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We are thrilled to share that 6 visionary HR leaders shall share
their experience and insights about creating Amazing Workplaces® 

Vikas Dua
Head of People, Weber Shandwick

Vikas is an accomplished senior HR professional with a wealth of experience. In addition to his HR expertise, he is also a published author of two books and a prominent figure as a LinkedIn creator and influencer.

Currently, Vikas is heading the People function at Weber Shandwick, India

Weber Shandwick, India is a wholly-owned unit of The Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG; Annual Rev: $10 Bn USD; Fortune 500 Rank – 308), the world’s leading marketing communications company.

With his leadership, Vikas plays a pivotal role in driving the people function and contributing to the success of Weber Shandwick in India.

Deepali Bhardwaj
Regional Director – Human Resource, South West Asia,  IHG Hotels & Resorts

Deepali is a senior human resource professional with diverse operational and change management experience of over 20 years with large organizations and start-up ventures.

Deepali has had a track record in partnering business growth across varied industries like Consumer Durable, Retail and Not for Profit organizations with expertise in designing & restructuring, post-merger integration, developing & deploying performance management systems, and leading change management initiatives to positively impact the organization.

She has also handled business head responsibilities with exponential revenue growth and positive bottom line impact in addition to the role of HR.

Amit Malik
President, WadzPay Japan Asia Pacific & Australia

Amit Malik is a dynamic C suite executive and board leader with over 24 years of experience in Banking and Financial services.

Amit is President Japan Asia Pacific Australia at Wadzpay Worldwide – A Singapore based Fintech. Prior to joining WadzPay, Amit was CEO & MD for Aviva Life Insurance. Amit has worked across portfolios in Business Transformation & Growth, Strategy & Consulting, Business Restructuring, Change Management, Digital Strategy, Financial Analysis & Impact, Leadership & Capacity Development, and Operations & Customer Services Management. He takes great pride in building a “Customer-Obsessed” businesses and driving synergies among diverse teams.

Amit started his career in Human Resources and then Pivoted to Being Chief Operations & Customer services head to then becoming CEO & MD.

Amit is Recognized as a thought leader. Sought after speaker at industry forums, ICF & Erickson certified coach, authored several articles on insurance, customer services, innovation and personalization, human capital and leadership in leading national publications. Passionate about increasing financial literacy and improving inclusion & diversity within all aspects of life.

His Personal Leadership Mantra: “Leadership is a choice not a position”
Amit Was awarded – Business Icon of the Year 2022 By Zee Business , Change Maestro Award 2022 by Manav Rachna University , ‘People Living Legend’ Award, 2017;Recognized in ‘Top 40 HR Leaders,’ 2014 in the country by Asia Pacific HR Congress Among Many Accolades.

Amit is an Alumni of SIBM Pune, Said Business School Oxford and Cornell University.

Srinivas Reddy
Head of Human Resources
Pristyn Care

Srinivas Reddy P is a highly experienced and accomplished Human Resources professional who has made significant contributions to the IT and ITES industries.

With a demonstrated history of excellence, Srinivas has honed his skills in various domains, including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Compensation & Benefits.

As the Head of Human Resources at Pristyn Care, Srinivas plays a crucial role in shaping the organization’s people strategy and ensuring the development and well-being of its workforce.

Srinivas is an exceptionally strong human resources professional graduated from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Purva Gera
Head of People and HR Biconomy

Purva has worked with leaders and organizations (CEO’s and boards from VC backed startups to large established companies) across multiple industries and countries to help transform company culture and create a better working world by influencing the way businesses think, feel, act, and operate

Her highest excitement comes from working with some of the world’s most progressive multigenerational leaders

She has been the General Secretary of the WICCI National Banking and Credit Council , Is on the Steering Committee of various educational institutes

Her purpose in life is to create a supportive ecosystem for caregivers of people with mental illnesses.

Purva is a leader, an artist and a dreamer who believes in amplifying the stories of inspiring women because all it takes is an inspired community to impact lives positively.

Sumit Mundra
Senior Director (HR) Gartner

Sumit has more than 2 decades of experience, as a practitioner and advisor, in the domain of leadership development, talent strategy, organization culture, change management and strategic communication. His role as an HR leader is to embed HR strategy into business strategy, develop execution rigour and inspire a bias for action. Over the last 2 decades, he has coached clients and business leaders on driving change and embedding it in the culture of their team/ organization to make change stick.

He has experience of setting up teams from scratch and leading teams with footprints in all habitable continents of the world. He is deeply passionate about learning and capability building. He has been instrumental in designing developmental programs for different leadership cohorts, developed content and curriculum and leveraged blended learning to create unique learning experience for participants. Topics of interest where he has facilitated hundreds of workshops include coaching, self-mastery, powerful communication and centered leadership. He has experience of leading small group and large group (750+ people) interventions.

He enjoys bringing lessons from diverse disciplines like neuroscience, somatic science, behavioural psychology, positive psychology, etc. to his professional life as an HR practitioner, facilitator and coach.

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