Registrations open for Great Manager Awards 2021 and T A Pai Young HR Leader Awards 2021

What is Great Manager Awards?

Helping organizations create real competitive advantage through its managers. The vision of Great Manager Awards is to build an ecosystem of Great Managers in the country.

Every year we recognize, identify, and reward organizations with "Great Managers" in India.

Awards Categories

Companies with Great Managers

Participating organization will select a group of managers to be nominated. The direct reports of the managers will go through a survey.

The aggregate score of all the respondents will be the aggregate score for the organization. The companies with the highest aggregate scores will be declared as the “Companies with Great Managers”

Great Managers

The managers nominated by the organizations will be assessed on the key managerial criteria based on R-OPTI model and the team members of the managers will provide feedback for the manager through a survey.

Post survey, the shortlisted managers will undergo a 1:1 interview with the advisory panel.

T A Pai Young HR Leaders

The ‘T. A. Pai Young HR Leaders’ is an award to recognize and honor HR leaders in the country.

The award highlights and brings to the fore, innovations and industry leading people practices, the impact of which is not just limited to organizations but also on the society and the profession at large.

Our Journey So Far

104
Companies Recognized
250
Managers Recognized
46
Young HR Leaders Recognized
35000
Managers Assessed
400000
Employee Datapoints

Application Process

Great Manager Awards
T A Pai Young HR Leader Awards

Application Process for Great Manager Awards

1

Registration

Confirm participation and number of managers to be nominated based on the employee strength of the organization

2

Data Submission

Submission of manager and team members basic details in the suggested format

3

Communication

Organizations to communicate the ongoing study internally. Great Manager Awards team to provide relevant guidelines

4

Survey Initiation & Support

Launch of online GMA survey for 2020 to team members of nominated managers

5

Shortlisting & Interview

Shortlisted managers based on the survey score will be interviewed by a member of the advisory panel

6

Award Ceremony

Winning Organizations & Managers will be recognized at the Great Manager Awards ceremony and other exclusive events

7

Feedback

The organization and each nominated manager to receive a personalized scorecard detailing the feedback, best practices, benchmarks with the best

Application Process for T A Pai Young HR Leader Awards

1

Registration

Sign up for the Young HR Leader Awards 2020

2

Application Submission

Sharing of recent best practices/initiatives which led to business impact

3

Reference

Applicant to provide reference details of either reporting manager or CHRO

4

Shortlisting & Interview

Shortlisting of leaders based on the application form and feedback from reference. Selected leaders will be interviewed by an advisory panel

5

Award Ceremony

Winning Leaders will be recognized at the Great Manager Awards Ceremony

6

Young HR Leader Club

HR Leaders to be part of exclusive group to be recognized in future events and conferences

Advisory Panel 2020

Great Manager Awards
T A Pai Young HR Leader Awards

Panelists of Great Manager Awards 2020

Ashish Anand

CHRO

Sar Group

Gautam Kumar

CHRO

SKF India

Hari TN

Head HR

Big Basket

Harshvendra Soin

CPO

Tech Mahindra

Jaikrishna B

President - Group HR

Amara Raja Group

P J Anand

CHRO

ITC Foods

Praveen Purohit

Dy. CHRO

Vedanta Resources

Sabu Thomas

CPO

Allstate Solutions

Shrarrad Dhakkate

CHRO

SBI General

Sudeep Ralhan

VP-People

Walmart Labs

Suma PN

Director HR

Otis India

Sunil Goyal

CEO

Sopra Steria

Panelists of T A Pai Young HR Leader Awards 2020

Atul Suri

VP & SBU Head

Alembic Pharmaceutical

Chaitanya Peddi

Co-Founder

DarwinBox

Deepak Mishra

Head Corporate HR

United Breweries

Manas Martha

Head HR

TTK Prestige

Nanjappa BS

VP-HR

Infosys Limited

Nihar Ghosh Ranjan

President - HR

Emami

Puneet Rajput

Senior Director - HR

Thermosfisher Scientific

Ratish Jha

Senior Vice President, Business Head & Ex- CHRO

Rachem, RPG

Siddharth Naga

Head People & Culture

Supr Daily

Sridhar Iyengar

Head HR

Manipal University

Suman Gopalan

CHRO

Freshworks

Suman Rudra

Head Talent Development & OD

L&T Construction

Surya Mahadevan

Professor

T A Pai Management Institute

Sushanth Tharappan

Senior Vice President & Head- Infosys Leadership Institute

Infosys Limited

Syed Azfar Hussain

Senior VP - HR

Bajaj Finserv

Vidya Thakur

Global Head- Capability & Talent Strategy

L&T Infotech

Great Manager Awards 2020 - Highlights

Key Speakers 2020

N. R. Narayana Murthy
CP Gurnani
Vineet Nayar
Harshvendra Soin
Himanshu Rai
Jayant Paleti
Krishnamurthy Shankar
Madhu Veeraraghavan
Raj Raghavan
Rishikesha T Krishnan
Sandeep Chaudhary
Santrupt Misra
S Venkatesh

