An Interview with Director – Human Relations, Silver Spark Apparels Ltd (Raymond Ltd)
Mr. S. Mohanraj is an astute People Management Professional with 27+ years of comprehensive & hands on Human Resources experience with proven track record of achieving Business results through effective management of People processes like Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Performance Management, Organization capability building, Employee Relations, Talent Engagement, Learning and Development, Innovative HR Practices, Change Management, Organization development, statutory & Administration. He engaged in Industrial relations environment engaging Unionized workmen – successfully signed 6 settlements & introduced automation in the process.
He provided overall HR Leadership in multi-divisional, multi-location, organizations. Managed strategic and operational HR at corporate level with ability to deal with complex issues and managed different industry environments like Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Food, Engineering, composites (Defence & Aerospace), Printing Technologies & Media & currently with Apparel manufacturing organization.
Mr. S. Mohanraj holds a Master of Social Work degree from Sacred Heart College, Bosco Institute of Social Work, Madras University and Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore University. He is the industry representative for Industrial Relations on the Board of studies at St. Joseph's Art's & Science college- Bangalore and the Member of ER/IR Think Tank – Karnataka Employers Association. Since March 2019, He is working in Silver Spark Apparels Ltd (Raymond Ltd), a leading diversified group with interests in Textiles & Apparel sectors as well as presence across diverse segments such as Real Estate, FMCG, Engineering in national and international markets. Heading their Apparel manufacturing vertical HR in India & overseas, engaging close to 10,000 employees with 5 manufacturing units, as Director – Human Relations, reporting to CHRO of Lifestyle Business & he is accountable for all HR deliverable for the Business vertical with Matrix reporting structure.
An Interview with Group Chief Human Resources Officer, First Steps Babywear Pvt. Ltd.
Prashanth G B is an experienced and thorough Human Resources Professional. Prashanth is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), heading the Human Resources & Administration Function at FSB Group. He overseas and contributes in the areas of People Processes & Strategy; supporting them implementing to meet operational priorities aligned with the overall organizational goals and objectives.
Prashanth has over 26 years of experience and has led HR function in Indian and Multinational organizations like Kirloskar Ferrous, Arvind Brands, GO GO International. Prior to associating with First Steps Group, Prashanth was Director – Human Resources at The Akshaya Patra Foundation. During his tenure as a HR Professional, he has led the transformation of HR into a strategic partner, facilitated organization-wide transformation and capability development, and was instrumental in building a strong talent pool through a series of leadership development initiatives.
Prashanth holds a Masters in Social Works (MSW) from Mysore University.
Prashanth enjoys Hindi serials with humour, reading mythological books and travelling. He is passionate about developing People to excel in their Area of Interest and work for community. Prashanth is based in Bangalore.
Chhavi currently works as Vice President & Zonal Head-Human Resources at TATA AIG. She is an HR professional with 10+ years of experience in various roles of HR. She has been into HR Business Partnering for a large part of her career. Her expertise lies in Talent Management, Performance Management, and Learning and Development. She holds a PGDM from IIM-Kozhikode and is a graduate of Delhi College of Engineering (which is now Delhi Technological University). She is married and is blessed with a baby boy who is 11 months old. She loves reading non-fiction and cooking. She also likes playing Badminton.
Seema is a strategic Human Resources professional working as Vice President and Chief People Officer for Mahindra Agri, Defense, and Aero sectors. Also, she is serving on the Board of Directors at Mahindra.
She has over 3 decades of rich experience in people function and held leadership positions in many organizations like AT & T, Sony, Canon ZTE, and Carlsberg.
Seema holds a master's degree from Delhi University. She has contributed immensely to designing and implementing competency-driven human resources management. She is instrumental in identifying and building leadership capabilities through assessment and development centers. In-house trainer for many HR processes.
Seema has led many change management initiatives of the organization as a Project Manager for PCMM. Handled various projects like Compensation and Benefit (Job Evaluation, Job Grading, Salary Bands, etc). Designed various progressive policies of the organisation. Seema is also a certified coach.
