Ashish Ambasta joins Aon Hewitt as practice leader- culture & engagement

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Ambasta was previously the director – employee insights & assessments, at Willis Towers Watson

After a stint of over two years at Willis Towers Watson as the director – employee insights & assessments, Ashish Ambasta has moved to Aon Hewitt. He joined as the practice leader – culture & engagement. In his new role, he will be leading the business for culture & engagement practice at Aon Hewitt, in India.

He will also be responsible for managing the business in terms of driving revenue growth, profitability, and innovation. He is the custodian of Best Employer Study, Customer Acquisition & Retention through delivering value along with leading a strong team of extremely bright consultants.

Ambasta sees immense exposure in his new role and says, “This was an opportunity to lead a business of a much larger scale—one that is already at a significant size, having seen noteworthy growth in last three years — and take it up further, to an altogether different level, unlike leading and upscaling business for a startup. This is what really inspired me to make the move.” He endeavors to to provide complete consulting solutions to the clients from Aon stable to help them become best employers in the country.

With a doctorate in ‘Positive Emotions, Happiness and Performance’ in the Indian work environment, Ambasta has also held strategic roles, at People Business Consulting and Gallup Consulting, in the past.

He started his career as a sales and marketing manager with Kotak Life Insurance post his MMS from the University of Mumbai. He was also a visiting faculty for marketing and entrepreneurship at Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai, from 2006 to 2012.

In 2010, Ambasta founded the School of Entrepreneurial Exploration (SEE) and has been helping over a million people explore entrepreneurship in India, through this non-profit venture. SEE conducts lectures, workshops, seminars and summits to help create awareness and motivate people to discover entrepreneurship. It also provides mentoring, financing, legal, infrastructure and other assistance to people ready to explore an idea.

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