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The Great HR Debate

The ‘Great HR Debate’ has been conceived to discuss the hard-hitting topics of people strategy in India.

The workspace has changed for ever, with businesses having tasted the benefits of hybrid working. In fact, all the learnings from the pandemic, will stay on for a long time. This also means that the talent landscape is undergoing positive alterations.

In the Talent Special edition of ‘The Great HR Debate’, HR honchos and talent acquisition heads will delve, deliberate and debate on topical issues in talent management, pertaining to the new world.

The debate will unravel insights and examine new approaches to talent management in the corporate world. The panel will not just opine but reveal bold ambitions and challenge the laggards.

Join us to learn the hard truths about the scale of the challenges as well as the unprecedented opportunities for real change.

DATE Friday, June 11

LOCATION Virtual

SPEAKERS 20 HR Leaders

Our Debaters

HRKatha brings together a diverse panel with deep expertise in talent management from across sectors and businesses.

Paneesh Rao

Paneesh Rao Chief People Officer, Mindtree

Paneesh Rao, Chief People Officer, Mindtree

In a career that spans over three decades he has been managing human resources function across sectors – manufacturing, consulting, IT & BPO industries. An alumnus of Symbiosis of Business Management (SIBM), his professional life kick started with VIP Industries in 1989 as an executive – personnel & administration, and has worked across organisations – Climate Systems, Hewitt Associates, IT Solutions (now Keans Technologies), Aditya Birla Minacs, Atos and L&T Technology Services

Ganesh Chandan

Ganesh Chandan CHRO, Tata Projects

Ganesh Chandan, CHRO, Tata Projects

An IIT Bombay alumnus, Chandan completed his master’s from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). With over 20 years of experience, Chandan started his career with Titan Industries, and has worked across sectors. However, he has spent a large part of his career—around 10 years—at Oracle, in various roles. For five years, he headed HR for Oracle Financial Services, based out of New York. He also worked for Greaves Cotton, Suzlon, Avantha ERGO Life Insurance, and also Avantha Group’s power and infrastructure division.

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma CHRO, Volvo Group India

Amit Sharma, CHRO, Volvo Group India

Amit Sharma, CHRO, Volvo Group India comes with more than two decades of experience in HR and IR. He has worked in multiple sectors like manufacturing, electronics, BFSI, IT and FMCG. He has worked with brands like Johnson & Johnson, Philips and Indian Oil.

Manu N Wadhwa

Manu N Wadhwa CHRO, Sony Picture

Manu N Wadhwa, CHRO, Sony Picture

Manu N Wadhwa, CHRO, Sony Picture has more than two decades of experience in HR and has worked in multiple sectors like the BFSI, Food & beverages, Agro manufacturing and media & entertainment. She has worked with brands like Cocal-Cola, American Express and GE.

Lokendra Sethi

Lokendra Sethi VP & India HR Lead, DXC Technologies

Lokendra Sethi, VP & India HR Lead, DXC Technologies

Lokendra Sethi, VP & India HR Lead, DXC Techcnologies, is a HR leader wit two decades of experience and has extensively worked in the IT and tech sector. He has worked with brands like Dell, Accenture and AECOM.

Supratik Bhattacharyya

Supratik Bhattacharyya Chief Talent Officer, RPG Group

Supratik Bhattacharyya, Chief Talent Officer, RPG Group

Supratik Bhattacharyya, chief talent officer, RPG Group is a senior business professional who has been working with RPG Group for more than five years. Bhattacharyya has worn different hats in his professional career. He has experience in multiple domains like business development, marketing and operations, especially in the manufacturing industry. Has worked for brands like L&T, JK Paper and ExxonMobil.

Maneesha Jha Thakur

Maneesha Jha Thakur President & CHRO, Emami

Maneesha Jha Thakur, president & CHRO, Emami

Maneesha Jha Thakur, president & CHRO, Emami has more than two decades of experience in HR and has worked extensively in the BFSI sector. She has worked with brands like Reliance, ICICI Bank, Edelweiss Financial Services and L&T.

Gautam Srivastava

Gautam Srivastava VP-HR, The Leela Hotels

Gautam Srivastava, VP-HR, The Leela Hotels

Gautam Srivastava, VP-HR, The Leela Hotels is a HR professional with more than two decades of experience in HR. He has worked with brands like HSBC, HDFC, Barclays and Max Life Insurance.

