Mentees 2015

Ms Preeti Sadarangani,

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit Head, Vodafone India Ltd.

Ms Preeti is a qualified Chartered Accountant has over 20 years of professional work experience across industries of FMCG, financial services, Telecom, Business Process Outsourcing, and Risk Advisory and Consulting.  She has been associated with companies like Hindustan Lever, ITC Financial Services, Hutchison/Vodafone, WNS and Axis Risk Consulting. Her experience is primarily in Finance, Risk Assessment and Management, Compliance and Internal Audit

Ms Archana Shiroor,

Director, Human Resource – India, Barclays

Ms Archana is Head of HR at Barclays Bank India managing the Corporate, Investment Banking & Wealth Business as well as the Barclays Offshoring entity in Mumbai. She has over 24 years of experience in the Human Resources function. She spent 5 years with TATA Group and a little over 11 years across three leading Private Sector Banks; HDFC Bank, Development Credit Bank and YES Bank. Archana has handled Country level responsibility for the HR function for close to 13 years.

Ms Sujata Shridhar Iyer,

Vice President, TTR, Barclays

Ms Sujata has 14 years of experience in the commercial banking space and have worked with HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank. Her last assignment was with ICICI Bank where she has spent close to 9 years. Ms Sujata have performed various roles such as Branch Manager, Headed SOX compliance for branch banking processes, Fraud controller – Retail banking, AML officer . She is now with Barclays as Vice President heading TTRU.

Ms Shweta Kannan,

AVP, Barclays

Ms Shweta is an experienced Lean professional with  more than 8 years of experience and a track record of driving operational excellence and re-engineering programes. She is self motivated individual adept at multi-tasking, prioritizing and skilled to communicate across all levels of the organization. Shweta has her skill set and expertise in Investment banking- Equities and Asset Servicing , Mortgage and Wealth Management, Six Sigma, Lean Transformation, Training & Development.

Ms Shaima Nawaz,

Engagement Manager, Capgemini Consulting (I) Pvt Ltd.

Ms Shaima is a high caliber individual with gravitas and a proven track record of successful project management through methodical, thorough and diligent work. As a natural relationship builder, Shaima is equipped with the vision and purpose to dive organizational change. She is flexible and able to adapt positively to any challenges that arise, she is also comfortable at making sometimes difficult decisions and taking ownership of key issues. Her areas of expertise are Project Planning and Management, People Management , Budgetary Controls.

Ms Paromita Joseph,

DGM & Customer Service Head : Vodafone Business Services

Ms Paromita has 10+ years of experience in BFSI . She has experience in Customer Service & Project Management predominantly. Paromita has strong customer service orientation and excellent project management skills. She is apt in conceptualising, analysis and executing projects leading to enhanced customer service (internal as well as external customers). She was working with Kotak Mahindra Bank prior to her current role.

Ms Srabasti Bhattacharjee,

Chief Techonology Head, Vodafone India Ltd.

Ms Srabasti is an engineering graduate with 20+ years of experience. She has working experience of 2 years as engineer in All India Radio , followed by 7 years as Commissioned Officer in Corps of Signals, Indian Army and in Vodafone Technology team since 2001. She has been Chief Technology Head (CTO) for Vodafone Kolkata from 2010 to 2012 and Vodafone Mumbai since Apr 2012. As CTO, she is responsible for seamless mobility services for voice and data.

Ms Saru Sharma,

Director and Head HR, Barclays Shared Services

Ms Saru with 22+ years of experience in Financial Services, Telecom and ITES industry, has taken on a wide range of roles in Global Organisations in India and UK. Post completing her MBA in Marketing and Human Resource Management, Saru started her career with Citibank in the retail banking business. She has taken on several challenging assignments in Operations, Change, and Training in Banking and Insurance Organisations over the years. She has a successful track record of proven performance and is passionate about driving excellence in a collaborative manner, underpinned by values.

Ms Vibhuti Tandon

AVP Operations, Encore Capital Group (Midland Credit Management India Pvt. Ltd)

Vibhuti have 15 years of rich & lateral experience in the BPO industry. She has worked across the spectrum of a full scale BPO Company namely- Operations, Client Services, Transition and Client Migration and have extensive experience in US and UK Outsourced Call Centre operations. Vibhuti has travelled both International and Domestic including migrating projects with a diversification in Debt Collections, Telecom outbound, Health and Beauty Services helpline, Customer Support, Insurance Sales, Semi Tech Support and DRTV clients. She takes pride in her ability to excite people to work for her and go beyond what they thought is possible. She works with a strong desire to exceed expectations and proactively deliver new thinking and ideas.

