Gautam Chainani is the Chief People Officer at Aditya Birla Financial Services. He is responsible for directing, leading, and guiding HR strategy and practices for the group's financial services businesses across Life Insurance, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Retail Financial Distribution, Insurance Broking , Private Equity & Infrastructure Finance. Prior to joining the group, he was VP HR with American Express. He is a post graduate in PM and IR and has over 20 years of business and HR experience.
Ganesh Natarajan is Vice Chairman & CEO of Zensar Technologies and a Board member of RPG Enterprises. Ganesh chairs Innovation, Intellectual Property and Knowledge for the CII and is a member of the Chairmens' Council of industry association NASSCOM. He was Chairman of NASSCOM in 2008-09.An alumnus of IIT Bombay and the Harvard Business School, Ganesh was conferred with the Asia Pac Entrepreneur Award by Enterprise Asia in 2010 and has also been recognised by Ernst & Young for exceptional leadership.
Elango R is the Global CHRO and EVP, Emerging Geographies Business Unit at MphasiS. He is also the author of the best seller "You Don’t Need a Godfather". An avid blogger, you can read his blogs on www.ElangoR.com or interact with him on his twitter handle @agastyasays.
Balaji serves as MD and CEO of Randstad India and has over 17 years of experience in HR strategy, staffing, training and assessment services. Mr. Balaji started his career with Ma Foi in 1994 and serves as a Director of Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd. He is a certified Lead Auditor (IRCA, UK) for ISO 9001:2000 and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He holds an MBA from School of Management, Pondicherry University and a Bachelor's Degree in Physics. He has also done a Senior Executive program in INSEAD.
With a career spanning over two decades, Uma has experience in profit centre management, strategy formation, business development, entrepreneurship and human resource empowerment in Manufacturing, ICE (Information, Communications and Entertainment) and Education sectors. Uma was the Chief Corporate Development Officer in HSBC Global Resourcing before she founded the education and corporate solutions company, Global Talent Track in 2008. She has also published a book called 'Unleashing the Knowledge Force'.
Dr. Tanvi Gautam, Managing Partner, Global People Tree(http://www.globalpeopletree.com), is an internationally sought after consultant and academic in leadership, culture change & diversity. Recognized by Business Manager as one of the leading women HR Leaders (2012), Dr. Tanvi has been published in HBR, Forbes (USA), Singapore Business Review & Business Times. She hosts a highly popular chat for HR professionals on twitter called #indiahrchat and blogs on women & leadership at www.wowfactor.asia
Dr. Santrupt B. Misra, M.A.- Political Science, M.A.(PMIR), PH.D.- Public serves as the Head of Business at Hi-Tech Carbon Pvt. Ltd, at Aditya Birla Group. He has over 25 years of experience in Education, Training, Consulting, and Executive Development. He also worked at the J.K. Group, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Unilever, India. He has won four gold medals in his educational career and has two PhDs, one from India and from the Aston Business School in UK in Public Administration and IR.
Dr. P.V.R.Murthy established Exclusive Search Recruitment Consultants (ESRC), a recruitment consultancy organization. He has professional qualifications from premier institutions in the country like IIT, Kharagpur and IIM, Calcutta. He has industrial experience in heading the HRD functions of SmithKline Beecham India Limited and Sundaram Clayton (TVS Group). He received the HR Excellence Award 2008 for outstanding contribution to network and is currently on the National Committee of CII on Skills and HR.
Dr. Pritam Singh was awarded the Padma Shri for his outstanding contribution in the filed of management education. Dr. Singh is also the recipient of the FORE Award for the ‘Best Director of Management School’ in India. He was the Director of the IIM Lucknow and also serves as a Member of the Local Board for Northern area of Reserve Bank Of India. He holds PhD and Masters degree in Commerce from Benares Hindu University and Masters degree in Business Administration from the Indiana University, USA.
Prasenjit Bhattacharya has two decades of experience in Indian and multinational corporations like HSBC, Eicher Consultancy Services (ECS Ltd.), Siemens, and Crompton Greaves. He has worked closely as an internal HR consultant and as an external consultant with senior leadership teams at various organisations in the area of change management. Prasenjit heads Great Place to Work® in India. He has done his MA in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),