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“You need strong temperament to absorb a lot of organisational stress, learn the act of balancing and deal with governance unperturbed.” – In conversation with Ranjan Sarkar, CHRO – Exide Industries.

Please tell us about your academic and professional background. What responsibilities does your designation entail? I am an alumnus from Symbiosis Institute of Business management, majoring in HR. Have worked … Continue Reading “You need strong temperament to absorb a lot of organisational stress, learn the act of balancing and deal with governance unperturbed.” – In conversation with Ranjan Sarkar, CHRO – Exide Industries.

“I look for consistency in what the candidate has written in the resume as well as what they are talking about in the interview” – In conversation with Abhishek De, Talent Acquisition Lead at Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

1. Please tell us about your academic and professional background. What responsibilities does your designation entail? I did from my graduation from Bangalore University in Genetics. Realizing that I wasn’t … Continue Reading “I look for consistency in what the candidate has written in the resume as well as what they are talking about in the interview” – In conversation with Abhishek De, Talent Acquisition Lead at Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

“Develop and work on building honest open conversations than interviews, remember that finding a job is as important as a job finding you – it has to be a happy marriage” – says Ekta Singh, Vice President HR, at CapGemini.

Q. At what point in life did you decide to pursue HR management as your career ? Was there a defining “aha moment” when you knew or did it just … Continue Reading “Develop and work on building honest open conversations than interviews, remember that finding a job is as important as a job finding you – it has to be a happy marriage” – says Ekta Singh, Vice President HR, at CapGemini.

“Regardless of where you want to build your career – work hard, invest in learning, open yourself up to different life experiences, and seek answers to your questions.” says Surobhi Das – Chief of Staff at Zomato

“Regardless of where you want to build your career – work hard, invest in learning, open yourself up to different life experiences, and seek answers to your questions.” IN CONVERSATION … Continue Reading “Regardless of where you want to build your career – work hard, invest in learning, open yourself up to different life experiences, and seek answers to your questions.” says Surobhi Das – Chief of Staff at Zomato

“To do what people say you cannot do and be your own competition every day is what drives me”, says Kush Kapoor, Area General Manager – Roseate Hotels and Resorts

In conversation with Mr. Kush Kapoor, AGM – Roseate Hotels and Resorts Please give us a snapshot of your professional and academic background. What responsibilities does your designation entail? I … Continue Reading “To do what people say you cannot do and be your own competition every day is what drives me”, says Kush Kapoor, Area General Manager – Roseate Hotels and Resorts

flipkart

“Strong negotiation skills coupled with a good hold on data analytics are crucial in order to do well as a sales professional”, says Sahil Garg, Senior Manager – Business Development at Flipkart

In conversation with Mr. Sahil Garg, Senior Manager – Business Development @ Flipkart. Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. What responsibilities does your designation entail? … Continue Reading “Strong negotiation skills coupled with a good hold on data analytics are crucial in order to do well as a sales professional”, says Sahil Garg, Senior Manager – Business Development at Flipkart

“We look for commitment to the cause of freedom, mission of the organization, honesty and the desire to bring about a change in the world”, says Mishi Choudhary, President and Executive Director, SFLC.in

In conversation with Ms. Mishi Choudhary, President at SFLC.in. How and when did you feel the need to start SFLC.in? Was it based on a personal experience or did you … Continue Reading “We look for commitment to the cause of freedom, mission of the organization, honesty and the desire to bring about a change in the world”, says Mishi Choudhary, President and Executive Director, SFLC.in

“Everything in an organization boils down to the quality of ‘talent’ you have & how well you can keep them engaged”, says Ashish Bansal, VP-Human Resources at MobiKwik.

In conversation with Mr. Ashish Bansal, VP – Human Resources at MobiKwik. Give us a snapshot of your academic and professional background? What responsibilities does your designation entail? I currently … Continue Reading “Everything in an organization boils down to the quality of ‘talent’ you have & how well you can keep them engaged”, says Ashish Bansal, VP-Human Resources at MobiKwik.

tacxn

“To be a successful marketer, it is good to find your niche. In the formative years of your career, choose to do one thing and do it better than everyone else you know”, says Abhishek Mishra, AVP – Content Marketing, Tracxn

In conversation with Mr. Abhishek Mishra, AVP – Content Marketing at Tracxn. Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. What responsibilities does your designation entail? I’m … Continue Reading “To be a successful marketer, it is good to find your niche. In the formative years of your career, choose to do one thing and do it better than everyone else you know”, says Abhishek Mishra, AVP – Content Marketing, Tracxn

“Marketing in my view cannot be reduced to a set of moves. Assessing what people want and giving it to them is a very linear and over-simplified definition of marketing”, says Ritesh Ghosal, CMO, Croma (Infiniti Retail Limited)

