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Leadership Team

Shounak Deshmukh

25 years of HR experience in managing the entire gamut of HR functions with some of the biggest and well-know industry leaders like Tatas, Johnson & Johnson, American Express and JPMorgan.

Career Profile

  • He started off with a solid grounding in corporate values with the Tatas
  • With J&J he picked up the nuts and bolts of managing the grass root workers.
  • With American Express (across multiple locations) – a great initiation to the world of high-finance and the resultant HR complexities.
  • For over half a decade, various HR leadership roles at J P Morgan Chase as they set-shop in financial outsourcing industry.
  • Last 7 years successfully led his own HR Consulting Firm.

Career Strengths

  • Thought leadership
  • Strong industry knowledge and
  • Sharp analytical mind to drive business decisions.

Masters Degree in Labour Studies

Iona Gar

25 years HR experience with large global multinationals such as TC Transcontinental INC, Lintas Corp and Boehringer Mannheim across industries like Print, Flexible Packaging, Publishing, Digital Media, Advertising and Pharmaceuticals.

International Experience

  • India – Gen Y Talent, Sunrise Industries, Fast Paced and Agile economy.
  • Israel – International Banking, HR Communications and Branding.
  • North America – Entrepreneurial Values, Commercial Edge, Specialized Collective Bargaining Agreements, Employment Law, Total Rewards, Mergers and Acquisitions

Career Strengths

  • Global Mindset
  • Passion and Perseverance
  • Respect and Transparency

Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Bachelors in Labor Law

Active contributions to the SHRM-LI chapter