Human Resources is a very important part of any business.
But, does it get the recognition it deserves? NO. Are we doing enough to appreciate the efforts of HR Professionals? NO. Should we appreciate them more often? Absolutely YES.
The purpose of this campaign is to recognize the value that the Human Resource Department provides to any organization. The effectiveness of HR leaders on the organization is huge and it is often underrated, isn’t it? We appreciate the work our HR team does because we see them working hard day-in, day-out so that our organization functions smoothly.
We strongly believe that Top HR in India are like the unsung heroes of an organisation, who do (and can do) a lot more towards the growth of a company, not only from HR perspective but also from a strategic standpoint. Hence, we have taken this initiative, to identify, appreciate and showcase achievers in the HR sphere and list them amongst India’s Top 100 Emerging HR Leaders 2019.
Top HR in India 2019
Adeline is the Assistant Manager of Human Resources at Gradeup. She is intelligent, dedicated specialist, career oriented and has good communication skills.
Adeline is amiable as well, she enjoys her work a lot. She is very cordial and friendly with colleagues and friends. She has vast knowledge of the industry. Any employer can appoint her without any doubt in her work. She is dedicated and persistent to get the work done efficiently.
Aditi has worked in five different sectors in the last 6 years. She was a Software engineer with Infosys for more than two years. Later on, she developed an interest in Human Resources and wanted to contribute to that very field. After completing her Masters in HR she started working with a manufacturing firm Dalmia Bharat Limited.
She has learned that dealing with ambiguity and thinking on the feet are two very important aspects in any field. Aditi believes that learning from her own mistakes in the process has helped her develop professionally as well as personally. Her hunger to learn and grow hasn’t stopped, she believes that this “hunger” to improve is important to succeed in life.
Self-directed and motivated professional with 3 years of experience in building HR function in Startups from scratch. Always working on new initiatives and facilitating employee value creation. Previously associated with InnerChef (India’s fastest growing Food-tech Startup) & AdPushup Inc. (a B2B startup that enables publishers to maximize the monetization from their online advertising), She is Top HR in India 2019.
Proven ability to provide critical support in building HR function and implementation of HR strategies that achieve business results. Self-motivated with the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, manage to compete for priorities and adapt readily to new challenges.
Ajay is an expert in effective Human Resource Management. He currently serves as the head of Corporate HR and recruitment for Chumbak designs.
Ajay’s experiences throughout his life have helped him immensely in his professional career. He believes that taking the positives out of every situation and applying that positivity in your life will help you shape yourself better than you could’ve imagined.
Alka is an HR professional experienced in Management of Human Resource, Development Formulating, and implementing HR Systems, Policies, and Processes.
She is adept at employee management, maintaining healthy employee relations, handling employee grievances thus creating an amicable environment. She has worked in start-up environments starting from basics and building HR divisions.
Amitha is a start-up enthusiast with an exciting run in Human Resource Management. She has a strong balance of business and human resource management strategy. Amitha partners with companies to attract, develop and retain top talent.
She is inquisitive, spirited and on a journey of constant learning. Amitha is committed to helping organisations positively channelize and inspire talent to engage in a Promethean culture.
Amit is the Head of Employee Experience at Nexxo.
He is the Senior HR professional with 14 years of experience in the e-commerce, medical equipment, ATM manufacturing, e-learning and varied other industry domains. Amit is known for his interpersonal skills which help him well in employee management and employee engagement. Over the years, he has been associated with reputed industry leaders such as AgroStar, Screen Magic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Diebold Systems, Gurukul Online Learning Solutions, Capengel Executive Search and People One Consulting.
Amrit is a young and dynamic top HR Professional in India. He is known to bring the best possible output from individuals and the organisation as a whole.
Human Resources has always been something that makes him connect with people and helps him to carve himself as an effective and challenging team player. Amrit is a brilliant manager and at the same time a proactive and a sustained decision-maker.
Anjali lives and breathes managing human resources each day – giving direction to the organization, ideating verticals and offering to cater to the emerging talent management needs of the industry. She maintains a relationship with clients and most importantly builds a competent team.
She drew strength from her own journey through the 3Ms – Marriage, Mobility & Motherhood. Anjali’s vision resulted in the Back to the Front, which is a recognized program in the industry today to drive the gender diversity mandate in companies and workforce.