An Interview with CHRO, GE Healthcare South Asia & Director – GE BE Private Limited
Divya Srivastava is a member of GE Healthcare South Asia's senior leadership team and brings with her 15 years of rich and diverse HR experience and has been with GE for 11 years spanning roles across businesses and geographies including organization design, talent management, business partnership, total rewards, M&As, divestitures and change transformation.
She is an alumnus of 2 global leadership programs at GE – the HR Leadership Program (2011-2013) and the Accelerated Leadership Program (2016-2020). With international experiences in the US and multiple global roles at GE, she has a track record of success by delivering results and impact across diverse roles of scale, scope, and complexity. She became the youngest and first diverse CHRO of GE Healthcare South Asia.
In the last year as CHRO for GE Healthcare South Asia, Divya prides herself for driving breakthrough thinking in the HR Function and people practices. By listening to the voice of employees and tapping external market trends, she is leading a high impact change management agenda for HR which is people-centric and talent-focused. Divya is a member of the Board of GE BE Private Ltd, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and Bharat Electronics.
Jacob is an accomplished Human Resources and Industrial Relations professional working as Vice-President -People Experience at SKF India Ltd.
He has over 3 decades of diverse experience spanning across sectors like engineering, textiles, power, and infrastructure at various organizations including ABB India, KEC International, Kirloskar Oil Engines, and Heavy Engineering Corporation.
Jacob is a silver medalist and holds a Master's Degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XISS, Ranchi. As an industry stalwart, he has contributed immensely towards establishing excellent employee work culture and ensuring seamless people processes at organizations. He has been instrumental in signing more than 10 long-term wage settlements with various Employee Unions. Jacob is an accomplished trainer and specializes in leadership development, team building, and conducting assessment centers.
Jacob is a fitness enthusiast and in his free time, he likes to read English novels and play the synthesizer.
An Interview with Executive Vice President - HR & Gen.Admn., Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited
Mr. P. Narayana, is a strong HR & IR leader having more than 34 years of rich experience in manufacturing sectors, managing HR, IR, EHS & Community development activities with key focus on topline profitability and optimal utilization of resources and hand on experience in implementation of HR policies and systems. He is currently working as Executive Vice President – HR & Gen.Admn. in Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited, Koppal. Prior to joining Kirloskar Group, he worked with Bellary Steels & Alloys Limited, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited, Grasim Industries Limited and JSW Steels Limited in various capacities of HR, IR and Community Development.
Mr. Narayana is a Commerce Graduate and PG Diploma in Human Resource Management, IR and Law Graduate.
He is the Life member of NIPM, STD and NHRD, Member of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Rotary Club, Past Chairman of NIPM North Karnataka Chapter, Member – Industry Advisory Board, Ballari Institute of Technology & Management, Ballari and Joint Secretary of Koppal Industries Association. Also Chairman, Center of Excellence, Govt. ITI, Hanumasagar, Kustagi Taluk, Koppal Dist.
An Interview with Vice President – HR, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited - Madura Clothing, Bengaluru
Kalpana B.G. is the Head of HR for Madura Clothing, the manufacturing arm of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL).
Kalpana has been working as HR Professional for three decades in several companies in Karnataka. She has rich experience of over 33 years in the garment industry, including K. Mohan Exports and Gokaldas Images. Also, worked in Digital Equipment India Ltd. She has been associated with ABFRL for the last eight years.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Graduation in Journalism, Literature & Psychology.
Kalpana has contributed immensely to managing relationships with unions and ensuring that the Company's treatment of employees is consistent with its core business values and objectives.
Kalpana is well known and appreciated as she successfully handled complaints smoothly, managed grievance procedures, and facilitated counselling in conjunction with other stakeholders. At Madura Manufacturing, all employees look up to her as a pillar of strength as she establishes and maintains industrial democracy to achieve sound, harmonious, and mutually beneficial employee-management relations.
