If you are passionate about creating fundamental and sustainable change for your employees, your workplace and yourself, then this is the right platform for you!

Welcome To Employee Happiness Summit 2023

A premier B2B event for enhancing employee happiness, setting new standards for modern working to break the mould and create a people-centric culture where employees thrive!

Happiness at work and a happy employee can be of a strategic advantage if approached from the right direction. Employee happiness is a fairly straightforward concept referring to the state of having a positive attitude and outlook on one’s work. Happy people are excited to go to their workplace. They enjoy what they do and the people they work with. They have high levels of employee engagement and job satisfaction.

In recent years, employee happiness has become a core focus of most progressive and profitable organizations worldwide. But just because employee happiness is a relatively simple idea doesn’t mean it’s easy to achieve in your organization. It requires deliberate thought and effort from HR professionals to create a positive employee experience throughout the entire employee lifecycle. In light of a new working environment and swiftly changing employee preferences, organizations are taking radical steps to ensure employee well-being that supports their productivity and career growth. Whether it is a hybrid working model or extending additional benefits, organizations are beginning to reflect the changed mindsets of the people they employ.

The summit will touch base upon the requisite factors/ elements in workplace/ employee happiness which are meaningful roles, a team atmosphere, work-life balance, being appreciated, and having growth opportunities.

During the summit, we take a deep dive into the root cause of many of today's challenges and re-examine our workspaces, policies, and how our people management is integrated into our overall business strategy and health. The event promises panel discussions and case studies that will showcase the importance of high-impact, purpose-driven employee engagement strategies through a lens that focuses on how organisational culture, collaboration, wellbeing and leadership buy-in are the key to breeding high-performing, engaged and happy teams.


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08.30 am - 10.00 am

Registrations over Breakfast & Tea

10.00 am - 10.15 am

Welcome Address

10.15 am - 11.15 am | Leadership Panel

Theme: The New Work Order: Today, Tomorrow, For All.

  • Mr. Unmesh Pawar, Chief People Officer, South Asia, Dentsu International (Moderator)
  • Mr. Sambaran Dutta, Global People & Organisational Growth Consultant, Roche Ltd.
  • Mr. Ramakrishna Vyamajala, CHRO, Home First Finance Company India Ltd.
  • Ms. Babita Basak, Head - HR, Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd.
  • Mr. Chinmay Sharma, CHRO & EVP India, Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Mr. Mark T Fernandes, Sr. VP, HR & Head - Organisation Capability, Development and DE&I, Kotak Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Arup Gupta, CHRO, EnC, Roads & Defence Businesses, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Mr. Rahul Baunthiyal, Group VP, HR, Hinduja Group Ltd.
11.15 am - 11.45 am

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

11.45 am - 12.45 pm | Panel Discussion

Theme: New, High-Impact, Transformative & Purpose-Driven Employee Engagement Strategies For The Evolving Workspace

  • Mr. Prasanth Nair, CHRO, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. (Moderator)
  • Ms. Sagorika Kantharia, Head - HR & Coach - Radio City 91.1 FM, Radio City India
  • Ms. Aditi Arora, Head - L&D and Employee Engagement, SBM Bank (India) Ltd.
  • Ms. Harsha Vatnani, Head - Talent Management, BSH Household Appliances (Bosch)
  • Mr. Sudip Das, Head - Talent Management, Total Rewards, Corporate Communications & HR Digital, Aarti Industries Ltd.
  • Ms. Poonam Davre, Head - Talent Management & Total Rewards, Adani Airport Holdings Ltd.
12.45 pm - 01.00 pm | Individual Presentation

Theme: Organisation Resilience: Delivering a Medically Led - Human Centric Wellbeing & Benefits Program

  • Mr. Neeraj Balani, MD, Indian Subcontinent, International SOS
01.15 pm - 02.00 pm

Lunch & Networking Break

02.00 pm – 03.00 pm | Panel Discussion

Theme: Future of Rewards and Recognition: Latest Trends, Best Practices, New Success Stories and Innovative Rewards and Wellness Solutions

  • Dr. Tanaya Mishra, VP & Head - HR (India), Endo International plc (Moderator)
  • Ms. Vishakha Sawlapurkar, Group Head - Performance, Rewards & Workforce Planning, Adani Group
  • Ms. Rupam Singh, VP & Group Head - Performance & Rewards, JSW Group
  • Mr. Navin Chaudhary, ED & Head - Rewards, DBS, India
  • Mr. S Mugunthan, GM - Employee Engagement, Reserve Bank of India
03.00 pm – 04.00 pm | Panel Discussion

Theme: Building Market Leading Organisations Through A Personalised Employee Happiness Design & Human First Leadership