She has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources in companies like Tata Teleservices, ICICI Bank. She has an MBA in HR from NIRMA University.
Anurag is an insightful and results-driven HR professional. He is currently working as a Deputy General Manager – Human Resource at RJ Corp.
Anurag has 13+ Years of experience in planning, analyzing, implementing, and managing solutions in support of business objectives. His vast experience and brilliant business acumen make him an invaluable asset for his organization.
Artee is a Senior HR executive at Sportz Interactive. She’s well versed in HR operations: Managing employee lifecycle (hire to retire/exit), appointment letters, contracts, absconding and termination letters, documentation, etc.
Arun Chandran is a dynamic HR professional with more than 10 years of experience in Human Resource Management.
He expertises in establishing HR functions and practices for start-up organizations. Arun is skillful in implementing HR policies and procedures.
His Advice to fellow professionals and aspiring youngsters : “Commitment to purpose. HR being a critical function should discover a seat at the table in all the organizations”.
Atish is currently working as the Head- Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement with Greenlam Industries Limited.
Atish was listed among the Top HR 100 Professionals under 40 of India for 2019 by Jombay. Atish comes with 15 Plus Years of applied and practiced experience in Human Resources, with a passion to keep learning continually.
Advice for Readers “Keep it simple- HR is about Human Resources so don’t forget the Human Touch amidst the strategies of corporate world. Work closely with Business & Think like a businessman. ‘Never Say Die’ attitude to complete every challenge/ assignments till its conquered.”
Awantika has recognized that Culture and Talent are the two key enablers of the business and the organization as a whole. Talent and performance are always at board agenda.
She thrives on building a culture of Meritocracy and transparency. In partnership with CEO and Business Managers. She has taken a strategical approach to increase our talent pool, improve the performance and sustain people within the organization.
“The mantra for recruitment should be Hire for behaviour and Train on skill rather than Hire on Skill and Fire on Behaviour”.
Bhrigu Joshi has over 12 years of experience in the areas of Human Resources and Management Consulting.
Currently, he is working as a Director of Human Resources with MakeMyTrip Group. He has been identified among the top 16 Young HR Leaders in India by Peoplematters and DDI. Also, he has been identified as India’s 40under40 by Jombay. Some of his other awards include 100 Top HR in India and Asia’s Top 50 Tech HR Leaders by World HRD Congress.
Bhrigu is a well-published author on subjects like Agile HR, Post Merger Integration and Creating an Optimized Organization.
Bibin is a versatile and self-driven HR professional with experience spanning across Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and IT industries.
He is currently associated with GE Digital and had earlier stints in Global consumer products (FMCG startup) and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories partnering with R&D, Sales and Software client groups.
Bibin has received multiple awards and recognition throughout his career and he has been involved in the design and execution of strategic HR initiatives for entire organization.
Chandrakant is an HR professional with hands-on exposure on the strategic and operational development of Human Resources at Corporate, BU, and Regional level.
His CV is filled with over 10 years of diversified work experience with companies like FMCG, QSR, Print Media and Transformers Manufacturing Industry.
Chandrakant possesses strong human resources professional skills in HR Operations and Development, 360 Degree Performance Management System, Payroll Management and Building HR department from scratch.
Charu is an HR Leader with over 10 years experience in Rewards and Talent. She has worked both in Multinational set ups as well as large national set-ups with exposure to India, MEA and South Asia. She has worked in India and Middle East in matrixed environment leading remote teams and global projects.
She is passionate about setting up Rewards from grounds up in new business units, data-driven HR solutions, and flexible work environment.
Her approach to Rewards and Performance is driven by Return on Talent, ease of implementation, strong governance and extensive communication. She strongly advocates a holistic approach to rewards not restricted to compensation.
Deeksha is known for her persistence to solve problems and getting the job done. She is consistently tackling all assignments with dedication.
Deeksha is very friendly and extremely good to get along with her team. She is very good when it comes to cracking deals of all sorts. Deeksha is a team player and which is a great asset to to have in the Human Resource industry. She is a delight to work with. A perfect Human Resource professional for any company.
Deeksha is a dedicated PMO who can bring great energy to the task of coordinating and accomplishing provisional and long term company goals.
She is skilled at developing and implementing project plans, managing project scheduling and development, and providing budgeting & expenditure reports. Deeksha is a consistent performer with a proven track record of streamlining workflow and establishing a healthy relationship with employees.
She possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, and negotiation skills. Deeksha is known for utilizing a process-oriented approach towards the accomplishment of organizational goals.
Deekshith is an energetic HR professional who loves working with startups and early stage companies.
His goal is to carve a niche for himself in the world of Human Resource Management and add value to strategic facet of the same. Deekshith believes in driving for results. He wants to work in a Professional Environment where his skills, knowledge, expertise and experience could be fully utilized for the betterment of the organization, to achieve operational efficiency at optimum cost and to explore and implement better means and ways to achieve the Organizational Objectives.
Deepshikha is an HR Generalist with 4+ years of successful deliveries across industries like E-commerce, Technology, HRO, FMCG, Research & Analytics, early stage high growth Startup.
She is well conversed with the execution of strategic and day to day HR functions. Consequently she is known for her organizational leadership with internal as well as external stakeholders.
Deepti believes that in any organisation HR is the most powerful and influential department. As HR practitioners it are defining the culture of the organisation.
The Human Resource department is facilitating the organisation to grow by growing the strength, keeping the positive energy flowing through the employee engagement programs, by being the go-to department during the performance appraisals and also while employee exit process.
Dia Ravindran is a specialist in Human Resource Management. Business partnering through HR related activities.
She is known to give credit where it’s due through her Reward and Recognition Programs. While going through the advanced functions she does not forget about her basic responsibilities like Recruitment, Talent Management, Org Design, and Development, with equal excellence.
Dia believes in the Development of employees, Knowledge processes and systems, Employee Engagement.
Divya specializes in End to end process of Recruitment. Interacting with Hiring Managers. She has vast experience in Human Resource Management industry.
She is skilled in Handling a team of Recruiters. Assisting them with the recruitment process, explaining the requirements. She passes her experience on to her team so that their efficiency and work improves along with these experiences.
Dr. Harshad Jadhav is equipped with MA in HRM. He has also completed an 18-month Organizational Development Certification Program (ODCP) from Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Sciences (ISABS).
He has a strong grounding in Human Resource Management but at the same time, he constantly strives to learn new things and bring forward interventions with a mix of traditional and contemporary approaches.
Harshad’s efforts and strong contribution over the years has enabled him and Nestlé Skin Health to win a lot of accolades and awards both internally and externally. Some of the awards he’s won are as follows”,
An HR professional with approximately 3 years of work experience and the expertise within the hr domain of management consulting. She has worked with one of the BIG 3 of management consulting. Her attention to detail and eagerness to grow has helped her grow with the firm. She believes herself to be a small part in the organisational puzzle but certainly not an irrelevant one.
Farooq Badami, Head, Global ITI
Farooq is an HR professional with over 25 years of experience in the Industry, Training Organizations and ISO Certification Companies. He has crafted a broad base of human resources skills as a generalist and as a specialist predominantly in organizational development in India and Saudi Arabia.
Farooq believes he skilled in creating solid human practices with specialties in employee engagement, recruitment, change management, training and leadership development, succession planning, talent management while also imparting management and technical training to the employees.
Fulsmita is a Human Resource Department Specialist with 4.5 years of professional experience and a demonstrated history of Scaling with startups.
She specializes in planning and designing HR Business Strategies that help the Human Resource Management process of the organization.
Fulsmita believes that employee satisfaction is the key to the smooth functioning of any business. She carries out Employee engagement Programs to maintain employee satisfaction. Fulsmita is known for her Talent Management, Performance Management, and Talent Acquisition.
Garima Konda, currently working as Branch Lead – HR with Larsen & Toubro, Defence is an alumna of IMT Ghaziabad with 5 yrs of experience in Human Resources. She has partnered with businesses to design and implement impactful people initiatives spread across the spectrum of HR.
She has been recognized as ‘Young Achiever’ across L&T Group of companies for her efforts on successful business partnering. She is also a winner of Emerging HR Leader award – ‘Are You in the List’ 2018 by People Matters & DDI.
Her journey so far has been exploratory, insightful & rewarding and she firmly believes that anything can be achieved if one has the vision and immerse oneself completely into it!
Harish is known for his expertise in achieving a perfect balance between Business needs and Employee Happiness. He has led several large scale HR interventions, Change Management initiatives, Leadership & Management Development Programs in high matrix environment.
