Theme : You We Can...
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY
Dr. Michelle Reina, Ph.D
Co - Founder
Reina, A Trust Building® Consultancy
Dr. Michelle Reina, Ph.D
Head - HR
Condé Nast India Pvt. Ltd.
Arundhati has over thirteen years of corporate experience across several verticals within the Human Resources and Organizational Development domain. An alumnus of Mayo Girls, she has completed her graduation in Psychology from Lady Shriram College followed by an MBA from Fore School of Management.
In her current role Arundhati heads Human Resources for Conde Nast India, which is globally the largest luxury media house. Prior to this she has worked with several Indian and Global MNC's including Indian Hotels, ICICI Prudential and Deutsche Bank. Her areas of interest and expertise include strategizing and executing organization wide OD interventions, employee engagement and employee branding. She has in her career personally trained over 500 managers across levels.
Arundhati's expertise lies in setting up organizations- She was a part of the start-up HR team at Etisalat DB telecom and was instrumental in formulating their HR policy and process manual as well as setting up their Performance Management, Reward & recognition and Training framework. She was also a senior consultant within the team that helped Aegon Religare set up operations in India. Her role included recruiting key people to build the team as well as designing the company's policies and processes in compliance with Indian norms.
Having worked and consulted across industries including hospitality, telecom, banking, insurance, retail, automobiles and ITES has helped her build and develop a well-rounded perspective and exposure to industry specific needs and best practices which is core to her role as a consultant.
Her other interests fashion and design and she has also been the co-founder of a successful fashion start-up. She has a keen interest in fitness and wellness and is a certified Reebok trainer.
VP - Data and Analytics
Beena is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, ChickTech (chicktech.org). She is shaping the future of Computer Scientists via her role on the
Industrial Advisory Board at Cal Poly College of Engineering.
Beena is currently the VP of Data and Analytics at GE, where she is responsible for shaping GE's Industrial Internet platform, Predix into a top-notch data science platform. She also works with leading industrial companies to guide them through building and executing on strategies to take their business through a digital transformation. Using advanced technology engineering and data science techniques, to achieve productivity gains and business growth through innovation based on insights generated through their own data.
Previously, Beena has worked at recognized international organizations British Telecom, E*trade, Thomson Reuters, Bank of America and also, Silicon Valley startups, in engineering and management positions.
Beena has been recognized with the Drexel-CIO Analytics 50 award for being one of the top 50 global innovators in data science. She has been a featured speaker on the topics of data science, big data, technology transformation and women in leadership, at numerous industry conferences. Beena is truly changing the way digital products are built in large industrial companies and is a role model to several women in tech.
Professor of Leadership
Cranfield School of Management
Elisabeth Kelan, PhD, is a Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management and the Director of the Global Centre for Gender and Leadership. Her award-winning research focuses on gender and leadership, generations in organizations, leadership and diversity and inclusion. She has published two books (Rising Stars - Developing Millennial Women as Leaders and Performing Gender, both with Palgrave) and numerous peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and practitioner reports. She is the series editor for the Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations book series, an associate editor of the journal Gender, Work and Organization and she is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Management and Management Learning. The Times featured her as one of the management thinkers to watch and she has been named a HR Most Influential Thinker by HR Magazine. She sits on the advisory board of the Women's Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact and was a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. She has provided thought-leadership to businesses and international organizations and her research is regularly reported in the media. Elisabeth Kelan held appointments at King's College London, London Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Zurich University. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Regional President-Oceania International Speaker
World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry
Juliet Pratt- New Zealand
Regional President-Oceania "World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry"
" Women Super Achiever Award" 2017
After battling years of chronic illness and being honoured in the top 1% of Financial Advisers worldwide, Juliet was instrumental in leading a national health campaign to New Zealand Parliament which has become worldwide.
Invitations to speak at a World Financial Conference in Montreal, The French Professional Speakers Association in Paris and The Global Speakers Summit in Amsterdam, as a renowned champion in overcoming adversity, and, as an award winning financial business owner. Juliet truly inspires her international audiences with a valuable message that people across the whole world wish to hear. She has been interviewed on radio and television, featured in magazines, many local and international newspapers as far away as United Kingdom.
It was a huge honour for Juliet to be invited to represent Oceania as Regional President of the "World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry". A non-government and non-profit organisation, Juliet works tirelessly with professionals from 5 continents, to end the dental mercury era. A model of perseverance and determination, Juliet now plays a crucial role with her international recognised work at the United Nations Environmental Programme Mercury Treaty ,"Minamata Convention on Mercury".
