Abhijit Bhaduri to be part of talent, learning & insights team, Microsoft

This will be the second stint at Microsoft for Bhaduri, who is a leadership and personal branding coach, and CEO of Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates


Abhijit Bhaduri, who was once chief learning officer at Wipro from 2009 to 2016, has joined Microsoft’s talent, learning and insights team, at the software giant’s Redmond HQ, in the US.

Excited about his second stint with Microsoft, Bhaduri announced his latest assignment on LinkedIn, calling himself a “boomerang employee” and “doing what I love doing – L&D”.

An alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Bhaduri started his career with Tata Steel, back in 1989, as deputy divisional manager. Five years later, he joined Mudra Communications as HR director for a short stint of a little over two years.

From 1997 to 2005, he was HR director at Colgate Palmolive, before he moved on to Pepsico International, as HR director.

It was in 2008 that he came to be associated with Microsoft as HR director. For a year and a half, he was responsible for overall HR for the sales, marketing and services group of Microsoft India. During his tenure, he helped to hire, develop and retain top talent, making Microsoft India a Best Place to Work.

In 2009, he joined Wipro as chief learning officer. For seven years, he was busy building a culture of curiosity, innovation and learning for 1,75,000 employees across 54 countries. During this stint, he authored the books ‘Digital Tsunami’ and ‘Don’t Hire the Best’. He also coached CXOs and senior business leaders on leadership development.

In 2016, he turned entrepreneur, launching Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates, coaching business leaders and leadership teams to drive a culture of innovation, agility and growth. The firm has been helping global brands, startups and business leaders discover their personal brand and communicate it through storytelling. As CEO of Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates, he played career transitions coach and also helped HR teams become more future-ready by advising them on digital transformation strategies.

He is also author of ‘Dreamers and Unicorns: How leadership, talent and culture are the new growth drivers’.

HRKatha wishes this talent management expert all the best for his new assignment.

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