In conversation with Mr. Ritesh Ghosal, CMO, Croma (Infiniti Retail Limited). Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. What responsibilities does your designation entail? Let us … Continue Reading “Marketing in my view cannot be reduced to a set of moves. Assessing what people want and giving it to them is a very linear and over-simplified definition of marketing”, says Ritesh Ghosal, CMO, Croma (Infiniti Retail Limited)

“Most importantly, we believe that passion drives one to be more proactive. Therefore, we hire people who are passionate about solving a big problem or creating a huge impact.”, says Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO

In conversation with Mr. Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO. How and when did you feel the need to start OYO? Was it based on a personal experience or did … Continue Reading “Most importantly, we believe that passion drives one to be more proactive. Therefore, we hire people who are passionate about solving a big problem or creating a huge impact.”, says Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO

“If there was one, just one thing that would be just as important as passion, it’d be perseverance. Perseverance is the only thing that can keep you going”, says Abhilasha Dafria, CEO and Founder, The Venturator

In conversation with Ms. Abhilasha Dafria, CEO and Founder, The Venturator. Tell us more about your personal journey. How and when did you feel the need to start The Venturator? Was … Continue Reading “If there was one, just one thing that would be just as important as passion, it’d be perseverance. Perseverance is the only thing that can keep you going”, says Abhilasha Dafria, CEO and Founder, The Venturator

“Key determining factor in success of any product is deep understanding of your customer’s need”, says Amit Agrawal, Vice-President of Development (HSGBU), Oracle

In conversation with Mr. Amit Agrawal, Vice-President of Development (HSGBU), Oracle Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also shed some light on your role and … Continue Reading “Key determining factor in success of any product is deep understanding of your customer’s need”, says Amit Agrawal, Vice-President of Development (HSGBU), Oracle

“One strategy which in general every sales person should believe in, is to stay ahead in maintaining high customer contact”, says Subhank Rajguru, Sales Head, Times Internet

In conversation with Mr. Subhank Rajguru, Sales Head, Times Internet. Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role at … Continue Reading “One strategy which in general every sales person should believe in, is to stay ahead in maintaining high customer contact”, says Subhank Rajguru, Sales Head, Times Internet

“We look for candidate’s who have the will to stretch themselves with respect to skills and hard work”, says Bipin Preet Singh, Founder & CEO, MobiKwik

In conversation with Bipin Preet Singh, Founder & CEO, MobiKwik How and when did you feel the need to start MobiKwik? What makes MobiKwik different from the other mobile wallet … Continue Reading “We look for candidate’s who have the will to stretch themselves with respect to skills and hard work”, says Bipin Preet Singh, Founder & CEO, MobiKwik

grofers

“The next big innovation is probably going to be related to how products get delivered to the doorstep of the consumer”, says Albinder Dhindsa, Co-Founder, Grofers

In conversation with Albinder Dhindsa, Co-Founder, Grofers How and when did you feel the need to start Grofers? What makes Grofers different from the other grocery apps in the market? We used … Continue Reading “The next big innovation is probably going to be related to how products get delivered to the doorstep of the consumer”, says Albinder Dhindsa, Co-Founder, Grofers

weddinggplz

“We want to reach a point where there is no education barrier for using our product”, says Manas Wadhwa, Co-Founder & CEO, WeddingPlz.com

In conversation with Manas Wadhwa, Co-Founder & CEO, WeddingPlz.com How and when did you feel the need to start WeddingPlz? Was it based on a personal experience or did you … Continue Reading “We want to reach a point where there is no education barrier for using our product”, says Manas Wadhwa, Co-Founder & CEO, WeddingPlz.com

indusind

“Corporate banking requires a good mix of Relationship skills, EQ, credit understanding and common sense”, says Monu Jain, EVP, IndusInd Bank

In conversation with Monu Jain, Executive Vice President, Business Head – Commercial Banking, India (ex West) What does a typical work day in your life look like? I work in the … Continue Reading “Corporate banking requires a good mix of Relationship skills, EQ, credit understanding and common sense”, says Monu Jain, EVP, IndusInd Bank

ibm

“IBM has a performance-based culture that talented people find very attractive”, says Reena Roy, Social Media Recruitment & Branding Leader, IBM

In conversation with Reena Roy, Social Media Recruitment & Branding Leader, IBM Can you describe your role @ IBM? What does it mean to be the “Social Media Recruitment & … Continue Reading “IBM has a performance-based culture that talented people find very attractive”, says Reena Roy, Social Media Recruitment & Branding Leader, IBM

practo

“We look for smart, creative, original thinkers with a serious can-do attitude who come up with solutions”, says Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo

In conversation with Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo How and when did you feel the need to start Practo? Was it based on a personal experience or did you simply … Continue Reading “We look for smart, creative, original thinkers with a serious can-do attitude who come up with solutions”, says Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo

“Our focus is on customer satisfaction, everything else is organized around this goal”, says Girish Kundlani, Co-founder & Director, Big Rattle Technologies

