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  • Leading From Behind Summit by Jombay Sets the Tone for Young Leaders for 2019

    Published on February 6, 2019

    by Sachin Murdeshwar

    Mumbai : Jombay’sannual “Leading from Behind” summit on January 30,2019 at The Lalit, Mumbai set the tone for the HR fraternity and leadership in top Indian companies of the year. The Summit was glorified with the presence of eclectic and quintessential thought leaders, innovators, corporate leaders, and HR leaders.

    The event witnessed fireside panel discussions with speakers and leading figures such as Ms. Tara Kaushal, Mr. Abhilash Tomy, Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal, Mr. Rizwan Tayabali, Mr. Anuj Gosalia, Mr. Harssh Poddar, Mr. Mukund Rajan, Dr. Binish Desai, Dr. Sanjay Podder, Ms. Ashwini Deshpande, Mr. Uday Deshpande, Ms. Mini Menon, Ms. Kalyani Khona, Ms. Nirali Kartik, Major D.P. Singh, and Dr. Jagannath Dixit.

    Each speaker shared their own unique experiences and journeys with the gathering and a rapid fireside discussion on leadership themes namely Leadership Has Gender, Because Every Brand Has a Story, Being Human in a Digital World, The Art of Being Independently Together, Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations, From Ashes of Conflict Emerge Ideas, and Excuses Don’t Get Results took place during the conclave with Leadership is a Journey and Leading from Behind as the master themes.

    In association with BSI (British Standards Institue) as the audit partners, Best 50 Companies were Awarded with the PCI (People Capital Index Awards). To make sure that BSI was able to gather unbiased data, they drove the anonymous PCI survey on social media (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter & on Job Portals). Post that, companies that had more than 30 mid-managers vouching for them were shortlisted.

    Following this, BSI conducted an audit – that led to the Top 50 PCI Winners!

    PCI (People Capital Index) Winners

    Aditya Birla capital Bajaj Finance Limited GE South Asia
    Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Hero Motocorp Ltd IndiGo
    CEAT Limited Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd ITC Limited
    Future Group K Raheja Corp Sapient Consulting
    Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceutical Ltd. WNS (Holdings) Limited HCL Technologies Limited
    Capgemini HDFC Bank Limited Reliance Industries
    Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. Titan Company Limited Godrej Consumer products
    HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited LTI (Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited) American Express
    Novartis India Limited Mahindra And Mahindra Limited Indian Oil
    Sanofi India Limited RBS Services India Pvt. Ltd. Marico
    The RBL Bank Limited Vodafone Idea Limited Pepsico
    Edelweiss Broking Limited Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd. Genpact
    Future Generali India Insurance Company (Life & General Insurance) Bharti Airtel Limited Infosys
    MakeMyTrip Limited Bank Of Baroda Mercedez R&D
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd CGI Philips Lighting
    KPMG Wipro Limited The Indian Hotels Company Limited
    Nestle Ltd Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd.


    The enthusiasm of the crowd was at peak during the HR 40under40 Awards where top 40 HR’s in India were felicitated

    HR 40 Under 40 Winners

    Nikita Vasant Raut Divya Amarnath Mythili Sarathy Anil Kumar Santhapuri
    Charusmitha Rao Prashant V Naidu Yamini Koganti Boreddy Sanghamitra
    Anurag Anand Preethi Anand Saurabh Nigam Jonathan Dsouza
    Ratheesh Krishnan N D Sanoj Kumar Neha Gupta Rishu Raheja
    Shruti Jaiswal Niyati Goel Nivedita Deshpande Sourya Sidhhartha Dash
    Rakesh Prasad Aanchal Bhugra Kothari Nidhi Kalra Sachin Agrawal
    Gunjan Malviya Atma Godara Yash Wagh Lochan Narayanan
    Timcy Thomas Perineeta Malhotra Saniya Malim Omar Bali
    Abhishek Khandelwal Rajlakshmi Saikia Sharmilaa Rajesh Kannan Diljot Kaur
    Prianka Sharma Neha Saxena Shenoy Rashmi Sharma Anuj Mishra


    CEO & Co – founder of Jombay, Mr. Mohit Gundecha expressing his gratitude said, “We at Jombay are delighted and humbled to have put together the Leading From Behind summit for the entire HR and corporate fraternity of Indian enterprise. We are thankful to everyone who has joined us at the summit and for the constant support received to identify future leaders.”

    He added, “After a successful summit this year, we will be back with a new set of eclectic speakers and promise to deliver one of the most insightful and interactive leadership Summit next year. “


    Chief Mentor, Jombay & Co- Curator of the Leading From Behind Summit, Ms. Roma Balwani said, “What is heartening to note is that Jombay has created an aspirational industry benchmark by instituting both the PCI list and HR 40under40 awards.


    The applicants moved to 1600 from 600 last years. We will continue to engage with the 100 leaders, with the Think Tank that will enrich the journey to 2020”, she added.


    The Leading From Behind summit was a starry affair and the event ended on a cheerful note with happy faces congratulating each other. The diverse panel discussion had key take away for everyone present at the summit.