Kalpana is young, strong in mind, and willing to go miles for the success of the organisation and its employees.
Mr. Deepanjan Dey is a seasoned professional with 26 years of experience in Human Resource, Industrial Relations and HR Legal. He has worked in leadership role in various capacities such as Plant HR Head, Group IR Head and HR Legal Head across sectors – Print Media, Petrochemicals, FMCG, Refractory, Steel and Cement. Presently he is the Sr. General Manager- HR with Dalmia Cement(Bharat) Ltd and is based at Rajganjpur, Odisha. Few of the reputed companies he worked before are Haldia Petrochemical Ltd., Bata India Limited, Tata Metallics Ltd., Tata Steel BSL Ltd and Eveready Industries India Ltd. Before joining corporate/industries Mr. Dey was an Advocate and was mainly practicing in Labour Tribunal and High Court at Kolkata.
Mr. Dey is a Postgraduate in Labour Laws and Personnel management and LLB from Sambalpur university, Odisha. Mr. Dey regularly contributes articles in professional journals. His area of interest mostly lies with employment laws and Industrial Relations. He also has a book on Contract Labour to his credit which was published in 2013.
An Interview with Aparna Devagiri, Author, Podcaster, Coach, Researcher : Women at Work
Aparna is a professional with 30+ years experience in corporates and as an entrepreneur. She started her career in Bharat Electronics, then moved on to SKF Bearings, Encore Software, Strides and 3M India. She now runs her own consultancy, focused on supporting women professionals. Aparna is an author, leadership / executive coach, leads workshops and conducts research and projects to support women entrepreneurs.
Aparna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moideen Ibrahim is a seasoned HR professional with experience spanning over two decades in various roles in Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Organization Development. He has been associated with diverse Sectors like Machine Tools, Textiles & Apparels, Construction and Education.
A Science Graduate and an alumnus of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya with a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, he also holds a Diploma in Business Management.
Previously has been associated with HMT Machine Tools Ltd., HMT Ltd., Bearys Group, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. and Gokaldas Images.
Prior to joining Gokaldas Exports, he led the Vigilance functions for HMT and its subsidiaries (A Govt of India Enterprise). He is passionate about exploring new ideas in Human Resources and Organization Development. He has been instrumental in implementation of Lean Manufacturing with his earlier assignments.
Moideen is the trustee of Gokaldas Exports Charitable Foundation. He is closely associated with NIPM, NHRD, CII, and VSC. He spearheads ESG and CSR initiatives and also anchors the Lean Management initiatives of the Organization. An all-rounder in cricket, he represented and led College and Corporates at various leagues and tournaments.
To win any game, it is important first to understand and
Dr. Debabrata Dash is currently working as Group Vice President (HR & ADMN) of MSPL Group, a diversified Business Conglomerate. He has about 26 years of Professional Experience in Human Resource Management.
Has successfully and efficiently served many major private & public sector companies i.e. BILT (the Thapar Group), NALCO, ITC Ltd, JSL Ltd., Tata Motors & Tata Steel.
He is an Electrical Engineer (B.Tech) From CET, Bhubaneswar with PGDM from XIM BBSR and Ph.D. from Utkal University. He has been a rank holder throughout his academics. He is a Certified Competency Mapper, NLP Practitioner, Life Coach & Career Counsellor having a passion to mentor the students and Budding Managers. Many of his research articles are published in various journals of repute.
He has played an instrumental role in spearheading Transformational HR Initiatives & introducing Business Centric HR Policy formulation across various organizations.
He is the recipient of the Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award, HR Leadership for Change Management by World HRD Congress & Mentor for the Youth Award. As a part of his weekend volunteering activities, as on date he has delivered 70 Campus Talks on various contemporary themes and is on the academic advisory board of various B-Schools.
He is the Life Member of various professional bodies viz NHRD, NIPM, ISTD, and advisor of L&D Global.