Ms Chitra Navneet

Manager Quality Assurance, Capgemini

Chitra is currently working as a Manager with the Quality Assurance Group of Capgemini India. She has an overall experience of 10+ years in IT industry out of which, more than 8 years in Quality Assurance, Process Consulting and Process Auditing. In Capgemini her primary responsibilities includes providing support to new engagements in terms of process setup. This includes providing consulting for defining process based on the models like CMMI Dev & SVC, ISO 20000, ISO9001, ITIL Best Practices & Six Sigma practices.

Ms Reshma Ghag

Test Lead, Capgemini

Reshma is a forward thinking, capable and committed test manager with a proven ability to meet agreed deadlines, co-ordinate work and work to defined testing methodologies within a structured environment. She is focused with any task at hand and is able to utilize existing test knowledge and experiences to come up with practical solutions and alternatives to testing processes. She is a seasoned professional with executive leadership, negotiating and communicating skills and capable of providing authoritative guidance and advice to both in house and third party test teams.

Ms Sushma Murthy

Business Analyst, Capgemini

Sushma Murthy has a total of 12 years of experience, out of which around 8 years are with Capgemini, as a Business Analyst, Test Lead, PQL, Project Manager and currently in the Engagement Manager/Service Delivery Manager role. Sushma has been an integral part of the Capgemini TS-WEST Account in the US, and has performed the role of Onsite & Offshore BA Lead and Onsite Test Lead.

She was awarded the Delivery Diamond award for her exemplary work in actively contributing in the solution and managing Business Requirements in 2008.

Ms Jayanthi J

Head Hr Regional, Deloitte

Jayanthi has around 18 years of progressive association with HRM, Strategy, Performance, Compensation Management, Talent acquisition, Organisation development and Talent Engagement.

She anchored and led the HR function at different capacities , in the process of which built winning teams.

As a trusted business partner Jayanthi held leadership position handling entire gamut of talent management in Nucleus Software, Xchanging, Fiserv and Deloitte. Her focus area being Organisational Development, HR operations Compensation/ Performance Management, Learning, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Engagement and Talent Acquisition. She has handled varied roles from HR entrepreneurial role in start up to large workforces, maintaining peaceful & amicable work environment and in initiating measures for the benefit of both Talent and Organisation.

Ms Pavitra Singh

Associate Director ,Talent Acquisition, Pepsico India Holding Pvt.Ltd

Pavitra has an overall professional experience of 14 years in diverse industries – FMCG , Financial Services and Analytics .

She has been with PepsiCo for 9+ years and is currently heading Talent Acquisition for India Region. She is responsible for attracting and building a robust pipeline of talent. Prior to this, she was leading Organization Management & Development for India Region focusing on OD capability, culture transformation, diversity & inclusion.

Within PepsiCo Pavitra has handled multiple roles across both foods and beverages including HR Business Partner roles.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, she has worked with American Express and Fair Isaac India. She has done her MBA HR from University of Pune and graduation from Symbiosis, Pune.

A mother of an increasingly curious and mischievous eight year old girl and is passionate about travelling with family and friends.

Ms Jaya Virwani

Diversity and Inclusiveness Leader at EY

Jaya leads the Diversity and Inclusiveness strategy and agenda for EY’s (Ernst & Young) Global Delivery Network in India. In her role, she focuses on initiatives that promote cross-cultural teaming and inclusive leadership, eliminate unconscious biases, and create an ecosystem that supports gender equity in senior leadership positions.
She works closely with the talent acquisition team to attract, retain and develop people with disabilities.
Jaya also leads the Professional Women’s Network Program which focuses on talent development, leadership skills and a support system for working mothers.
Jaya is a certified Professional Behavioral Analyst and is certified by Tracom in Social Style and Versatility profiles. She lives in Bangalore with her two teenage children.

Ms Richa Kale

AVP, HR, Encore Capital Group (Midland Credit Management India Pvt. Ltd)

Richa is an experienced Rewards professional with 12 years of experience in Human Resources. She is currently associated with Encore Capital Group (Midland Credit Management India Pvt. Ltd), leading the Human Resources Business Partner function. Richa is experienced in the areas of talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, HR operations, diversity & inclusion, talent management and compensation. She has proven expertise in developing HR strategy and vision, and executing through world class processes in Total Rewards, Recognition and Employee Engagement. Richa has in depth understanding and strong experience in managing Compensation programs including reviewing market competitiveness and deployment of compensation programs such as merit planning, budgeting, bonus delivery. She is adept in conceptualizing and implementing HR processes and actively involved in reinforcing compliance across the organization.

Snigdha Varmani

DGM- Global lead for Talent Management Strategy BPS, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Snigdha has 14 years of work experience in the BPS world with most of that with Genpact (erstwhile GE) prior to joining Cognizant.

She has diverse experience ranging from Leadership and Professional Development, Knowledge Transfer, New Hire Training, Language Training, Process Training, across various verticals like F&A, India business and across domains like Hospitality, Insurance, Telecom and F&A.

