Forbes India presents Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2023

Talent leaders today play a more significant role than ever. They are critical to revitalising enterprises by putting a greater emphasis on personnel. Forbes India, in partnership with Indeed, developed a list of the ‘Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2023’, wherein they recognised talent leaders for their unwavering commitment to fostering a talent-first strategy within their organisations. These leaders were commemorated at the Forbes India presents Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2023 powered by Indeed,

The winners of the list were announced at a grand event held on 22 February at Leela Palace, Bengaluru. The list includes prominent talent leaders from various sectors, who constantly raise the bar with innovative ideas when it comes to people management. The winners were felicitated by eminent personalities like Harichandan Arakali, Editor – Tech & Innovation, Forbes India; Rohan Sylvester, Talent Strategy Advisor, Indeed; Kanchan Mukherjee, Professor & Chairperson, OBHR Management & Chairperson; R. Swaminathan, Chief People Officer, WNS Global Services; Krishna Raghavan, Chief People Officer, Flipkart; Naini Thaker, Forbes India; Anil Kumble, former Indian cricketer and coach; Vinita Bali, Independent Director on Global and Indian Boards; and Sashi Kumar, Indeed India. 

Below are the winners of “Forbes India presents Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2023 powered by Indeed” 







Artee Puri


Head Talent -India & SEA


Girnarsoft - Cardekho group


Deepti Vij


Director Talent Acquisition and Diversity




Farhat Umar


President Global Human Resources


Mankind Pharma Limited


Gautam Shetty


Regional Head, Talent Attraction & Acquisition - APAC




Harpreet Kaur


Senior Vice President & Head, Personnel & Administration Department


Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd


Madhu Menon


National Head – Talent Acquisition




Manav Chhabra


Head of Talent Acquisition


Ericsson India Global Services Pvt. Ltd


Mastanrao Gatram


Vice-president HR


Servion Global


Meera Narayanan


Director, Stores TA APAC S MENA


Amazon Development Centre India Private Ltd


Munish Vasudeva


Vice President, People & Organization Country Head Talent Acquisition, Head HR 


Siemens Energy & Siemens Limited


Nikhil Rajaram Natekar


Senior Vice President - Talent & Transformation


Publicis Groupe


Pooja Bhardwaj


Sr. Manager Global Talent Sourcing




Rajeev Menon


Vice President – Global Head of TA




Rajiv Khatri


Vice President - Recruitment




Rambabu Srinivas


SVP Global head TA & RMG


TATA Technologies


Rohit Pratap Singh


Head of Talent Acquisition & AP Operations Leader




Sabeena Ladak


Head HR - Corporate, Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand




Salil Mathew


Vice President


Capgemini India Pvt Ltd


Satej Mehta


General Manager - HR


Wockhardt Limited


Satish Rajarathnam


SVP HR & Global Head Talent Transformation




Satyen Subhash Kulkarni


Vice President, Global Head of Talent Solutions (RMG and TA) 




Shyamakant Mishra


Head Talent Acquisition India and APAC


Amdocs Development Center India LLP


Siji Kuruvath


Associate Director – Talent Acquisition




Simon Avinash


VP, Employee Recruiting




Sonal Singh


Vice President- Country lead for Talent Sourcing


Deutsche Bank


Subir Verma


Head HR (T&D Cluster companies)


Tata Power


Varadharaj Venkataram


SVP and Global Head - Talent Acquisition


Infosys Limited


Vijaya Priyadarshini


Vice President - HR


JSW Steel Limited


Vipin Sharma


Head HR – Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding


Tata Steel


Vivek Thukral


Senior Director and Global, Head of Talent Attraction






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