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Lead - Global L&D, Talent, OD, Commercial Capability, Business & Transformation - Meril HR
A highly committed business focused human resource professional with 18 years of experience in building & driving high performance global business, learning, OD & talent development. Amit is an experienced HR & business consulting professional in setting up HR functions and facilitating business transformation projects. He has a mastery & expertise in conceptualizing, developing high end learning content and mastery in facilitating sales, behavioral, managerial & leadership development programs at top, middle & junior levels in the organization. Also, he is the master certified facilitator for classroom, and virtual classroom engagements with ID certification on building learning programs & od engagements. Mr. Joshi has hands-on experience in setting up learning and consulting businesses and successfully building & driving teams to business achievements. He is an expert in setting up technology based & virtual talent & learning & development infrastructure, systems & processes & content development (LMS, Intranet & KM platforms). Amit areas of expertise are Human Resources Business Partnering & Business Transformation.
Vice President – HR - Volvo Group
Amit Sharma is Vice President - HR and member of the Country Management Team for Volvo Group India.
In a career spanning more than 2 decades, he has earlier worked across various HR roles with top of the line organizations,in diverse set of industries such as Indian Oil, Johnson & Johnson, Philips and TE Connectivity.
With focus onBusiness HR, his experience spans across Talent Acquisition &Management, Organizational Development& Culture, Capability Building and Employee Relations.He is a proponent of bringing technology to HR processes while retaining the human connections in the organization.
As an HR Leader, Amit has been instrumental building a sustainable high performance People Culture in the organizations he has worked for. He has devised and launched some high impact Talent Management & Capability Building programs, Employee Recognition programs and initiatives towards enhancing Employee Engagement and connect of employees with the organizations.
Amit has received various internal and external recognitions for his work in HR and has been speaking on HR topics in various forums.
Currently, he is also Hon. Vice President of the National HRD Network, Bangalore Chapter.
Amit is MBA(HR) from UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Engineering Graduatefrom Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has also done Diploma in Training & Development from ISTD New Delhi, is certified OD Practitioner from ISABS New Delhi and also a certified Coach.
Head - India & S.E. Asia - edX
Amit Goyal is the India & S.E. Asia Head for edX - world's largest E-learning platform founded by MIT & Harvard University. Amit is credited for making India as the second largest B2C learner base world’s largest learner base for edX.
Prior to edX, Amit was the Head of Education Solutions business for Samsung Electronics. He was responsible for product development of various education mobility products being used by leading Ed-Tech & Test Prep companies of the world today such as Byjus Tab learning.
Amit was also known as the man behind launching world's cheapest PC Tablet Aakash - One Laptop Per Child initiative of the Indian Government.
Amit holds a bachelor’s degree in IT, Master's in Business from Oxford Brookes University-Oxford, and various IT & Business certifications from The World Bank, MIT, IIM, Microsoft etc.
Amit also chairs the IoT India Congress and advises Indian Government and Start-ups.
Chief Talent Officer - Reliance BP Mobility Limited
Global Head - Learning & OD - Tata Technologies Ltd
Mr. Anup Malavia, Global Head - Learning & ODat Tata Technologies Ltd. An experienced and pragmatic learning professional with 26+ years involved in setup and managingEducation Business, Learning Functions of large enterprises, Competency Management, custom designedlearning solutions to meet product and service needs of the organization.
Mr. Anup Malavia has an hands on experience in the area Organization Design, Change Management, Intervention design, Talent management, Capability and Capacity management, Digital University/ Corporate Universities, Learning platforms, Digital Learning and Content Curation for Mid to Executive Leadership interventions. He has industry standard certification - Marshal Goldsmith Executive Coach, Ken Blanchard Certified Trainer for SLII, ICF Coach, Design Thinking.
Mr. Malavia also holds PCMM Level 3 and 5 Certification for Atos India. He has received an award of “30 Best Training & Development Professional of India” (09/2013) by “World Training and Development Congress”. He is been also awarded “CEO Star Awards” (04/2013) by “Atos” and also has been awarded as a “25 Most Influential Training and DevelopmentProfessionals” (09/2015) by the” World Training and Development Congress Established Shared Service Center for Learning (Globally)”.
