Seven months of round-the-clock preparation and tonnes of hard work culminated into a stunning, lively gala night on January 30, 2014 where India’s Future Emerging HR Leaders were identified and lauded. The Are You In The List 2013 Awards were announced by their predecessors and members of the jury and witnessed by the HR fraternity in full attendance. It was one of the most eagerly awaited evening by the fraternity. The red carpet was brimming with enthusiasm, excitement, some anxiety and a lot of confidence. The ‘Game Changers of HR’ had mixed feelings to begin with but the one common thread was the ‘Are you in the List’ spirit and People Matters’ ‘Orange Movement’.
The keynote speaker for the evening was D. Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India, had the audience spellbound as he talked about global competition, the war for women talent, and the inclusiveness of organizations. He gave the analogy of the airplane and said while the CEO and the CFO were the pilot and the co-pilot, the HR manager was the navigator. It is time for the HR manager to be part of the action inside the cockpit rather than outside. He exhorted HR to look beyond symbolism and focus on the behaviour of the employees. He also mentioned that HR, which was in the olden days known as Personnel Management, must make efforts not to look impersonal and said the function has evolved over the years. He said, “No organization will have a hire to retire employee in the coming times,” amid laughter from the audience.
Amongst other distinguished guests, S. Varadarajan, Executive President – HR, Tata-SIA, said “Are You In The List Awards were the Oscars of the HR world” and such was the experience all the attendees also enjoyed. After an inspiring session with Mr. Shivakumar, the awards were announced by the members of the esteemed jury, while the last year’s winners also eagerly participated in the event.
The finalists, who were already feeling elated to have reached this level, were on cloud nine after being declared a winner and shared this joy with their friends, family or colleagues present there. The night was flowing with a sense of achievement, dedication, perseverance and hard work that paid off well. It was a significant milestone, directing HR to move further in its journey, to keep innovating and creating significant impact on businesses.
Here’s an introduction of the #AreYouInTheList Winners 2013
AVP, Axis bank
An HR professional excited about the idea of contributing to organizational growth through people development, he’s a Masters in HR from JBIMS, an avid chess player and a painter.
Senior Manager- Organizational Development, SAB Miller India
A passionate learning and travel enthusiast, she believes in the role of HR in helping organizations make great people decisions.
Director of Research, Catalyst India
A PhD and an industrial-organizational psychologist, she has a diverse experience in the various aspects of organizational lifecycle.
VP & Lead-HR Strategy & planning, Citigroup
A graduate in HR from Goa Institute of Management, she is a multi-faceted HR professional with a rich experience in the past.
Manager HR, Ernst & Young
A PGHRM from Ontario, Canada and a PGDBA from Symbiosis he has a rich work experience in the past and considers developing high EQ among future leaders as an important agenda.
Sr. Manager – HR Harrisons Malayalam Limited, RPG Group
An engineer, a PM & IR graduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur he is currently working with the RPG Group and has proved to be a futuristic thinker and an emerging leader.
Manager – Talent Acquisition, Reckitt Benckiser
An MBA from SCMHRD, she’s passionate about enhancing the role of HR in organizations while at the same time, helping individuals realize their potential.
Manager - Human Resources, ITC Limited
Ambitious and diligent, she’s a double gold medalist from MDI Gurgaon and has been consistently recognized for her academic and professional achievements.
Senior Manager - Training Academy, Jardine Lloyd Thompson
A PG diploma in Instructional Design, HR & CRM from SCDL, Pune, he is passionate about technology for learning and is an entrepreneurial personality.
Head of HR operations, KEC
A consistent achiever and a true HR strategist, supporting business performance, she has been recognized with the RPG HR Excellence Award and the KEC Challenger Award.
AVP- HR, KOTAK Mahindra Bank
A Hotel Management graduate with a PGDM from SCMHRD, he has a vast exposure across industries and has interests in watching and playing football, reading and travelling.
Senior Manager - Human Resources, Lupin Ltd An expert in OD and Transformational HR, a Symbiosis graduate and with a previous experience in the IT and manufacturing industry, she is very passionate about her role in HR.
Manager-OD, Mahindra AFS
Ambitious, confident and passionate about OD, he’s a management graduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has a vision to be a world leading OD expert.
Sourya Sidhhartha Dash
Regional Manager HR, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
A skilled HR professional, an avid reader, ardent writer, a sports follower and a social networking enthusiast he has a rich work experience from the past.
Program Manager, Right Management A computer engineering graduate from Delhi College of Engineering and MBA from MDI Gurgaon, she has a rich industry experience and a quest to learn and excel.
Pooja Chawla Sanghavi
Senior Manager, Tata Consultancy Services
A gold medalist all through, a differentiator and an excellent HR professional with a rich experience across HR sub-function domains, currently working with Tata Consultancy Services.
Corporate Business HR, Tata Power Company Ltd
An IT engineer, an MBA from Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and a successful HR professional, he enjoys, movies, books, dance and travel.
HR Business Partner - New Product Development, TVS Motor Company
An engineer, MBA and a true believer in shared goals and vision he is also a musician at heart.
Process Head - Talent Acquisition & On Boarding, ING Vysya Bank
A graduate in Behavioral Psychology and an MBA, she is now pursuing a PhD in Organizational Psychology along with a successful career in HR in the banking industry.
Global Lead - Employee Engagement, HCL Technology
A science graduate with a post-graduation in computers and an MBA from Symbiosis Pune, she’s a skilled HR professional with a rich experience in the past.
Head - Human Resources, PUMA Sports India Pvt Ltd
A self-driven and result oriented HR professional, she has previously worked with Cadbury India and Trilogy E-Business Software India Pvt. Ltd.
*There is no ranking or particular order in this listing
Here’s the slideshare link for detailed winner profiles http://www.slideshare.net/peoplematters/winners-are-you-in-the-list-2013pptx