Highlights of the Awards

Panel Discussion with Top Industry Leaders

Top 20 Companies with Great Managers Recognized

Top 50 Great Managers Recognized

Top 25 Young HR Leaders Recognized

4 HR Lifetime Achievers Recognized

  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Winners 2020

Companies with Great Managers
Great Managers
T A Pai Young HR Leader
HR Lifetime Achievement

Allstate Solutions Private Limited

Axis Asset Management Company Limited

Bharat Aluminium Company (A Part Of Vedanta Group)

BlackBuck

Flipkart

Fullerton India Credit Company Limited

Hindustan Zinc Limited (Vedanta)

IGT Solutions Private Limited

Infosys Limited

InterGlobe Aviation Limited (IndiGo)

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited (LTI)

Maersk

MakeMyTrip and Goibibo

Myntra Designs Private Limited

Rakuten India Enterprises Private Limited

SBI General Insurance Company Limited

SKF India Ltd

Tech Mahindra Limited

Vedanta Alumina Business, Lanjigarh

Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda

Abhijit Anil Magar

Brinks India Pvt Ltd

Abhishek Maheshwari

Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd

Ajay Kumar Sharma

Bharat Aluminium Company, Vedanta Limited

Alifya Faizee

Allstate India

Aman Gupta

Myntra Designs Pvt Ltd.

Amit Kumar Singh

Vedanta, ESL Steel Limited

Ankit Aswal

Tech Mahindra Ltd

Atul Suri

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Biji Wilson

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd

Bishwajit Nayak

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited

Deepak Singh

Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.

Deepak Wadhawan

Concentrix Daksh Services India Pvt. Ltd.

G Sethukrishna

Maersk India Pvt Ltd

Gaurav Bhateja

MakeMyTrip

Gobinda Gopal Pal

Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda

Joseph Kiran Kumar Matcha

Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.

Krittika Bhatt

Vedanta Limited, Talwandi Sabo Power Limited

Manoj Jain

Boston Scientific India

Mherburzin Beharam Irani

Allstate India

Pankaj Jain

Vedanta Limited

Praween Kumar Jha

British Council Management Services

Pravin Kumar

Vedanta Limited (Aluminium & Power), Jharsuguda, Odisha

Raghav Kumaria

IGT Solutions

Rahul Sharma

Vedanta Limited

Rajesh Luhadia

Hindustan Zinc Limited.

Rajesh Talekar

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd

Ritwik Bhattacharjee

Embassy Office Parks Management Services Private Limited

Saba Zaidi

InterGlobe Aviation Limited ( IndiGo )

Sadhna Verma

Vedanta Limited

Sailakshmi V

United Breweries Limited

Sandeep Aggarwal

Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd.

Sandeep Modi

Bharat Aluminium Company, Vedanta Limited

Santhoshkumar Narayan

Blackbuck

Saurabh Shukla

Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd

Zaheer Bakshi

InterGlobe Aviations Limited (IndiGo)

Shamanth SN

Rakuten India Enterprise Private Limited

Sherin Bidar

Flipkart Internet Private Limited

Shrawan Mishra

Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Limited

Shreekumar Nair

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Siladitya Chaudhuri

SBI General Insurance Company Limited

Sonal Jaitley

IGT Solutions

Srinivas Thonupunoori

Infosys Ltd

Supreet Banaji

SKF Engineering and Lubrication India Limited

Swastik Mishra

Infosys Technologies Limited

Swati Upadhyaya

Indegene Omnipresence

Tathagat Bagchi

Flipkart Internet Private Limited

Tribhuvan Prakash

InterGlobe Aviations Limited (IndiGo Airlines)

Venkatnarayanan Krishnan

ACG Pharmapack Pvt. Ltd.

Vishal Rao

Tech Mahindra Ltd

Yudhir Arora

SDG Software India Pvt Ltd

Aditya Sareen

Tata Power

Akshaya Kashyap

Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited

Anuja Ghosh

India Ratings & Research Pvt Ltd

Arusha Gupta

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited (LTI)

Bhumika Srivastava

Airbnb

Divkiran Kathuria

Schneider Electric

Divya Sathyan

Genesys Telecomlabs India Pvt. Ltd.

