Shaakun Khanna is highly sought after HR Transformation expert in Asia and serves as the Head of HCM Applications Strategy, JAPAC, at Oracle Corporation. Prior to joining Oracle Shakun was the Head of Right Management, India. In his earlier roles Shakun has been the Head of IBM Smarter Workforce and Leader of Employee Engagement & Leadership Development Practice for Gallup Consulting. He also Co-founded Consentus Advisory, a specialty Transformation consulting firm. Over the last two decades he has been a consultant to many Fortune 500 Organizations on areas of Digital HR Transformation, Talent Management, Organization Design & Development, Employee Experience, Leadership Development and Succession Planning.
Shaakun carries rich experience of managing businesses for global organizations in various leadership roles. An Accredited executive coach, Shaakun is also a Master Facilitator of the 'Consciousness Based Leadership' with the International Centre for Contemporary Consciousness.
An inquisitive traveler and an avid reader, Shaakun is greatly inspired by Dr. Stephen Covey and Donald O Clifton, which instills in him a great passion to transform organizations for betterment of their Human Capital.
Global - Human Resources Manager
Intertec Systems LLC
A result-driven professional, Divya has successfully balanced the "strategic" and "execution" role as an HR leader at Intertec Systems, a leading system integrator in the Middle East, across all its offices in India, UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Divya is leading the overall HR function in the current role for the past 8 years and has played a pivotal role in the transition of the company both in terms of growth and employee strength.
With over 12 years' experience, Divya has started her career with second largest Indian largest software company Tata Consultancy Services and later to Supermax, the largest blade manufacturers in the world where she handled role of HR Business Partner and Talent Management.
In her entire career, she has been driven by developing people's strength and working closely with the strategic and business teams to deliver and contribute positively to the bottom line for the company while developing a millennium culture, nurturing the talent and integrating technologies to optimize HR functions to the growing need of business.
With an optimum blend of business management and HR skills, Divya has proved her excellence both at the management table and at executing operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Divya has always approached her roles at different organizations and at all levels from two main perspectives; tangible commercial value her role brings to the table and the constant evolution of organization to thrive across revenue, quality, culture and talent pool.
Divya is constantly driven to develop a motivated workforce through measures which constantly factors in the agile nature of today's businesses whether it's managing the generation gap, developing synergy between sales, marketing, quality control, and service delivery and strategically aligns the overall company objectives with individual drivers.
Divya has successfully implemented Employee Branding initiatives and data-driven decisions to improvise talent acquisition and retention process and seamlessly driven to establish a bond between the talent and the company which is beyond the financial remuneration and a signed contract copy.
Divya is a Postgraduate in HR Management and GPHR Certified and SHRM- SCP certified professional apart from various other certifications she holds in Compensation and performance management.
Vice President Human Resources and member of the Board of Directors
Vaclav Koranda is Vice President Human Resources and member of the Board of Directors at T-Systems Malaysia. He has got his first HR Director role at the age of 27. Since then, he has held a number of executive roles in Human Resources, namely in the ICT industry. For a significant part of his career his role also included regional responsibility, mainly for the region of Central/Eastern Europe. Before joining T-Systems Malaysia, he was the VP HR at T-Systems Czech Republic. He also served as a member of the Sector Council for IT and Telecommunications in Czech Republic.
Vaclav holds a Master's Degree in Work & Organizational Psychology from Charles' University in Prague and is also a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, Certified Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. He is a member of Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management as well as Organisation Development Network Malaysia. In 2018, he received a "CHRO of the Year" award from Employer Branding Institute in India. In 2019, he was named under "101 Global HR Heroes" by the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.