Juliet has travelled to six UNEP treaty negotiations globally, to lobby governments and foster pivotal ties between the World Alliance for Mercury-free Dentistry and the Oceania government delegates. Juliet is a woman of rare fortitude and a recipient of the "Pacific Hero Award" in scribed "Your work helped place amalgam in the mercury treaty". Amalgam dental fillings (know as silver fillings) which are 50% mercury, will now be phased out globally.
An invitation to address members of New Zealand and Australian Parliament and UN invitation to address Oceania Government delegates with her unique and powerful way of communicating, this has instigated greater awareness for her crusade across Oceania.
Juliet has paved the way and dedicated her life to reversing the health and environmental effects of mercury amalgam globally, a legacy to leave for generations to come.
HR Director - MENA
Kabira joined JLL-MENA leadership team in August 2014 as the Head of Human Resources. Her key responsibilities include providing leadership and strategic human resources direction for JLL MENA towards fulfilling the vision of JLL being recognized as a premium employer globally. In her role she is working closely with the leadership team towards building a high performing team, driving change, embedding new ways of working and engaging people in order to gain a competitive edge, attract, select, develop and retain talents. She is passionate about leading continuous improvement, culture change to support the growth of the business.
Kabira comes with over 22 years of experience in Human Capital practices including talent acquisition, talent development, organization development and policy governance.
Before joining JLL MENA, she held the role of Head of Human Resources at Dubai International Financial Center Authority, overseeing the Human Resources function. Prior to that, Kabira held the position of Assistant General Manager - Human Resources and Administration at Maersk Kanoo in Dubai, managing UAE, Oman and Qatar. In the initial days of her career, Kabira worked as Manager - Compensation and Training at Kodak India Limited's corporate office.
Kabira holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, a Diploma in Training and Development and a Diploma in Business Management, specializing in Human Resources.
Sunrise Education Inc.
Mamta is an award winning coach and was felicitated as one of the "50 Most Influential Global Coaching Leaders" by the World Coaching Congress and the World HRD Congress in 2016.
She is a dynamic leader and mostly speaks from her heart to inspire, motivate and empower the people with greatness.
Her genuine purpose is to help people get in touch with their purpose, their priorities, their intentionality's so that they can become better version of themselves that they were meant to be. With 16 years in corporate world and a successful career, she quit and decided to train people in Leadership skills so that they could lead a life of full potential.
Mamta holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from India and a Business Management from Lake Forest Graduate School Business, Chicago, IL, USA.
She has worked in Corporate America for the past two decades in key leadership roles. She realized her real purpose was to impact people by inspiring greatness in them. Her inner calling and her inner message led her to become a Speaker, Mentor and a Coach, so that she could change people's lives.
Mamta is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach.
She recently had a workshop for the Women's group in TATA Cummins India, which was greatly appreciated by their Human Resources.
She has also served as a Leadership mentor in many area schools in their FBLA * activities acting as Speaker and Mentor to the students. She has served as a Judge in Leadership and Speaking category at the FBLA Nationals, 2015 with 12,000 high Schools students participating in it. She has offered various workshops at many area schools.
She offers workshops, seminars, coaching and key note speaking, aiding ones personal and professional growth through study and practical applications of various Leadership Principles and methods.
Mamta runs a weekly Leadership series on a local radio station so that she can raise the productivity and effectiveness of every individual towards success. For more information please visit her website www.mamta-sharma.com or Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manjula Pooja Shroff
Manjula Pooja Shroff
An edupreneur, she is regarded by many as the change agent for schooling in the state of Gujarat.
As CEO of Kalorex, she has been instrumental in founding and managing several premier schools. Kalorex, since its inceptions in 1995, is a name synonymous to professional and excellence in schooling. It has in its umbrella, the Delhi Public Schools, Calorx Olive International School at Ahmedabad and Calorx Public Schools across the Western Belt of India with 40+ educational Institutions. Kalorex has recently forayed into the international territory with fresh footprints in the UAE. Kalorex is recognized as a quality conscious group with a focus on Innovation and use of Technology in Learning. The one of its kind, sector specific Calorx Teachers' University is developing a creed of teachers to fill the quality gap of Human Capital. She is also having an additional portfolio as an Independent Director at Gujarat Gas Company Ltd., Eimco Elecon (India) Limited and Sabarmati Gas Ltd.
She is a postgraduate from York University and executive alumni from London School of Economics. Holding a post-graduate degree from Utkal University and is a Graduate of Management Education Programme IIM, Ahmedabad.
