Top 100 Great People Managers of India

GMI & Forbes India release the list of Top 100 Great People Managers 2020

“A common trait found among the great managers was that they don’t rely on usual practices. There is uniqueness in their approach based on awareness of their style.”

– Insights by Great People Manager Study 2020


This year, the Great People Manager Study witnessed participation from 1,158 organisations spread across 24 industries and 6,344 managers were assessed. And we came up with the 2nd edition of the Top 100 Great People Managers List after a year long evaluation across 4 tough layers.


This list, also popularly known as the GMI Forbes List of Top 100 Great People Managers, honors those leaders who have the highest net worth in relationships. These leaders are the backbone of the economy of India because they are the ones who succeed in a sustained manner. This list consists of leaders across the entire spectrum, each one of which demonstrate exceptional uniqueness in their ability to connect, develop and inspire their team members.

The success of each of these amazing leaders is also the success of the organization, their CHRO and CEO, who have helped create a culture that nurtures greatness in people management. It is also the success of all team members who work with these managers as well.

So, here is the list. You can also see the list on Forbes Magazine (October Issue). We will update this section when the list is also available on Forbes List (digitally). After that, we will share this list on the main section of our website as well.

Name Designation Organization
Abhijit Tambe Senior Manager – Customer Care Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital
Aditya Shamsher Malla General Manager DoubleTree by Hilton, Pune
Ajay Oberoi CPO & Head L&D, Admin (Retd.) IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd
Amandeep Bawa Head of IT Panasonic India Pvt Ltd
Amit Mittal Operations Manager Signify Innovations India Ltd
Anil Ahluwalia Co-Founder & Trustee Sanjeevani – Life Beyond Cancer
Anil B Ghegade Head – Hydraulics Engineering (India & APAC) Eaton India Innovation Center
Ankit Aggarwal Founder and CEO Dare2Compete
Ankit Khandelwal Senior Director of Engineering Intellicus Technologies Private Limited
Anuj Nayyar Senior Director Global Operations VDX.Tv
Anurag Srivastava Senior Manager – Administration Kelly Services India Pvt Ltd
Arjun Singh Dasoondi Senior Manager – Process & Packaging Engineering Amway India Enterprises Pvt Ltd
Arpit Jain Practice Leader – International Tax and Transfer Pricing K. C. Mehta & Co.
Ashok Pandey Director Ahlcon Group of Schools
Ashwani Nayar General Manager Crowne Plaza Greater Noida
Ayush Khandelwal Group Manager Netcore Solutions Pvt Ltd
Balfour Manuel Managing Director Blue Dart Express Ltd
Bansi Raja Chief Happiness Officer Gozoop
Bhargavi Sunkara CIO, Corporate Technology BNY Mellon India
Britto Ambrose Director – Strategic Initiatives Aditi Staffing India Pvt Ltd
Budhisagar Shukla Head of Finance Aveva
CA Harsh Patel Founder and Global CEO WATER AND SHARK
Chandan Kumar Pradhan AGM Feedback Energy Distribution Company
Chandramowliswaran Balasubramanian Director – Operations, Property Management Services India Cushman & Wakefield
Chirag Chandani Director (Delivery Leadership) TPG Software Pvt Ltd
Dilip Kumar Team Lead Nexval Infotech Pvt Ltd
Dinesh Varadharajan Vice President – Product Management Kissflow Inc.
Dr. Ankita Singh SVP & Global HR Head CIGNEX Datamatics
Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat Principal The Scindia School
Gagan Arora CEO & Strategic Growth Leader Vertex Global Services
Ganaraja Bhat Chief Technology Officer METRO Cash & Carry India
Ganesh Poojary Vice President – Administration & Human Resources Lodha Group
Gautam Jain Product Support Director, Corporate Systems dunnhumby
Girish Kulkarni MD & CEO Star Union Dai-ichi Life insurance
Girish Kundlani Co-Founder & Director Big Rattle Technologies
Harshali Khandekar Senior Program Lead Agastya Foundation
Jaison Abey Sabu Director – Customer Service FullContact Technologies Pvt Ltd
Jayavardhan BN Founder and CEO Audiencetech India Solutions Pvt Ltd
Jeena Peter HR Director GuideHouse India Pvt Ltd