Vice President Human Resources
Hi Tech-Hi Touch HR Leader with strategic HR leadership expertise, with over 16+ years of work experience at multinationals and matrix organizations around 10 geographies including; UAE, KSA, Jordan, Egypt, India, Manila and Europe. Delivered high impact People Focused Business solutions for over $5 billion projects in Business Process Outsourcing. Led & Managed Strategic HR plans and programs for over 3500 employees from over 35+ nationalities across the world. Work closely and advise strategic HR to Business leaders, CX group, CFO's and business owners. Delivered and sustained high profitability for projects & business at 10 - 12% on yearly basis, last year was 40% growth and ensured low Human Capital Cost
Brief summary of your role and main HR responsibilities and accountabilities:
Reporting to Chief Human Resources Officer & Managing Director Middle East at Dubai,
I am leading the HR department in Middle East including – UAE, KSA, Jordan, India (Staff servicing Middle East) with high value consultant headcount of 3500 employees & 7 direct reports delivering projects value more than $154m
Teleperformance specializes in outsourced Omni channel customer experience management, also known as Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). The company provides customer acquisition, customer care, technical support, debt collection, social media, and other services around the world. Teleperformance has 300,000 employeesacross 350 contact centers in 80 countries and serves over 170 markets. Countries in which Teleperformance operates include France, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Albania, Brazil, Chile, Philippines, Guyana, India, China, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Norway, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the United States, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Australia, the Netherlands, Suriname, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic.Teleperformance is one of the world's largest BPO companies; it is valued at $5.3 billion
Design, development and lead execution of human resource (HR) strategies, programs, policies, and procedures to sustain company business objectives in Middle East
Led strategic resources needed for sustaining organizational expansion plans and new client acquisition for outsourcing and government services workstreams.
Work closely as HR Business Partner, leading the local HR countries within Middle East region.
Lead Middle East country - wise various HR functions to establish recruitment, training and development, organizational design, compensation and benefits and employee engagement lines. Design and lead total rewards including incentives for entire Middle East Region.
Lead HR Innovation initiatives in RPA & AI, created 2 HR BOT's for HR, These BOT's got awarded at CIPD HR Awards in "Best Digital Initiative in HR / L&D - CIPD Middle East People Awards 2019"
Maureen Labarge has 24 years of solid HR experience across wide spectrum of HR functions.
Currently, HR director of X-FAB Sarawak, a global high tech semiconductor fabrication company.
Her career spans across reputable large MNCs across various sectors such as Cardinal Health, Western Digital, Citibank, Zurich Insurance and a few others.
Her strength lies in her ability to manage complex and highly matrix organisations. She is a strategic HR professional who enjoys working with business leaders to develop and drive HR strategies that will propel the business towards achieving their goals. She is particularly passionate about people development and creating a fun and engaging workplace.
Under her leadership, X-FAB Sarawak has received numerous accolades from government, industries and international organisations.
Maureen serves as a panel member in the Malaysian Industrial Court and Social Security Appellate Board.
She holds a Bachelor Degree and a certified International HR Manager from American Certification Institute.
Senior Director - People & Talent Acquisition
SRG Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd
Vinnie's career highlights and passion for Talent extends with 20 years of her work experience, being part of well established, large, multinational and global organizations. Her work scope over the years in Malaysia and ASIA has uniquely positioned her as one of the SME for TALENT / HR, amongst corporate Malaysia. Simultaneously with her experience in the outsourcing and BPO (GBS sector) for the last 18 years, her career had focused on utilizing Talent / Employee strategy mainly on; acquisition, retention & development. In addition, her career journey broadens her involvement in global / regional talent/employee prospects ; imparting culture, diversity, HR & labornuances of new geos. Vinnie's determination had shaped her efforts in bringing change to the industry, serving great value towards foreign companies expanding in Malaysia & Asia. With a strong interest in Global Business Services (GBS), Vinnie is currently appointed into SRG as the Senior Director - HR & TA where her major focus comprises organization redesign and culture transformation of the organization's holistic Talent / Employee matters and strategic expansion.
Vinnie has also been actively involved in advocating, empowering and inspiring leaders and organizations, through her involvement in thought leadership efforts mainly for Industry arenas, interactive forums, and conferences where she advocates not only talent/employee matters but also "WOMEN's" agenda and justhow they'd benefit corporate Malaysia. Her partnership and success with Industry/Academia efforts with local universities and MSC/ICT initiatives, are fruits of the seeds she sowed.