Her concern for the marginalized and those with special learning needs is evident through the projects Visamo Kids and Prerna - a school for dyslexics.
Recipient of several awards, among them, the prestigious Secular India Award from the President of India, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma & Woman of the year by American Bibliography Society, North Carolina.
An avid outdoor person, she has tried her hand in adventure sports like sky diving, parasailing, snorkeling, skiing, trekking and white water rafting. Has participated in a few running marathons, is an enthusiastic cyclists and has attempted cross country rides. Besides herself participating in cylothons, has been promoting the cause of green earth by encouraging young riders from ages 3 -16 years to pick up their cycles and ride.
President & CEO - European Diversity and LGBT MARKETS
How can increasingly diverse potential be leveraged? This has been the key question in Michael Stuber's work for twenty years. While earning a degree in industrial engineering and management from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) he had already been involved in European projects in the areas of education & employment. After four years of working with two leading consultancies in personnel and organisation development he founded, in 1997, his international Diversity firm with the two brands European Diversity and Ungleich Besser. Through his ground-breaking work, he has become an acclaimed researcher, author and speaker – known as the 'Diversity Guru'.
Michael Stuber has developed the Propelling Potential Principle to address key business issues: Inter-nationalisation, M&As and competitive pressure require new approaches to leverage increasingly diverse potential. In order to achieve this, Michael Stuber works on two levels: organisational and individual. He changes processes and cultures to make them more effective and attractive for different stakeholders. And he works with managers and employees to provide them with information and tools that enable them to operate successfully in a constantly changing business environment. The Propelling Potential Principle is Michael Stuber's systematic approach to address different challenges in a consistent way.
Innovation - Effectively combining different perspectives & approaches
Competition - Reaching out to target groups and the mainstream
Cost - Boosting productivity and efficiency through inclusion
Globalisation - Utilising cultural differences through active integration
Ethics - Building and sustaining a responsible reputation
Future of work - Mobilising individual talents by fostering inclusion
Areas of Work
Consulting - Corporate policy, quality of leadership, corporate culture & change, HR strategy & policy, marketing & communication, organisation development, diversity, inclusion, equality
Data & Analysis - Surveys, society or market data, theme or trend reports, analysis of corporate culture, best practices & benchmarking, process auditing
Communication & Concepts - Presentations, newsletters, communication on the Internet & Intranet, brochures, PR, annual reports, communication strategy & concepts
Learning & Experiencing - Trainings, thematic workshops, further education, eLearning, in-house events, mentoring & networks
GEB TV Productions and Entertainment
Milena Schwager is the owner of GEB TV, a television, film and video production company she founded to create programs of substance and timeliness for international audiences. She is an award-winning journalist and producer. She began reporting on political and economic changes in Eastern Europe, and the wars in Yugoslavia during the 1990s. for CNN, BBC and other international Broadcasters. While working as a news producer for CNN in Washington DC, on subjects like President Clinton's impeachment, women's trafficking and 9/11, she also continued filing stories and documentaries on Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and other areas of military, economic and social conflicts..
Milena speaks four languages and has produced and directed in Asia, the Middle East, the US, Latin America, Russia and Europe.
Milena served on the board of the Washington Film and Video Council, and is an active member of Women in Film and Video. She is a member of the US National Press Club. She holds several well known international awards.
In 2006 Milena opened a branch of her company in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Since then her company has produced, developed and consulted on a numerous TV shows, documentaries, TV series, Conferences and Live Events in the UAE, Arab region, and internationally, winning multiple international and regional awards.
AVP - HR
CSS Corp Pvt. Ltd.
Jagajanani – JJ as she is popularly referred - is a passionate networker, working in the HR domain for the last over 20 years. She is a Post graduate in Social work, with PGCHRM from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She is currently pursuing her doctorate from the Vellore Institute of Technology on Employability of engineering graduates.
JJ has held several positions in HR in leading IT, ITES organizations such as Ramco Systems, HCL, and Intelenet global services. She has managed the HR functions for a workforce of about 12000 pan India in International BPO operations. Performance engineering, engagement initiatives for employee delight, rewards and recognition are some of her core areas of specialization in HR.
She is currently the Global head of Leadership Development and Compensation & Benefits for CSS Corp, a multinational organization in Information Technology Support operating in 9 countries, with 5500 employees.
JJ enjoys reading, playing scrabble, Sudoku. She is also a professional singer in not-for-profit music bands.
