leader of the Year award in 1997 by LMI Inc. USA.

Mr. Chandel loves photography, hiking & reading

Dr. A. Velumani Creator and MD


A visionary and an able business administrator, Dr. A. Velumani proves amply clearly to industry that, “Focus gives Success”. Born toa landless farmer in a small village near Coimbatore, South India, today he owns and operates Thyrocare, an industry leader and a brand worth over Rs. 3000 crores. Began as a mathematician, he acquired his Ph.D in Thyroid Biochemistry from BARC / Mumbai University. He worked for 14 years in BARC as a Research Scientist and Teacher and then became an administrator in business.

He is also MD of Nueclear Healthcare Limited which is a Radiology vertical. His focus areas are Thyroid Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine.

An infectious motivator, he has succeeded in converting educated as employed, graduates as professionals, individuals as entrepreneurs, vendors as partners, family members as wealth creators and by his unique way, transformed intimidating problems into opportunities.

He is hilarious when it comes to educating and motivating youth in Entrepreneurship.


Sr.Director Human Resources,Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre

Building an agile Organization defined by Energy and Focus of its people has been my passion!
Building Talent Management Processes across varied corporate cultures and aligning it to Business deliverables has been an interesting journey that has engaged Mr. Venkatesh continuously, in the last 26 years!
Having worked with various MNCs and large Indian corporations as HR Head, Mr. Venkatesh has garnered his expertise through hard-won experience across multiple sectors like FMCG, Heavy Engineering, Telecom, Education & Health Care.
Mr. Venkatesh has had great opportunities of building Assessment & development centers, Processes & Practices that won the Best Employer Brand and also models of HR ROI in an entrepreneurial environment.
His forte has been Talent Management and Management support in building & sustaining organizations across multiple Industry sectors!
Mr. Venkatesh is a visiting faculty at Management Development Institute (MDI) and also at the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), Gurgaon.
He loves to work on assignments in the Education & Helath Care sector. His personal dream is to run a K 12 school and make the job of a school teacher a dream job for the upcoming generations.

He loves trekking, mountaineering, and any kind of adventure sport, besides Yoga!

Nabomita Mazumdar

Mentor of Change NITI Ayog

Nabomita Mazumdar is  an Indian businesswoman who was named a Top 100 Women Achiever's Award winner by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2016.[1] She worked as a Partner to an online community, Cite Community,[2] serving more than 3 million management professionals worldwide.

Mazumdar is a speaker for Future of Work, HR, Startup, Women and Business, Social media and Technology. She has been invited by forums worldwide including Adobe Think Tank at San Francisco.[2]

Mazumdar has received acknowledgements and awards for her work. She was ranked second in the Top 20 HR Influencers in Social Media by SHRM India 2015.[3] She received Best 100 Young Speaker Award Cambridge English in Asia, 2011 Western Region. She was named one of the Top 25 Influential Women on Twitter by CIOL India.

Swatee Sarangi

Head - Capability Development, Corporate HR at Larsen & Toubro

An industry thought leader and practitioner in strategic workforce and capability development; combined with an unparalleled background in academia. Her 20+ years of blended industry experience demonstrates excellence in talent modelling, strategic visioning, learning, people and leadership development and work practice innovations. Drives the robust seven-step leadership pipeline as Head Capability Development in Larsen & Toubro. Highly proficient in design and execution of Organizational Development interventions, assessments, coaching and mentoring models. A Ph. D holder and academic Gold medallist who is passionate about application of human constructs in the workplace. An eminent researcher with 20+ publications in reputed national and international journals. An avid collaborator who partners with best global and national business schools and consulting partners to shape leadership competencies and skills with a global dimension. Has received several recognitions including being conferred “Best Management Faculty” by Bombay Management Association from Mr. Ratan Tata.

Aniruddha Mahajan

Head HR Operations, Shopper’s Stop Ltd.