Head of Talent Acquisition - Geo's
HR professional and have been in the realm of HR for more than 23 years. Held various leadership roles in Talent Management & Development, Global talent experience with deep knowledge in Banking, IT, BPO and Manufacturing. Passionate about bringing the best talent and right fit for the organizations. Key focus areas are building TA capability and collaboration, as well as ensuring the business is best supported by TA to meet its objective. Have managed the Resourcing hiring for 14 countries like UK, Europe, Middle east, Asia Pacific and America.
Specialties : Talent Management, Resourcing, Training & Development, Transformation projects, Compensation and Benefits and developed high performing team, EVP, Project management, Strategic resourcing, D&I.
Been recognized as 16 powerful Indian Women HR of 2016.
Women Super Achiever Award 2017
Global Talent Acquisition Leader Award 2017
Started career with ANZ Grindlays Bank and then moved on in career with Wipro, ABB, Standard Chartered, ANZ.
Proven track record on delivery, good people management, relentless execution and continuous improvement. Significant and relevant experience with global TA responsibility.
Post graduate in Marketing Management and have done various courses in Psychology, NLP and related areas. An avid wild life enthusiast, traveled across the globe and love to interact with people of diverse culture
DR. ANKITA SINGH
Vice President and Global Head of HR
CIGNEX Datamatics Technologies Limited
She has over 15 years of progressive experience in managing and leading various aspects of Human Resources spanning across high paced business domains of ITES.In addition to all functions of HR, Ankita overseas other enabling functions like Administration, Travel and Resource Management.
Ankitaholds a PHd in Management and is a Gold Medalist in BBA as well as MBA. She has done HR and Business Strategy related Executive Management Programmes from IIM-A, ISB- Hyderabad and XLRI.She is a certified PPA(Thomas Profiling) Practitioner.
She has excelled in establishing innovative and competitive initiatives and institutionalizing a strong performance driven culture at CIGNEX Datamatics which has resulted in the company being certified as a"Great Place to Work 2017-18".
Her expertise includes transformational change management and M&A initiatives. She has extensively worked in all facets of HR with special interest in the field of leadership Development, Organizational Behaviour, Culture Building and Employee Engagement.
She has been recognized in different prestigious platforms for her contribution and excellence in the field of HR and leadership. She was awarded "CHRO of the Year 2017", "Women Personality of the Year 2017 by Femina" and "Most Influential HR Leaders 2017", to name a few.
She believes in driving organizational culture and values through PEOPLE, not processes.
Apart from her professional excellence, Ankita is very active in supporting social causes by working closely with various NGOs' on Child Education and Development. She is an avid traveller, and a passionate photographer.
SVP & Head of Human Resources
In a career spanning over 22 years, Sanjay has worked with various organizations like Taj hotels, Siemens, AXA and Capita. His professional expertise spans across diverse areas like Strategic Planning, Change Management, Lean Six Sigma, Building High Performing Culture, Framework Implementation, Solution Designing, Deploying Learning Strategies and Building High Motivation Teams. Sanjay completed Executive General Management Program from IIM, Bangalore, Advanced Human Resources Program from IIM, Ahmedabad and Strategy Implementation from ISB, Hyderabad.
Sanjay's multi-dimensional experience has helped Human Resources team to be more effective and efficient by realigning policies and procedures to the evolving workforce, implementing automation, embedding data driven approach in decision making, integrating learning with work and creating an employee-centric culture aligned with company values and goals.
Sanjay is regular on panel discussions at various Industry forums, EducationalInstitutions like IIMs and motivational speaker on various prestigious platforms across India delivering keynote speeches and imparting knowledge on various topics like -
1. Engaging millennial Effectively at workplace
2. Building a Learning Culture in the Organization
3. Challenges faced by Business Leaders of Modern India
4. MakingLearning a LifelongMission
5. Gig Economy
Currently, Sanjay is leading the Human Resources function as Senior Vice President for Sterlingcheck.com, India which is a part of New York based, one of the largest Background screening and Identity verification companies.
Sanjay is a firm believer in continuouslearning and believes in a moto – "You learn to grow and grow to learn".
