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Top 10 HR Influencers of India

In an industry as dynamic as Human Resources, staying updated is quite a challenge.  What better way to stay updated than follow the thought leaders of the Indian HR industry? These leaders come from various industries and are some of the most active profiles in the industry. Here’s list of top 10 HR influencers compiled by SHRM and Dentsu WebChutney who we follow for insights and knowledge about the latest HR trends.


  1. Sunder Ramachandran
    General Manager – Training @ GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India

Sundar runs the commercial training strategy for GSK India, managing over 3500 employee & $500 Mn business. He is working on bringing about a cultural shift in learning at GSK.

You can follow him on Twitter @ sundertrg and his blog –


  1. Vineet Nayar
    Founder, Sampark Foundation

As the man who built HCL, he definitely has many insights to share. Follow this management guru across social platforms and glean the most from his knowledge tit bits.

His Twitter handle is @vineetnayar and you also check out this website –


  1. Gautam Ghosh
    Consultant – VBeyond Corp

Gautam has headed recruitment and talent branding at companies like Flipkart and Phillips India. His blog is listed among the top 25 HR blogs world-wide.

Check out this blog at and subscribe or follow him on Twitter @gautamghosh!


  1. Abhijit Bhaduri
    Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates

Abhijit was the Chief Learning Officer for Wipro Technologies until September 2016.  Over his career he has groomed some of the finest talent at Wipro, Microsoft, Pepsico and Colgate – Palmolive.

Be sure to check out, his website and follow him on Twitter @AbhijitBhadhuri

  1. Amit Bhagria
    Head – HR, Shri Educare Limited

Amit leads the Human Resources vertical at Shri Educare Limited. He is one of the most insightful and prolific writers on LinkedIn.

You can follow his blog and follow him on Twitter @younghrmanager


  1. Sharad Verma
    HR Head | CHRO at Sears Holdings India

With over two decades of experience in the Human Resources Sharad has recently taken reign over Sears Holdings India. He shares his experiences and insights on

You can also follow him on Twitter @iSharad !

  1. Ester Martinez
    CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters

Ester is the editor of People Matters and leads a team of content writers, researchers and product thinkers dedicated to making HR more impactful and drive better talent decisions.

Check out and follow her on Twitter at Ester_Matters


  1. Prabhir Jha
    President & Global Chief People Officer – Cipla

Prabhir is a TEDx speaker, columnist and an avid tweeter! He has successfully lead human resources at two Fortune 500 companies. He often shares his insights on his LinkedIn profile and via his twitter handle – @PrabhirJha


  1. Tanmay Vora
    Director(Product Development, R & D) & Country Head at Basware India

Tanmay is responsible for the 650+ employees of Basware in India. He handles the team growth, product delivery excellence, learning and development and many more functions.

You can follow his blog and follow him on Twitter @tnvora


  1. Yashwant Mahadik
    Executive Vice President & Global CHRO at Sun Pharma

Yashwant has a over 29 years of experience in top global companies. Prior to heading Sun Pharma’s human resources function, he spent 5 very successful years at Phillips.

His insights and wisdom can be found at and @IndianYash. As an interesting aside, when he isn’t building great work places, he is snapping away some great photographs.


These were the top 10 HR influencers of India. Do share other HR inlfluencers who you think should make this list, in the comments below!