• Surbhi Srivastava,    Director - Talent & Learning, International, Vontier

    Surbhi Srivastava, Director - Talent & Learning, International, Vontier

  • Companies can gain numerous advantages from having leaders who possess a track record of developing and implementing impactful training and learning initiatives. Such leaders can enable organizations in multiple ways, such as designing effective learning and development programs, displaying exceptional project management skills, creating a culture of continuous learning, and elevating the company's standing in the internal and external environment. Having leaders like Surbhi Srivastava, who have demonstrated expertise in running complex HR business partnership roles and conceptualizing exceptional talent programs, can be a great treasure for any business that desires to enhance its performance, productivity, and innovation.

  • Surbhi Srivastava: A  Dynamic Leader Developing & Leading High-Impact Talent & Learning Initiatives To Upskill Professionals

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Top 10 Chief Learning Officers - 2023

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  • Top 10 Chief Learning Officers - 2023

    New-Age Chief Learning taking Learning to Next Level
    Rightly said by Leonardo Da Vinci, "Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets". Pertaining to this evolved tech-led world that is highly competitive in nature, one has to go through continuous self-assessment and learn abruptly to sustain here. Some might get confused between learning and education; however, both hold completely different conceptual meaning.  Education starts after a certain age where as we do start learning from the time of birth. One may leave his educational life after certain time but learning is an inseparable part of our daily life. And, to fill this learning with more excitement, and make it more accessible strategically, Chief Learning Officers (CLOs) slips into the frame.

    "Learning and development are intertwined backed up by cause-and-effect relation"

    It is no secret that learning is a continuous life-long process of acquiring new knowledge, competencies, and skills as the human mind never hesitates to explore new challenges and thrive in search of knowledge. And the CLOs are those philosophers and guide who lend their helping hand in the learning and development process of the employees. The chief Learning Officers are experts in the field of enterprise learning, leadership development, data and analytics, financial account handling with having additional expertise in organisational development and strategic business capabilities, through which they are proactively influencing company culture inspired by strategic direction and talent development.

    Duties Responsibilities of CLO: With their expert ideas and thoughts CLOs are transforming learning strategy through more personalised, and digitised, which is easy and seamless to learn. They develop talents by personalised training and identify the skill gaps, often determine and measure the budgets of Learning and Development process, working as the connector of human resource and other departments. They always take the decisions about training, outsourcing and budgets. They are the business influencers who work closely with the hierarchy of the companies for deciding business goals and design the plans accordingly towards the perfect execution of learning programs.

    CEO Insights in this issue presents a list of `Top 10 Chief Learning Officers - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Chief Learning Officers - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Grant Thornton Bharat Ankit Jhamb, Chief Learning Officer Grant Thornton Bharat A HR leader with 15 plus years of experience across ril.com financial and professional services, started his career with a business role which made him market, training solutions to various clients in India
Reliance Industries Hemalakshmi Raju, Chief Learning Officer - Hydrocarbon Business Reliance Industries A learning & leadership development expert, driven by a strong passion to do transformative work with individuals and organizations
  Microsoft Indrani Choudhury, Chief Learning Officers Microsoft A passionate leader with 20+ years of experience with in-depth & proven expertise in sales & marketing, P&L management and, digital transformation
Ramco Systems Krishnan Nilakantan, Chief Learning Officers Ramco Systems A action-oriented talent development leader with demonstrated accomplishments and 28 years of experience in global enterprise learning and organization development strategic and tactical leadership
Page Industries Ram, Chief Learning Officers Page Industries A successful leader engaged with network on careers, talent management, leadership development, personal effectiveness, skill development, coaching & neuroscience
Nuvoco Vistas Ravi Hemnani, Vice President HR & Head Talent Learning & OD Nuvoco Vistas A result-oriented organizational development specialist, with over two decades of experience in coaching and managing the development of global work forces
Rapidezy Training Systems Sandip Labh, Chief Learning Officers Rapidezy Training Systems A business entrepreneur on a mission to empower Indian companies to become world-class learning organizations by providing an integrated learning platform & content library
Hopper Modern Learning & Advisory Solutions Seema Bassi, Founder & Chief Learning Officer Hopper Modern Learning & Advisory Solutions A global business leader with overall 30 years and 22 years experience in learning & organizational development respectively
Celon Labs Soumen Dutta, Head - Learning & Development Celon Labs A leadership coach and a skilled counselor, with nearly four decades of experience in the corporate training and sales domain
Gilbarco Veeder Root Surbhi Srivastava, Director - Talent & Learning International, Vontier Gilbarco Veeder Root A dynamic leader delivering high impact training programs to upskill professionals, and deeply committed to devising, spearheading and leading contemporary talent and learning initiatives