Head of HR Transformation and Change Management - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Caroline is an accomplished, strategic, and innovative HR practitioner with extensive experience in both the Higher Education and High Performance Sport sectors. Caroline supports business leaders by translating organisational goals into HR initiatives and agile HR practices that also ensure employee experience is at the core. Caroline possesses wide-ranging experience across Human Resources including; international recruitment, change management and HR transformation, as well as policy and employee relations.
Caroline's current role is Head of Transformation at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) based in Saudi Arabia. In addition to facilitating the implementation of transformation initiatives, Caroline supports the development and implementation of policies, grievance and compliance matters
VP Field Transformation and Readiness - SAP
Learning & Development leader with more than 18 years of experience, with excellent leadership, communication skills, business acumen and a significant experience in B2B environments, developing and leading high-impact training programs and teams that deliver tangible sales outcomes.
He is currently part of the SAP Field Transformation and Readiness team and my responsibility is to amplify role model leaders to help create and scale an environment of inclusivity where everyone feels enabled and empowered to tap into their unique talents and lead with purpose in this global, disruptive marketplace.
Head of Talent and Organizational Development - Zoom Video Communications
Jodi Rabinowitz is the head of talent and organization development at Zoom Video Communications and former head of talent acquisition and organizational development at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she implemented a five-year strategic plan focused on enhancing the employee experience. She honed her nimble leadership approach as a talent advisor at The Center for Creative Leadership and through her early career in social work. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA and a Master of Social Work.
Managing Director and Head Human Resources - Deutsche Bank India
Madhavi Lall has been the head HR at Deutsche Bank India since May 2015 and has more than 30 years of work experience primarily in Human Resources.As a member of the Executive Committee at Deutsche Bank, Madhavi is responsible for shaping the people strategy in India and help in building the employment brand for the organization.
Prior to this she was Managing Director- HR at Accenture. She has also worked with companies like Standard Charted Bank, ABN Amro bank, Colgate Palmolive and HCL Hewlett- Packard & GlaxoSmithKline. She was also a Director on the Board of Standard Chartered Finance Limited.
She is graduate in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s college and MBA in HR and systems from XLRI Jamshedpur. She has also completed a Leadership management course from the University of Oxford.
Madhavi was conferred the “Women Leadership Award” by the jury and Council of Board Members of the Institute of Public Enterprises-BFSI in 2010. She has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award by XLRI in 2016. She is Chairperson CII Indian Women Network (IWN) – Western Region and Member- CII National Committee on Leadership and HR.She is also a founding member of the HR Committee for FICCI.
VP, Group Learning & Development - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Manager-Group - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Associate Professor & Esports Program Coordinator - University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
Global Head - Learning Leadership & Organization Development - Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Group Head - Learning & Talent Management - Piramal Group
Tathagata Basu is a Group Head of Learning & Talent Management for Piramal Group. He is responsible for creating a culture of learning across the Group and succession planning for CEOs & CXOs across Group companies. Prior to joining Piramal Group was Director in the Management Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Over 16 years of industry and consulting experience across areas like Talent Management & Leadership Development, Organization Design and Effectiveness, Performance Management, HR Transformation and Organization Transformation & Change Management. Mr. Basu has worked across sectors like Pharma & Life Sciences, Banking & Financial Services, Engineering & Manufacturing, Auto & Auto Ancillaries and Conglomerates in South Asia, GCC and Hong Kong.
Global Head- Technical, Learning, Diversity andInclusion - Tech Mahindra
Global Head of Talent Development - Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Adrian joined Zurich Insurance Companyin June 2015 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.
In his current role as Global Head of Talent Development, Adrian is globally responsible to drive the learning and development agenda in close collaboration with the regions and the business.
He is also responsible for the global learning technology and content Zurich is offering to all employees.
Before joining Zurich, he worked for IBM in Switzerland for nearly 20 years and held various positions in Customer Fulfillment, CEO Office and Human Resources.