Harish is proficient in the understanding of Businesses and has an exceptional ability to conceive, implement and sustain transformational people interventions for delivering business impact.
With various Talent Assessment and Selection Certifications, Harish has been the key to crafting Organisational specific Talent Strategy for sustainable Business growth.
His Message to all Readers: Focus on Execution to the last mile.
Himani Gera has 7 years of experience as an HR Professional. Working as a Business Partner and Recruitment Team Lead in Policybazaar.com.
She is primarily responsible for managing Technical and Senior-Level Hiring in her current role. Apart from being a passionate recruiter herself, Himani works closely with PolicyBazaar Leadership team to strategize hiring plans.
Isha Pandit is the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at Rebel Foods. Isha is not only a result driven and intelligent team player but also an inspiring professional.
Isha is an excellent perfectionist who is always ready to put all her energy and stamina to get the job done. Works towards maximal employee satisfaction. Can focus on many tasks at once.
Jitender is a new age, divergent, and an unconventional leader who loves experimenting, exploring and solving problems of varied nature. Reflecting in his personality, thought process and credentials, He is a PolyMath – Management Consultant, People & Talent professional, Thought Leader, Cricketer, Passionate Speaker, and Explorer!
Professionally He is delivering change and transformations with multi-industry exposure across Indian & APAC geographies. Fast, Agile and proven leadership in Strategy & Business, Human Resource Management, Advisory and Leadership Development.
Karuna is currently handling the Human Resources at Urban Ladder. Karuna believes the biggest strength of any HR person is their connection with people.
In her 8 year journey in the HR industry, she has learned a lot and is still keen to learn a lot more. Being a part of the journey and a team that has taken the Urban Ladder to be a ‘Great Place to Work’s certified institute is one of her greatest achievements.
Human Resource professional with an MBA in HR and 8 years experience in multiple areas – Talent Acquisition & Management, L&D , Organisational Development, Compensation, Rewards & Recognition, Employee Engagement and Performance Management. Has worked across industries spanning e-commerce, manufacturing, broking and consumer durables.
She is self-motivated and result oriented and has successfully developed and implemented strategies related to talent management and organisational development in demanding business environments.
Kevin’s background includes more than a decade of business, consulting, and human resources experience with technology companies. He enjoys coaching and partnering with senior leaders to lead business, culture and organizational transformations.
In his latest role, Kevin Freitas was the HR Leader for InMobi’s sales organization across China, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and India. He also led specialist functions like Culture, Learning, Engagement, Recruitment and Employer Branding.
Khalid Raza is an experienced HR Leader with over 15 years of experience in setting up and leading global teams, processes and systems. He has also worked with Altisource and a decade with IBM.
In 2016, he was named in Top 25 HR Executive under 40 by Workforce Magazine, becoming the first Indian to get this recognition. He is an avid blogger, speaker, cricketer, and travel enthusiast.
Komal Munshi is currently managing the Human Resources at Food Panda.
She is adept at managing the tasks of Human Resource Management. Komal is great with people and that is an immense skill in the Human Resource Industry. Her ability to remain calm under pressure and solve problems with ease is commendable to say the least.
Krishina Kishore is the current Senior VP of Human Resources at Greenko group. Over three decades of multifaceted experience in the Strategic Human Resource function and Organizational Development in the diversified Verticals, domains of IT/ITES and other sectors, as Head of HR function. Handled multiple projects effectively in a complex and fast paced environment. Leading Innovation, Organizational Change & Development, Managing Client Relationships – Internal and External, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Organizational Diagnosis and due-diligence, has been the forte.
Kusum Parmar is a dynamic HR Professional. She is handling the Human Resource Management at Desynova.
Kusum has over 6+ years of extensive experience in Human Resource Management. Broadly people management, Recruitment, Performance Appraisal, Compensation, Policies and Procedures. She also takes care of general Administration and personnel management.
Lalitha is the perfect HR for a start-up. She is currently plying her trade as a Senior Manager – People, Performance & Culture.
She is very positive, energetic, and has a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. She demonstrates a sense of urgency and acts with speed. She has very high values and can be trusted to always do the right thing. She is very low maintenance and you do not need tact or diplomacy in dealing with her. She is uncomplicated and straight.
Mandipa is enthusiastically working in a semi-corporate environment requiring multitasking various key responsibilities.