Aniruddha Mahajan is a seasoned HR professional with more than 15 years experience, of which 10+ years have been in the Retail Industry. He has worked in in senior Roles in Global Retail organisations such as Bharti-Walmart and Metro Cash & Carry He has been a speaker at various forums including the Economic times Knowledge forum and the Retail Association of India Leadership Meet. He carries immense experience in Talent Management, OD and Change management. Aniruddha now the countrywide Head of HR operations for Shoppers Stop.

Naresh P

President HR at Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd.

Experienced Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals industry. Skilled in Strategic HR, Organization Design, Leadership Development, Change Management, Coaching, Negotiation, HR Consulting, Deferred Compensation, HR Policies, Compensation & Benefits. Strong business development professional with an Executive MBA focused on Business Administration and General Management from Scandinavian International Management Institute.

Bharat Pawar

Senior Vice President- Human ResourcesofNational Bulk Handling Corporation Private Limited

Mr. Bharat S. Pawar is the Senior Vice President- Human ResourcesofNational Bulk Handling Corporation Private Limited (NBHC), wholly owned by private equity major, True North.

In his current profile at NBHC, Bharat plays a key role in driving efficiencies and creating a progressive culture through strategicinitiatives, which are in alignment with the business needs of NBHC.

Mr. Pawar brings with him a rich experience of over 25 years and has contributed to various change initiatives in his career that have propelled turnarounds and growth efforts within businesses. His previous work experience focusses on thecore HR and Administration functionsacrossthe Electronics, Light & Heavy Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturingand Service Industries. His areas of expertise include Leadership Hiring & Development, Succession Planning, Organization Restructuring, Workforce Re-modeling, Digitalization of HR Processes, Compensation and Benefits Planning.

Prior to joining NBHC, Mr. Pawar held leadership positions at Bureau Veritas, Greaves Cotton, Ador Welding and Netel Chromatographs.

He is a Graduate in Science from Mumbai University and holds a Master's Degree with Specialization in Human Resources Development from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

Brillian S. K

Head – Human Resources,Times Centre for Learning Limited

Brillian S. K is  Head Human Resources at Times Centre for Learning, a Timesgroup company specialising in Education. He was the founding Director of Toastmasters International District 98.

Brillian comes with a rich experience in the Human Resources function spanning BFSI, Education and Logistics domains. He has been instrumental in Policy Making, Talent Engagement and Strategic Business Partnering.

Brillian  has been recognised for his volunteer services and Toastmasters International ranked  him among the world’s top 10 Best Leaders for the year 2015-2016 .  He is an academic advisor to a Business School in Mumbai and academic program advisor with the SNDT PV Polytechnic for Women, Mumbai. 

Brillian is a speaker, mentor and coach and has worked with Students, TEDx speakers and CXO’s. He volunteers for various causes  and was conferred the REX Karamveer Bronze Award in 2016 for his volunteering services. He is the Zonal President of the altiusZone of the NHRDN Mumbai.

Brillian is an active Social Media enthusiast,  who shares his learnings through BrillianTips #FridayKeFunday on his youtube channel.

Dr. Unnat Pandit

Director (AIM Programs), Atal Innovation Mission.


Mukund Rajagopalan

Lead - Asia Pacific, Leadership & Talent Enablement Centre (LTEC)
The Boston Consulting Group, India

Mukund Rajagopalan leads BCG's Leadership and Talent Enablement Centre across Asia Pacific. He focuses on the intersection of business and leadership to ensure that capability building translates into clear and direct business outcomes. He is particularly passionate about the innovative use of technology and data for capability building.

Mukund has worked with leading global corporations and governments in the US, Europe and across Asia Pacific. In addition to leadership development and capability building he has worked on various organization and HR topics (including strategic manpower planning, recruiting, performance management, talent management, organization design, HR effectiveness, HR IT and corporate universities).

Mukund has worked with various CEOs and client teams across Asia Pacific on pressing challenges of rapid capability development in the face of specific business goals and challenges. He has worked with CEOs across Asia Pacific on building capabilities of their immediate team as well as senior leadership, develop successors within the ranks, improve management processes, deliver significantly better business results and consequently build a new work culture.

