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Pooja is currently General Manager and Head – Learning & Organizational Development for Piaggio India. Additionally, she is responsible for campus recruitment for all three manufacturing facilities within Piaggio – commercial vehicles, two-wheeler plant and engine plant. She is also the HR Business Partner for the commercial vehicle plant. Prior to Piaggio, she has worked with Burckhardt Compression AG, among other companies. Pooja is a management graduate with specialization in Human Resources and has certifications in several key HR related areas including DISC profiling, competency designing and mapping, competency based HRM (XLRI), BEI, OPQ and predictive index (personality profiling tool)

Umesh has over 22 years of Generalist & Specialist exposure in Human Resource with reputed Indian and Multinational companies. He has industry experience in heading verticals and managing national roles in diverse sunrise product and service industries. Among other things, he is an authority on HR Business partnership with leadership teams across businesses and at all management levels and in designing, recasting & driving HR policies and processes aligned to organizational business and people strategies in order to build strong employee value proposition and organizational culture to attract and retain talent. Umesh was head of talent acquisition at Reliance Communications prior to which he was Vice President, HR at TATA AIG Life Insurance. Before that he was DGM – HR at Idea Cellular. Umesh has also worked with Bharti Airtel, Max New York Life Insurance, Mobilink and Eureka Forbes. Umesh is currently CEO and founder of a cutting edge HR firm. He has done his post graduation in management from Symbiosis, Pune.

Amitanshu has close to 22 years of experience. He is currently Chief Engineer at Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. Known for his dedication and results focus, he was named ‘Chief Engineer of the Year’ in 2015 by Hotelier India, a magazine that recognizes and rewards the achievements of the country’s best in the Hospitality business. Among other things, Amitanshu has implemented major infrastructural and engineering projects in the company. One of the recent key achievements is the implementation of the SAP system across the group hotels for plant maintenance. Amitanshu has a B.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Binoj Vasu has over 22 years of experience across Talent Management, Learning & Development and Career Mentoring domains. He is the CEO of a company focusing on ‘Career Mentoring’ to help young Indians move ahead in their careers. Earlier, Binoj was associated with Yes Bank as the Chief Learning Officer, prior to which he was Senior Vice president and head of Learning & Development at Yes Bank. As part of the leadership team of the Bank from its early stage, he set up and scaled the learning and organizational development, talent management, R&R, employer branding & campus talent acquisition functions of the Bank. Prior to this, he was the Head of Training for TATA AIG. He has also worked with NIS Sparta, Xerox, ExxonMobil and Exide Industries. During his career, Binoj has successfully set up & managed Learning & Development functions across organisations. He is a Certified Coach for Leadership & Transition Management. Binoj has been instrumental in setting up Centers of Excellence for Learning & Development for multiple Organisations. Binoj has been a core committee member of the 'CII National Knowledge Council'. He is a specialist in the 'Corporate & Campus Talent Connect' domain & has worked extensively with Educational Institutions in India & Abroad to facilitate Knowledge & Talent initiatives that benefit the student community. He is also a visiting speaker/ faculty across B-Schools/ Knowledge Forums.

Satyen has a rich experience of 28 years in Sales & Marketing in the flat steel industry. He is currently General Manager, Sales & Marketing with Posco, one of the leading steel brands in the world. He heads global automobile OEM'S like Maruti Suzuki, Honda Cars, Volkswagen and GMI among others. Satyen has earlier worked with companies like JSW and Ispat. He has several achievements to his name, both in the local and global steel industry.

Renu is currently Managing Director for Grohe India. She has 20 years of experience, after completing her post graduation in Finance. He experience spans different facets of business, strategic & financial management. She is CEO of the Indian subsidiary of the world's No.1 brand in water technology. She leads multiple brands & is responsible for integrating them into a combined entity of the largest presence in international brands space of bathroom fittings & ceramics. She has overall P&L responsibility, apart from market expansion & strategic growth initiatives. Renu has prior experience in planning, MIS, budgeting, audit, taxation and supply chain management. She has worked in Telecom & Information Technology businesses for close to a decade, followed by stints in FMCG & Building Materials for another decade.