Unveiling Excellence: Grand Reveal of the Top 30 Talent Leaders June 13th, Bengaluru

Talent Leaders are essential in today's ever-evolving business landscape. They drive engagement and ensure that talent is both selected for its skills and continuously developed through effective re-skilling and up-skilling programs. To honor these influential figures, we launched the Forbes India and Indeed Top 30 Talent Leaders initiative. After the success of our inaugural season, we are thrilled to present the top talent leaders for 2024. This initiative celebrates those who are actively driving change, shaping the future of work, and making a significant impact in talent acquisition and management.

This year, we received an overwhelming response with an impressive 450 entries from across India! Each submission was meticulously reviewed by our esteemed process partner, Ernst & Young, and narrowed down to the top 50 entries. These top 50 were then advanced for final scrutiny, where our distinguished jury members conducted thorough individual assessments.

Join us as we unveil the Top 30 Talent Leaders at our grand event on June 13th in Bengaluru.

It's going to be an unforgettable evening celebrating excellence and innovation in Talent Leadership!

Meet the 2024 Nominees

Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2024

Anshul Bhargava

Senior Vice President, Global Head Talent Acquisition

Firstsource Limited

Asma Sultana

Vice President - Global Corporate Talent Acqusition | India Field Recruiting

Alorica India Pvt. Ltd

Devi Prasad Dash

Chief Human Resources Officer

Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited

Gajendra Menon

Senior Director HR, Global Talent Acquisition


Harsh Verma

Director and Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Avaya India Pvt. Ltd

Kanwal Kaul

Director- Talent Acquisition, People & Transformation Partner

NatWest Group

Karthik SM

Global Talent Acquisition Head

Biocon Biologics

Mino Thomas

Sr Director Talent & Global Head Talent Operations

Adobe Systems India Private Limited

Nitin Khurana

Global Head – Talent Acquisition

Indegene Pvt. Ltd.

Rajeev Sharma

Director Talent Acquisition

Amazon Development Centre India Pvt Ltd

Rajita Singh

Chief People Officer for India


Ranga Subramanian J

Executive Vice President – Human Resources


Ravish Saily

Head HR -Global Delivery Center


Ritesh Agarwal

Head of Talent Acquisition - India

BTeServ India pvt. ltd.

Ritu Bhatia

Head of Recruitment


Samatha Prasad Kothapally

Vice President

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Sandeep S Joshi

Chief Talent Officer – Mobility Solution

Reliance BP Mobility Limited

Sandhya Kini

Director – Talent Development

WTW India Global Delivery Center

Santosh T K

Director, Talent Acquisition

Dell Technologies

Saurabh Ahuja

Vice President, Global Talent Attraction, Engagement & Diversity Effectiveness


Seema Rani

Director - Human Resoures

Talent Acquisition Head, APAC


Seetharam Lakshminarayan

Senior Director - Recruitment


Shravan Kumar B N

Head of Talent Attraction – India & South East Asia

TE Connectivity India Pvt Ltd.

Shyamala Jayakumar

Head of Talent Acquisition

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Sudhir Kumar B

Head Talent Acquisition

Aeries Technology

Sunil Punia

Offering Dev Innov Senior Principal


Suresh Ramachandra

Global Head - Talent Strategy

Quest Global

Swadesh Kumar Behera

EVP & Chief People Officer

Titan Industries Limited

Tina Vas

Senior Vice President – Global Human Resources


Varun Gautam

Global Head – Talent Management & Acquisition

Persistent Systems Limited


Neha Bothra

Assistant Editor

Forbes India

Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian Cricketer,
Former Member of the Lok Sabha and Philanthropist

Yogi Shriram

Ex Sr.VP - Corporate HR L&T &
Member of Ex Comm, L&T &
Strategic HR Consultan

Debolina Dutta

Professor of Practice,
Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management

IIM Bangalore

Rohan Sylvester

Talent Strategy Advisor


Naini Thaker

Special Correspondent

Forbes India

Sashi Kumar

Head of Sales India


Sunita Cherian

Chief Culture Officer


Meet the Esteemed
Members of Our Jury for 2024

S.Y. Siddiqui

Former Executive Advisor

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd

Yogi Sriram 

Ex Senior VP - Corporate HR

L&T & Member of Ex Comm, L&T & Strategic HR Consultant

Kalpana Bansal

Solution Head - Talent and AI


Anshumali Saxena

Business Transformation Strategist

Dr. G. Rajkumar

Founder and CEO

HR Footprints

Suchitra Rajendra



Mala Chawla

Managing Partner & Board Director Singapore & India

Stanton Chase

Ankur Sethi

Founder & CEO

Corporate Shiksha



MBB Consulting

Shrikant Lonikar

Partner PPJS Solutions LLP

Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2023

Artee Puri

Head Talent -India & SEA
Girnarsoft Cardekho group

Deepti Vij

Director Talent Acquisition and Diversity

Farhat Umar

President Global Human Resources
Mankind Pharma Limited

Gautam Shetty

Regional Head & Talent Attraction & Acquisition - APAC

Harpreet Kaur

Senior Vice President & Head and Personnel & Administration Department
Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Meera Narayanan

Director , Stores TA APAC & MENA
Amazon Development Centre India Private Ltd.

Manav Chhabra

Head of Talent Acquisition
Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd

Madhu menon

National Director - Talent Acquisition
Deloitte India

Nikhil Rajaram Natekar

Senior Vice President - Talent & Transformation
Publicis Groupe

Pooja Bhardwaj

Sr. Manager Global Talent Sourcing

Rajeev Menon

Vice President - Global Head of TA

Rajiv Khatri

Vice President - Recruitment

Rohit Pratap Singh

Head of Talent Acquisition & AP Operations Leader

Rambabu Srinivas

SVP Global head TA & RMG
TATA Technologies

Salil Mathew

Vice President
Capgemini India Pvt Ltd

Sabeena Ladak

Senior Director & Head Talent Acquisition, Employer Brand & ALIVE Programs

Satish Rajarathnam

SVP HR & Global Head Talent Transformation

Satyen Subhash Kulkarni

Vice President, Global Head of Talent Solutions (RMG and TA)
Larsen and Toubro Infotech

Shyamakant Mishra

Head Talent Acquisition India and APAC
Amdocs Development Center India LLP

Subir Verma

Head HR (T&D Cluster companies)
Tata Power

Simon Avinash

VP, Employee Recruiting

Siji Kuruvath

Associate Director - Talent Acquisition

Satej Mehta

General Manager - HR
Wockhardt Limited

Siji Kuruvath

Associate Director - Talent Acquisition

Sonal Singh

Vice President- Country lead for Talent Sourcing
Deutsche Bank

Varadharaj Venkataraman

VP and Global Head - Talent Acquisition
Infosys Limited

Vipin Sharma

Head HR - Talent Aquisition & Employer Branding
Tata Steel

Vijaya Priyadarshini

Vice President-HR
JSW Steel Limited

Vivek Thukral

Senior Director and Global Head of Talent Attraction

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