Shweta Mohanty Roy
HR Director - Global HR Business Partner for Enterprise Cloud Services
For someone who had always had a 2-year career plan, I think I have come a long distance. While it was not deliberate, I think my ability to plan and experiment with something new every 2 years helped me to gain diverse experiences, try new things, fail, learn and move again. Over the last 17 years, I have had the privilege to lead and manage Talent transformations in complex and matrix business environments in organisations like Wipro, Microsoft and SAP. While I come with strong business & people acumen, my real value add is to influence business decisions with a sense of purpose. I take pride in having a keen sense of listening and understanding voices on the ground, coupled with strong analytical and data interpretation skills. My work has been on areas that can bring the real change- whether it is Early Talent, New age leadership, Learning or Diversity and has been recognized as best practices by the Industry and Academia.
I take keen interest to contribute and learn on power of Human Capital, Digital transformation & Future of work. I am passionate about what the Organizations can achieve by being purposeful.
Augustus G S Azariah
IBM India Pvt. Ltd.
Augustus G S Azariah (augie), has a very interesting career, having started work in the in the area of Tech Sales, Consulting & Training, while the IT industry was gaining root in India
With more than 2 decades of experience in the Human Resources function, he has gained deep understanding of the constantly changing business & is regarded as a subject matter expert & thought leader in People Strategy. He has also led public policy initiatives in simplifying the Labor Law eco system. Therefore making him a sought after speaker in India & abroad.
He is currently Associate Director - Human Resources at IBM with a focus on Employee & Labor Relations. This exciting role enables him to be involved in all aspects that "touch" employees. Having joined IBM in 1999, he is credited with setting up an Employer Brand that supported IBM's growth in India. He has held various leadership roles in IBM India Human Resources, in the areas of Business HR, Staffing, Leadership Development, Succession Planning, Mergers, Divestments & Acquisitions and currently managing Employee and Labor Relations.
He is a Futurist and is working on innovative projects in Human Resources in the area of The Future of Work where he expounds the concept of the Universality of Talent! This is pending patent. He is also a recipient of Honorary doctorates for his contributions in the HR field..He serves on the boards & committees of :
As Co Chair of the Womens Empowerment & Leadership development Committee of the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce BCIC, NASSCOM, CII, GWFM – Global Workforce Management, ISTD – Indian Society for Training & Development, et al.
He was recently recognized as Asia's Most Innovative Tech HR Leaders by HRM Asia & The Times of India.
He was also awarded the "Thought Leadership" award recently by the African Asian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
He is a startup mentor as well as a strong supporter of social entrepreneurship that focuses or supports the advancement of women.
On the personal front he is actively involved in community development and supports in rehabilitating oppressed women and children with learning disability and is committed to education and community health.
He likes to spend time traveling with his family and is also a middle distance runner and loves to watch movies and listen to music when he has the time.
Director Human Resources
M.Bryan Consulting Limited
SANDRA IHENACHO (IFC LPI, ACIPM, ANITAD, LDS) is the Director of Human
Resources at M Bryan Consulting Limited She is a Certified IFC LPI Global Trainer She
has a BSC in Accounting, an International Diploma in Human Resource Management
from the United Kingdom and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the
University of Lagos She is also the Executive Director of Living for Christ Foundation a
foundation into the mentoring of young less privileged girls.
Sandra facilitates in the following areas Leadership and Management Development,
Strategy, Coaching and Mentoring, Change Management, Human Resources
Management, Organizational Development, Personal Effectiveness, Team Dynamics
and Performance, Service Excellence, and Sales and Marketing.
Sandra is a process oriented person who is highly interested in process development
and so passionate about processes Sandra has moderated several Strategies and
Envisioning Sessions and consulted for Multilateral Agencies and Public Sector
Institutions a few of which include Bureau of Public Enterprise ( OXFAM, Fidelity
Bank Plc, Notore Chemical Industries, Nigeria Communications and Commission,
Innovation Development Leadership Ltd London, Diamond Bank Plc just to mention a few.
Sandra assists businesses in redefining who they are and where they want to go via
their vision, mission statements and as well their business/organizational goals.
