CHRO Summit 2024: Empowering CHROs for Workplaces of the Future

CHRO Summit 2024: Empowering CHROs for Workplaces of the Future

CHRO Summit 2024: Empowering CHROs for Workplaces of the Future

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In the dynamic landscape of today’s business world, organisations face an array of challenges that require forward-thinking strategies to thrive in 2024 and beyond. As the driving force behind workforce management and development, CHROs play a pivotal role in shaping their organisations for future success.

Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising a CHRO Summit titled Empowering CHROs for Workplaces of the Future on March 7, 2024 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

Venue : Conference Hall, ‘THE RUBY’, Dadar (W), Mumbai.

This prestigious event focuses on key topics such as:

  • What CEOs expect from CHROs,
  • A Session by Special Guest HR Influencer
  • Women in Leadership Roles/Indian Boardrooms
  • Role of CHROs in building a Diverse workforce

A platform for CHROs and HR leaders that provides valuable insights into emerging trends and priorities that CHROs need to embrace for future growth and success. Collaboration with CEOs and leadership teams is also highlighted as CHROs increasingly work closely with top executives to strategise for the future.


March , 2024

10.30 am to 1.45 pm


Event Agenda (Tentative Agenda)

10.30 am to 10.40 am

Welcome Address & Theme Setting : Ritesh Tiwari, President, Bombay Chamber and CFO, Hindustan Unilever Limited and Unilever South Asia

10.40 am to 10.45 am

Video & Presentation on DE&I Awards 2024
Steena Joy, Joint Director, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry

10.45 to 11.15 am

Dynamics of Talent Management
Moderator: Dr. Adil Malia, Chief Executive, THE FIRM

11.15 am to 11.35 am

Employer year Branding – Made to Measure
Sahil Nayar, Special Guest HR Influencer

11.35 am to 11.45 am

Tea Break

11.45 am 11.50 am

Presentation on CMC

11.50 am to 12.45 pm

Panel Discussion 1:
Role of CHROs in building a Diverse workforce
Moderator: Steena Joy, Joint Director – Bombay Chamber of Commerce and industry
Panel Members:

  • Seema Nair, Senior EVP & member, Chairman’s office, Reliance
    industries Ltd.
  • Mahafrid Billimoria, Vice President – Talent Management & Employee Engagement- HR, The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.
  • Ms. Lucky Kulkarni, Country Group Head -HR, Jeena & Company

12.45 pm to 1.40 pm

Panel Discussion 2 :
Women in Boardrooms
Moderator: Viveka Roychowdhury, Editor, Express Pharma & Express Healthcare
Panel Members:

  • Dr. Tarang Gianchandani, Group CEO, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital
  • Aditi Kare Panandikar, MD, Indoco Remedies Ltd.
  • Dr. Nitin Nagrale, CEO – India and Emerging Markets, Quality New Zealand Ltd

1.40 pm to 1.45 pm

Vote of Thanks:
Pinky Mehta, Vice President, Bombay Chamber & Chief Financial Officer, Aditya Birla Capital Limited

1.45 pm onwards

Networking Lunch

Mr. Sahil Nayar

Sahil Nayar is an HR Influncer and he was awarded the coveted Top HR Voice Award on LinkedIn, a strong testimony to his commitment to the HR and L&D fraternity across the country.

He has played various roles within HR, to name a few, HR business partnering, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Recruitment Marketing, Employer Branding amongst many others. He is a certified MBTI and NLP Practitioner, a regular columnist and visiting faculty at leading business schools across the country.

Being a certified design thinker, he loves flirting with ideas as he designs prototypes to re-define human experiences. He is a social media influencer and has been bestowed many accolades as the social media influencer of the year by SHRM and Xobin for the last 3 years.

He runs a show called #JustLikeThat on his You Tube Channel and has his own radio show on Spotify.