Eras Lodhi

Voltas Limited - A TATA Enterprise

Hetal Javeri

SBI General Insurance Co Ltd

Katyayani Krishna

Maersk

Kriti Jain

Myntra

Nikhil Mallah

Satin Creditcare Network Ltd

Nikita Vasudeva

ACG Worldwide

Nikita Zutshi

MakeMyTrip.com

Nishant Mishra

JSW Steel Ltd.

Parimita Behera

Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh

Pooja Dudani

Cars 24

Praveen Menon

IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Raj Tanwar

Concentrix Daksh Services India Pvt Ltd

Rucha Upasani

SKF India Ltd

Sachin Agrawal

Reliance Retail Limited

Sandip Kulkarni

Brink's India

Shilpa Narayan

Courtyard by Marriott Chennai (Marriott International)

Smriti Chand

Mercedes Benz Research and Development, India

Udayendra Singh

Wipro

Krishnamurthy Shankar

Executive Vice President & Group Head - HR

Infosys Limited

Raj Raghavan

Senior Vice President & Head - HR

InterGlobe Aviation Limited (IndiGo)

S Venkatesh

President - Group HR

RPG Group

Santrupt Misra

CEO - Birla Carbon, Director - Chemicals, Fertilisers & Insulators, Director - Group HR

Aditya Birla Group

Winners 2019

Winning Companies
Allstate Solutions Private Limited
Amara Raja Group
Bharat Aluminium Company ( A Part Of Vedanta Group)
Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Birlasoft Limited
BlackBuck
Cairn Oil & Gas- Vedanta Limited
Courtyard by Marriott Chennai
Deepak Phenolics Limited
Epsilon Carbon Pvt. Ltd.
Fullerton India Credit Company Limited
HDFC Bank Ltd.
IGT Solutions Private Limited
IndiGo
Maersk Line
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Publicis Sapient
Satin Creditcare Network Limited
TTK Prestige Limited
United Breweries Limited
Company Name Manager Name
AllState Solutions Private Limited Manoj Kumar P A
AllState Solutions Private Limited Sarish Paul
Amara Raja Group Niranjan Kumar C
Amara Raja Group Sekar J
Axis Asset Management Company Ltd. Sandhya Pillai
Bharat Aluminium Company (A Part of Vedanta Group) Rohit Soni
Bharat Aluminium Company (A Part of Vedanta Group) Mansi Chauhan
Bharti AXA Life Insurance Arijit Prasad Roy
Bharti AXA Life Insurance Nishanth M S
BlackBuck Vicky Dodani
Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Limited Hitesh Vaid
Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Limited Al Muthir Al Kharusi
Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Limited Praveen Purohit
Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Limited Rajesh Mohata
CMS Infosystems Gopalaseshan S
Colorcon Asia Pvt. Ltd. Rajesh Parab
Concentrix Daksh Services India Pvt. Ltd. Raj Tanwar
Deepak Phenolics Limited Jay Shah
Electrosteel Steels Limited Sujit Kispotta
Elektrobit India Pvt. Ltd. Kalyan Boggarapu
Fullerton India Credit Company Limited Arvind Hingar
HDFC Bank Ltd. Jay Shah
HDFC Bank Ltd. Amit Tyagi
HDFC Bank Ltd. Gaurav Sarda
Hindustan Zinc Vinod Kumar
Hindustan Zinc Kavita Singh
IGT Solutions Private Limited Sumit Nagar
IndiGo Rohit Rikhye
IndiGo Archana Sachith
IndiGo Neha Singh
Indraprastha Gas Limited Sheetal Sharma
Maersk Line Kirti Gupta
Maersk Line Siddarth Iyer
Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) Kshitij Mohan
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Vidhya D L
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited Harsh Joshi
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited Pragnesh Patel
Nexus Malls (Blackstone India's Retail Portfolio) Rohan Vaswani
Publicis Sapient Varun Salaria
Publicis Sapient Reghunath Padmanaban
Publicis Sapient Mansi Khare
QuEST Global Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. Pratikhya Das
Raymond Limited RaJ Panchal
Satin Creditcare Network Limited Amaresh Das
Sterlite Copper (Unit of Vedanta Limited) A Sumathi
TCI Express Limited Asim Ali Khan
TTK Prestige Limited Dinesh Garg
United Breweries Limited R Kranthi Kumar
Vedanta Alumina Ritubrata Ray
Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda Jajneswar Dash
Vedanta Limited, Talwandi Sabo Power Limited Vijay Ingole
Company Name Manager Name
Adani Group Akshat Surana
Pearl Global Industries Ltd Ashutosh Sharma
Rehau Polymers Pvt. Ltd. Avijeet Kundu
SAP Labs India Bhrigu Joshi
L&T-NxT Bikram K Nayak
United Breweries Limited Deepak Mishra
Manappuram Finance Ltd. Dr. Renjith PR
MAYFAIR Hotels & Resorts Ltd. Dr. Vikram Mishra
Marriott International Jana Venkata Ramakrishna
Herbalife Nutrition Latha Iyer
Edelweiss Financial Services Manoj K Chaudhary
Flipkart Prajakta Sukhtankar
Nanavati Super Speciality Hospitals Rashma Nathani
Nayara Energy Ltd. Rhiju Bhowmick
Tata Steel Ltd. Shreya Ganguly
IndusInd Bank Sriram R
Otis Elevator Company India Ltd Sudipta Saha
CitiusTech Healthcare Technology Private Limited Supriya Sawant
ToneTag Vinay K Trivedi
Thermax Limited Vinita Kulkarni
Tech Mahindra Ltd. Yogesh S
Company Name Manager Name
Manipal Education and Medical Group Nishith Mohanty
JSW Group Gautam Chainani
Mahindra & Mahindra Dr. Prince Augustin
Titan Company Limited Raj Narayan

