Employee Happiness & Employee Engagement: Two halves of the same pie?
Jayesh Pandey, Managing Director – Strategy, Talent & Organisation, AccenturePandey leads the talent and organisation practice in India for Accenture. An engineer and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, he has led leadership development, culture and talent management, operational excellence for companies in consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, construction, industrial equipment and IT industries.
Rajesh Padmanabhan, Director & Group CHRO, Welspun GroupWith over three decades of experience, Padmanabhan has spearheaded HR at companies, such as Vedanta Resources, Capgemini India, Patni Computer Services, Oberoi Group, Essel Propack and now Welspun Group. Academically, he holds a double Masters in HR and Finance.
Sudheesh Venkatesh, Chief People Officer, Azim Premji FoundationAn engineer and an IIM Kolkata alumnus, Venkatesh used to head HR at Tesco, India and later in UK before joining the Azim Premji Foundation. Venkatesh was the President of the National HRD Network, Bangalore (2013-15) and now serves on the National Board (2015-17).
Anil Kumar Misra, CHRO, Fidelity National FinancialMisra is a university topper and gold medallist in HR with over 19 years of work experience in practising HR across sectors. He has worked with Just Dial, Tesco HSC, Patni Computers, Oberoi group of Hotels & Resorts, Denso Haryana and Enercon India Limited before joining Fidelity National Financial.
Rituparna Chakraborty, Co-founder, Team LeaseAn economics graduate and an MBA in Sales & Marketing from the Goa Institute of Management, Chakraborty is a salesperson who enjoys meeting and interacting with new people and building lasting relationships.
Case Study I - Cafe Coffee Day
Balachandar N, Group Director-HR, Coffee Day GroupAn IITian and post-graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, from Loyola College, Chennai, Balachandar has worked across sectors and markets be it a PSU, a VC Fund or an MNC. He also holds the President’s chair at the National HRD Network, Bangalore Chapter.
Happiness at the grass-roots level: Life-saving approach
Ravi Mishra, Regional HR Head - South Asia & Middle East, Birla CarbonA postgraduate in Social Work (MSW) from JK Institute of Social Sciences, Lucknow, Mishra has been associated with HRM in diversified organisations in a cross-cultural environment such as, Nicholas Piramal and UltraTech Cement.
Alok Mehta, Founder & Chief Consultant, Alouquik ConsultingAfter passing out from TISS, Mehta has worked in a number of challenging and rewarding HR leadership assignments, in companies such as Ranbaxy Laboratories, Motorola, Deutsche Bank Group and AstraZeneca Pharma in a career spanning over two decades.
Sreekanth K Arimanithaya, Managing Director, India & Global Head-Workforce Management, CSCA post graduate from Loyola College in MSW, PM & IR, Sreekanth has held key leadership roles in global companies such as Britannia Industries, Toyota, Phillips, General Electric (GE) and CA Technologies.
Manoj Agarwal, Co-Founder, Gift XoXoManoj is a pass out from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and founder, Gift xoxo.In the past, he has worked with Flipkart and Yahoo.
Smita Saha, Vice President - HR, AstraZenecaSaha has over 20 years of professional experience in large multinational corporations. Prior to AstraZeneca, she held multiple HR leadership roles for various businesses such as Oracle, Cisco Systems, IBM and Siemens. She is an alumnus of TISS with Masters in PM&IR.
Case Study II
Emmanuel David, Director, Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), Tata Group HRAn XLRI alumnus, David started his career in HR in 1983. In the last 33 years, he has been managing workforce dynamics in multi-cultural organisations, such as British Gas, Volvo, Shriram Honda, Oberoi Hotels and Eicher. Prior to joining TMTC, he worked as CHRO and Executive Vice President, Voltas.
Is it time for a Chief Happiness Officer?
Prithvi Shergill, CHRO, HCLShergill is committed to enhancing individual and group capabilities by developing engaging environments which facilitate delivery of effective service and value. Currently he supports the HR team at HCL Technologies and partners with senior leadership to shape the business strategy, identify human capital implications as well as design and deploy people practices to enhance performance and productivity.