Aditi Kare Panandikar

Aditi Kare Panandikar is a third generation entrepreneur with sharp business acumen and techno-commercial skills. She is a graduate in Pharmacy, holds a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Administration from the Ohio State University, USA. Patent Law and practices is another area in which she has pursued an in-depth study.
Aditi is the Managing Director at Indoco Remedies Limited, a fully integrated, research-oriented Indian Pharma Company with a strong global presence. The Company’s turnover is US$ 200 million with a human capital of 6000 employees, including over 300 skilled scientists and Field Staff who are the strength of the organization.
Indoco has 9 manufacturing facilities, 6 for Finished Dosages and 3 for APIs and is supported by a state-of-the-art R&D centre at Rabale, Navi Mumbai and a CRO at Hyderabad. The facilities have been approved by various regulatory authorities such as, as, USFDA, UK-MHRA, MOH Botswana, TGA-Australia, NMRA – Sri Lanka, FMHACA-Ethiopia, SUKL – Czech Republic, DPML- Ivory Coast, SAHPRA- South Africa, NDA-Uganda, MOH – Oman, INVIMA – Colombia, Health Canada, TFDA-Tanzania, MCA- Zimbabwe, MOHAP UAE, MOH-Yemen, NMPB
Sudan, OGYEI-Hungary, MOH-Ukraine, PPB-Kenya, NAFDAC – Nigeria, ZAMRA Zambia, MOPH- Qatar, NMRC -Namibia and FDA-Ghana.
Indoco has carved a place for itself in the international arena and is exporting a number of products in the Regulated and Emerging Markets. The Company has tie-ups with major generic companies and works in close coordination with its overseas customers for leveraging its core competencies.
Recently, Indoco acquired 85% of equity stake of the US based FPP Holding Company, LLC (“FPP Holding”) for USD 4 Million from Contract Pharmacal Corp. (“CPC”).
FPP Holding is the holding company of Florida Pharmaceutical Products, LLC (“FPP”) which is based in Florida and engaged in marketing and distribution of generic pharmaceutical products in the USA. This strategic investment marks a significant milestone for the Company, solidifying its position as a key player in the US market. The smart synergy between Indoco and FPP will enable the
Company to commercialize its registered generic products with a direct presence in the USA.
Prior to her elevation as Managing Director, Ms. Aditi has handled various functions like, Domestic Marketing – Formulations, API Business, HR, Technical (R&D & QA) and Business Development (International) at Indoco.
Ms. Aditi received the ‘Leader Of The Year’ award at the at the UBM India Pharma Awards in 2016, ‘Business Woman Of The Year’ award at the Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence 2016 and ‘Jack L. Beal Post baccalaureate Alumni’ award from the Ohio State University for her outstanding contribution to the pharma industry in May 2015.

Seema Nair

Seema Nair is Senior Executive Vice President and Member, Chairman’s Office at Reliance Industries Limited.

She leads Group HR Office and Group HR Digitization, partnering closely with the Executive Committee, Business and HR Leaders.

Seema joined Reliance in July 2018 as Head – People Development Group, leading Talent, Learning, DE&I, Communications & Branding for Hydrocarbons and Allied Businesses.

In a career spanning 30 years, she has supported Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG and Retail Industries.

Prior to Reliance, she has been CHRO India and SAARC for Coca Cola and Cisco.

Seema’s early career experiences were with Intel, Hughes Software, Microland Group, and Crompton Greaves.

She has an MBA specializing in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur.

She believes in having strong positive impact across the business and employees, via its People and Culture.

Dr Nitin Shankar Nagrale

Dr Nitin Shankar Nagrale is working with M/s Quality New Zealand as CEO India and Emerging Markets since February 2020. A unique business model by some world class cricketers of New Zealand like Sir Richard Hadlee, Stephen Fleming, Brandon McCullum, Daniel Vettori and Geoff Allott.