Winners 2018

Winning Companies
Fullerton India Credit Company Limited
IIFL Wealth Management Limited
IndiGo
InterGlobe Technologies
MaGE & Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
PepsiCo India Holdings Private Limited.
Phillips Carbon Black Limited
Raymond Limited
RIVIGO Services Private Limited
TATA AIA Life Insurance Company
United Breweries Ltd
Vedanta Limited, Jharsaguda
Axis Asset Management Company Ltd.
Boehringer Ingelheim India Pvt. Ltd
Brightstar Telecommunications India Ltd
Cairn Oil & Gas – Vedanta Limited
CMS Infosystems
Embassy Group
JSW Severfield Structures Limited
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
NTT Netmagic
Nexus Malls (Blackstone India’s Retail Portfolio)
Pepe Jeans India Ltd.
TTK Prestige Limited
Company Name Manager Name
Allstate Solutions Private Limited Santosh Shetty
DEN Networks Limited Sanjay Kumar Jain
Elektrobit India Pvt. Ltd. Omkar Nagaraja
Pepe Jeans India Ltd. Prasad Munje
QuEST Global Sonia Kutty
Biocon Limited Anand Kumar M
Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. Pankaj Pradeep
Motilal Oswal Girish Karthik
PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Shahid Ahmad Khan
Welspun Corp Ltd. Ankur Jain
Birlasoft Shampa Ghosh
Hindustan Zinc Limited Ravish Sharma
IndiGo Rahul Chandrashekhar Patil
Uflex Limited Rahul Jain
Urban Ladder Vijay K
DEN Networks Limited Arjun Kadam
Maersk Line Arjun Arun Maharaj
Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) Alex Mendes
Syngene International Limited Baburaj Krishnan
Vedanta Limited Debabrat Mishra
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Kunal Kirti
Amway India Enterprises Private Limited Deepak K Shrivastava
Birlasoft Allabaksh Shaik
Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Limited Madhu Manral Srivastava
CMS Info Systems Private Limited Mahesh F J
Fullerton India Credit Company Limited Deepak Prakash Gadakh
Hamilton Housewares Pvt. Ltd. Nilmadhab Sahi
IIFL Wealth Management Ltd. Sandeep Jethwani
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Nitin Sharma
Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Ltd. Sanjay Kumar
Vedanta Limited, Jharsuguda M Sakthivel
Amway India Enterprises Private Limited Diptarag Bhattacharjee
Brightstar Telecommunications India Ltd. Sanjeev Chhabra
Cairn Oil & Gas - Vedanta Limited Sanjay Kumar Sharma
JSW Severfield Structures Limited Santanu Choudhury
Praxair India Private Limited Anuj Sharma
SKF India Limited Anjan Ghosal
TTK Prestige Limited K G George
ACG Worldwide Vinay Shevade
Allstate Solutions Private Limited Naresh M
IIFL Wealth Management Ltd. Shaji Kumar
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu VIshal Atreya
RIVIGO Services Private Limited Amit Kumar
ACG Worldwide Poonam Agarwal
Bharat Aluminium Company Limited Rupal Mehta
IndiGo Asiya Bashir
InterGlobe Technologies Mahima Jirel
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Suja Samson
NEC Technologies India Private Limited Deepti Kaur
Vedanta Limited, Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business Leena Verenker
SKF India Limited Anjali Byce
United Breweries Limited Khusboo Verma