Rajeev Singh

Rajeev Singh CHRO, Yokohama Off Highway Tires

Rajeev Singh, CHRO, Yokohama Off Highway Tires

Rajeev Singh, CHRO, Yokohama Off Highway Tires is a senior HR professional with more than two decades of experience in HR. He has worked with brands like Welspun, BG Group, Gujarat Gas, PwC and Bharat Petroleum.

Reetu Raina

Reetu Raina CHRO, Quick Heal

Reetu Raina, CHRO, Quick Heal

Reetu Raina, CHRO, Quick Heal carries more than two decades of experience in HR and its different functions. She has experience of serving in sectors like Telecom, BFSI and IT & Technology. Raina has worked with brands like Reliance, Tata, Godrej and HDFC.

Viekas K Khokha

Viekas K Khokha Head of human resources, Dhanuka Agritech

Viekas K Khokha, head of human resources, Dhanuka Agritech

Viekas K Khokha, head of human resource, Dhanuka Agritech is senior HR professional with more than 25 years of professional experience and more than two decades of experience in the HR domain. He has worked in sectors like manufacturing, IT and telecom. He has worked with brands such as Bharti Airtel, Ascom and Zimmer Bionet.

Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar Head - HR, Roche Diabetic Centre

Ravi Kumar, Head - HR, Roche Diabetic Centre

Ravi Kumar, Head - HR, Roche Diabetic Centre is an HR professional with two decades and has worked with brands like L&T and Roche Diagnostics.

Biswaroop Mukherjee

Biswaroop Mukherjee Head HR, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors

Biswaroop Mukherjee, CHRO, Head HR, commercial vehicle business unit, Tata Motors

Biswaroop Mukherjee, Head HR, commercial vehicle business unit, Tata Motors is a senior HR professional and a talent acquisition specialist. He has worked with companies such as GE Power, Dr. Reddy's Laboratory, ABP News and Deloitte. He holds an MBA degree in HR from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.

Ashish Anand

Ashish Anand Group CHRO, SAR Group

Ashish Anand, Group CHRO, SAR Group

Ashish Anand, Group CHRO, SAR group of companies comes with 20 years of experience in the HR function. He has worked in sectors like BFSI, FMCG and automobile. He has worked for companies like Religare, Dabour and Piaggio.

Sachin Agrawal

Sachin Agrawal Head - HR, B2B E-commerce Business, Reliance Retail

Sachin Agrawal, Head - HR, B2B E-commerce Business, Reliance Retail

Sachin Agrawal, Head - HR, B2B E-commerce Business, Reliance Retail has a little more than 16 years of experience in HR. Agrawal has worked in multiple sectors which includes IT, Automobile, BFSI and now E-commerce. He has worked with brands like TCS, Mahindra and Religare.

Mona Thangaraj

Mona Thangaraj Head of talent acquisition, Group M, India

Mona Thangaraj, head of talent acquisition, Group M, India

Mona Thangaraj, head of talent acquisition, Group M, India is a senior HR professional with close to 20 years of professional experience. She has majorly worked as a recruiter in the IT tech and start-up space. Thangaraj has worked with brands like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Uber.

Shailesh Saumya Singh

Shailesh Saumya Singh Head - Talent acquisition & Staffing, Max Life Insurance

Shailesh Saumya Singh, Head - Talent acquisition & Staffing, Max Life Insurance

Shailesh Saumya Singh, head of talent acquisition, Max Life Insurance has close to 17 years of professional experience. He started his corporate journey with Genpact in operations and later moved into a talent acquisition role. He has also worked with People Strong, heading the firm's RPO solution business.

Amit Gautam

Amit Gautam Founder and CEO, UpsideLMS

Amit Gautam, founder and CEO, UpsideLMS

Amit Gautam is a founder and CEO of UpsideLMS. Amit is a learning technology enthusiast and a passionate leader. An IIM and NIT alumnus, Amit is the key idea generator for UpsideLMS' product team, a Sales & Marketing orchestrator, a learning technology solutions consultant for clients and prospects, and a mentor for all the function heads at his company.

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  • Panel 1 - 11th June, 2021
  • Panel 2 - 11th June, 2021
  • Panel 3 - 11th June, 2021

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  • C-suite and CXO members, such as CEOs and CHROs
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  • MBA students who want to pursue their career in the HR domain and other HR enthusiasts

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The Great HR Debate is a platform where renowned HR leaders will present their views on hard-hitting HR topics. As an attendee, you will get know about all the ongoing and upcoming trends in corporate training and their Talent Acquisition processes. We bring you a diverse set of speakers from across sectors to give an all-round perspective.

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