NHRDN Mumbai

Leadership Series

The Leadership Series is intended to engage young HR professionals & students with senior industry leaders and experienced practitioners on themes of topical relevance. The speakers are carefully chosen from diverse backgrounds to bring contrarian perspectives and thereby stimulate debate, discussion and encourage plurality in thinking. The Mumbai chapter had conducted several programs under the Leadership Series last year which had a total participation of 1500+ students & young HR professionals.

Summary of programs given below:

  • June 2015: “Embracing the Digital World : The Human Resources Viewpoint”
    • Yashish Dahiya, CEO & Co-founder, PolicyBazaar.com
    • Irfan Abdulla, Director – Talent Solutions, LinkedIn
    • Kashyap Vadapalli, CMO & Business Head, Pepperfry.com
    • Sai Satheesh Sadagopan, Head – Digital Business, TCS
    • Emrana Sheikh, Head – HR, Asian Paints (Moderator)
  • July 2015: “Breaking Myths: What motivates Performance – Paycheck or Purpose?”
    • Sunil Prabhune, Head HR, L&T Finance
    • Kalpen Parekh, CEO, IDFC
    • Shibani Belwalkar, Leader, INM
    • Anandorup Ghose, Partner & Rewards Consulting Practice Lead, Aon Hewitt South Asia
  • October 2015: “The Human Side of Innovation”
    • Sunder Nookala, MD & CEO, Kwench
    • Debabrat Mishra, Director, Hay Group
    • Prof. Satyajit Majumdar, Professor, School of Management Studies, TISS
    • Naveen Bachwani, Founder and CEO, ThinkShop (Moderator)
  • November 2015: “Beyond Barriers – Towards a more Inclusive Workplace”
    • Ms. Anuranjita Kumar, CHRO, Citi South Asia
    • Prof. Sharit Bhowmik, Sociologist & Adjunct Faculty, Rajiv Gandhi Center for Contemporary Studies
    • Prof. Dr. Ms. Ketna Mehta, Editor & Associate Dean, We School
    • Mr. Parmesh Shahani, Godrej India Culture Lab
    • Ms. Rajkamal Vempati, EVP – HR, Axis Bank
  • February 2016: “Inspiring Excellence, Making Workplace Awesome”
    • Dr. Bigyan Verma, Director, GNIMS
    • Ms. Priya Naik, CEO, Samhita Social Ventures
    • Mr. K Ramakrishnan, VP – Corporate HR, L&T
    • Mr. Judhajit Das, Chief – Human Resources, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance (Moderator)
  • June 2016: “Venture Capital and the Rise of Indian Startups”

  • August 2016: “Impacting Business Success through HR Mastery”
    • An intimate conversation with Mr. Shubhro Mitra, Regional Chief Human Resources Officer, Life & General, AXA Asia
  • October 2016: “Innovative HR Practices in the Dynamic Times”
    • Ms. Ashu Khanna, President, International Coach Federation, Mumbai Chapter
    • Dr. Arunaagiri Mudaliar, Sports Coach, Author & Trainer
    • Ms. Aparna Sharma, Author of the book “Reality Bytes – The role of HR in today’s world”
    • Mr. R Sridhar, Ideas RS (Moderator)