In conversation with Girish Kundlani, Co-founder & Director, Big Rattle Technologies How and when did you feel the need to start ‘Big Rattle Technologies’? What was the vision and how … Continue Reading “Our focus is on customer satisfaction, everything else is organized around this goal”, says Girish Kundlani, Co-founder & Director, Big Rattle Technologies

“We are no longer the demography but also the psychography of our demand landscape”, says Paresh Baghel, Business Strategist, Escorts Group

“We are no longer the demography but also the psychography of our demand landscape”, says Paresh Baghel, Business Strategist, Escorts Group

In conversation with Paresh Baghel, Business Strategist, Escorts Group Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? … Continue Reading “We are no longer the demography but also the psychography of our demand landscape”, says Paresh Baghel, Business Strategist, Escorts Group

“Our strategy is to market great content and recognize the users”, says Amit Ranjan, Co-founder & Director of Operations, Slideshare

“Our strategy is to market great content and recognize the users”, says Amit Ranjan, Co-founder & Director of Operations, Slideshare

In conversation with Amit Ranjan, Co-founder & Director of Operations, SlideShare (a LinkedIn company) How and when did you feel the need to start SlideShare? Was it based on a personal … Continue Reading “Our strategy is to market great content and recognize the users”, says Amit Ranjan, Co-founder & Director of Operations, Slideshare

“A brand should speak to the customer at an emotional level”, says Abhipraya Kaviratna, AVP Marketing, MakeMyHome.com

In Conversation with Abhipraya Kaviratna, AVP Marketing, MakeMyHome.com Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background.Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? … Continue Reading “A brand should speak to the customer at an emotional level”, says Abhipraya Kaviratna, AVP Marketing, MakeMyHome.com

“Analytical skills are very important today with the preponderance of digital channels”, says Vedanarayanan Vedantham, Head of Marketing, Stayzilla

In conversation with Vedanarayanan Vedantham, Head of Marketing, Stayzilla Please tell us a little about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your … Continue Reading “Analytical skills are very important today with the preponderance of digital channels”, says Vedanarayanan Vedantham, Head of Marketing, Stayzilla

godrej

“An optimal Business Mix balances between growth and profitability dimensions”, says Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan, Group Business Strategist, Godrej

In conversation with Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan, Group Business Strategist, Godrej Please tell us about your professional & academic background. Can you also brief us about your role in your current organization? Academically, … Continue Reading “An optimal Business Mix balances between growth and profitability dimensions”, says Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan, Group Business Strategist, Godrej

“Conferences and Seminars are going to become the most effective training and networking platform”, says Nitesh Naveen, Co-founder & CEO, UNICOM Learning

In conversation with Nitesh Naveen, Co-founder & CEO, UNICOM Learning How and when did you feel the need to start UNICOM learning? Was it based on a personal experience or … Continue Reading “Conferences and Seminars are going to become the most effective training and networking platform”, says Nitesh Naveen, Co-founder & CEO, UNICOM Learning

mydala

“We are now India’s largest mobile couponing portal”, says Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com

Coffee with the CEO – In conversation with Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com How and when did you feel the need to start mydala.com? Was it based on a … Continue Reading “We are now India’s largest mobile couponing portal”, says Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO, mydala.com

axis bank

“As a leader you set the culture for the business”, says Rahul Choudhary, Vice President & Head – Retail Products, Axis Bank

In conversation with Rahul Choudhary, Vice President & Head – Retail Products, Axis Bank What does a typical work day in your life look like? 7:00 AM: Stop snoozing and … Continue Reading “As a leader you set the culture for the business”, says Rahul Choudhary, Vice President & Head – Retail Products, Axis Bank

“We pioneered the marketplace model in India”, says Sanjay Sethi, CEO and Co-founder, ShopClues.com

Coffee with the CEO – In conversation with Sanjay Sethi, CEO and Co-founder, ShopClues.com Where do you wish to take ShopClues.com in the next five years? What is your vision … Continue Reading “We pioneered the marketplace model in India”, says Sanjay Sethi, CEO and Co-founder, ShopClues.com

biscuits

“Be Superb at Execution”, says Jayant Kapre, President (Country Head) at United Biscuits India

Coffee with the CEO – In conversation with Jayant Kapre, President (Country Head) at United Biscuits India Biscuits is already a hugely crowded category and extremely competitive as well so … Continue Reading “Be Superb at Execution”, says Jayant Kapre, President (Country Head) at United Biscuits India

mondelez

HR Chronicles – “The trait I value most in jobseekers is sincerity”, says Adwaith Naimpally, HR Manager, Mondelēz International

HR Chronicles – In conversation with Adwaith Naimpally, HR Manager, Mondelēz International What is the most important trait that you look for in a candidate irrespective of what the job … Continue Reading HR Chronicles – “The trait I value most in jobseekers is sincerity”, says Adwaith Naimpally, HR Manager, Mondelēz International