“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again,
Nagabhushana K, is a Senior HR/IR leader with about 26 years of experience in the field of HR, Legal and Industrial Relations. Presently he heads IR in SEG Automotive India Private Limited., (formerly known as BOSCH Limited) at Naganathapura, Bangalore. He led HR & IR in Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, ISKCON (Akshaya Patra Project), Fosroc India Chemicals and Kirloskar Batteries Limited.
Nagabhushana K, holds Masters in Social work from Bangalore University. He has contributed substantially in the areas of HR, IR, Social development, Art and Culture. He also directed four social impactful short movies namely – Bare Truth, Dhaana, Emergency Exit, Domestic Enquiry and he was recognized and awarded for the same.
He is also authored three books i.e., 'Janapada Sahityadalli Janapadiya Nambikegalu', ‘Olavu’ (Collection of Poems) and ‘HR Guide’.
Besides his HR profession, he is passionate about Social development. He along with his family and his mother, formed a community development organization called 'Namanam' at Noorundumalai, a tribal village at Krishnagiri forests in Tamil Nadu and borders with Karnataka.
This village was declared alcohol and tobacco free in the year 2006 by District Administration headed by an IAS officer namely Dr. Santhosh Babu. In the last ten years, over 1,000 youngsters have found a new direction for their lives through Namanam.
From fighting alcoholism to employment to health to women empowerment, one by one, Nagabhushana K, is moving the mountains of Noorundumalai. Noorundumalai now has a respectable school, a changed face from its dilapidated condition. The girls of the village, who used to be married off at the age of 12, are now standing up for themselves and their education.
Nagabhushana K, has been working hard for a change in this scene. He has now set up a factory at Noorundumalai to produce sanitary napkins for the women of the village, who are the ones employed at the factory, making the 100% cotton napkins and leading a feminine hygiene revolutionary lives.
“Life begins when you start something, and blooms when you keep doing it”
Vishwanathan Babu is a dynamic Senior HR Leader & Alumni of IIM Bangalore, credited with building & leading multiple award winning best-in-class HR initiatives in the areas of cultural transformations, organization change and employee development across sales, R&D & supply chain business.
He is a Career expertise in designing, creating & launching and leading innovative programs to enhance corporate culture, improve employee performance and support change. A pivotal contributor to business, with a flair for problem solving, strategic decision making, strong communication, mentoring & integrating diverse teams around a common vision.
Over 30 years' experience both India and abroad, he provided leadership to HR in many multinational organizations and contributed significantly top & bottom line through organizational transformation programmes after M&A situation, building High performance organizations, setting up HR excellence center, HR processes & system. He is passionate about environment health & safety.
In order to build a rewarding employee experience, you need to understand what matters most to your people.
Mr. Jagannathan V, Senior Director of Human Resources at Biocon Limited, Mr. Jagannathan likes to be known as a Dynamic Transformational Leader. He is responsible for over 2500 people across three States - Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Mr. Jagannathan has legecy of commercializing two firms from the greenfield phase, with his expertise in business operations and effective Human resources management. Based on his more than 22 years of perceptive experience in HR, IR, and administration, he believes that one can create a measurable impact on business by influencing, collaborating, and orchestrating networks to create effective people strategies. Mr. Jagannathan has also been recognized as one of the top 70 “Young HR Leader 2020” by the Great Manager Institute.
“Life is a journey not a destination. Don't compare yourself to others you are Unique.”
Naga Siddharth is an HR leader, Coach and Author. In his career, He has helped scale, build and accelerate organizations in the domains of aviation, information technology (services, product, cloud, support), healthcare, startups, retail and real estate.
Naga Siddharth is a credentialled Executive Coach (PCC, MGSCC), a member of the International Association of Facilitators and an author of psychometric tools. He has used design thinking for HR initiatives helping drive measurable business outcomes such as sales.
An author and researcher, four of his books are sold on Amazon. He has published books based on action research in areas of flow, roles, stress, organization citizenship behaviours. In 2017, he was recognized as under 40 HR leader.