HR Business Partner - GBO
Ria is a self motivated person with an extremely positive outlook towards life. She believes in solving organisational challenges through people oriented strategies.
She currently works as an HR Business Partner with the Sales and Marketing vertical (Global Business Organisation) of Google India since May 2015. In addition to her HRBP role, Ria also heads multiple key projects for Google APAC.
Prior to Google, she worked with the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, as an HR Business Partner. As part of her role, she managed four of Pfizer's key businesses and have also worked on multiple projects pertaining to Organisational design and development, HR strategy, Change management, Career progression and Compensation and benefits. Ria started her career with Larsen & Toubro as an HR Generalist and worked for their financial services division.
Learning agility, attention to detail and quality, critical thinking, creativity and analytical mindset are some of Ria's key strengths. She thrives in a challenging environment and can handle ambiguity and constant change with much ease.
Outside work, Ria is passionate about dancing, traveling, baking and children's causes. She is a diploma holder in Kathak dance and has also been trained in western dance forms under Shiamak Davar.
Additionally, she has also worked as a volunteer with Teach for India, UNICEF, Soroptimist International and Railway Children, UK.
Ria is a Bachelor in Technology in Electronics and Communication from West Bengal University of Technology and has an MBA degree in Human Resources from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.
Assistant Vice President, India Operations
Encore Captial Group
Richa is a versatile professional with over 13 years of rich and diversified experience. She comes with a unique mix of experience in senior leadership roles in Human Resources and Operations. Presently, she is associated with an international financial services company, leading part of their US Collections Operations in India.
Richa is experienced in the areas of operations management, customer experience augmentation, project planning and implementation, talent acquisition, performance management, total rewards, diversity & inclusion, talent development and succession planning.
She has led large scale organization transformation projects in Operations, involving workforce upskilling, Operations org restructuring, and leadership coaching. Richa has proven expertise in developing people strategy and vision, and executing through world class processes in Total Rewards, Recognition and Employee Engagement.
In her previous assignments, Richa has played a key role in assessing talent in the organization, coaching and developing leaders, designing and implementing talent programs and facilitated the succession planning process at senior leadership levels.
Richa is a certified GRP (Global Remuneration Professional) from World at Work and an MBA HR from University of Pune. She is a literature enthusiast, and a creative writer currently exploring the short story genre. While she is a true Mumbaiite by heart, she currently lives in Gurgaon with her family.
Chief People Officer
Inatech Infosolutions Private Ltd.
A Glencore Company.
Doctorate (PhD) in Organizational Behaviour from University of Delhi and have 24 years of experience in the field of HR. As an interest in Academics, I have also been visiting faculty for MBA course in HR in premier Management Institutes. My current assignments are with IIM Trichy and LIBA, Chennai. My interest also lies in contributing to HR fraternity. I'm in the taskforce committee of CII –HR for Southern region. Recently I participated in a case study competition organized by CII, Mumbai and was awarded second prize. Current Role – Chief Performance Officer, Inatech – A Glencore Company. Inatech is an ERP product company with expertise in oil & gas, marine industry. As a technology company, people capabilities are at the core of Business.
Topic : Employer Branding
There is growing concern among CEOs about finding and keeping the best talent to achieve Business growth plans. Different surveys show that in 2014, 36% of global employers reported talent shortages, in a more recent 2015 survey, 73% of CEOs reported being concerned about the availability of key skills.
In a war of talent, employer branding is a powerful tool.
Look at how you're hiring: think candidate experience. Do you force job seekers through a maze-like microsite for career opportunities, then fail to acknowledge their applications with an email or letter (approximately 70% of hiring companies are in this camp)? Do you put people through tests and five phone screens, then never follow up?
Then look at the employee experience – What employees do everyday, the actions they take, and how they perceive the actions of their managers and top management. There have been enough studies that have reported that on an average only 30% of the employees are engaged. The remaining are partly engaged or disengaged.
How does this impact our ability to attract and retain people?
Today our thoughts, experiences are not private, anymore. We cannot ignore that online media and social networking is changing the employment landscape in many subtle but fundamental ways. Our ability to enhance employee/ candidate experience and leverage social media would go a long way in establishing employer brand.
