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Harjeet Khanduja Senior Vice President HR, Reliance Jio

Harjeet Khanduja is an international speaker, author, poet, business leader, inventor and influencer. He is known as R. K. Laxman of business.

Harjeet is a Thomson Medallist from IIT Roorkee and has completed his management education from INSEAD. He is a certified practitioner of SAP HCM, Six Sigma, executive coaching, OKRs, design thinking, predictive index, Tata Business Excellence Model, ISO 9000, ISO 27000, Insights Wheel, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), value engineering, Kaizen and 5S. He has three published patents in the area of HR technology.

Harjeet has set multiple green field projects and has handled HR for large multinational organizations in various geographies, including India, the United States and Canada. His experience spans a range of industry sectors which include automotive, manufacturing, pharma, alternate energy, IT–ITES, telecom, digital, healthcare and retail and has worked with business houses like Tata, Reliance and Piramal. He is currently working as Senior Vice President HR at Reliance Jio.

Harjeet has been conferred with Visionary CHRO of the Year, HR Leadership Award, Pride of Nation Award, HR Personality of the Year, LinkedIn Power Profile, Global Learning Award, Global Digital Ambassador, Top 100 HR Minds, Top 100 Global Thought Leaders of 2021, Top 200 Global Leadership Voices of 2022, ET Top 20 HR Influencers of 2022 and Top 50 HR Tech Leaders. He has been featured in a book Heroes amongst Us by Dr Amit Nagpal.

Harjeet has been a guest faculty at IIM Ahmedabad and NMIMS, board member of Federation for World Academics, member of CII HR and IR Committee, member of IIRF Quality Assurance Committee, co-chair of NASSCOM D&I Committee, Rotary Club and SAP HCM.

Harjeet has authored a book Nothing about Business, which has been an Amazon bestseller. Apart from that, he has been published in books such as Chicken Soup for the IITan’s Soul and Touched by Parkinson’s. He has been published in leading magazines, including People Matters, Business Manager, Insights Plus, HR.com, The Human Factor, The Indian Economist, Human Capital and ITNext. He writes a column for Human Capital called ‘The H in HR’.

Harjeet is a TEDx speaker and speaks on a variety of topics, including decision-making, leadership, strategy, technology, HR, economics and entrepreneurship. He is an international Hindi poet and writes satirical poems on social issues and features in Sony SAB TV.