During her tenure at Genpact in training, she was leading training for North territory of India and later she led training for Life sciences vertical for F&A domain. Snigdha have been extensively involved in Knowledge transfer, knowledge management, Leadership development.

At Cognizant my primary responsibilities include- driving the Talent management strategy for the BPO and primarily includes Design framework, solutions, implementation across poles and verticals.

Geetika Aggarwal

BPS Academy – Global Initiatives, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Geetika started her career with The Oberois and fell in love with the idea of Customer Service industry.
To make a difference to the quality of service, she moved to the Training and Development and worked in – Process Training Delivery, content design and performance consulting for business training.

She has worked with organizations / clients like Citibank, Mphasis, JPMC, First source, Axis bank and now Cognizant. In these organization , have lead Soft skills , Content Development and Business training teams for BFS sector and my role involved strategizing and ensuring quality solutions and training delivery for Business.

Her strength lies in consulting for Performance based Process Training, People Management and now, learning and gaining expertise in Gamification as a new skill.

Natasha Kher

DGM- Global Communications & Solutions Lead- BPS, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Natasha carry 15 years of work experience and invested all of this time in Language Training, Design and Strategy.

She has been associated with brands like GE, WNS global services, Barclays Shared Services & Accenture Pvt. Ltd prior to joining Cognizant.

With diverse experience from Induction to an Organization –New Hire Training- Language Training- Compliance & Mandatory Trainings-Process Training; Natasha had the pleasure of being a custodian of all these shops in entirety and in some cases individually. During her tenure at Accenture & Cognizant, She has been extensively involved in Trainer Development (Concept, Design, Content and Implementation) for Facilitation, ID & Audience Handling. At Cognizant her primary responsibilities include- The Global Communication Strategy and Training School & Development.

Lavanya Koneru

Strategy Operations team – BFS Sector IB –KPO Research, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Lavanya is a result-oriented business professional with 15 years’ experience and proven abilities in strategic planning, improving efficiency of operations, managing projects, team building and detailing project information to determine effective processes for operations. She has demonstrated capability to motivate staff to achieve maximum productivity and control/save costs through innovative thinking and most effective use of manpower and available resources. Lavanya has efficiently handled centralizing 14 business units across UK into one business unit by restructuring and relocating without compromising business goals.

Vinitha Venkateswarulu

BPS Technology, Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Vinitha started her career as a Staff Accountant in Ernst & Young, initially in Corporate Finance and then in Assurance.

She then joined Office Tiger, a start-up at that time to set up their Research teams and managed multiple research teams in India and abroad and moved on to set up Operations of the disaster recovery site in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She worked to support seven of the top ten investment banks on Wall Street across various services.

At UBS, she led the Analytics and Strategy Research teams. With Cognizant, Vinitha continued to manage these teams and was instrumental in setting up and leading the Cognizant Research Center here in Hyderabad.

Her strengths lie in connecting with people , team and clients, being methodical and diligent and honest.

She has an MBA in Finance from the University of Madras and have rowed competitively in national and international events during her school and college years. She has recently taken to running and completed her first half marathon in August this year. Her toddler son is her indulgence.

KB Sudha

Construction Management Team as a Senior Project Manager , Jones Lang Lasalle, Project & Development Services

Sudha is a senior professional and has 15 plus years’ of experience. Her objective in her career path has been to utilize and upgrade her knowledge and skills to contribute in self-development and success of the organization.
With JLL she has been taking care of the following responsibilities:

Presently handling 2 major accounts – IBM & Accenture

Design Manager for Accenture Projects at different locations

Account Lead (Single Point of Contact) for IBM projects across 4 different locations

Shruti Garg

INTERICS DESIGN CONSULTANTS , Jones Lang Lasalle, Project & Development Services

Shruti has 11 Years of experience in Architecture & Corporate Interiors across Design, Project Management, Partner/Vendor Management, Client Engagement, Developing new team members, Research & Documentation and Teaching.

Her prime role with JLL involves to oversee multiple projects from Pitch to Execution stage with direct reporting to the Principal/Director.

· Directly managed numerous projects with JLL under Warranted Price Model. Responsibilities included direct interaction with client, facility brief development, site due diligence, design development, budget estimation, presenting look & feel options within stipulated budget and quality control during execution
· Successfully manage projects across a spectrum of corporate clients in IT, Banking, Retail, Telecom and Finance sectors; with emphasis on Design, Design and Project Management, Client Engagement/Business Development

Lalitha Balan

Deal Analyst, Capgemini India

Lalitha is a seasoned professional and provides financial modeling, costing and pricing support and customer responses to bids globally within the Capgemini group.

Her prime responsibilities with the enterprise include:

· Financial engineering, pricing models. Responses to RFPs, RFQs, RFIs
· Business Valuation for new captive initiatives
· Business Case Modeling for go-to-market opportunities