He brings with him a rich experience of over 28 years during which he has been actively involved in managing procurement and supply chain procedures for key hotels like Taj Mahal Palace & Towers, Taj Land’s End (The Regent Mumbai), Grand Hyatt Mumbai, The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Sofitel Mumbai BKC and upcoming The Chedi Mumbai (formerly Radisson Blu Plaza Mumbai) as Director Materials.

He played an instrumental role in purchase of Operating Equipment and Supplies as part of the pre opening team at the Grand Hyatt, Westin Mumbai, Sofitel Mumbai BKC and at The Chedi Mumbai. At Starwood Hotels he has represented India, Bangladesh and Nepal as a regional head at the Purchasing Council and at Sofitel he was involved in setting up Sofitel Bangkok and Sofitel Bali. He was also the head for the regional Accor Procurement Council for Maharashtra. Before this he has worked with Jet Airways, RKHS and Dawnay Day India Land Private Limited as head of SCM department.

In his last assignment he worked with Food link Services India Private Limited as Vice President Materials and Projects for over 3 years.

Nitin graduated from Mumbai University with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He has obtained a Diploma in Materials Management from IIMM Bengaluru and a Diploma in Hotel Management in Catering Technology & applied Nutrition from IHM, Mumbai. He has also completed a master’s in marketing management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.

Mahafrid Billimoria

Mahafrid Billimoria, VP – Talent, IHCL | Head – TAS, Tata Group | HR & Customer Communications, Tata Power

An HR Professional with 20 years experience across Manufacturing (Tata Power), Service (Indian Hotels Company) and Consulting / Centre of Excellence (Tata Group HR).

Helmed Corporate and Business HR roles, from high impact program design to execution. Core competence in Leadership Development, High-Potential Talent & Performance Management, Young Talent Development & Cadre Building, Employer Branding and Communications, Job Evaluation & Stakeholder Management.

Lead the prestigious TAS for 8 years, Tata Group’s flagship leadership development program.

Part of the first batch of ACE (Accelerated Career Enhancement) Tata Power’s fast track leadership program for young talent.

Dr. Adil Malia

A Human Resources professional with versatile experience in domains of People Management, Change Management and Leadership, Adil has worked in Senior Management and Board roles in diverse industries like Manufacturing, Services, FMCG, Infrastructure and Retail.

Passionate about People, I am a voracious reader, am fond of poetry & music, indulge in humorous doodling, calligraphy and love public speaking.

Being an Appreciative Coach, I believe … ‘no fun, no learn’. Have coached several top CEOs till now.

Began at 19 as a Legal Assistant and have reached now the top management echelons. The quintessence of the journey is based on the learning … ‘one first needs to be a good person. Everything else follows!’

Learning is a continuous investment i have made and i keep reaping the dividends of it all the time.

Dr. Tarang Gianchandani

Dr. Tarang, an Orthopaedic Surgeon and MBA by qualification and a Healthcare administrator by passion, has over 25 years of experience, both national & international, in acute & long-term care operations as well as multi-site management in the Private & Public sector.
Dr. Tarang is a graduate of Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi. She completed her MBA with specialization in Healthcare Management from National University of Singapore, post specialisation in Orthopaedics from Singapore.
Prior to joining Sir H N Reliance Foundation hospital, Dr. Tarang has been the CEO of another large multispecialty hospital. Dr Tarang has handled many strategic assignments while working with the Ministry of Health, Changi General Hospital & Alexandra Hospital during her 14 years of tenure at Singapore. Prior to that she had experience at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital & GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr. Tarang has been felicitated with numerous awards. She was felicitated by the Governor of Maharashtra in Navabharat Healthcare Awards 2022 held on 27th October and conferred Healthcare Leader of the Year award. She was also recognised as Healthcare Leader of the Year 2022 by Financial Express in FE Healthcare Summit concluded on 30th Sept, 2022 and recognised as the Healthcare Icon of the Year by Midday Powerful Women 2022. Other awards in the past include Best CEO award in Times Healthcare Leaders of Medicine & Technology Awards 2020, Award for the best Multispecialty Hospital & CEO for the year 2017, Women CEO for the year 2016 & Best Business Leader Award for CEO, Health Excellence Award in 2015 & 2016, Rashtriya Vibhushan Award in 2016 & Rashtriya Ratan Award in 2015. However, she considers positive feedbacks of patients and wow experiences of patients from clinical and non-clinical services at hospital as the biggest and best awards.
Dr. Tarang believes in importance of developing sustainable health care systems in health care organisations with a prime focus on quality patient care services and clinical outcomes. She is confident that a good clinical and management team with strong and dynamic leadership can achieve the best patient outcomes and quality care in a hospital. She is strong believer of importance of processes and systems in success of healthcare organisation. Futuristic healthcare technology, exceptional skill set of clinicians and patient experience will provide India hospitals of future. She is proud to be a doctor and to be able to support doctors and patients as healthcare administrator.

