Essar’s former chief talent officer, Sujaya Banerjee, launches Capstone People Consulting


The change management consultancy will enable clients to drive change through leadership development, talent analytics, women’s leadership and technology adoption

Essar Group’s former chief talent officer, Dr Sujaya Banerjee, who has over 25 years of experience in leading change through people in organisations, such as British Gas, Godrej and Lowe Lintas and Partners, has announced the launch of her personal venture— Capstone People Consulting.

It is a foremost change management consulting firm that aims to enable clients, across diverse sectors, drive change through leadership development, talent analytics, women leadership and technology adoption to build diverse and inclusive, talent- savvy cultures.

Banerjee, who has been on the boards of AGC Networks and The Mobile Store, says about her venture, “I am delighted to let you know that we have put together a great team and empanelled best in class thought leaders as partners from across the globe, to offer consulting solutions that will enable our vision of becoming the Gold Standard in managing change through people.”

Banerjee shared that, Capstone offers proprietary solutions and approaches drawn from the thought leadership of its partners, validated in research and built on a repertoire of vast experiences and  success stories of its founders. Capstone partners with US analytics leader, Optimal Strategix, to bring forth proprietary talent insights to manage unique employee experiences and enable its clients to ‘Lead the workforce of One!

The company has also partnered with HCM solutions provider, SAP-Success Factors, in providing technology integration, change management and adoption services through its Capstone Techsmart enterprise. This unique path-breaking initiative marries technology to behavioural sciences enabling technology within organisations to stick!

“We are committed to delivering value to organisations through proprietary approaches, new thinking and validated solutions, to deal with current and future challenges. Managing change effectively is going to be key for our clients, and we recognise that at Capstone. Our solutions can be curated to client needs to add the delta of excellence to everything our clients seek to change for the better,” Banerjee adds.

Capstone also brings the proprietary talent economist approach of PeopleLens Singapore to enable leaders to develop the ‘economist talent mindset’ through its validated interventions. Learning that delivers business results through the Six Disciplines approach ends the RoI argument on learning as Capstone brings the ‘6D Gold Standard of Learning’ to India. This seminal thought leadership is brought to its clients by its partnership with the 6D Company of US, in India for the first time!

Banerjee has also been instrumental in forming and managing the L&OD Roundtable — a forum of over 10,000 HR and learning professionals; the Women Leadership Forum of Asia, which has 3800 women executives as members; The Leadership Review, a YouTube channel committed to changing the paradigm of leadership by presenting stories of real leadership by everyday people; and LeoGirl Productions, committed to bringing forth theatre to drive societal change. All these not-for-profit registered charities under the Capstone umbrella, continue serving the society with vast support from industry professionals and practitioners, who serve on the governing councils.

Banerjee has also been the recipient of several awards and accolades through her career, the most prestigious being The Contribution to the HR Community Award, from the Malaysian Government. She also won the HR Director Award as part of the HR Brilliance Awards, UK. She is the author of Switch—How 12 Indian Companies Managed Change Successfully, which received the Indian Publishers’ Award for Best Management Book.

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