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Role Players 2017

Arundhati Kumar

Head - HR
Condé Nast India Pvt. Ltd.

Arundhati has over thirteen years of corporate experience across several verticals within the Human Resources and Organizational Development domain. An alumnus of Mayo Girls, she has completed her graduation in Psychology from Lady Shriram College followed by an MBA from Fore School of Management.

In her current role Arundhati heads Human Resources for Conde Nast India, which is globally the largest luxury media house. Prior to this she has worked with several Indian and Global MNC's including Indian Hotels, ICICI Prudential and Deutsche Bank. Her areas of interest and expertise include strategizing and executing organization wide OD interventions, employee engagement and employee branding. She has in her career personally trained over 500 managers across levels.

Arundhati's expertise lies in setting up organizations- She was a part of the start-up HR team at Etisalat DB telecom and was instrumental in formulating their HR policy and process manual as well as setting up their Performance Management, Reward & recognition and Training framework. She was also a senior consultant within the team that helped Aegon Religare set up operations in India. Her role included recruiting key people to build the team as well as designing the company's policies and processes in compliance with Indian norms.

Having worked and consulted across industries including hospitality, telecom, banking, insurance, retail, automobiles and ITES has helped her build and develop a well-rounded perspective and exposure to industry specific needs and best practices which is core to her role as a consultant.

Her other interests fashion and design and she has also been the co-founder of a successful fashion start-up. She has a keen interest in fitness and wellness and is a certified Reebok trainer.