About HR Excellence Awards

In today's Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous world, the turbulent business environment undoubtedly has affected organizations. Maintaining employee engagement, succession planning, talent management, managing redundancies, growth and expansion are the current challenges for HR leaders. People managing leadership development function are beginning to realize that their firms will now need a completely different kind of HR leader, and a transformed approach to people practices with the capacity to produce a high volume of leaders with “adaptive” skill sets in a short period of time.

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Abhijit BhaduriChief Learning Officer, WIPRO


Adil maliaGroup CHRO, Essar


Ashish ChauhanCEO, BSE


Deodutta KuranePresident, Human Capital, YES Bank


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3:00 PM – 3:45 PM


3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Welcome Address

Mr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Creating a great workplace: What does it take?

The Panel aims to discuss the following:

  • What leaders should do?
  • What line managers should do?
  • Why do only few companies get it right?
4:45 PM – 4:55 PM

Special address

4:55 PM – 5:45 PM

CHRO 2.0 - Coming of age for the for today’s most prominent people managers

The Panel aims to discuss the following:

  • How have CHRO’s crossed the chasm between administrative HR to strategic
  • How can CEO’s give their CHRO’s real teeth?
  • How Can More CHROs Get Ready for Board Roles?
5:45 PM – 5:55 PM

Special address

5:55 PM – 6:55 PM

CEO Panel : HR as a Business Partner

The panel aims to discuss the following:

  • How can your organisation’s sustainable competitive advantage be achieved through strategic HR?
  • How can CEO's have their CHRO's Contribute more broadly to running the business as a member of their leadership team over and above just delivering the HR agenda?
  • How can CEO's help in Shifting the HR function away from a break/fix model to an embedded function in every business segment?
6:55 PM – 7:25 PM

Keynote Address

7:25 PM Onwards

Awards Felicitation followed by Cocktails & Dinner


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