Head of Talent, Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness (Middle East, Turkey & Africa) - Boehringer Ingelheim
Dr. Adrian Waite is Head of Talent, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (META) at Boehringer-Ingelheim. He is passionate about Objective Talent Management, Team Cultures and Enhancing Performance & Capability in the Flow of Work. Adrian is a seasoned Talent, Leadership and OD leader in the GCC, who has set up and evolved functions locally, regionally and globally for a number of large local and MNC’s.
Chief People Officer - ZEE
Animesh Kumar is the Chief People Officer at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL). Having over 25 years of experience, Animesh has led the HR function at large scale Indian and Multi-National Companies for over 15 years. In his previous stint, he was associated with the Future Group as the Chief People & Transformation Officer wherein he was responsible for driving the internal transformation.
Animesh has also worked with the IDFC Group for 9 years engaging in various roles like Head of Human Resources, Marketing Head of IDFC Bank Limited and CEO of IDFC Foundation. He has served on Boards of various companies and has worked closely with non-profit organizations helping them enhance internal capacity to increase their social impact.
Director Global Technical Learning - Microsoft
M. Catherine Curtis is Microsoft’sDirector for Technical Learning Products within the World Wide Learning organization (WWL). She is responsible for the Technical learning product portfolio and delivery of Learning and Development.
Catherine has a solid track record of leading and developing world class teams delivering fast moving curriculum development and integration projects incorporating acquisitions and new business development. She currently leads the L&D GCO team at Expedia in the travel sector, but has previously led teams and projects for Microsoft delivering the Xbox, Zune and ? programs and previously supporting the successful delivery of the SharePoint and Fast programs
Catherine is passionate about learning and development having spent her formative years teaching High School and as a professorat colleges in the area (Seattle Pacific, and Seattle Community)and has an acute awareness of the importance of building lasting relationships.
Catherine holds multiple educational qualifications including a Bachelors in Teaching, a Masters of Education together with Masters Degrees in Educational Technology and Curriculum Design
HR Director Southern Africa - Hilti
Chief Learning Officer - J.P. Morgan
Jesse serves as the firmwide head of Learning and Talent Solutions for JPMorgan Chase. His responsibilities include the management, direction and strategy development of this corporate function. This globally distributed and high impact learning organization supports more than 240,000 bank employees worldwide in addition to developing learning content for strategic vendors.
Jesse has been with the firm for over 25 years joining the bank via the firm’s Management Development Program after completing five-years of active duty in the United States Navy. He has also held several national leadership roles within both Commercial Banking and Business Banking, serving as the national Client Service Executive. Jesse also held various Consumer Banking management roles, including: Branch Manager, Sales Manager and Division Sales Manager.
Jesse holds a Masters Degree from New York University, a Bachelors Degree from the University of Maryland and completed University of Denver’s Emerging Leaders Program. He also completed JPMorgan Chase’s Advanced Credit Training and JPMorgan Leading through Execution CAO leadership training. Jesse holds a Six Sigma Quality Improvement Black Belt and a Total Quality Management (TQM) Team Leader certification. Additionally he is currently a doctorate candidate in Education having completed all course work in New York University’s Innovation and Leadership Program and scheduled to defend his dissertation in late fall of 2020.
Jesse currently serves as the North American Co-Chair to BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership Development) Business Resource Group, is a strategic advisor to HERE to HERE a not-for-profit focused on creating career pathways for disadvantaged youths and is a guest lecturer at Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations graduate program. Jesse resides in Long Island, New York with his wife Yasmin and son Jonathan.
L&D Detective - Impact Measurement Investigations
Known in the global Learning & Development industry as “The L&D Detective”, Kevin uses clues, facts, and evidence to answer the question, “What is the impact of learning?”. He investigates learning’s influence on performance, behavior, actions, and business goals with data and analytics. With 20+ years in the Learning & Development industry, Kevin's experience guides his perspective and informs his actions for measuring efficiency, effectiveness, and outcomes for training, learning, and talent development.
Head of Learning and Education Americas - Siemens
Lisa Lang has over 20 years of leadership experience working in L&D, business
excellence, organizational change initiatives, and workforce development.
Lisa is a member of the Global Learning and Education leadership team that defines
the learning strategy for Siemens globally. In her regional lead role, she is responsible
for implementing the learning strategy for business related learning programs within
Siemens in region Americas. The Learning Campus US organization that she leads
operates in a unique business model as entirely self funded.
