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.


08:30 onwards Registration & Welcome Tea
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome Address by V G Kannan, Chief Executive - Indian Banks' Association
09:45 - 10:15 Tete-a-tete with Arundhati Bhattacharya, Former Chairman, State Bank of India
(anchored by Renny Thomas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company)
10:15 - 10:45 Special Address – Nandita Gurjar, Former Global Head Education & Research, Infosys & Advisor to the Board of Startups
10:45 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 11:15 Premier Partner Presentation by
Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin, Vice President & Head - Enterprise Business, Manipal Global Education Services
11:15 – 12:05 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: Mrinalini Mirchandani, 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
  • Deodutta Kurane, Group President - Human Capital Management, Yes Bank
  • Rajkamal Vempati, Head Human Resources, Axis Bank
12:05 - 12:20 To be announced
12:20 - 12:50 Special Address – "In Pursuit Of Excellence – Unleashing The Potential In You & Your Organization" by Nikhil Desai, Director, The Centre for Excellence
12:50 - 13:50 Networking 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: Sandeep Sabharwal, Client Director, McKinsey & Company
  • Prashant Kumar, ‎Dy. Managing Director (HR) & Corporate Development Officer, ‎State Bank of India
  • B S Shekhawat, Executive Director, Central Bank of India
  • C S Mallikarjuna Rao, Executive Director, Syndicate Bank
  • K K Vohra, Executive Director (Retd.), Reserve Bank of India
  • Yashwant Mahadik, President - Global Human Resources, Lupin Global
14:40 - 14:55 Premier Partner Presentation by
Mervyn Raphael, Managing Director, People Business
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
  • Rajnish Kumar, ‎Chairman, State Bank of India
  • Rajkiran Rai G, Managing Director & CEO, Union Bank of India
  • TK Srirang, ‎Group Chief Human Resources Officer, ‎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 B Raj Kumar, Deputy Chief Executive, Indian Banks' Association and Conference Closure
*subject to changes

Special Addresses

Arundhati Bhattacharya

‎Former Chairman
‎State Bank of India

Nandita Mohan Gurjar

Former Global Head Education & Research

Nikhil Desai

The Centre for Excellence

Speakers & Panelists

Shyam Srinivasan

‎Managing Director & CEO
‎The Federal Bank

Rajnish Kumar

State Bank of India

Rajkiran Rai G

Managing Director & CEO
Union Bank of India

V G Kannan

‎Chief Executive
Indian Banks' Association

B Raj Kumar

‎Deputy Chief Executive
Indian Banks' Association

Prashant Kumar

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

Madhav Kalyan

‎Managing Director & CEO
‎JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A

C S Mallikarjuna Rao

‎Executive Director
Syndicate Bank

B S Shekhawat

‎Executive Director
Central Bank of India

TK Srirang

‎Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Rajkamal Vempati

Head Human Resources
Axis Bank

Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin

Vice President & Head - Enterprise Business
Manipal Global Education Services

Mervyn Raphael

Managing Director
People Business

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

Deodutta Kurane

Group President - Human Capital Management
Yes Bank


Sandeep Sabharwal

Client Director
McKinsey & Company

Renny Thomas

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Faridun Dotiwala

McKinsey & Company

Mrinalini Mirchandani

McKinsey & Company


Vivanta by Taj, Mumbai

90 Cuffe Parade, Mumbai - 400 005, Maharashtra India
Telephone: +91 22 6665 0808
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