Winners 2017

Winning Companies
Bajaj Energy Limited & LPCCL
Biocon Limited
Birlasoft
Boehringer Ingelheim India Private Limited
Brigade Enterprise Limited
Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited
Future Generali India Insurance Company Limited
Hafele India Private Limited
InterGlobe Technologies
IREO Private Limited
Jindal Power Limited
Luminous Power Technologies Private Limited
Manipal Health Enterprise Private Limited
Natural Remedies
NEC Technologies India Private Limited
Nexus Malls
PepsiCo. India
Raymond Limited
TATA AIA Life Insurance Company
TVS & Sons Private Limited
Company Name Manager Name
ACG Sandeep Dewangan
Bharti Realty Mayank Bhatnagar
FIAPL Suneet Mishra
TVS & Sons Mahesh Kumar
Voltas Colin Mendes
Chola Murugappa Chandrasekar R
Hafele P V J Prasad
RaychemRPG Ratish Jha
Reliance Broadcast Manish Karnatak
Sterlite Copper Puneet Khurana
Alpla India Rajen Bipin Shah
Healthkart Prince Kumar
JSSL Kalpesh Doshi
SKF S Rajiv
United Breweries Arumugam R
Altimetrik Suvojit Mukherjee
Ctrl S Ranganathan Govarthanan
LT Foods Deepak Bansal
Portea Yogesh Mittal
Wilo Sunil Kode
Biocon Ankur Bhatnagar
Brigade Group Manu R
IGT Sangeeta Joshipal
MHE Bini Mol T
PepsiCo Raman Singh
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Chandrahas Shetty
Alpla India Vagish Dixit
Amway Shantanu Das
Chola Murugappa Ravindra Kundu
Elektrobit Satish Sundaresan
Horiba Dr. Rajeev Gautam
MaGE Balasundaram Athreya
Raymond L. A. Anthonyraj Ravikumar
Tube Investments Sushant Kumar Jena
TVS & Sons Srinivasa Raghavan G
Allstate Vishal Sriram
Birla Soft Rohit Pundir
Infosys Arun Prannoy Palli
Jindal Power Kumar Pushpesh Ranjan
Natural Remedy Narendra Reddy K
Allstate Manjula Nanjappa
Brigade Group Jayashri Venkatesh
Dr. Reddy's Namrata Gill Tyagi .
Future Generali Kanika Dewan
SARE Ms. Urooj Fatma
Scania Roli Thakur
Tata AIA Harini Sivasankaran

Winners 2016

Winning Companies
Allstate solutions private limited
Biocon limited
Claris
Edwards
Emcure
Himatsingka seide
Infosys
Interglobe technologies
JSW severfeild structures limited
Kodak Mahindra bank
Luminous powers technologies private limited
Lupin pharmaceutical
Manipal education
Pepe jeans
Philip carbon black limited
PepsiCo India
RaychemRPG
Raymond limited
Sapient
Uniparts group
Company Name Manager Name
All State Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Zameer Ahmed Delhve
All State Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Mecheriyal, Benoy
Biocon Limited Vijay M S S
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. P E Venu
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. Gautam Mohan Swaroop
Edwards Lifesciences India Private Limited Vimal Soni
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited Deepak Gondaliya
Fiat India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. Navin Joshi
Himatsingka Seide Limited Shanmuga Sundaram S
Infosys Limited Sameer Aurangabadkar
Infosys Limited Rajalakshmi Bhat
IndiGo Aditi Kumari
IndiGo Srikrishna R
InterGlobe Technologies Farhan Shah
InterGlobe Technologies Sanjana Yadav
InterGlobe Technologies Arshad Mumtaz
JSW Severfield Structures Limited Sunil Bhalerao
JSW Severfield Structures Limited Luke Ellison
Luminous Power Technologies Rajiv Ganju
Lupin Limited Digvijay Vinayak Chavan
Lupin Limited Swapnil Guru
Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd. Yogesh Kumar Bhatt
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Miliyano Pinto
Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. Dorothy S
Praxair India Pvt. Ltd. Ragu Gunabhooshanam
Raymond Limited Seema Bhalerao
Raymond Limited Pemba Bhotia
Sapient Mahima Gupta
Sapient Khyatee Chhabra
Sapient Abhilasha Vyas
SKF Bearings India Ltd. Shyam Datye
United Breweries Limited P A Poonacha
Visible Alpha Solutions India Private Limited Mandar Damodare

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