“Stop trying to Cure. Try caring instead.”
LEADERS TALK - AN INITIATIVE OF NIRUTA PUBLICATIONS, SHEKHAR GANAGALURU'S INTERVIEWS WITH LEADERS
1. One thing that makes you passionate about HR...
Nataraj: It is dynamic from the time in memory. Human responses are difficult to predict. The same scenario will have different responses from different people at different times. This zillion unpredictability is the beauty of managing human resources.
Ravi: HR helps to bring out the best in human beings and turn, helps to contribute to the society with better-cultured people.
Santosh: Really, I wasn't keen on making HR my profession. It's my luck, I'm in HR today. HR is a profession, which is people-centered and development-focused. In the process of developing people, HR contributes good citizens to society. Employee development means, a good employee, good son/daughter, good partner, good friend, good human being, etc.
2. What is more important, Experience or Attitude?
Nataraj: Both are important. However, proven experienced candidates are expected to deliver exceptional results. In most leadership positions, qualitative experience is necessary.
Ravi: Obviously, attitude. The right attitude can help you get the right experience. In the selection process, I give first priority to attitude and next to experience.
H. Balakrishna is a senior HR Leader with about 33 years of meritorious experience in the field of HR, IR, Legal & Administrative in various Indian and MNC companies.
Presently, Balakrishna heading HR & IR Academy as CEO and providing HR & IR services for industries and training the HR Professionals on various aspects of HR, IR, Legal & Administration. He was formerly heading Human Resources Department at Wipro Infrastructure Engineering. Previously associated with KDDL Limited, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, ICL Sugars Limited, and Ralectronics Limited.
Balakrishna holds an MBA, LLB, and PGDPM & IR from prestigious institutions. He carries a strong conceptual knowledge and contributed substantially in the areas of HR, IR, Compliance Management, Legal, Long-term Settlements, Administration, Safety, Business Development, and Policy formulation.
Balakrishna has conducted several training programs covering various functions of HR, IR & Safety. He trained more than 1000 young HR Professionals so far and guided them as Mentor. Balakrishna believes in continuous learning and is passionate about developing young HR Professionals.
The 'hot stove rule' is one of the methods that can help you to avoid awkwardness and hard feelings if you use it in the right way. Nowadays, managers in various businesses regularly use it and it is more than a simple disciplinary method.
Mr. Ajay M.S is a senior HR Leader with over two decades of experience in all gamut of HR functions with wide exposure to industries like Chemical, Automobile, and Engineering, both in large Indian and Multi-National companies.
Ajay is a Postgraduate (MSW) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Karnataka University and Diploma in Training & Development from ISTD, New Delhi. Obtained Certification of Coaching from Erickson International and is a Certified Assessor for leadership assessments.
Ajay is currently working with M/s. ABB India Limited as Vice President HR for Robotics & Discrete Automation Division, Bangalore. Previously associated with Mysore Kirloskar Limited, Hindalco Industries, TATA Marcopolo Motors, and Volvo Buses.
Ajay is a versatile charming HR Leader with internal and external customer-centricity. He is a tactical and strategic business partner in conceptualizing and driving initiatives to manage the entire gamut of HR Business Partnering & Labor Relations, spearheading multicultural teams, and collaborating with Global and Business leaders to facilitate the changing environment with various HR interventions.
“In the way of facilitating employees to succeed in their careers, helping them for performing better, and to create a strong sense of belongingness within organization which will add to individual as well as organizational growth."