Sandra is on the faculty board of various organizations a few of which include
Enterprise Development Centre ( Poise Nigeria, FITC, Nigeria Employers
Consultation ( etc She facilitates for the Lagos Business School in Coaching and
Human Resource Management Courses in the Executive MBA Program (EMBA).
With strong leadership skills, competencies in Organizational Development, Human
Resources and a penchant for excellence, she is excited by mutually beneficial
opportunities to offer her services of sustainable value.
Sandra is a very experienced Human Resources Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer with
over 15 years.
Sandra won an award from Career Nations in Ghana in 2013 in recognition of her Mentoring Roles.
Sandra addresses herself as the "People Surgeon" while her students call her "The Oracle".
Sandra believes that "PEOPLE" are "KEY" to the progress of any organization With
this passion, she works with businesses to ensure that they strategically engage their
people to achieve the business goals of the organization thereby increasing the
bottom line and surpassing profitability targets and as well exceeding stakeholders'
Md. Faisal Imtiaz Khan
Chief Human Resources Officer
Robi Axiata Limited
A dynamic& passionate Lateral Thinkerpatronizing the vision to embrace and facilitate change management with the advent of industry 4.0. He firmly believes that Modern Tech and digitization are the key elements augmenting the change managementhence building strategic capacity.
With a diverse experienceof more than 25 years across multiple industries(including leading brands like Lafarge, Reckitt Benckiser and currently Axiata), Faisalhoned his ability of being the torch-bearer of bringing digital transformation while balancing between strategic finesse and operational excellence.
Specializes in drivingHuman Capital Transformation to enable large teams for the skills and mindset of the future. He has a proven record of accomplishment of successfully leading organizational change management initiatives through implementing agile processes and policies.
Faisal is a Certified Executive and Life Coach from International Coach Federation. He has a knack for coaching and mentoring aspiring minds. His cherished attachment to academia is reflected by his role as a Part-time faculty at "American International University of Bangladesh(AIUB)" since 2013.
Faisal completed his MBA from "Royal Roads University, British Columbia, Canada" majoring in "Digital Technology Management" and "Advanced Management Program" from "INSEAD"which were instrumental in enabling him to be one of the most reliable advocates of disruptive innovation andcontinuous improvement.He also pursued a 09-month long online Leadership Development Program name "Potentialife" under the supervision of Harvard University Professor Tal Ben-Shahar and Veteran Mckinsey's consultant Angus Ridgway.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
Ms. Hissalle joined SLT in 1993 as an Engineer and during her 25 years of service, she has gained extensive experience in regional operations, project management and training as well as contact centre business including administration and human resources.
She was theGold Award winnerof Human Resources Management at the 7th Professional and Career Women's awards in 2017 organized by "Women in Management in collaboration with International Finance Corporation/World Bank". She was also awarded the Women Leadership Excellence citation at the Sri Lanka Women Leadership Awards 2018 organized by World HRD Congress. Furthermore Ms. Hissalle was awarded the Asian HR Leadership Award 2018. The most recent two awards she received were 50 Top Global HR TECH MINDS Award & Pioneering Woman Leader at the 6th World Women Leadership Congress & Awards 2019 held in Mumbai, India.
Currently she is an executive member of the Association of Human Resource Professionals and a Past President of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) Provincial Centre. She is a Fellow Member of the IESL and a Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, IEEE (USA). Ms. Hissalle is a visiting lecturer of the University of Peradeniya since year 2006 up to date. She is a member of Industry Advisory Board of Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. Further she is the Head of Academic Board of EdexcelBTEC Higher National Diploma in SLT as well as Sponsor of Franchise Degree awarding program of University of Hertfordshire, UK.
She holds a BSc. in Electronic & Electrical Engineering and an MSc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Peradeniya. She is currently reading for a PhD at the University of Peradeniya. She is awarded Executive diploma on Employment Relationships with the Employers Federation of Ceylon with collaboration of International Training Centre of the International LaborOrganization.