  • Mr. Puneet Sharma, Director – Talent, Learning & Development, Engagement – Global Emerging Markets, General Mills India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Ankush Roy, Head – L&D, Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Ltd.
  • Mr. Dhrupal Rachh, Head - L&OD, CEAT Ltd.
04.00 pm - 04.30 pm

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

04.30 pm – 05.30 pm | Fireside Chat 1

Theme: Engage & Connect Workforces For Boosted Productivity, Deep Engagement & Next Level Organisational Success

  • Mr. Farhad Sattha, Director, PwC India (Moderator)
  • Mr. Anoop Kamat, Head - HR, India, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Vishal Sharma, Global Head – HR, Manufacturing operations, Supply Chain & Quality, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Ms. Sulaksha Shetty, CHRO, Everest Industries Ltd.
  • Mr. Vikas Maheshwary, Head - Global HR Transformation, Biocon Biologics Ltd.
  • Mr. Priya Ranjan Kumar, VP & Head – HR, JSW Steel Ltd.
05.30 pm - 06.30 pm | Closing Fireside Chat 2

Theme: Happiness At Work: How To Reduce Burnout And Increase Well being And Success

  • Mr. Jagdeep Chauhan, Director - HR, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC (Moderator)
  • Ms. Aditi Mukherjee, Chief People Officer, National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX)
  • Ms. Kashmeera Prabhu, Head - HR, NOCIL Ltd.
  • Mr. Vivek Jain, Sr. EVP & Head - HR, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
  • Mr. Uday Ghag, CHRO, Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd.
  • Ms. Soonu Wadewala, Head - HR, Axis Securities Ltd.
06.45 pm onwards

Employee Happiness Awards 2023


Joy Banerjee

IL&FS Group

Kashmeera Prabhu

Head - HR

Uday Ghag

Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd.

Pia Shome

Chief People Officer
U GRO Capital Ltd.

Aditi Arora

Head L&D and Employee Engagement
SBM Bank India

Unmesh Pawar

Chief People Officer
South Asia, dentsu international

Sagorika Kantharia

Head HR & Coach - Radio City 91.1 FM
Radio City India

Giridhar Vemuganti

Director - People Operations & Business Partnering
Tata CLiQ

Sambaran Dutta

Global People & Organisational Growth Consultant
Roche Ltd.

Vishakha Sawlapurkar

Group Head - Performance, Rewards & Workforce Planning
Adani Group

Mark T Fernandes

SVP, HR & Head - Organisation Capability, Development and DE&I
Kotak Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

Aditi Mukherjee

Chief People Officer
National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX)

Neeraj Balani

MD, Indian Subcontinent
International SOS

Priya Ranjan Kumar

VP & Head - HR
JSW Steel Ltd.

Arup Gupta

CHRO, EnC, Roads & Defence Businesses
Reliance Infrastructure

Babita Basak

Head - HR
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd.

Harsha Vatnani

Head - Talent Management
BSH Household Appliances (Bosch)

Sulaksha Shetty

Everest Industries Ltd.

Vikas Maheshwary

Head - Global HR Transformation
Biocon Biologics

Rupam Singh

VP & Group Head Performance & Rewards
JSW Group

Sumit Neogi

HR Director - South Asia, Middle East & Africa Region
The Lubrizol Corporation

Poonam Davre

Head - Talent Management & Total Rewards
Adani Airport Holdings Ltd.

Chinmay Sharma

CHRO & EVP India
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals

Ramakrishna Vyamajala

Home First Finance Company

Ankush Roy

Head - L&D
Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Ltd.

Prasanth Nair

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd.

Prashant Pai

Sr. Director & Head - HR, Integrated Product Development & Global Supply Chain
Cipla Ltd.

Vishal Sharma

Global Head - HR, Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain & Quality
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Puneet Sharma

Director - Talent, L&D, Engagement - Global Emerging Markets
General Mills India Pvt. Ltd.

Sudip Das

Head - Talent Management, Total Rewards, Corporate Communications & HR Digital
Aarti Industries Ltd.

Jagdeep Chauhan

Director - HR
P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC

Anoop Kamat

Head - HR, India

Vivek Jain

Sr. EVP & Head - HR
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

Dr. Tanaya Mishra

VP & Head - HR (India)
Endo International plc

Vaibhav Goel

SVP & Head - HR, E&P
Reliance Industries Ltd.

Navin Chaudhary

ED & Head - Rewards
DBS, India

Rahul Baunthiyal

Group VP - HR
Hinduja Group Ltd.

Soonu Wadewala

Head - HR
Axis Securities Ltd.

