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HR departments around the world today face dramatically increased expectations for performance and contribution. The primary challenge today is to ensure that there is a strong linkage between a company’s strategic priorities and the effectiveness of human capital management. HR must maintain a high level of business rigour and must be closely aligned to the organisation’s ability to meet enhanced stakeholder expectations. Thus there is an increased need to embrace change and develop a mindset where the HR function is capable of driving business results. 

Discussions on this seminar will be based on extensive research conducted by renowned institutes in the field of HR as well as the experiences of leading CEOs and HR heads at the workshop. In an unique format, each issue will be examined both from the CEO’s and the HR leader’s point of view. You will be exposed to a proven framework for assessing the ‘fit’ between the strategic intent and positioning of your organisation, and the resources and priorities of the HR department. Practical guidance on adapting to meet the present and future requirements of the business will be covered.

Conclave chair Dr Jon Younger will start the proceedings by presenting global standards and the best practices followed by some of the global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies to align their HR policies with business strategy. He will bring in his expertise from working across industries and markets around the globe.
Dr Younger is a Partner at the RBL Group and leads the Strategic HR practice area. He is also a Director of the RBL Institute.

Jon Younger, Conclave Chair
Jon Younger partner of the RBL Group and Director of the RBL Institute, leads the firm’s strategic HR practice

Younger's career includes consulting, executive management and HR leadership. Prior to RBL Group he was chief learning and talent officer of one of the largest U.S. based financial services organisations. He has also managed executive compensation and HR strategy.

Earlier, Younger was co-founder and Managing Partner of the Novations Group, a strategy implementation and leadership development firm. He was also executive vice president and COO of NetValue USA, the French Internet firm, and led a global internal consulting team for Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Younger is a Ph.D. in organization and social psychology from the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the executive education faculty at the Indian School of Business, and was recently invited to serve on the HR Transformation panel of the Government of Singapore.



Ulrich, Younger, authored Books:n, Brockbank, Younger and Nyman. HR Transformation: Building HR from the Outside In. McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Ulrich, Brockbank, Johnson, Sandholtz and Younger. HR Competencies. SHRM, 2007.

Recent Articles:
Ulrich and Younger. Stress Testing the HR Department. RBL Institute White Paper, 2011
Younger, Younger and Thompson. HR Consulting and Change Management Skills. Strategic HR Review, 2011.
Younger and Younger. Innovation in the New World Order. Washington Post, 2010. 
Younger. Why “Undercover Boss” gets Leadership all Wrong. Washington Post, 2010.
Younger and Cleemann. Growing your HR Brand. Strategic HR Review, 2010.
Ulrich, Allen, Smallwood, Brockbank and Younger. Building Culture from the Outside In. Strategic HR Review, 2009.
Ulrich, Smallwood and Younger. I’m Head of HR, Now What? Strategic HR Review, 2008.
Ulrich, Younger and Brockbank. The Next Evolution of the HR Organization. HR Management Journal, 2008. (also reprinted in The Routledge Companion to Strategic HR Management, 2008.)
Ulrich, Brockbank, Johnson and Younger. HR Competencies: Increased Expectations. Employee Relations Weekly, 2007. 
Younger, Smallwood & Ulrich. How Branded Developers Think About Careers and Jobs. Leadership Excellence, 2007.
Younger, Smallwood and Ulrich. Developing Your Organization’s Brand as a Talent Developer. HR Planning, 2007.

Viju Parameshwar, President and CEO- Freudenberg Group.

Speaker Profiles Viju Parameshwar (President and CEO, Klüber Lubrication India Private Limited, a Freudenberg Group Company) Mr. Parameshwar heads Chem-Trend and Klüber Lubrication India Pvt. Ltd., part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialties. Beyond being the head of these entities in India, and on the Regional Management Board for Asia Pacific for Klüber, Mr. Parameshwar is a member of Klüber’s Global Executive Board and also part of the Freudenberg Group’s Executive Team India. The Freudenberg Group, parent organization of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS), is a long established, family owned, global organization of industrial and consumer products companies based in Weinheim, Germany. Prior to joining the FCS group in 2000, Mr. Parameshwar had held management positions at Bombay Burmah Trading Corp. Ltd, Hindustan Lever Ltd. and Tata Finlay Ltd. Mr. Parameshwar earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India and a Masters in Science from Syracuse University in the United States.