Joseph Kiran Kumar Associate VP & Head – IT and HR Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
Laghu Sikarwar Head – Mid Market – Uber for Business Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd
Manish Goel Managing Director – Base Build Cushman & Wakefield
Mary Mascarenhas Portfolio Control Manager Synchrony International Services Pvt Ltd
Mukesh Sharma Founder and CEO QA InfoTech Software Services Pvt Ltd
N. Vijay Kumar Senior Director – Supply Chain Management Acer India (Pvt) Ltd
Nandhini Agasthu Jayaprakash Senior Account Quality Manager Infosys
Naveen Athresh Associate Director of Product/ UX IXD Rakuten India Enterprise Pvt Ltd
Nidhi Bhardwaj Lead – Quality Analyst Infrrd Pvt Ltd
Nitin Ramchaware Head – IT Solutions QA India CRIF India
Parul Mathur HR Head (Infocom Network Ltd)
Pavan Allena Founder and CEO Metamorphosis eduSchool for Entrepreneurship
Pavan Kumar Deputy General Manager – Sales & Marketing ACG Associated Capsule Pvt Ltd
Pavan Yadav Associate Vice President – Sales Lodha Group
Payal Sinha Operations Manager dunnhumby
Piush Khetan VP – Care Netram 2COMS Consulting Pvt Ltd
Raj Mallela Founder and MD SATRA Infrastructure Management Services Pvt Ltd
Raj Tanwar VP – People Solutions India Concentrix Daksh Services India Pvt Ltd
Rajeev Shahi Associate Vice President – Staffing Quess Corp Ltd
Rajib Kumar Mitra Assistant General Manager – Sales The Waterbase Ltd
Dr Rajshekhar Iyer Medical Director Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital
Rakshit Sharma Vice President – People & Strategy Sayaji Hotels Ltd
Ramana Kovelamudi CEO & Serial Entrepreneur Prasad Hospitals India Pvt Ltd
Ranjan Banerjee General Manager Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla
Ravi Gupta Founder Safexpay
Richa Jain Project Manager Iris Software Inc
Sachin Chandra Senior Vice President and Head – Product Management & Customer Experience ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd
Sahil Sardana Director – Data Science Snapdeal Pvt Ltd
Sajal Rastogi Associate Art Director Infopro Learning
Samarjit Mohanty CEO Feedback Energy Distribution Company
Sameer Mathur Managing Director Roinet Solution Pvt Ltd
Sameer Shah Deputy Vice President – Hospitality & Property Management Lodha Group
Samujjwal Ghosh Director – Marketing Xanadu Realty Pvt Ltd
Sandeep Gambhir Managing Director & CEO ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd
Sanjay Shukla Research Data Science Manager dunnhumby
Sanjeev Somani Sr. Director of IT & India Site Leader Veritas Technologies
Sarmistha Pattnaik Project Manager Infosys
Saurabh Bansal Regional Sales Head Piramal Capital and Housing Finance
Shailesh Jagannath Kalrao Director & Head – VAI Feedback Energy Distribution Company
Shashi Bushan Managing Director, Project & Development Services – Occupiers Cushman & Wakefield
Shashi Singh Head – Credit Control & Compliance Kelly Services India Pvt Ltd
Shekhawat Vijendra Chief of Operations and Technology AU Small Finance Bank
Sheryl Cornelio Deputy Director Nursing Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital
Shoheb Mohd A Assistant Vice President – Collections Synchrony International Services Pvt Ltd
Shrishail Dhanawade Regional Head – Maharashtra Agastya Foundation
Shubhang Misra Head Exclusive Channel (Brand Stores), Sellout & Operations Panasonic India Pvt Ltd
Sonica Gurung Recruitment Manager Aditi Staffing India Pvt Ltd
Sooraj Nair Hub Lead Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd
Srinath Gururajarao VP and CHRO Nexval Infotech Pvt Ltd
Srinivas Surapani Vice President (Global Capacity Center, CS, HR Performance) Schneider Electric
Sudheer Bandaru CTO Shortlist
Sumeer Ladia Manager – West & North – BFSI TeamLease Services Pvt Ltd
Sundar Rajan G Vice President – HR Redington India Ltd
Sunil Vishwakarma Director (Risk Management) Dream11 Fantasy Pvt Ltd
Trishneet Arora Founder & CEO TAC Security
Vamsi Krishna Associate Vice President – IT Staffing Quess Corp Limited
Varoon Rajani Founder and CEO Blazeclan Technologies Pvt Ltd
Venkatesh Viswanathan Vice President – Supply Chain Finance & E-Commerce FlexiLoans
Vikas Kapai General Manager Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Zahida Ternikar Head – Customer Service Kaya Ltd


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