IBA Banking HR Conclave 2018

July 27, 2018, Vivanta by Taj, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Enthuse ✰ Empower ✰ Enrich

Premier Partner


The banking sector in India is in a perfect storm. A confluence of macroeconomic, consumer –related, technological and regulatory factors have created both unprecedented opportunities and unforeseen challenges for the sector. The role of HR and human capital management will be pivotal in enabling banks to succeed in these times. Understanding the scale of disruption and its impact is a critical starting point for HR organizations to co-design the future of the workplace- becoming its much valued architects.

The objective of this day-long conference is to provide the perfect platform for all those who belong to corporate banking HR, and related domains and services, technology companies and other stake holders to participate. It is an effort to create an exclusive meeting place for member bankers, HR experts and decision makers.
Who should attend:
We expect Board Members and Executive Directors & CEOs of Banks, Heads of HR functions and their team members, Learning, Development and Training Department Heads, HR and Team Leadership Consultants, HR Specialist Companies etc. to join us at this imperative conference.


09:00 onwards Registration & Welcome Tea
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome Address by Chief Executive - Indian Banks' Association
09:45 - 10:15 Keynote Address – Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Former Chairman, State Bank of India (invited)
10:15 - 10:45 Special Address – Nandita Gurjar, Former Global Head Education & Research, Infosys & Advisor to the Board of Startups (invited)
10:45 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 11:15 Presentation by Premier Partner – Manipal Global Academy of BFSI
11:40 – 12:40 Panel 1 - Unleashing Leadership to build robust human capital in modern day digital banks

Session Synopsis:
ENTHUSE: Majority of leadership transformations fail due to mindset, leadership. With leadership expectations under scrutiny; parallel to a rise of new organization models, networks, communities, operating mandates - the ask on leadership is exponential. The need is for 'non-linear' development to raise the caliber of leadership and quality of the talent pipeline. This session will look at how to (i) bring rigour to the soft stuff, (ii) create robust human capital in this disruptive digital world (iii) unearth hidden mindsets that need to change, (iv) create approaches to change behaviours at scale and build a leadership engine at the edge, (v) create human-centric work cultures where employees and organizations can reach their full potential.
Moderator: Arne Gast, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Shyam Srinivasan, ‎Managing Director & CEO, ‎The Federal Bank
  • Madhav Kalyan, Managing Director & CEO, JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A
  • Vikram Bector, ‎President & Chief Human Resources Officer, ‎Piramal Enterprises
  • K K Vohra, Executive Director (Retd.), Reserve Bank of India
12:05 - 12:20 Presentation by Platinum Partner – To be announced
12:20 - 12:50 Special Address – "In pursuit of excellence – unleashing the potential in you and your organisation" by Nikhil Desai, Director, The Centre for Excellence
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 – 14:40 Panel 2 - Creating value by empowering the workforce and HR

Session Synopsis:
EMPOWER: We are now in the phase where HR will be tasked with reinventing the function as a hard-edged function capable of understanding the drivers of strategy, articulating value at stake and deploying talent in support of it. This module will look at how should HR (i) revitalise skill building techniques through cultural transformation (ii) build HR and data science capabilities, (iii) strengthen HR operations and focus HR resources in more agile ways so as to support the organization's value agenda (iv) Adopt appropriate global best practices (v) innovatively address factors that affect employee morale, job enrichment and enhancement.
Moderator: Renny Thomas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Rakesh Sharma, Managing Director & CEO, Canara Bank
  • Yashwant Mahadik, President - Global Human Resources, Lupin Global (invited)
14:40 - 14:55 Presentation by Platinum Partner – Manipal Global Academy of BFSI
14:55 – 15:45 Panel 3 - Preparing our workforce for the next big leap - More Agile, More Customer Focused

Session Synopsis:
ENRICH: This module will look at the core principles of agility, quick diagnostic to get an agility profile of your organization and various practices needed to build agility. This session will also explore (i) how to prepare the workforce for constant change, (ii) rethink organization design and workplace flexibility, (iii) make the shift from jobs to roles happen in a networked and boundary-less operating environment, (iv) unleash the power of data analytics, technology and innovation in Banking HR, knowledge and communication networks. (iv) Aligning HR policies with organizational strategies and goals.
Moderator: Faridun Dotiwala, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Prashant Kumar, ‎Dy. Managing Director (HR) & Corporate Development Officer, ‎State Bank of India
  • Rajkiran Rai G, Managing Director & CEO, Union Bank of India
  • TK Srirang, ‎Head - Human resources, ‎ICICI Bank
  • Rajesh Padmanabhan, Director & Group CHRO, Welspun Group
15:45 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 16:45 Take-Aways/Concluding Session
16:45 Closing Remarks by Deputy Chief Executive, Indian Banks' Association and Conference Closure
*subject to changes


Rakesh Sharma

Managing Director & CEO
Canara Bank

Shyam Srinivasan

‎Managing Director & CEO
‎The Federal Bank

Arundhati Bhattacharya

‎Former Chairman
‎State Bank of India

Prashant Kumar

‎Dy. Managing Director (HR) & Corporate Development Officer
‎State Bank of India

Madhav Kalyan

‎Managing Director & CEO
‎JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A

TK Srirang

‎Head - Human Resources

Rajkiran Rai G

Managing Director & CEO
Union Bank of India

Nikhil Desai

The Centre for Excellence

Rajesh Padmanabhan

Director & Group CHRO
Welspun Group

Vikram Bector

‎President & Chief Human Resources Officer
‎Piramal Enterprises

Yashwant Mahadik

President - Global Human Resources
Lupin Global

K K Vohra

Executive Director (Retd.)
Reserve Bank of India

Nandita Mohan Gurjar

Former Global Head Education & Research


Renny Thomas

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Faridun Dotiwala

McKinsey & Company

Arne Gast

McKinsey & Company


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