S Mugunthan

GM - Employee Engagement
Reserve Bank of India

Dhrupal Rachh

Head - L&OD

Farhad Sattha

PwC India

This Premier B2B Event Will Enable Participants To Learn How To :


how a happier workplace can increase employee retention, productivity, sales and customer service


the employee experience within their teams or organizations

Evidence-based Ways to Happiness :

Lead by example and create a happier, healthier workplace culture


what Happiness at Work is & increase their own happiness at work

Put the employee at the heart

of the organisation and focus on key issues, challenges and opportunities around keeping employees happy


a Happier Culture and Happier Teams at Work


You are not here to learn what has happened in the past, you are here to be part of what happens next......... Get Answers to :

What is Employee Happiness?

Why is Employee Happiness Important?

How can you improve Employee Happiness?

How can you measure Employee Happiness?

What is the relationship between Employee Happiness & Productivity?

Why should Employee Happiness be a part of modern HR Strategy?


  • CHROs
  • Chief People Officers
  • Chief Happiness Officers
  • Directors, VPs, GMs, Heads of HR
  • Directors, VPs, GMs, Heads of Employee Wellness | Happiness | Engagement | Experience
  • Learning & Development Heads
  • Performance & Rewards Heads

Join us 15th September 2023 in Mumbai to learn how leading organizations are already moving the needle by incorporating new approaches, technologies and data-driven solutions to help create scalable, responsive and diverse organizations that foster intrapreneurship, purpose-driven, highly effective and happy teams that drive business innovation and meet bottom line objectives.

Employee Happiness Awards

Award Winners

Best Employee Wellness Initiative

  • P. D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC

Best Employee Reward & Recognition Strategy

  • DBS India

Best L&D Strategy

  • REA India Pte. Ltd.
    (Housing.com, PropTiger.com & Makaan.com)

Best Flexible Working Program

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Best Workspace Design

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Best Employee Induction Program

  • PNB Housing Finance Limited

Best Leadership Succession Strategy

  • HR TEAM - SBM Bank (India) Limited

Best Diversity & Inclusion Program

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Best Recruitment Strategy

  • NoBroker Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Best Community Impact Initiative

  • ICICI Securities Ltd.
  • Bank of Baroda

Best Women-in-Leadership Program

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Best Use of Technology to Engage Employees

  • IIFL Home Finance Limited
  • TVS Credit Services Limited

HR Team of the Year

  • 63 moons technologies limited
  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Best Company to Work For - Large

  • Electronic Payment and Services (P) Ltd.
  • Reliance General Insurance

Best Company to Work For - SME

  • TVS Industrial & Logistics Parks Pvt. Ltd.

The Rise to Success Award

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd.

Jury Members

Ruhie Pande

Godrej Capital Ltd.

Manisha Kelkar

Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd.

Vijay Sinha

Adani Power Ltd.

Dr. Ankita Singh

Sr. VP & Global Head - HR

Renu Bohra

Chief People Officer, India & Indian Subcontinent
Schenker India Pvt. Ltd.

Aniruddha Singh

Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.

Anil Kumar Misra

CHRO, JioMart - New Commerce Grocery
Reliance Retail

Sunaina Khanna

Chief People Officer & Head - Transformation
Bajaj Capital Ltd.

Dr. Sriharsha A Achar

Star Health and Allied Insurance Co. Ltd.

Gaurav Saini

CHRO, Core BU - India, MEA, APAC & Global Lead Business Transformation
HMD Mobile India Pvt. Ltd.

Pradnya Salastekar

Head - Regional HR Shared Services
General Mills India Pvt. Ltd.

Puja (Khanna) Kapoor

Global Sr. Director - HR
OLX Autos - OLX Group (A Prosus Company)

Richa Pathak Dogra

Director Global Talent Acquisition (India & Singapore)
American Express

Anil Nair

Lead - Talent Management & Organizational L&D
Zydus Lifesciences Ltd.

Ritesh Bhardwaj

National Bulk Handling Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Sulaksha Shetty

Everest Industries Ltd.

Dilip Sinha

CHRO, Aluminium Business
Vedanta Ltd.

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Brand Presence & Market Impact

We work with solution providers and consultants who are:
  • Getting overlooked as their brand lacks market awareness & recognition
  • Striving to compete with well-known and established players
  • After a business breakthrough & to establish inroads into a growth market
  • Setting the groundwork to cement their position as market leader & remain at front-of-mind to customers

Thought Leadership & Program Involvement

We work with solution providers and consultants who are:
  • Planning to debut a new product or service
  • Relishing face time to educate senior decision-makers who can appreciate your brand / technology / approach
  • Seeking a focused platform to deliver the value proposition & competitive edge of their solutions / services
  • Keen to build brand credibility & solution awareness as a new market entrant or less known provider

Business Development & Lead Generation

We work with solution providers and consultants who are:
  • New market entrants & lack a solid contact base within the industry / region
  • Looking to open new doors within existing clients or prospect accounts
  • Struggling to access & engage key members of a complex decision-making unit
  • Wanting to qualify sales prospects & convert the best opportunities

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