Ms. Pooja Prabhakar as CEO & Managing Partner, develops and drives the vision and strategy at BCP Associates and is a dynamic innovative leader and legal influencer – with a career spanning 2 diversely different countries and fields over 2 decades in the US and India. Pooja Prabhakar is a highly competent Risk Management specialist and is the recipient of the LexFalcon Legal Award 2021 & 2022 which befittingly recognises her accomplishments as an influencer and pathbreaker in the legal and tech fields. After she moved back from the US, where she held leadership positions at Fortune 50 companies, she took over the reins of BCP Associates where she envisioned and successfully rolled out enterprise programs in Legal Audit & Advisory, POSH & People Strategy across several large companies in India including the creation of innovative Legal Technology that has widespread use in the industry today. While in the US, Pooja was part of the core team that implemented the first Sarbanes-Oxley audit and compliance program and led several initiatives including enterprise e-Discovery, nation-wide launches of health insurance products and was a member of the Emerging Leadership program at CIGNA Healthcare.
Pooja holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Technology from Bangalore University, India. Pooja is certified in Risk Management from London School of Economics and is a ‘Certified Corporate Director’, World Council for Corporate Governance, UK (Institute of Directors). Additionally, she is the Vice-President of Karnataka Employers’ Association (KEA); Expert Committee Member – Young BCIC; Member – CII, EODB Task Force & CEO Forum, BCIC-Entrepreneurship Committee, FICCI FLO – Head of MSME Vertical and member of NASSCOM. Earlier, she was the Vice-Chairman of Young Entrepreneurs Committee, FKCCI and has been a speaker at several National Forums including National Law School on topics she is passionate about such as the Migrant Labour Crisis and Social Security for the Unorganised sector. Pooja has also won awards in 2 prestigious categories: Woman Achiever Award & Woman Leadership Award – Excellence in Legal at the 7th edition of Future Woman Leader Digital Summit & Awards 2021 held by Transformance Forums which recognizes and celebrates Woman Leadership from across India.
“Never view anyone as a female or male leader. A leader is a leader and that is the bottom line. Once viewed neutrally this way, it sets one up for success no matter what the circumstances...”
Shri. Govindaraju NS. comes with more than two decades of industry experience in Human Resource Management & Labour Law Compliance. He is currently working as GM – HR, IR, Legal & EHS for a German Subsidiary M/s.Kern Liebers (India) Pvt. Ltd. Govind is closely associated with professional bodies and industry associations like CII, FKCCI & KASSIA and is the current President of Tumakuru HR Forum and immediate past President of the Greater Nelamangala Industries Association in the Bengaluru Area. Govind holds a Postgraduate degree in Social Work with a Human Resource Management Specialisation from Bangalore University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mysore University. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Bangalore University.
Govind worked with different Indian and Multinational industries, which include textile, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and engineering. He has been in a top management position and travelled to Asian countries and Europe for Human Resource training and strategy discussions. Govind has been leading industry awareness initiatives on changing situations, especially in regulatory compliances and emerging trends in labour law. He is known for blogs, literary works and also shares knowledge on Labour Law and Labour Relations through his YouTube Channel '3LR Partner' (Labour Law and Labour Relations).
Govind has authored two books titled "Managing Labour Relations – A Practical Handbook with Strategies and Techniques" and another book in the Kannada language on Industrial Relations. He has published many articles and quizzes in the area of labour law and labour relations and delivered lectures and training programs on Labour Law and Labour Relations on various platforms.
“I strongly believe that anything is possible to achieve provided you have the right mindset and positive attitude. Being in HR gives you more opportunities to connect with people and make an impact on your company, society, and family. If you are in HR, think that you have been gifted with something special.”
Shri. Prashanth B.K. is a young, dynamic, and charismatic practicing Advocate in the High Court, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals, Commercial Courts, City Civil/Sessions Courts, and NCLT. He is heading the law firm CCI in Bengaluru.
Advocate Prashanth holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and IR from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, MSW from School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore, and LLB from SDM Law College, Mangalore.
Prashanth started his career as an HR Professional at Bharath Electronics, Bengaluru, and later worked at various prestigious MNC and Indian companies for over 8 years. During this period of his HR career, his contributions in establishing HR practices, labour law compliances, working with unions, and culture-building were significant and remarkable. His value addition to companies made him to reach the top position in HR at a young age itself.