Mr. Abhaya Shankar, Managing Director HIL Ltd.


Mr. Abhaya Shankar, Managing Director of HIL Ltd, has 27 years of experience in the private sector in India and Abroad, of which 17 years have been in top management roles. A Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and an MBA (PGDB) from IIM Kolkata, he has extensive experience in heading manufacturing companies, as well as undertaking corporate roles encompassing formulation of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, formation of joint ventures and turnaround of under-performing companies. Under the able leadership of Mr. Abhaya Shankar, HIL Ltd has been spearheading to achieve greater heights up beating the expectations of all its shareholders, with a renewed commitment to safeguard environment with its environment friendly the Green Products portfolio.

Dr. Arvind N Agrawal,

He is alumnus for IIT (Kharagpur), IIM (Ahmadabad) and IIT (Bombay) from where he completed his Ph.D., in the area of Strategic Leadership. Batch of 1973. Majored in Marketing and Human Resource Development. 

The first 12 years of his working life was spent in the HR function in companies like Escorts and Modi Xerox. Thereafter, he assumed additional responsibilities for TQM in Modi Xerox, a move which “brought him closer to the business environment and issues”. The exposure gained in TQM equipped him to take on the role of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Modi Xerox itself.

During the years 1994 to 1999, Mr. Agrawal was Chief Executive at Escorts responsible for the two Construction Equipment Business Companies i.e. Escorts JCB and Escorts Construction Equipment Limited.
Since 1999, he is President – Corporate Development and Group HR in RPG Group. His current responsibilities in RPG comprise of HR and TQM.

On the professional front, Mr. Agrawal has been active in Management & HR forums in the country. In 1992, Mr. Agrawal was awarded the National HRD Award. He served as the National President of National HRD Network during the year 2000 - 2002.

Ms.Shalini Sarin, Schneider

Shalini Sarin holds a Doctorate in Organisation Behaviour, and a double Masters in Sociology and Human Resource Management. She began her career as a teacher of Organisation Behaviour and then moved on as a retainer and consultant for Hughes and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Following that, she joined Godfrey Phillips India as GM-OD & Training. She was head of HR at Cairn India prior to joining Schneider. In a career spanning over 20 years, Sarin has made significant contributions to organization development, learning & development, talent management, leadership development, coaching, and mentoring. As a management consultant she has contributed substantially in evolving and implementing strategies for maximizing organizational and human performance. Sarin is a certified psychometrician from British Psychology Society and a certified trainer and executive coach from Motorola University-Chicago. She is a certified Six Sigma black belt and is accredited in Personal Counseling. She also has an Advanced Human Resource Certification from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Mark A Driscoll, Global and National Director .PWC

Global and National Director with twenty-three years of progressive talent management, human resources, operations and sourcing experience at PWC. Created, designed, and implemented several talent management, human resources and sourcing programs and initiatives, partnered with business leaders to meet the ever-changing needs and trends of the practice. Demonstrated strong change management skills combined with a personal interest in entrepreneurial environments. Self-motivated and result orientated leader with a proven track record in consistently and immediately adding value and excelling in new environments and a typical situations. Developed and created innovative and highly effective screening and selection tools and reward programs. Demonstrated a deep expertise in resolving complex employment issues. Active California CPA.

Adil Malia

Adil is the Global Head for Leadership, Learning & People Management at the 20 billion dollar Essar Group.
Present in 25 countries of the world, Essar Group has business interests in domains of Steel, Oil, Power, Shipping, Projects, Telecom, BPO, Mining and Realty, employing 70,000 people worldwide.

With degrees in Economics, Law & Management, Adil has diverse experiences of working in India & globally with large Multi-National Companies like GE & Coca-Cola, on the one hand & large entrepreneurial Organizations like Essar, Godrej & Al Futtiam in the Middle east, on the other.

