NHRDN Mumbai

About Us

About National HRD Network

The National HRD Network, established in 1986, is the National apex body of professionals committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country and enhancing the capability of human resource professionals through education, training, research and experience sharing. Established over 30 years ago, NHRDN is an autonomous, not-for-profit professionally managed organization, playing a catalyst role in grooming leaders for tomorrow. It has more than 12,000 members representing multinationals, public & private organizations including Government, MSME & NGOs spread across 30 chapters in India and serves as a reference point for HR Professionals in Indian Industry.

Our Value Proposition

National HRD Network through its various initiatives provides the following value propositions to its members and the larger HR community:

  • Enhancing Capabilities: One of the key objectives of NHRDN is to build capacity among HR professionals. Through various initiatives, NHRDN strives to build individual and organizational capabilities.
  • Pride of Association: NHRDN provides a national and international linkages to HR professionals across the country and industry on a common platform.
  • Thought Leadership: NHRDN provides knowledge and insights from eminent thought leaders.
  • Networking: NHRDN provides the opportunity to meet and interact with people across industry facilitating growth in terms of knowledge, sharing practices and recognition.

Current Leadership Team

Mona Cheriyan

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd

President & Group Head HR

Ashutosh Srivastava


Head of India HR

Prakhar Tripathi



Shweta Pathak

Cornerstone OnDemand

Marketing Leader, India

Amitabh Kumar Singh


Head Business HR

Tanisha Saraf

Aditya Birla Group - UltraTech Cement

Head Talent Staffing & Employer Branding

Dr. Snehal Shah

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research

Associate Dean, Academics & Research Professor - Organisation & Leadership Studies

Tathagata Basu

Piramal Pharma Limited

Chief Talent Officer

Zenith Nayar

L&T Technology Services Ltd

Head – HR Transformation

Past Mumbai Chapter Presidents

  • 1985 – 1987 : T. P. Raman
  • 1987 – 1989 : Ginil Shirodkar, Director – Strides International
  • 1989 – 1991 : C. M. Srivastava, Independent Consultant
  • 1991 – 1993 : C.M. Srivastava/Leslie Rebello
  • 1993 – 1995 : Leslie Rebello, Director – L. R. Associates Pvt. Ltd.
  • 1995 – 1997 : Dr. P. V. Bhide, President – Corp. HR, J. K. Industries Ltd.
  • 1997 – 2001 : George Kunnath, Independent Consultant
  • 2001 – 2004 : S. S. Muzumdar, Director HR ( Retd.), Siemens Ltd.
  • 2004 – 2007 : Vineet Kaul, Chief People Officer, Hindalco Industries Ltd.
  • 2007 – 2010 : Rajeev Dubey, President (HR, After Market & Corp.Service ), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  • 2010 – 2012 : Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, We School
  • 2012 – 2015 : Yogi Sriram, Sr. Vice President – Corp. HR., Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  • 2015 – 2017 : Judhajit Das, Chief Human Resources, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Com. Ltd.
  • 2017-2019 : M.T. Laxmanan, Head Talent Management & Total Rewards, Larson & Toubro Ltd.
  • 2019-2023: Prof. Vijayan, President & Dean-HR & Industry- Academia Interface , Chief Human Resources Officer & Head- Career Management Centre, Welingkar Institute of Management