A few years ago, Prashanth's inclination, in-depth knowledge of labour laws, presentation skills, systematic approach, and aptitude for taking risks made him to move from his comfort zone and take up the profession of advocacy. This decision and alleyway were not easy for him. He spent many sleepless nights with a hunger to prove his stamina and today, Mr. Prashanth is a successful advocate and management consultant. He is an inspiration to HR professionals, those interested in building a career as advocates.
You are here to achieve something special and incredible, to realize your potential, to think big, to take risks, to explore the milestones of success, and to inspire the future. Get ready…!
Mr. Dinesh A.U. is an agile HR & IR Leader with over three decades of experience, working with Federal Moghul, Dynamitic Technologies, Shell Renewables, Centum Electronics, and Rittal India Private Limited.
Dinesh is a postgraduate (MSW) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore. He is presently working as Director – HR & Admin at Rittal India Private Limited, a German MNC based in Bengaluru. He is Honorary Secretary of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Karnataka Chapter since 2018.
Dinesh is an expert in managing policy formulation and implementation, conceptualizing and implementing OD interventions, skill and competency development strategies, talent acquisition, management and development, employee experience and employer branding activities, strategic IR management, HR marketing, and CSR projects.
Dinesh with his service-oriented approach has been mentoring and coaching many young HR professionals and providing his honorary services to various organizations voluntarily.
“In a retirement chair, we cherish memories of "people success stories," not "business success stories." HR is a profession that provides a treasury of "people success stories" for our better tomorrows.”
An Interview with Head of HR - Communication Solutions, TE Services and CRP functions, TE Connectivity India
Sri. Madhukar Bhat is a Senior HR Leader having more than 25 years of experience in Indian and Multinational companies. Madhukar is a Post Graduate in Social Work from Karnataka University, Dharwad, and PG certificate in HRM from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Madhukar has various training and learning credentials like 66 hours of Coach training accredited by ICF-ACSTH, Certified HR Coaching Professional (CHCP) from NHRD, Certified MBTI –Trainer, Strategic HRM from IIM – Ahmedabad, and a few more.
Madhukar is currently Head of HR in TE Connectivity India, Bangalore for Communication Solutions Segment, TE Global shared Services, and Corporate functions. Previously, Madhukar has worked in companies like Lincoln Helios (JV with Saint Gobain Grind Well Norton), Deccan Herald/Prajavani, and ABCON Services an HR consulting organization.
Madhukar is a versatile, high-energy professional in conceptualizing and driving strategic initiatives to manage the entire gamut of HRM, spearheading multi-cultural teams, collaborating with vertical heads and business leaders to facilitate professional advancement across consulting, media, global capability centers, and manufacturing domain.
“You are solely responsible for your success. Always think positively, have prodigious aspirations, keep dreaming and honestly work on your dreams until you achieve them.”
An Interview with Associate Vice President of Toyota Industries Engine, Bengaluru
Mr. Santhosh Rao is a strong HR leader having more than 25 years of rich experience as an HR Generalist in manufacturing sectors with a thorough exposure to global HR practices in fortune 100 companies. He is currently working as Associate Vice President with Toyota Industries Engine India and is responsible for HR, IR, Admin, and EHS functions.
Mr. Rao is a Post Graduate in Social Work with a specialization in Personnel Management from the School of Social Work, Mangalore. He has rich work experience of working with Indian Corporates and MNCs like Grasim, PepsiCo, and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts.
Mr. Rao is a certified Master Trainer in many global contents of the Toyota Training System. Has played a key role in strategy development, execution of resolving IR turbulence, and concluding about 12 wage negotiations so far. He is passionate about "Campus –Connect" programs to improve Industry-Academia interaction in B schools and technical institutions and youth development activities. He has been actively mentoring many young HR professionals and HR students.
“Ordinary employees are those who consider ordinary achievements as extraordinary and feel satisfied.
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