Director of Human Resources
Deepak Manek, Director of Human Resources (Middle East, India & Africa) at SITA, a global information technology company that provides IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry. As one of the most internationally diverse companies, SITA serves over 200 countries and territories and speaks over 60 different languages.
A passionate leader with a dynamic personality, Deepak has over 15 years of experience spread across four continents and diverse HR functions. Deepak believes, a people first approach grounded in sound HR principles, an environment of learning and a growth mindset, are key to a thriving company.
Deepak's colleagues describe him as a strategic thinker, with a sensitive and pragmatic approach. He is seen as confident, approachable and fun to work with.
A CIPD qualified Human Resources professional, Deepak started his career in 2004, in Dubai with Schlumberger - a Fortune 500 oil field services company. In the years that followed he went on to work with them in the UK, Cameroon, and USA. Schlumberger's culture of investing in its people had a strong influence on Deepak.
Deepak believes, working in different countries with diverse groups of people has been personally enriching and rewarding while adding greater depth and dimension to his professional experience.
At SITA Deepak is responsible for managing the full scope of HR strategy, consultation and delivery across Middle East, India and Africa.
It is Deepak's view that in this age of digitization and relentless change, HR has a crucial role to play. The digital revolution is also a Human revolution. Roles are being redefined, people and businesses are being challenged to rethink and reinvent themselves. In the midst of all this flux HR is in the spotlight, it's expertise and impact are being recognized more than ever.
Balaji K S
Vice President - Human Resources, India
Balaji KS, Vice President - Human Resources at Rishabh Software. He hails from a southern corner (Karisulndamangalam) of India. He loves his village so much that he included the village name as part of his name. His specialization in finding the right talent for the company, unique way to manage resources and further developing them for their own success and for the business, is closer to the heart of any company. Being a conscientious leader, he has been an inspiration to so many students & professionals. He holds a bachelor degree in Psychology, in Commerce and a master degree in HR. He is a World HR Board-certified professional in Recruitment, Competency Building, Performance management, Compensation & Benefits, HR Analytics, Organization Development and Talent Management. In his 17+ exclusive experience in the entire gamut of the HR field, has contributed immensely for the organization growth. He holds various awards and accolades for his extemporary contributions in the field of HR. Recently he has been recognized for his 'New Talent Management' techniques in the CLO forum held in Mumbai and was chosen over 300+ senior professionals. He is a trained professional on 'Balanced Score Card', 'PCMM', and on various qualitative methods. He is also recognized by World HRD Congress with 'Young HR Professional', Human Resource Professional of Year, Top 101 influencing HR professional in India. His ultimate mission is to bring people together, making them collaborative to each other and spread positiveness among all. We take a proud to include his name as part of our special edition and we are absolutely sure Balaji is an asset to any company and to our nation. Find out him more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ksbalaji/
Head of Human Resources & Corporate Services
CIMB Bank Philippines
Ice is the Head of Human Resources & Corporate Services for CIMB Bank Philippines recognized as Philippines' Best Employer Brand 2019 & Top 100 Asia's Best Employer Brands 2019. Reaching 1.6M customers in just a year of operations, multi-awarded CIMB Bank PH is arguably the first, all-digital bank in the Philippines & one of the fastest growing banks in ASEAN.
Prior to CIMB, she has worked for top companies in the Business Process Management, Technology, Banking, eCommerce & Non-Profit sectors - providing a unique take on HR business partnership, transformation & people strategy.
In 2014, she founded an HR Engagement & Marketing solutions company, A&I Guerdon Premier, Inc., duly registered under the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). In the same year, she was hired by the British Council as Head of Business Support & Human Resources—overseeing Human Capital as well as the entire enabling functions (IT, Facilities and Administration, Procurement, Finance, and Risk Governance).
In late 2015, she joined as the first employee for the multinational company SLK Global (SLK Group) as Head of Human Resources in the Philippines and helped set up their Philippines branch office.
She was eventually appointed as SLK's Board of Director in 2017.
To date, Ice has supported 3 successful multinational business start ups and numerous business transitions for clients in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Philippines & Malaysia.
Associate Vice President - HR
Inspired by The ValueLabs Stack, she believes'Doing the right thing, Always.' builds trust in relationships. And with trust, individuals and organizations can enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results.