Viveka Roychowdhury

Professional Experience (up to 200 words): A Microbio-Biochem graduate, with a post-graduate diploma in Mass Communications, Viveka Roychowdhury is a journalist with more than 2 decades of experience on the pharma and healthcare beat. She started her career as Editor of the in-house journal of one of India’s oldest pharma companies before joining as a Reporter on the pharma beat in the Financial Express, Mumbai. She was part of the editorial team that started Express Pharma Pulse in 1994, which was at the time, India’s first pharma focused business publication. She has been Editor, Express Pharma from July 2007 and Editor, Express Healthcare since September 2010. She has been invited as a speaker, panelist at industry conferences as well as a guest lecturer at mass communication institutes, speaking on science, health & environmental reporting.

Lucky Kulkarni

Ms Lucky Kulkarni is a Senior Human Resource, Organization Development Professional and a Change Management Expert with 25 years + experience in creating and implementing strategies across Human Capital Management thereby aiming to materialize company’s vision in creating an ideal management team with effective governing policies, procedures & protocols at each level Lucky is a commerce graduate from HR College , she holds Masters Degree in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and a Degree in Law from Government Law College and also has “Postgraduate Diploma in  Organisation Development & Change” from TISS. She has also completed her “AHRM” from IIM Ahmedabad and “MBA’ from Newport University Lucky’s articles and interviews on the subject of Human Resources are published in various Magazines & News papers including “Corporate Citizen” “Corporate India” “Free Press Journal“ , “People matters” , “Cargo Talks” to name a few. Lucky has been Jury member for several awards & competition including “World HRD Congress” and also been invited as speaker / panelist for various forum i.e. “HR Infotech Association”, “Human Capital Summit”, “National Conference on Data Science”, “My Logistic Gurukul”, “MMAR” in association with Indian

Merchant Chamber of Commerce & Industry, “Bird Group Leadership Initiative”, “8 th World Women Leadership Congress Award “to name a few. Lucky has been felicitated with “Dr. Tarita Shankar Award for Excellence in HR Sector” by Making of Developed India Awards and has been in the Talent Listing by World HRD Congress who conferred Lucky as one of the “101 Top Fabulous HR Leader in (India) ” . She Is also felicitated with “ HR Super Achiever (India) award” by World Leadership Congress in collaboration with Times Ascent and recently with “Most Iconic HR Leaders” (India Listing) .
Lucky has professional experience spread across various sectors which includes Manufacturing, IT & ITES, Retail and Global Logistics. Currently Lucky is working as “Country Group Head – Human Resources” for a Global Logistic 124 years young Company “Jeena & Company” & its 13 Group Companies.

Lucky has touched lives of many employees in her career and has added value to many fresher’s whom she not only picked up from various skill development centers and institutes of differently able people but also provided them training and help them grow on their career path.

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March 07, 2024 10:30 AM to
March 07, 2024 01:30 PM

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