Yes They Are In The List!

Mumbai, 19th December 2016: It’s finally out – the chosen 15emerging HR Leaders for “Are You in the List - 2016’. For the fifth year in a row global talent management expert - Development Dimensions International (DDI)partnered with India’s leading human resources media platform People Matters to identify India’s emerging HR leaders through this initiative, marking the fifth anniversary edition of India’s first initiative to identify HR leaders in the making.

And finally, the names of the ones who have portrayed their remarkable passion for HR were recognized and awarded at the Awards Evening on 15th December, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon. 

The applied went through rigorous assessments, tests and interview to finally emerge as the winners which saw more than 3000 applications vying to be on the coveted list for 2016. Setting the stage for the future of HR,this award has touched 10,000+ HR leaders in the last 5 years. This intense 6-stage- qualifying- process, spread across 8 months sifts out the crème- de -la -crème of young HR leaders. 

The chosen 15 include –AbhishekBudhraja - Associate Director, SNAPDEAL; AdityaAdyar - Chief People Officer, Faasos;AnkitaPoddar - HR Business Partner, Amazon Development Center India; Apeksha Jain - Senior HR Manager, PepsiCo India;ApoorvaPradhan - Assistant Manager, TCS; Megha Gupta – Manager, Sapient; NiyatiGoyal - Regional Rewards, AMEA, Mondelez International (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.); RajeshwariRamachandran - HCM consultant, Self employed; Ravi Bajpai - Practice Lead , Infosys; SalilRaheja - DGM-HR, Essar Steel;ShavetaArya - Sr. Manager HR, Talent Acquisition, PepsiCo; ShreyasHaridas - HR Business Partner, Star India Pvt Ltd; SiddharthBhasin - Sr HRBP, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered Bank;Snigdha Singh - Sr. HR Manager, Cipla;SoumyaMalkani - Deputy Manager Organisation Development, Tata AIG General Insurance. 

Speaking on the occasion, Amogh Deshmukh, Head of Sales and Marketing, DDI India said,

“Marking its fifth anniversary it is inspiring to seehow `Are You In The List?’ has become the destination for many aspirational HRleaders. In today’s dynamic business environment, HR’s role needs to evolveeach day, it’s time to raise the bar and look for what might come next. Thispool of 15 winners, who were selected though the 8 month-long, vigorous andcaptivating process is poised to take a distinct approach to talent management,which not only extends their influence but also unlocks new forms of value forrespective organizations. DDI wishes them all the very best in all their futureendeavors”

Commenting on the awards, Ester Martinez, CEO &Editor-in-Chief, People Matters said,

"People Matters is committed to raising the barfor the HR community and highlight the significance of the function inbusinesses. 5 years of 'Are you in the List?' is a tremendous achievement forus and we can proudly say that the Awards have become synonymous withindividuals who have a vision and dedication for the HR function. Identifyingand recognizing the future talent for the HR function is critical consideringthe role this function plays in today’s business ecosystem and context, andthis is what the Awards aim to achieve. In the last five years, 10,000 aspiringHR leaders have participated in the Awards, and today, many of them hold key HRdecision-making positions and represent the future of the function in thecountry."

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