• Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Head- HR, Western Digital, India

    Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Head- HR, Western Digital, India

  • The covid19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on almost all the different industry verticals and many businesses were not able to survive the adverse economic impact caused by the pandemic. Even amidst all these adverse situations, the Indian economy is poised to grow at >7 percent over the medium term. The corporate realm has also seen a lot of professionals losing their jobs amidst the pandemic and the resulting lockdown. While most other companies are finding it hard to get a foothold in the pandemic struck market, Western Digital is one pioneering business organization that has made sure that they adapt to the changing situations as fast as possible in order to continue to deliver excellence, despite the given situation. "We at Western Digital embrace the thought process of solving for root causes, and not for symptoms. Our Business Strategy led by our CEO, David Goeckler, and our Talent Strategy led by our CHRO, Lori Sundberg adopts McKinsey's Three Horizon Model", says, Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala who is the Head of Human Resources at Western Digital India, when asked about the operational philosophy of the organization.

  • Kiranmai Pendyala: An Authentic Leader, A Change Agent, A Philanthropist, And A Startup Mentor
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Tony Mary Kuttiachen: Rethinking The Healthcare Industry With Innovations

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Celebrating the Game Changers of the Industry!

By: Deepshikha Singh, Managing Editor

Today, the world of work is transforming at a rapid pace. Not only have we worked our way through a once-in-a-generation global pandemic, but also decades of automation, the rise of AI and a new shift to WFH culture have reshaped the way our

Tips To A Sparkling Smile Before Going Back To Open-World

By: Dr. Gunita Singh, B.D.S. & MD, Dentem & Associate Consultant, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital

I always say invest in your smile, you are going to wear it every day. By invest, I don't mean only money, it's your time, effort and

Best Companies to Work For - 2021

How Commercial Investment Will Lead The Real Estate Sector In 2021

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This year began with the nationwide vaccination drive that everyone was looking forward to, which will work as a growth booster for all the sectors. And the real estate sector has not been untouched from the global crisis, which according to the


Molecular Diagnostics Poised To Redefine Healthcare In India

By: Amit Chopra, Managing Director - India & South Asia, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Over the years, the field of molecular diagnostics has extended from a niche set of techniques limited to diagnosing rare diseases to a set of globally implemented diagnostics. It involves a set of techniques that analyze the genome and the


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  • Best Companies to Work For - 2021

    Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, businesses across all verticals have taken massive hit on their revenue and sales margins. Most companies are balancing this negative impact by downscaling their operations and laying-off a portion of their workforce. Rubbing salt to the injury, many organizations have not only shut-down their employee engagement initiatives such as incentives and rewards & recognition programs, but even the employees retained by them have had to bear the brunt of pay cuts as well.

    Additionally, despite most of the companies asking their employees to work from home, many employees have faced severe crisis in terms of finance, healthcare services and various other aspects. Acting as a `Guardian Angel', many organizations, despite incurring losses, have stood for their employees' support and offered to help in every way possible ­ be it financially, emotionally, arranging transport for the employees to reach their respective hometowns or even organizing free vaccination drives for their employees.

    CEO Insights magazine, along with a panel of industry experts leaders, researchers and CEOs have shortlisted such eminent companies who have not just offered a supporting and conducive atmosphere for their employees to work from, but have also been successful in maintaining their employees' morale during these tough times. In the current edition of CEO Insights Magazine's `Best Companies to Work For ­ 2021', we highlight their tale of struggle, efforts, success and failure stories to empower others from the industry. Hope the issue inspires you to join the company of your choice and make a happy & successful career.

Best Companies to Work For - 2021

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Cachet Pharmaceuticals Rajesh Kumar,COO Cachet Pharmaceuticals One of India’s leading pharmaceutical company engaged in manufacturing and marketing of a wide range of pharmaceutical formulations and nutraceuticals across domestic and international boundaries
Hindustan Zinc Sunil Duggal,CEO Hindustan Zinc One of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver
Ness Digital Engineering Narayanan Nair, CPO,Ranjit Tinaikar, CEO Ness Digital Engineering A full service digital engineering company specializing in Software Product Engineering, Systems Integration, Custom Application Development, Digital Design, User Experience Engineering & Design, Digital Transformation, and many other areas
Pernod Ricard India Shrikant Lonikar,Chief Human Resources Officer Pernod Ricard India A fast-growing multinational alcohol beverage company well-known for its diverse domestic and international alcohol brands such as Royal Stag, Blenders Pride, Imperial Blue, 100 Pipers, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute and Jameson Irish
Prime Lenses K. G. Gupta,Chairman Prime Lenses Offering a wide range of optical lenses using cutting-edge technologies and with pinpoint accuracy
STRATACACHE Asia Pacific Manish Kumar,Managing Director - APAC STRATACACHE Asia Pacific Specializing in the areas of Digital Signage, Content & Media Distribution, Enterprise Video Caching, Digital Media, and Marketing Technology
Thales Group Ashish Saraf,VP & Country Director - India Thales Group A French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services in Aerospace, Defence, Security, Space, Transportation, Cybersecurity, Big Data, IoT, Connectivity, Artificial Intelligence, and more areas
Virtusa Sundararajan Narayanan,CPO & EVP Virtusa Virtusa works on cutting-edge technologies in the digital engineering space
Western Digital Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala,Head - HR Western Digital A global leader in offering a wide range of storage solutions that include Big Data, Cloud Storage, Data Center Storage, HDD, Helium HDD, Backup Recovery, Flash Memory Storage, Memory Cards, USB Storage, and more
Wissen Technology Raghu Pareddy,Founder & CEO Wissen Technology Offering an array of services that includes Application Development, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Big Data & Analytics, RPA, and Agile & DevOps mainly to Banking & Financial Services, Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Energy verticals