HR 40under40 Philosophy

40under40 has a two pronged agenda. First, to provide a platform that will build an ecosystem of thinkers, change makers, who will co-create innovation in the field of human resources, and people development. Second, this platform will put responsibility on the shoulders of these young leaders to be torchbearers and lead the way for the upcoming talent in the field of Human resources. These 40 Young Leaders are selected by scientifically evaluating 1600 participating applicants via 4 rounds of virtual assessment center, cardinal leadership development journey, behavioral event questionnaire and jury evaluation. Have a look at our eminent jury.

The Jury

Executive Director and Head of People at KPMG Global Services (KGS)

Chief Learning and Leadership Development Officer at Aditya Birla Group

President – Corporate HR at JK Organisation (EZ)

Director – Global People Development (APJ) at VMware

Chief Human Resources Officer at OYO

President & CHRO at Tata Motors

Chief People Officer at Tech Mahindra

Chief Learning Officer at Reliance Industries

Group Head – HR at InterGlobe Enterprises

Head – Human Resources & Services at Coca-Cola India & South West Asia

AVP – Global Leadership Development – HR at Cognizant

Talent Acquisition (India & APAC) at Publicis.Sapient

CHRO & Member EXCO at Apollo Munich Health Insurance

CGM (Strategic Training – HR) at State Bank of India

CHRO at Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited

Head HR at Titan

Head of Human Resources at Pidilite Industries

Sr. Executive Director HR at Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Sr. Executive VP & CHRO at HDFC Life

Chief People Officer at Allstate

President & CHRO at Wipro Limited

Head Human Resources at Novartis India

Head – Human Resources at Fidelity Investments

Vice President – HR at Ingersoll Rand India

Vice President HR at AstraZeneca

Experienced HR Practitioner with 30+ year expertise and has held role of CHRO at Diageo India, Jio, Patni, Vodafone

Chief Executive – Rural Finance & CHRO at L&T Financial Services

Chief People Officer at EdgeVerve

National Head – Learning & Development at Indus Towers Limited

Sr. Vice President – Corporate HR at Larsen & Toubro

Founding Jurors

Director General at National HRD Network

Head Human Resources at Axis Bank

Founder – VentureWorksIndia

President & Global Chief People Officer at Cipla

Director at Strategic Resources Group

Senior Vice President, Global Head-HR at Taj Hotels

Head – HR, CSR and Internal Branding at RBL Bank

President – Global Human Resources at Lupin


Chief People, Operations & Customer Services Officer at Aviva Life Insurance India Ltd

Director- People Services,Human Resources at RBS

Head, Human Resources at JCPenney

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Head – Human Resources at Lowe’s India

CHRO at GE South Asia

Vice President – People resources & Business Excellence at Hardcastle Restaurants

Managing Director – India & South Asia at Center for Creative Leadership

Global Leader – Digital Learning Strategy at Cargill

Chief People Officer at Azim Premji Foundation

CHRO at Edelweiss Tokio Life

40under40 Evaluation Process