Additionally, Lisa is responsible for apprenticeships and dual studies programs in the
US and Canada to develop the future pipeline of workers with technical skills.
She currently serves as a subject matter expert to Siemens US CEO Barbara Humpton
and other Fortune 100 CEOs, governors, and non profit leaders on the 25 member
Federal Workforce Policy Advisory Board. This group of leaders and subject matter
experts is tasked with advising Federal policy on workforce issues.
There are over 80,000 Siemens employees served by learning and education programs
across the Americas. Siemens has over 350,000 employees worldwide.
Lisa has a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University
of Central Florida, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Clemson
University. She enjoys long distance running and spending time with her family in
their hometown of Winter Park, FL.
Learning and Development Manager - Atlantis Resorts, UAE
Chief Transformation Officer - Informa Markets
Global Head- Talent Transformation and Learning & Development - Wipro Digital Operations and Platforms
SVP, Head of Learning & Development - Lazada, Singapore
Partner and Head, People, Performance and Culture - KPMG India
With more than 25 years of international experience building high performance leadership teams to meet business outcomes, Unmesh is a soughtafter leader in human capital strategy, organisational transformation and coaching. He is responsible for leading KPMG in India’s People, Performance and Culture (PPC) and is a part of the India Leadership Team. In his role, he is responsible for building differentiated capabilities in the market place through designing and deploying complex talent acquisition and management practices.
Prior to joining the firm, in his 17 year stint with Accenture, Unmesh was the Global Managing Director–Human Resources, for their Products Operating Group. He also previously held key roles there as the Global Managing Director for Talent Acquisition, Global HR Head for the Operations Business and as the APAC Human Resources Business Partner. In his early career days, he held roles with Mastek, Tata and Peerless groups.
Leading large-scale complex organisational culture change and building high performance teams has been a hallmark of Unmesh’s career. He combines his broad business knowledge and commercial acumen to help ensure that the potential of people is enhanced, and central to delivering business results.
Areas of expertise:
Unmesh’s functional expertise includes talent strategy, employee relations, inclusion and diversity, employee experience and HR transformation.
Clinical Professor of Business - University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
Dr. Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. At the Ross School of Business, Dr. Brockbank is a core instructor of the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program. He is also the Director of Strategy and Organization executive programs India and the United Arab Emirates. Over the past thirty years, these executive programs have been consistently rated as the best HR executive programs in the United States and Europe by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Leadership Excellence. He has been on the visiting faculty at universities in Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia, China, Indonesia, Hungary, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, India, Korea, and the Czech Republic. In 2013 he was acknowledged as one of the top twenty global HR thinkers by HR Most Influential.
His research and consulting focus on: (1) linkages between business strategy and human resource practices, (2) creating high performance corporate cultures, and (3) key levers that drive business performance. He has published seven books (with colleagues) on these topics and numerous articles in the Annual Review of Business Strategy, Human Resource Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Planning, and Personnel Administrator and has contributed numerous book chapters.
Outside of his university teaching and research responsibilities, Professor Brockbank has consulted in these areas with major corporations on every continent. Among his clients have been the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, TATA Group, General Electric, BAE Systems, Eli Lilly, Cathay Pacific Airways, Unilever, Harley-Davidson, Citigroup, Shell, Lafarge, Mahindra and Mahindra, Wyeth, Microsoft, IBM, Handelsblatt, ICICI Bank, Perez Companc, Sony-Ericsson, Cisco, Godrej Group, Medtronic, Rolls Royce, Walt Disney Corporation, General Motors, Boston Scientific, Saudi Aramco, Texas Instruments, Exxon-Mobil, Wal-Mart, and JP Morgan. He has also participated in workshops for the Academy of Management, Linkage, The Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management, Singapore Civil Service, Strategy Planning Forum, Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade, Hong Kong Institute of Management, National HRD Network (India) Human Resource Planning Society, and others. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Planning Society.
Professor Brockbank completed his Ph.D. at UCLA where he specialized in organization theory, business strategy, and international business. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.