Yes They Are In The List!

February 1 2016,  14.57 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Over 2200 HR Professionals compete to be in the coveted list

Mumbai, 1st February, 2016: It’s finally out – the chosen 16 new emerging HR Leaders for 2015 – DDI - People Matters’ ‘Are You in the List?’ winners. The applied went through rigorous assessments, tests and interview to finally emerge as the winners.  The process which started 8 months ago saw 2200 applications vying to be on the coveted list.

Global talent management expert – Development Dimensions International (DDI) has once again teamed up with India’s leading human resources media platform People Matters to identify India’s emerging HR leaders through its initiative –‘Are You in The List - 2015?’, the 4th edition of India’s first initiative to identify HR leaders in the making.

The chosen 16 include - Jay Thakkar - Head, Compensation & Benefits and HR Operations, Aditya Birla Housing Finance Limited;  Neha Sharma – Senior Employee Relations Manager, ICICI Bank; Amit Papneja – Manager, Field Readiness, Asian Paints Ltd; Avijit Shastri - Divisional Manager, Channel HR, TATA Motors; Niranjana Harikumar – Lead – Learning and Organizational Development, Piramal Group; Aanchal Bhugra Kothari – Senior HR Business Partner – Reliance Industries Ltd.; Soumitra Acharya – Head HR Analytics, Mahindra & Mahindra; Kumar Abhimanyu — Participant – Career Acceleration Program, Reliance Industries Ltd.; Ali Imran Syed – Global Learning & Organization Development Manager, Avery Dennison; Benjamin Rajkumar – Manager – Leadership Development, Titan Company Ltd., Richa Singh – Senior HR Officer, HPCL; Varun Tandon – Associate Consultant, Salto Dee Fe Consulting; Bhrigu Joshi – Head – Talent Management & Development,; Shaily Rampal Misra — Associate General Manager, HCL Technologies Ltd; Abhinav Iyer – Senior Manager, Wipro and Neha Saxena – Senior HR Business Partner, Adobe.

Speaking on the occasion, Amogh Deshmukh, Head of Sales and Marketing, DDI India said, “This is the fourth edition of `Are You In The List?’ and the response that we have been getting every year has been extremely encouraging with HR professionals across industries vying to be on this prestigious list.  This year, the competition has been highly intense and rigorous and it is becoming increasingly difficult to choose the winner every year. This year we had 16 HR emerging leaders who were the winners of this prestigious award.

Commenting on the awards, Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, People Matters said, “In the last 4 years, ‘Are You In the List?’ Awards have become the destination for many aspirational HR managers and also a process that many CHROs and HR leaders have dedicated tremendous time and effort. Over 7,500 participants have undergone the exhaustive 7-month process and over 200 HR leaders across the country contribute year-after-year to this award’s process. At People Matters, our belief is that awarding the next generation HR leaders is a way to raise the game for the entire function."