The Noteworthy Contributions Of HR Professionals Being Recognised At BW People HR 40 Under 40 Conclave

Over 100 nominations were received. These were carefully analysed by the jury and the top 40 HR professionals were awarded in a virtual awards ceremony.


HR is now not only a support function but also extended its functions to all business verticals. The onset of pandemic has shown that HR professionals are the true flagbearers of any organisations. HRs adapting technological disruption with with AI and ML and innovating new ways of executing & performance management. In an era when the economy and the job market are reeling under a less productive phase, India’s HR experts joined BW Businessworld 40under40 HR Summit. The stellar gathering shared key views and experience in the domain and shared their vision on how the market dynamics are going to change drastically with a fresh pool of opportunities in times to come.

Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media Group with his power-packed address inaugurated the BW 40 Under 40 award show, one-day program along with other HR industry veterans sharing the limelight with him.

With increased complexities of human behavior, HR is not only seen as a support function but has extended its role to all business verticals. BW People's inaugural 'HR 40 Under 40', in association with BW Businessworld, recognised HR professionals who have the zeal to make the industry, and the HR function, future-ready. Championing the cause of change, the summit brought together some of the most distinguished HR luminaries on one virtual platform for enlightening dialogues on pressing human resources issues of the near future.

Over 100 nominations were received. These were carefully analysed by the jury and the top 40 HR professionals were awarded in a virtual awards ceremony.

The grand jury included S.K. Roongta, Chairman & Independent Director, Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd.(BALCO), Former Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd.(SAIL) as the Jury Chair, followed by fellow jury members;

Dr. Vipul Singh, Senior Vice President and Head of HR, ADP – GSS International; Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer & Head - Marketing, Tech Mahindra; Sukhjit Pasricha, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd); Vijay Yalamanchili, CEO, Keka HR; Antony J. Alex, Founder & CEO, Rainmaker; Rachna Mukherjee, Former CHRO, Schneider Electric - India and South Asia; Vikram Bector, President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Piramal Enterprises; Yuvaraj Srivastava, Group CHRO, Make My Trip; Amit Sharma, Vice President & Head - People & Culture - India, Volvo Group; Kavita Dasan, CPO, ABP Network; Sunita Rebecca Cherian,  Chief Culture Officer & SVP - HR, Wipro Limited; Sunandan Bhanja Chaudhury, Client Partner, Pedersen & Partners; Rajita Singh, Chief People Officer - India, Kyndryl, lastly, Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief,, BW Business World & Founder, Exchange4Media.

Further, there was in-person award celebrations of all the winners which aimed at recognising insightful and talented 40 Under 40 HR professionals having the zeal to bring about a change in the industry.

The Elite List Of BW People 40 under40 Achievers 2023:

S No.Nominee DesignationOrganisation
1Aarti NagpalVP and Head of HRLeo Burnett & BBH India, Publicis Group
2Abhilasha Modi Plant HR ManagerGE Power 
3Abhishek GuptaPeople LeadMondelez India
4Abhishek SoniManager - HRADP
5Amarvir SinghDGM-HRJCBL Group
6Amrita KaushalSenior Manager - HRMakeMyTrip
7Anjali MandotraSenior Manager - HRMcCann Worldgroup
8Danish ShaikhHead – Organisational Transformation & Talent6 Degrees Diversity Counsel
9Darshana VoraLead - Business HRTata Power Company
10Hemant PawarAssociate Director- HRClear
11Kanchana Rao NamadiAssistant Manager - HRADP 
12Latha IyerCHROZaggle
13Lionel Paul DavidWorkforce Head and Regional HRBP – INDIA & Asia Pacific (IAP Region)Stellantis
14Manasi YadavSenior Associate DirectorCarDekho Group
15Neha Rana DuttaChief Human Resources OfficerEspire Hospitality Group
16Neha SinghPeople & Culture StrategistChegg India
17Neha SinghHead - Talent AcquistionVedanta Cairn Oil & Gas
18Nitin SachdevaTalent Acquisition DirectorBharatPe
19Pavithra SathyakumarHead - HRVibrant Energy
20Pawan Kumar MishraRegional HR Head (North & East India)Bisleri International
21Poorva Chaturvedi Manager- Human ResourcesMakeMyTrip
22Prashant KalabathulaManager - HRADP 
23Purna AmbekarManager HRMetropolis Healthcare
24Rubi KhanAssistant Vice PresidentMax Life Insurance
25Salil RahejaSr. General Manager-HRSchneider Electric
27Saraswathi ChandrasekharanAVP, Sr. Principal - Organization DevelopmentInfosys
28Satyam JoonHead - Human ResourceNoise
29Siddharth SrinathHR Business LeaderInfosys
30Subhadeep KhanCHROBharat Aluminium Company
31Sudha KrishnamurthyHRBP India Software CentersRockwell Automation
32Sunita RathManager - Talent AcquisitionDeloitte India
33Vijay Amrit RajHR HeadRaymond Consumer Care
34Ankita MehraProgram Manager- Diversity, inclusion and employer brandingXperi
35Mahitha KSite HR Leader, Sr. HRBPHoneywell Technology Solutions
36Hanish DewanCHROEduvanz Financing
37Isha MongaManager – Human ResourcesMakeMyTrip
38Karan BakshiTalent Acquisition Head, HRBP  – India (AIM Region) Michelin India
39Atul MishraDirector & Head, People & CultureThe Nudge Institute
40Kiran AhujaDirector - Talent Acquisition APAC (Ex. China) Smith+Nephew Services SDN BHD

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