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20th July CTT Webinar by Kaustav Chakravarthy


- Jan 29th 2021



Speaker’s Name: Kaustav Chakravarthy

Session Date and Time: 20th July, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm IST

Session Title: Impact of Covid19 on Talent management

Session Description: Covid-19 has caused tectonic shifts in how businesses operate across the globe. Remote working and digital workplace collaboration adoption has swept across the world in what can only be described as a Digital Tsunami. Amidst waves of lockdowns, unlocks and potential second waves, and facing unpredictable demand recovery, many organisations are contending with never-before envisioned Talent Management scenarios as they strive to ensure the safety, well-being and productivity of their employees. Rapid training and reskilling of the workforce on new technologies and processes, alignment to constantly changing business priorities, retention of key staff, hyper-agile workforce planning, robust communication strategies, heavily restricted employee mobility, and aggressive controlling of structural costs are only a few of the challenges HR teams are grappling with today.

In this session, we will discuss how the rapid progress of Covid-19 from China to the rest of the world impacted companies and HR teams across the globe, as seen and experienced by the speaker in his global HR leadership role. We will explore the Talent Management challenges faced by companies, lessons learnt along the way and the key success factors that are surfacing as individuals and organisations strove through the initial shock and prepare for the long and difficult recovery ahead.

About the speaker: Kaustav serves as Executive Director, Global Human Resources at Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Inc. He leads a 75-strong global team of Human Resource and General Administration professionals who work closely with the JCH executive leadership to design and deliver JCH’s comprehensive people strategy at their manufacturing, sales and logistics locations around the world.

In previous assignment with the Lenovo Group, Kaustav served as the HR Director for South East Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, and before that as the Asia Pacific Director for People & Organisational Capability. In earlier assignments, Kaustav has served as Vice President, Leadership & Talent Development for Accenture’s global Growth Markets, Learning & Development Leader with Ernst & Young GSS India, and with other companies like Robert Bosch and Infosys Ltd.

Philippe is the principal of Rosinski & Company, a consultancy based in Belgium with partners around the globe, and a professor at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan. He intervenes in several other academic institutions including HEC Paris and the University of Cambridge.

Kaustav has Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology and brings to the table over 20 years of professional experience in corporate HR and consulting, with deep domain expertise in HR Business Partnering, Talent and Performance Management, Leadership Development and Organizational Development. As a corporate HR Leader and a Learning & OD expert, he has helped devise and execute HR and Learning strategy for over 50 organisations across 14 sectors, delivering measurable business results. He has significant entrepreneurial and general management experience with large multinational organisations and has driven large cross-geography HR projects and co-founded a successful boutique L&OD consulting firm. He is also a seasoned facilitator with extensive experience in instructor led, self-paced, virtual and social learning and has personally facilitated a large number of workshops for executive leaders to individual contributors.

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Kaustav Chakravarthy

Executive Coach, PCC

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