Masters of Talent Strategy: Crafting Blueprints for Resilient Organizations

Celebrating 30 Trailblazers in Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding: Amid the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of today's corporate realm, the role of talent leaders has assumed unprecedented significance. These individuals emerge as the architects of transformation, the propelling force steering an organization towards success, and the custodians of its human capital development.

Recognizing the profound impact of these visionary leaders, Forbes India and Indeed take pride in introducing the "Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2024." This initiative is designed to honor individuals who are actively instigating change, influencing the trajectory of the future of work, and leaving a substantial imprint in the realms of talent acquisition and management.

Drawing from the remarkable success of the 2023 edition, which celebrated trailblazing talent leaders for their steadfast dedication to fostering a talent-centric ethos within their organizations, we extend an invitation for you to nominate yourself and become an integral part of this exceptional journey.


The Top 30 Talent Leaders will be featured over two editions, with each issue profiling 15 talent leaders from the list. The entire shortlisting process and research is driven by the Knowledge partner and the Forbes India editorial team to ensure unbiasedness and transparency in the process.

  • Participate in the prestigious Top 30 Talent Leaders 2024 by completing your application form on the website
  • All the applications shall be followed by preliminary assessments to check their alignment with the pre-defined eligibility criteria.
  • Applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be shared with an expert jury for evaluation.
  • An expert Jury shall further evaluate and score the applications qualifying the pre-defined eligibility criteria.
  • The top 50 applicants will be identified based on the scores assigned by the expert jury.
  • The list of the top 50 will then be submitted to the final jury for evaluation.
  • The Final Jury will evaluate and score each finalist on the basis of pre-defined evaluation parameters.
  • The final Jury's scores, assessed against predefined criteria, will determine the Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2024

*The above methodology is subject to change as per the Jury and Management’s discretion. Please keep visiting the website for all updates

  • The company must have an established presence in India for at least 2 years as of 31st January,2024.
  • The individual nominated by the organization must hold the Talent Acquisition Lead/Director/Partner position or any other leadership role.
  • The individual must have at least 10 years of experience in the HR industry as of 31st January,2024.
  • The individual must hold at least 1 year of experience as a talent lead in the current organization as of 31st January,2024.

*The methodology and criteria for the listing are subject to change at the discretion of the Jury and Management.

Forbes Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2024 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Forbes and Indeed introduce the distinguished 2024 lineup of top Talent Leaders - 30 remarkable individuals recognized for their significant influence and distinction. These professionals embody excellence within their organizations, showcasing outstanding achievements that have made a lasting impact in the field of talent leadership.

    By recognizing these inspiring leaders, we aim to:

    • Celebrate their achievements: Honor their dedication and commitment to building high-performing teams.

    • Inspire others: Showcase innovative practices and strategies that can be adopted by other organizations.

    • Shape the future of work: Highlight the importance of talent leadership in fostering a thriving and dynamic work environment.

There is no fee for submitting a nomination form for the Top 30 Talent Leader of 2024.

    • The individual holding the Talent Acquisition Lead/Director/Partner, or any other leadership role related to talent at an established organization can be nominated.

    • The nominee must have at least 10 years of experience in the HR industry, by 31st January 2024.

    • The nominated individual must have at least one year of experience, specifically as a talent lead within the current organization, as of 31st January, 2024.

    • The nominee’s company must have an established presence in India for at least two years, as of 31st January, 2024.

The application form must be submitted solely in the English language.

    • You can apply by submitting your application form at

    • It is advisable to review the terms and conditions before submitting your application. Providing accurate information and supporting documents to substantiate your claims is crucial

    • While providing supporting documents for your entry details is optional, enhancing and reinforcing your submission by including relevant documents and attachments is recommended,.

    • If you choose to include supporting documents, please ensure they are in PDF format only, and the size of each document should not exceed 2 MB.

Your application form will initially be reviewed to assess its completeness, eligibility, and adherence to the application guidelines, including character limits. Only complete and eligible applications will progress to the subsequent stages for consideration in the jury rounds.

Offline submissions of the application form is not available; the process is designed for online completion.

After submitting the application form, no modifications will be permitted. It is advised to thoroughly review the information provided before submission.

The deadline for submitting completed application forms will be announced on the microsite’s homepage. .

The announcement of the Top 30 Talent Leaders for 2024 is scheduled for the last week of April 2024 or the first week of May 2024. Kindly continue to check the website for any updates regarding the timelines.

No, the names on the Top 30 Talent Leaders for 2024 list will be organized alphabetically.

The Forbes India Team will contact you if you are shortlisted.

The terms & conditions have been mentioned on the home page of the microsite.

For any further clarification, kindly write to us on Or 7892050803

Thank you for the overwhelming response!
We've received over 450 + nominations from across India.

Our Knowledge Partner (EY) is currently reviewing the nomination forms.

Process advisors

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

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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