AESC India Forum

December 9, 2019
AESC India Forum
December 9, 2019
11:15 to 17:30

AESC's Executive Search Forums are the premier events for executive search and talent acquisition professionals to stay at the forefront of best practices, leverage new strategic insights, and stay at the top of the profession.

Gain the cutting-edge insight you need for success in today's high-speed, high-stakes environment.


11:15 to 11:45
11:45 to 12:15
Bold 3.0: Future Fluent Board Leadership in Asia
A closer look at this ambitious research study — a culmination of over a year of research led by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and supported by pymetrics, to further the Asian leadership development agenda, examining the current state of the Asian boards and board leaders’ collective leadership, enabling them to look into the horizon and align their capabilities accordingly.
Sunil Puri
APAC Director – Research, Innovation, and Product Development
Center for Creative Leadership
12:15 to 12:30
The State of the Profession Today and the Road Ahead
Global and Indian data and insight on the executive search and leadership advisory profession will be presented from AESC’s key 2019 State of the Profession Report, including key performance metrics and insight on the talent needs of clients. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated panel. An essential meeting for those involved with business strategy and business development at executive search and leadership firms in India.
Patrick Rooney
Managing Director, APAC and Middle East
12:30 to 13:00
Panel: Leaders on the Evolution of Search & Leadership Advisory in India
Four of India's leading executive search and leadership advisory professionals will discuss the future of the profession in India, including the issues for the Indian talent market, the impact of technology, and the growth of leadership advisory.
Sonal Agrawal
Managing Partner
Accord India
Puneet Pratap Singh
Partner in Charge
Heidrick & Struggles New Delhi
K Sudarshan
Managing Director
EMA Partners India
13:00 to 13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45 to 14:20
Colour Matters: decoding the biases underpinning the classification between fellow human beings
We are all different in some ways, yet, very similar because we all respond to emotions of love, affection, joy, and sorrow. These feelings are common to all of us, across ethnicities, geographies and boundaries. Yet there are certain factors that contribute to our identity and visibly just make us look dissimilar, and impact how we connect and belong. This session explores cross-cultural dynamics. It highlights the difficulties of being a minority in different geographies and offers perspectives of different ethnicities.
Anuranjita Kumar
Colour Matters?
14:20 to 15:10
No Shortcuts: Rare Insights from Successful Start Up Founders
India, ranked 100th among 190 countries for ease of doing business, is not the choicest place for startups. Only a handful of founders have been able to beat the odds. Nistha Tripathi pursued those who rose from humble beginnings yet making a dent in the Indian startup universe. In her incisive one-on-one interviews with 15 ambitious founders of India including Girish Mathrubootham, Nithin Kamath, Jaydeep Barman, Gaurav Munjal, Tarun Mehta and others, Nistha uncovers the decisions and insights that led these startup founders to find their unique roadmap to success. One thing that underlined all the stories was the founders’ belief in NO SHORTCUTS.
Nistha Tripathi
No Shortcuts
15:10 to 15:30
Future Talent Technologies
What does the future hold for talent related technologies in India and around the globe? Technology continues to change the way we source, engage and assess talent. Attend this session to learn about talent technologies that may impact your professional world in the years to come.
Satish Kumar
Head Search & Staffing Business
15:30 to 15:45
Networking Break
15:45 to 16:00
Executive Talent India 2025: Presentation
AESC surveyed clients worldwide on their top talent challenges and how they intend to shape their talent strategies for the future. AESC will present findings from this survey of senior business leaders worldwide, weaving in insights on organizational transformation from a survey of more than 600 executive search and leadership consultants. How will the executive search and leadership profession advise clients over the next few years and what are the new emerging opportunities? This will be followed by a panel of CHROs focused on both internal and external challenges facing clients today, panelists will explore methods and strategies that clients are utilizing to ensure success.
Patrick Rooney
Managing Director, APAC and Middle East
16:00 to 16:45
Executive Talent India 2025: A Panel of Leading CHRO’s
This panel of CHROs will be focused on both internal and external challenges facing clients today, panelists will explore methods and strategies that clients are utilizing to ensure success.
Madhavi Lall
Managing Director, Head - HR
India at Deutsche Bank
Rajesh S. Manik
Director Human Resources
Manu Narang Wadhwa
Chief Human Resource Officer
Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd
16:45 to 17:30
Afternoon Networking & Closing


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