Raj Raghavan, Director, Country HR Leader, Amazon IndiaRaghavan, who has spent close to three decades in this industry, is responsible for Amazon’s India Consumer Businesses and Global Technology & Business Operations Centres across the country. Prior to this, Raj was head of HR for GE’s India Technology Centres and was based at John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore.
Yuvaraj Srivastava, CHRO, MakeMytripWith over 17 years of Corporate HR experience and 5.5 years of experience with the Indian Armed Forces as commissioned officer, Srivastava has held HR leadership roles for almost 12 years. His experience includes the entire gamut of HR with strong exposure to effective organisation HR strategy, talent strategy, workforce planning, organisation capability plans, etc. In his previous role, he was Head of HR for all India sales and organisation capability building at PepsiCo Foods.
Prasanth Nair, Managing partner ILS and Co-founder AbhiBhejo TechNair started his career in engineering with GEC Alsthom India Limited. Post his doctoral studies at IIM, Ahmedabad, he had been associated with the Human Resources function in Cipla, the RPG Group and Wockhardt.
Case Study III - EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS MATTERS MORE THAN YOU KNOW
Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and executives alike. Ultimately, though, the source of productivity is the individual knowledge workers who get things done every day. And the evidence is clear: People perform better when they’re happier.
The talk will be focussed on creativity, productivity, and the psychology of everyday work life by sharing examples across the globe that can be easily implemented in HR policies and practices.
Ravishankar B, CHRO, HCL TalentCareRavishankar has had over 30 years of varied experience across multiple fields in HR, ranging from founding a company (Lister Technologies) to heading HR at Crompton Greaves & Deutsche Software. An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur and Harvard Business School in Information Technology, Ravi is an Executive Coach at ISB, Hyderabad for their senior management leadership programme.
Adding colours to mundane jobs
Shalini Pillay, Head-People, Performance & Culture, KPMGPillay is an engineer from the University of Mumbai and also a chartered accountant. She has passionately pursued a career in business consulting for close to 20 years. She was recently appointed head of people, performance and culture at KPMG, India.
Ramendrajit Sen, Head-Human Resources, Hewlett Packard Enterprise – IndiaSen pursued a career in sales for close to 15 years before moving to HR some 13 years back. He believes in improving business results through people and HR solutions.
Sriharsha Achar, Chief People Officer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance CompanyAchar leads the ongoing development of the HR strategy, systems, frameworks and service delivery capabilities at Apollo Munich. He is an engineer and a doctorate in HRM from Canterbury University, London.
Shreeram Varahan, Head-HR, India and Global Operations Centres, Thomson ReutersA post graduate in Computer Science from Bharathiar University, he has been managing organisational change and business transformation with demonstrated success in building HR capability across matrix teams.
Arvind Krishnan, CEO, The Fuller LifeAn IIM Calcutta alumnus, Krishnan has had an interesting career. He started with Amitabh Bachchan Corporation and worked with Kale Consultants and Indya.com. Since 2001, he has been the CEO of The Fuller Life, an employee and customer engagement company.
Can we put happy customers and happy employees on the same pedestal?
MVS Murthy Chief People Officer, nuFuture Digital (India) Limited (Future Group)A PGD in HRM from Symbiosis, Murthy has spent 20 years in dealing with people from his days in sales, training and finally people office management. In the past, he has worked with companies, such as Dr Reddy’s and Pfizer.
Prashant Bhatnagar, Senior Director - People & Culture, Hike MessengerPrior to his current role, Bhatnagar was Director - Hiring and Staffing Lead for SapientNitro, a division of Sapient. He has a master’s in business from ENPC Paris and a degree in electronics from the University of Delhi. He has attended Executive Education at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan and INSEAD in the area of leadership.
Sunitha Lal, CHRO, Matrimony.comWith over 20 years of experience in HRM and leadership, Lal has successfully lead teams in diverse HR roles. In the past, she was Global Head for Talent Management at Mphasis.