Build a Talent Scout

Join a Virtual Dialogue with Top CHROs on September 17th

Prepare Leaders for Success

Organizations know that they must have the best talent in order to succeed in the hyper-competitive and increasingly complex global economy. Along with understanding the need to hire, develop, and retain talented people, organizations must manage talent as a critical resource to achieve the best possible results. Who needs to be a talent advocate? How do you scout for talent? Should you build from within the organization or buy from outside?

Few, if any, organizations have an adequate supply of talent. Gaps exist at all levels. Talent is an increasingly scarce resource, so it must be managed to the fullest.

Join us for a dialogue in the sixth virtual cafe in the series Year of Transition: Preparing New Leaders for Success. Prepare yourself and your leaders for the critical transition to leadership with research, expert perspectives, and real-world stories from the DDI India team and top HR and business leaders.

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Managers today need to accelerate individuals through a range of challenges and development options that fast-track their path to future roles. They need to scout across the organization for hidden or overlooked potential. They need to align strengths and gaps with current performance, tomorrow’s readiness, and future capabilities. Want to learn how to successfully scout for talent? 

Join a dialogue on September 17th with leading CHROs to learn:

  • The impact and implications of a rapidly changing business landscape on our approaches to leadership potential and succession planning.
  • Expert opinions on how to surface potential, activate it, and, finally, convert that potential into performance with accelerated development options.
  • How managers need to move beyond relying on a few “high-potential heroes” to unleash the full potential of their organization.
  • How managers can be better equipped with the tools, insights, and skills to scout for potential.

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Hear Expert Perspectives and Real-World Experience from CHROs


Gain insights from top industry leaders:

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Amit Das - Director HR and CHRO, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group)

Amit Das has over 30 years of experience working in senior leadership roles at various MNCs and reputed Indian organizations across diverse business sectors, including Tata Motors, CESC Ltd, ITW Signode, Britannia Industries Ltd, Taj Group of Hotels, Vodafone, RPG Group, and Reliance Group. He has effectively built and led extensive HR teams, managing the overall responsibility of the HR function in the context of integration of HR with business strategies to facilitate simultaneous growth of Human and Business capital globally. An alumnus of the Kellogg’s School of Management, Amit’s expertise is in organization transformation, growth strategy and globalization of initiatives. As Director-HR & CHRO, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group), Amit is responsible for overall Human Capital Management of the Times Group business entities, which is one of India’s most diversified & profitable media conglomerate with power brands across print & publishing, television, internet, radio and outdoor domains.

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Arijit Pal Choudhury - Executive Director and Head of Human Resources, Nomura Services, India

Arijit is the Head of Human Resources, Nomura Service, India and is responsible for people management at Nomura’s Powai operations. Arijit became part of the Nomura Group in June 2008, post-acquisition of Lehman Brothers in Europe and Asia. In the last 12 years, he has managed roles of Head of Compensation, Powai; Head of Global Compensation for Wholesale Corporate; and Joint Head of Global Compensation, apart from managing multiple divisions in Powai as an HR Advisor. Prior to Nomura, he worked for American Express, General Electric, and Standard Chartered Bank in Compensation and HR Advisory roles. Arijit holds an M.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and is a Gold Medalist in M.Sc. (Immunology & Cytogenetics) from the University of North Bengal.

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Registration Details

Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm IST

Upon successful registration, you will receive confirmation and log-in details via email for this complimentary virtual event.

Email or contact +91 22 6191 1100 for inquiries.

Stay tuned for future virtual cafe events in the Year of Transition series.

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1st Virtual Cafe: Fast Tracking Your New Managers

The first virtual cafe in the series Year of Transition: Preparing New Leaders for Success was hosted on June 11 and focused on Fast-Tracking Your New Managers. Listen to the on-demand recording and learn about the transitions new managers struggle with. Get expert perspectives and real-world stories shared by top CHROs:

  • Dr. Raju Mistry - President and Global Chief People Officer, Cipla Ltd.
  • Muthu Thanu - Group Chief HR Officer, TAFE Ltd.
  • Krishnamurthy Shankar - Group Head of Human Resource Development, Infosys Ltd.

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2nd Virtual Cafe: Multiplier Skills for New Managers

The second virtual cafe in the series was hosted on July 3. Listen to the on-demand recording and learn about the Multiplier Skills for New Managers, essential leadership skills that increase impact across multiple situations and challenges. You'll gain expert perspectives and key insights from the experiences of top CHROs:

  • Sumit Mitra - Head of Group Human Resources and Corporate Services, Godrej Industries Ltd.
  • Ashok Ramchandran - Group Executive President and Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group

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3rd Virtual Cafe: Redefining Leadership Development Strategies for New Managers

The third virtual cafe in the series was hosted on July 23. Listen to the on-demand recording and explore changing trends in leadership development strategies and learning practices being adopted for new managers. Gain insights and real-world stories from top CHROs:

  • Indrajeet Sengupta - Executive Director & CHRO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
  • Dr. P.V. Ramana Murthy - EVP and Global Head of HR, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL)

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4th Virtual Cafe: New Manager Skills in the Digital World

The fourth virtual cafe in the series was hosted on August 13. Listen to the on-demand recording and learn some of the best organizations are adapting to the new age to prepare digital leaders. Hear real-world stories from top CHROs:

  • Salil Chinchore - Head, Human Resources, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL)
  • Amit Prakash - Chief Human Resources Officer, Marico Limited

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5th Virtual Cafe: Women in Leadership

The fifth virtual cafe in the series was hosted on August 27. Listen to the on-demand recording and learn how to prepare women leaders for success. Gain perspectives and key insights from top CHROs:

  • Shilpa Kabra Maheshwari - EVP and Country Head, Human Resources, Siemens Limited
  • Rachna Mukherjee - Chief Human Resources Officer, Schneider Electric - India and South Asia
  • Pallavi Tyagi - Chief Human Resources Officer, Capgemini in India

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