With10 years of experience across a wide spectrum of HR functions,Ipsita is currently Associate Vice President - HR at ValueLabs, a global technology company. Over the last 23 years, ValueLabs has expanded to 30 locations and over 150 clients, with an industry leading client NPS score of more than 75. Prior to ValueLabs, she has worked at Deloitte Consulting and Synechron.
A fast-track performer with a proven track record, she is a strategic HR professional and enjoys consulting & working with business leaders. She is one of the Employee Success Leaders in the organization and is also the Head of the Campus Engagement and Learning & Development Teams.
Ipsita grew up surrounded by academicians. Thus, when the time came for her to select an appropriate career path for herself, academiaseemed the natural choice. She was gearing up to pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology after her post-graduation. But her interactions with academia helped her realize that she was a people person and hence the study of 'Human Resources' as a subject was the way forward for her. This journey of self-discovery culminated in a lifelong passion for people& processes, and to introducing innovative and technology driven practices in the HR domain.
Hobbies & Interests - Networking and Traveling
Chief People Officer
Lakshmi Achanta, Chief People Officer of Innominds; is an exemplary people and business leader holding world wide responsibility of company's strategic human resources activities.
Innomindsas the name speaks; it not only stands out as one of the few companies that are far ahead of technologybut also the only product engineering partner with integrated expertise in applications, devices and analytics. Innominds challenges both on the breadth and depth of technical talent and also seeks a unique skill to manage innovation as a service.
Lakshmi has been on the mission of nurturing this unique talent over the years and retaining them. A strong system and culture has been developed under her leadership for the retention of this high performing, unique diverse workforce; enabling growth of every individual by creating the synergy through novel modalities of HR technology.
A rare human resource professional that has promoted the culture of "Let us succeed together- It is just not the leadership and it is everybody together - Any initiative is For the People and By the people" lead to oneness and 'we'ness in the company.
She actively advocated an environment that nurtures the critical thinking of 1000+ Innovators encouraging every one of them to think like entrepreneurs - has been helping in solving the complex customer problems effortlessly and thus retaining the company's position at top all the time.
She carries the charter to assess and mitigate strategic and operational risks across the organization. She is also the ombudswoman for the company.
Under her leadership; delivery, quality, maturity and speed have scaled up multi-fold drawing the attention of many; thus makingInnominds rank thrice "Top 50 Best Companies To Work For in India", by the Great Places to Work Institute and also recognized as "Dream Companies To Work For" with a 36th rank by Times Ascent in 2016.
An organisation - built and being operated by hearts with creative approach, originality and differentiation.
Regional Head of Human Resources
Shilpy Sharma is the Regional Head of Human Resources for Empower Retirement [earlier known as Great West Global]. In her role, she has been responsible for establishing and growing the India office and also heads D&I and Corporate Social Responsibility for Empower India. Shilpy participates in business discussions, risk and other strategic planning initiatives to help identify suitable business solutions and roles for the Bangalore office. She also oversees planning, development and implementation of all global human resources programs, strategic initiatives to drive business outcomes, people practices and shared service delivery for India, in a global framework. Her responsibilities include talent management, acquisition and total rewards, and she is on the Great-West Financial / Empower Diversity & Inclusion Council and the NASSCOM Diversity & Inclusion Council for the state of Karnataka in India.
Shilpy joined Great West Global in 2015. She has also worked at Northern Trust Corporation, where she served as Second Vice President, Human Resources, managing various global human resources initiatives, strategic planning and business needs, including change management, talent planning and performance management. Shilpy has been passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and has also performed the role of a DIAC Chair. She has about 20 years of human resources experience and has led various initiatives related to organization design and development and employee engagement, retention, diversity and inclusion across the financial services, analytics, technology and consulting industries.
Shilpy holds a bachelor's degree in humanities from Delhi University and a post-graduate degree in human resources and marketing management.
Role Players 2020
16th February, 2020 | Taj Lands End, Mumbai
Head of HCM Cloud Applications, APAC Oracle Corporation