Adil has worked in the domains of Business Leadership, Law, People Management & Marketing through the 33 years of his diverse experiences in business.

Winner of several awards & recognitions for his work in the industry, he has been awarded a Causa Honoris Doctorate in Philosophy.

A voracious reader, he writes extensively for newspapers, business journals & magazines. Adil is a keynote speaker at several seminars & conventions globally.

Anand Pillai
* Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership 2011

* HR Professional of the year 08-09 & 09-10

* Guest lecturer at Leading business schools like: Harvard Business school, MIT-Sloan, London Business School, IIM-A, IIM-L, SPJIMR, IMT etc.,


Anand Pillai is currently the Sr. Executive Vice President & Chief Learning Officer at Reliance Industries Ltd. He has been recently appointed to become a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, given his thought leadership in the field of Leadership & Innovation.

With more than 30 years of rich experience in the corporate world, Anand has handled challenging assignments in general management and as head of operations in companies such as TATA Group (10 yrs), Hughes Network Systems and Bay Networks and HCL Technologies Ltd (14yrs). Anand has been a much sought after speaker in many national and international forums. He has been the distinguished speaker at the Fortune Innovation Forum in NY, USA (the only non American speaker to be invited), at the Fortune Global Forum, NASSCOM, ISTD, CIO Summit -London, Great places to work conference -Singapore, World’s most democratic work places summit- Las Vegas, World HRD Congress, CII, etc.

His leadership and strong vision has succeeded in bring many accolades and recognition to the company, like “Excellence in Training” for 07-08 & 08-09,at the Asia Pacific HR Excellence Awards “Contribution to the Field of Global Training and Development” & Outstanding contribution to the field of Education, at the Global HR Excellence Awards-2009 and 2010, Award for Talent management, Innovation in Employee Retention & Career management, Excellence in Training & HR Leadership award at the Employer Branding Awards. He has also been recognized as “HR Professional of the Year” 2008-09 and also given the HR Leadership award at the Global HR Excellence Awards and Pride of the Industry at the Star of India awards. Anand has been featured in the book “Leading with Wisdom” along with 30 other leaders (Steven Covey, Abdul Kalam to name a few) in the world. He is also featured in a new book “Open Source Leader” published by Penguin Publications.


09:45 am to 10:00 am Welcome and Introductions 

  • Mr Ravikanth Reddy, President - NHRD Hyderabad Chapter

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Opening remarks and introduction to the CEO Track
  • Dr Jon Younger

Session I: The CEO ’s expectation from HR as a strategic performance driver

Chair of the session – Dr. Jon Younger

10:30 am to 11:30 am

CEO’s perspective on human resources as a key strategic driver.

  • Mr Viju Parameshwar, President and CEO, Freudenberg Group.
  • Mr Abhay Shankar, Managing Director, Hyderabad Industries
11:30 am to 11:45 am

Tea Break

11:45 am to 12:00 pm Introduction to the CHRO Track
  • Dr Jon Younger
Session II: Challenges to link HR with business Strategy

12:00 pm to 13:15 pm

This session will tackle the issue of linking HR with business strategy from a HR perspective.

  • Dr Arvind N Agrawal, President Group HR, RPG group
  • Adil Malia, Group President, Human Resources, Essar Group
  • Mark A Driscoll, Global and National Director HR, Price Waterhouse Coopers
13:15 pm to 14:15 pm

Break for Lunch

14:15 pm to 14:45 pm Introduction to the CLO Track
  • Dr Jon Younger
Session III: The role of HR in developing a Learning Organisation
14:45 pm to 15:45 pm

This session will cover the idea of a learning organisation and how to create one in today’s knowledge driven economy.

  • Anand K Pillai, Sr EVP & Chief Learning Officer, Reliance Group
  • Shalini Sarin, Head HR, Schnieder
Session IV: Concluding Session
15:45 pm to 16:15 pm This session will integrate the thoughts, ideas and insights arrived in the previous sessions and put the learning in a structure so that participants can deliberate on certain tangible insights

The faculty will facilitate the participants in creating their own action plans based on the day’s discussions.
  • Dr Jon Younger

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