She does this while keeping excellent commercial approach for problem-solving, optimizing and training teams, proactively developing new business strategies and ideas, providing customized academic guidance to students to prepare them for future endeavors. Now she’s looking forward to maximizing her multi-layers of Human resource, admin, and management skills.
Maruthi Isukapalli is currently working as a Senior Manager of Human Resources. As an HR manager in a young start up, Maruthi had his hands full with recruitment requests from all departments.
He’s able to provide short listed candidates across the country without compromising on the quality of the candidates. He’s considered to be a good HR manager with skills to acquire best of the profiles required by the organisation. He works without conditions and has a positive approach to business. Highly recommended.
Meheli is the current HR Business Partner at Dunzo. Looking to leverage her team orientation, stakeholder management experience, and strong communication skills in a dynamic workplace.
She believes that one of the key requirements for any Human Resource professional in an organisation is the ability to build relationships with people across all functions and to make an impact on the bottom-line through these relationships, an ability which she believe she posseses.
Mehul has a friendly and approachable personality, which is a must have to be a successful HR person. He is currently plying his trade as the Manager of Human Resources.
He is a very fast learner. If any task is assigned to him, he always tries to do it before the deadline without compromising with the quality of work. He is a role model for his team members, and people always approach him for assistance and training.
Mini’s experience includes People, Account and Vendor management, Senior level & niche positions and Bulk Hiring, Full recruitment life cycle implementation, Salary/Rate negotiations, Contract negotiations with third parties, Manpower Planning, Sourcing Strategies, Background checks, Employee Referrals, Internal Job Postings and Career Progression. Overall leadership and responsibility for the full spectrum of HR activities and initiatives for the start-up.
Play a very strategic role in terms of understanding and defining common goals and driving the entire organization towards the same.
Develop and institutionalize employees to come together and build a happy, highly engaged team.
Mitali is an HR professional with 12 years of experience across various HR Domains. She has strong hindsight and is known for her emphatic and persuasive attributes. She’s also proficient in managing multiple stakeholders and working in Startups environment.
One thing that Mitali loves and enjoys the most in the Journey as an HR Leader is that she gets to be a part of every team in an organization.
Monica enjoys working with startups. She’s worked with some fantastic founders and HR leaders which has helped her broaden her horizons. Her current role is that of an HR Business Partner at Freshworks involves working with Business leaders to drive people strategies that are aligned to the business goals.
Her advice to the readers would be: “If you want to stand out as an HR professional, you need to have good business acumen so that you can truly be a partner to the business at a strategic level and help them grow. Else, it would be difficult to have a seat at the table. More importantly, build genuine relationships with employees and stakeholders that you work with. It’ll definitely help you in the long run.”
Backed by 11 years of human resource and operations experience, Namita loves to reach out to people and create possibilities where none existed. A professional who engages in creating a healthy employee-management interface facilitating growth. As a student of Bernier Transaction Analysis and an internationally certified practitioner of New Code NLP, she instantly connects with people and is a big believer in people’s potential. She is committed to bringing them a better quality of life every day.
Namrata is an Engineer turned Human Resources Professional. Mother to one, mentor to many. She is the current Vice President of Human Resources at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
Namrata is driven by my fundamental belief that passionate people are the primary drivers of business results. She has worked towards turning organizations into passion hubs for people in order to maximize individual and thereby the collective potential of an organization to deliver distinctive and significant impact.
In a rapidly evolving business context which is a result of changing demographics, the rise of digital technology and socially driven employer-employee relationships, what keeps her awake at night as an HR leader is to build disruptive yet viable solutions to the talent challenges that organizations face today.
Nanthini is currently heading the Human Resource and Community at Fame Technologies. Her vast experience and persistence to improve all the time has helped her reach the level she is at today.
To be a Manager where she can contribute her skills in the best possible ways for the development of an organization and achieve growth in her professional career. This sort of experience is getting in Fame Technologies and having an awesome working environment.
An accomplished professional with 15 years of experience managing HR Delivery across employee life cycle & translating business objectives into a set of strategic HR actions. Competent in analyzing metrics including data on retention and employee experience to recommend HR Process Improvements (HPI) and lead changes in organization design, people development, talent attraction, talent management, and talent engagement plans for the business.
Proven track record in implementing some of the best HR practices & stakeholder management in a highly matrix & agile business environment
Nidhi is an HR Professional with extensive experience of 10+ yrs in HR Business partnership roles & central pr