Mukund has co-authored a report on BCG's Global Leadership and Talent Index – an innovative measure of the maturity of leadership and talent management practices of an organization and its correlation with the business performance of a company. He is also passionate about the use of technology to drive capability led transformation at scale and has pioneered various innovations in this space. This includes an app that has been used to build capabilities at scale for pre-K teachers in over 10,000 government run centres. In addition to various corporate clients Mukund is also deploying innovative ways of using technology to build capabilities faster for BCG's own employees.

He received his MBA from Columbia University in the city of New York and a Bachelors in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. He has also worked on a World Bank funded primary education program where we authored a book on the design of primary school buildings.

Mr Sanjeev Muramkar

Head-Learning and Organisation Development, Adani Electricity- Mumbai.

Mr Sanjeev Muramkar is the Group Head, Learning & Development at the Adani Group, India’s largest infrastructure conglomerate with six listed companies having market valuation of $18 billion and assets of about $29 billion.
Mr Muramkar is a ‘Talent Management & Development Leader’ with fifteen years of experience focused on business outcomes by maximizing People Potential.  His academic accolades include a Ph.D in Human Resource from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), in which the dissertation reinforced his competence to deliver to the business with precision. He strongly believes in the principle ‘Creating a Democratic Learning Environment in the organization’ by focusing on freedom to learn and grow instead of fear and control.
He has designed and executed long-term Leadership Development Initiatives with institutes like Harvard Business and various IIMs by providing in-depth knowledge and experience of designing and executing best practices in the area of Leadership Development.  His previous stint with Tata Retail (Trent) entailed implementing and accessing different Tata companies using Malcolm Baldrige Excellence Model and considers it to be one of the most enriching parts of his career. Before Adani – he successfully implemented change initiatives as Head – Organization Development at Sesa Goa (Vedanta PLC).

Mr Murankar has delivered several keynote addresses and enjoys running marathons, climbing mountains and cycling (BRMs). In his attempt to understand different cultures and people, he has covered almost two-thirds of India on cycle.

Vikas Sekhri

Head of Strategy at EarlySalary

Vikas Sekhri is the Head of Strategy at EarlySalary. He was previously the CEO and founder of CashCare, a checkout financing startup that was acquired by EarlySalary in May 2018.

Vikas is a 2012 Wharton School MBA graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business. CashCare is his third entrepreneurial venture, prior to this he was a part of the initial team at ZipDial which was acquired by Twitter and in 2010 he also co-founded EkSMS.com, an SMS based search and recommendation engine for restaurants. Before joining Wharton, he spent a number of years in the financial services industry in the US where he worked with HarbourVest Partners as an investment professional and with the Bank of America as an investment banking analyst.

Neha Jain

Ms. Neha Jain is the Managing Partner of Human Capital Magazine. She has 8 years of experiencein the industry. She has also completed her MBA from Aston University, UK. Her work experience has focussed on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She has also completed an extensive course on Organisational behaviour from London School of Economics.

Manashi Kumar

Chief of Strategy and People Operations BARC India

Manashi Kumar is the Chief of Strategy and People Operations at Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. She joined BARC India in 2016 and has since been involved in creating the roadmap on talent strategy in the field of learning & development, talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, organization design, workforce diversity and succession planning. Manashi has been at the forefront in introducing numerous L&D programs that focusses on employee performance and knowledge in the company. One of her programs addresses the training needs of employees in different stages of the performance spectrum and creates opportunities for them to either aim higher or bridge the gap between expectations and performance.
Manashi has also been leading projects in micro learning and cross functional knowledge sharing, thus creating a culture of excellence in BARC India. Her passion for employee development has been the catalyst in building a culture of curiosity and ongoing learning in the organization.
With an experience of over 15 years, Manashi has worked with organisation heads of media & entertainment, broadcast, consulting and retail organizations to develop and implement HR strategies for business growth. An exposure to working with multiple organizations with different work cultures have made her appreciate the importance of effective coaching for better employee engagement and productivity.
Manashi is a member of IMA as well as global and local HRD networks. She holds a post graduate degree in human resource development from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies as well as a Masters in Sociology from the renowned Delhi School of Economics. She is an avid reader and enjoys travelling.

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