The presentation would focus on some of these aspects to enable audience
-> Appreciate how they are responsible for creating a right image of the Organization
-> Sensitize HR professionals to identify suitable strategies for employer branding in their Organization
Romina Dewan Kabir
Founder & Executive Director
Livelihood Education And Development Services ( LEADS)
Romina Dewan Kabir
Ms. Romina Dewan Kabir has vast experience over 20 years in the development sector in general and
education , environment and training in particular. Her organization works in an incredibly innovative
way to nurture values based education through developing curriculum based activities for school
children . Her passion lies to work with the children and give them opportunity to reflect upon their
gained knowledge for sustainable learning and empower women to avail their rights in equitable way .
"Learning by Reflecting" a handbook for the School teachers as a fellow of SIDA ESD programme , 3 modules for Department of Women Affairs GoB , monitoring indicator for a government health project and trainer competencies are some of her work to be mentioned .
She did her Master's in Public Administration from Dhaka University and worked in different International organizations as Head of education programme for long . She is also well reputed for writing articles in renowned journals and daily English Newspaper.
As a short term consultant she supported different organization funded by Action Aid Bangladesh, DFID, UNFPA, Oxam, Enfants Du Monde, USAID, Leprosy Mission Bangladesh , Arannayk Foundation etc to enhance their knowledge and capacity . Organizing SAARC HAVEERU Coastal Awareness festival for school children in 2012 in Bangladesh was a success proving her efficient organizational skill. Her interest on environment and children has encouraged her to come up with the unique concept of approaching school with a theme "Our Environment Our Resource" and discuss various environmental issues in an interactive way and integrating the lessons in their daily lifestyle to change their behavior , became very popular among the school children .
Romina has been honoured with " Women Leadership Achievement Award" in 2015 by World Women Leadership Congress and Awards. Her family and the children has always been an inspiration to her work .
Chief Executive Officer
Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies
Shahnaz Husain, pioneer and leader of the Ayurvedic beauty care movement, has marketed India's 5000 year old ancient civilization in a jar worldwide. One of India's leading woman entrepreneurs, she heads the largest organization of its kind in the world with a global network of franchise salons, spas, retail outlets and beauty training academies. Apart from strong branding, the Shahnaz franchise offers an established business model with proven success rate of more than three decades. The Shahnaz Husain Signature Salons have become internationally known for path-breaking treatments and innovations. The formulations, comprising of highly specialized products for general care and specific skin and hair problems, contain herb, flower and fruit extracts, essential oils, precious metals and gems.
Shahnaz Husain has received several prestigious international awards, including the "Outstanding Ayurvedic Innovation Award" in the British Parliament, the World's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur Award from Success, the U.S. based Business Magazine and the Padma Shri Award for exceptional service towards the country and distinguished achievement in her chosen field.
Shahnaz has lectured at leading international universities, like Harvard Business School, MIT, Oxford University and the London School of Economics on Brand India, Ayurveda and woman empowerment. She also represented India at U.S. President Barack Obama's Summit of Entrepreneurs in Washington DC. Harvard Business School recently conducted a video interview of Shahnaz Husain, as part of its "Creating Emerging Markets" project. It will be part of the Harvard entrepreneurship curriculum
Shahnaz Husain is the pioneer of professional beauty training and is also committed to social causes through her Skill Development Projects and free beauty courses for the speech and hearing impaired and the visually challenged. She has written a beauty book which has been put into Braille. Indeed, after four decades of a phenomenal career, Shahnaz Husain is a legend in her own lifetime.
Head- Corporate Communication and PR
Shobha Vasudevan, a 19 year veteran in communications and PR, joined EMC (now part of Dell) in 2014 as Head- Corporate Communications and PR for India.
In this capacity, Shobha is responsible to execute the planning, development and execution of strategic communications programs including analyst relations,
public relations, executive communications, and internal communications in India with the goal to enhance awareness and understanding of EMC and its vision,
solutions, strategies and value propositions.
Prior to her role in EMC, Shobha served as Marketing Communications Lead for Events at Microsoft India Corporation Pvt Ltd. She also spent almost 11 years at Canon heading the corporate communication charter and managing portfolios across PR, branding, event management, internal communications and CSR.
Her work has been recognized across all the organisations she has worked with and she has won many accolades for the same. She was awarded as a Super Achiever by the World Women Leadership Congress for PR and Corporate Communications in 2016 and the Corporate Communication professional of the year at the National Awards for Marketing Excellence. She has also won the award for Best practice in Global Comms at EMC in 2015 for innovation in PR campaign. She has also won 2 gold and 2 silver awards for Innovation and Success at EMC. In 2013, she was awarded as Best Individual Contributor at Global Event Marketing Awards and won the SMSG India Collaborators award twice in a row (2012 and 2013) at Microsoft.. During her role in Canon she bagged 2 awards- President Award in 2011 & Best Marketing Manager in 2009.
Shobha is graduate in Bachelors of Arts from Delhi University with a Business English Communication certificate from Cambridge University.
Executive Coach, Sr. Consultant and Facilitator.
Stéfanie Vallée is an Executive Coach, Sr. Consultant and Facilitator.
She is a public figure on the Canadian scene in Shanghai, based on her
unique combined profile of former athlete and artist, which differentiates
her from her fellow corporate coaches.
Her past performances both in sport as a National Team athlete in white water kayaking (she achieved 10 National Championship titles, 3 World Class top 5 against all odds in between 2003-2012), and International Artist (she sold an artwork to Ma Huateng in 2013 for RMB1,9 M) all demonstrates her high capability to merge diverse talents and inspire others developing their full potential.
Based on her achievements, she believes everyone has unique skills set to develop and share amongst global organizations. This makes her passionate about accompanying Top Leaders and F100 companies growing to their full leadership potential.
Chief People Officer
Major Vandana Sharma is a woman leader, a mentor , coach and an ex military officer. She has twenty years of diverse experience across multiple sectors. Her contributions include many value chain projects and people initiatives across organizations like Indian Army, Wipro Ltd, GMR Group, TNT, Teamlease and Myntra. She is currently the Chief People Officer at HolidayIQ. She has led operations roles as well as Org transformational people practices across government, Infrastructure, Logistics, education retail, Indian e-commerce and M-commerce companies. She continues to learn as she moves, adapts from one industry to another and gladly shares her learnings on Entrepreneurial leadership, creativity, innovation and people practices with young startup enthusiasts , young companies and the future leaders of India Inc. Vandana has attended an executive management degree from IIM Lucknow post a decade's stint with Indian armed forces and also a couple of certifications and diploma in Thomas profiling, OPQ 32, material management. She is based in Bangalore. She has a life beyond work which includes passion for travel, fashion, marathon running, trekking, writing cooking and being a happy mom to two boys aged 12 and 16
Senior Consultant and Director of Coaching
Wasuthorn Harnnapachewin is a Senior Consultant and Director of Coaching and Consulting at Slingshot Group, Thailand. She leads whole consulting and
coaching team and drives coaching and consulting business of Slingshot Group, top ten consulting firms and top three coaching firms in Thailand.
Wasuthorn is a project manager and has been involved in over 150 human resource development consulting projects with leading clients from various industries over 70 organizations including Telecommunications, FMCG, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, and Public Organization. Her areas of expertise include organization structure and effectiveness, employee engagement, career development, and talent & succession management.
Prior to joining Slingshot Group, Wasuthorn was a Consultant at Aon Hewitt (Thailand), Talent and Organizational Effectiveness Practice. She gained experience as a project manager in various type of projects ranging from employee engagement survey and improvement, human resource transformation, organization diagnosis and design, human resource audit, competency identification and development, talent and succession management, assessment center, and performance management. Within one and a half year, she got promoted to the next level.
Prior to that, Wasuthorn was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), people and change advisory practice. With outstanding potentials and performance, within 10 months of working period, she was promoted from Associate to Senior Associate and become a project manager on both local and multinational project. She was also a part of change agents of company's rebranding activities, focusing on new consulting framework being implemented. She gained experience in various projects ranging from merger and acquisition, organization design and operating model, manpower planning, business process improvement, competency identification and development, talent management, and reward management.
Beside her full time job, she leverages her expertise in human resource development to give back to the society by establishing a social enterprise called CareerVisa Thailand, aiming to help the university students find their passion at work through internship opportunities as on-the-job training, career coaching and mentoring, and training of the skills that have never been taught in the university. These services are offered at free of charge since it was sponsored by and partnered with both global and local companies such as Coca-Cola, HSBC, Google, and Krungsri Bank. Also, it was awarded as the first runner up from a Champion for Change competition in Thailand and was put on the spotlights in both newspaper and magazine in Thailand.
Her passion is focused on changing a leader's mindset from driving business through policy to the mindset of driving through people development to effectively support an organization's business strategy, and lead to higher sustainable levels of performance. At incomparable level of importance, line managers are also her areas of focus to raise awareness and educate them to be able to outstandingly perform as a people manager, beside their daily work. Wasuthorn is also willing to help human resource practitioner to be able to build sound conceptual framework, develop people, and implement their people management and development initiatives as a strategic partner of the company.
Head - HR
GREY Group India.