Ms. Rituparna Chakraborty
President, Indian Staffing Federation
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, TeamLease Services Ltd.
Ms. Ritu is an industry veteran with 17 years of experience. In TeamLease, which is India’s largest and foremost people supply chain company, she has played a significant role in transforming TeamLease over the last decade into an over Rs 3000 crore company. She is currently spearheading TeamLease’s Staffing business vertical as well as India’s first PPP Apprenticeship Programme – National Employability through Apprenticeship Programme (NETAP) and has nurtured growth across Employment and Employability aspects of the business.
As the President of ISF which is a conglomerate of Staffing industry stalwarts, she actively promotes growth of the Industry and strategizes to initiate amendments to the regulatory framework that govern labour workforce in India.
She has represented the Employers of India in the last held ILO Convention on Private Employment Agencies in Geneva in her capacity as Employer representative from India. She has also worked with Industry leaders like Monster and India Life Hewitt establishing their footprints in India. She became the first Indian to be featured in Global Power 100 & International 50 in Staffing Industry for 2015 and 2016 consecutively. She was also selected as the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Asia for 2016 in Melbourne recently.
She is an eternal people optimist and a sales person at heart who enjoys interacting with people and building lasting relationships. She as multi-faceted in her personal life as she is professionally – She is a fitness freak, a movie buff, enjoys writing columns and dabbles in Photography!
Ritu is an Economics Graduate from the Benaras Hindu University and holds an MBA from the prestigious Goa Institute of Management.
Mr. Raja Sekhar Reddy
Vice - President & Regional Chairperson (West), Indian Staffing Federation
Founder Director & Chief Operating Officer, Innovsource Private Limited,
Mr. Reddy is the Founder-Director of Innovsource, he started from scratch and grew the company steady to 750 employees, 45 location presence, over 400 client-base, and over 50,000 temp staff, today, operating Staffing services, Facilities management, and Security services.
He has a varied experience of 24 years, ranging from Business Operations, Corporate & Strategic Planning, Organisation Development, HR Operations, Knowledge Management, Business Process Reengineering, Information Technology, Marketing, and Project Management, apart from a Teaching experience of 2 years.
He has played an instrumental role in the founding of Indian Staffing Federation along with other staffing companies, and has held the role of Board Member and Vice President of ISF for the last 3 years. He also plays mentor and angel investor to several budding entrepreneurs providing leadership and business counselling, and has incubated nine such business initiatives in a personal capacity.
Ms. Tapasi Chakraborty
Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
CEO & Director, Astute Outsourcing Services Private Limited
Ms. Chakraborty is holding the position of CEO and one of the Director of Astute Outsourcing Services Private Limited. She has been associated with the Company since its inception having total experience of 13 years in the field of Business Management and Operations. She is responsible for developing new business for Staffing & Facility Management Services. She have a proven track record of managing administration functions such as coordination, facility management, and adept at managing administrative activities in coordination with internal & external departments for seamless business operations. With the wide knowledge of handling the entire Staffing & Facility management, reached excellence in managing the set-up of new facilities, with accountability for strategic utilization & deployment of available resources to achieve organizational objectives by making optimum & cost effective utilization of resources.
Mr. Lohit Bhatia
Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
CEO, IKYA Human Capital Solutions, A Quess Company
Mr. Lohit Bhatia has been associated with Quess Corp Limited since 2011 and is responsible for the staffing business of IKYA Human Capital Solutions ( A Division of Quess Corp Limited ) . He has over 20 years of experience across product and services industries spanning from Textiles, Auto components and Services with focus on product and services sales and business development through his career. At Quess , he oversee’s the Staffing Services as the CEO besides focusing on Sales and Client Engagement functions in Human Resource services – including Search and Outsourcing. He also has vast expertise in Manpower Outsourcing Programs with a focus on managed services projects across industries.
Mr. Bhatia has helped propel Ikya ( Quess Corp limited , staffing business ) to leading position in the over 7+ years that he has been with the group and has grown the same from its initial days to establish a consistent track record in the market across India , expansion of geographies , new products , service lines , client acquisition and industry penetration.
Besides focusing on the role of CEO, Staffing for Quess Corp Limited, he also support the various staffing businesses outside of India for Quess working closely with leaders in South East Asia, Middle East, US and Canadian markets.
He has a keen eye to compliances , statutory and laws of the land including Government working and its impact on micro and macro environment owing to his keen knowledge and understanding of Economics.
Prior to Quess, Lohit was working with Laurent and Benon Management Company as the Centre Head and was responsible for managing their recruitment and search functions. He has also worked with ClearPlus (Dba Advantage Asia, USA) a leading 100% FDI invested, Auto component unit at the Noida SEZ as Commercial Head and The Thapar Group as the Deputy Marketing Manager and was responsible for product sales in Textiles to large Indian Garment industry and merchant Exporters.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons) from the Delhi University and a Masters in Marketing and Sales from the Apeejay School of Management , besides an Advanced Systems Diploma in Computers from the NIIT.
He is currently based out of New Delhi.
Mr. Farhan Azmi
Events Committee & Members Engagement Chair, Indian Staffing Federation
Chairman & Managing Director, Futurz Staffing Services
Mr. Azmi is the Founding Partner of Futurz and serves as the company’s Executive Chairman and Managing Director. He is actively involved in the ongoing strategic development for Futurz’ project consulting practice. With an overall experience of 16 years, 12 years of which are in the Recruitment and Staffing space, he has consistently contributed towards the evolution of the staffing sector with active memberships in YPO, FICCI and REC; and previous memberships with ERA.
Before starting Futurz in 2005, Farhan worked in the Financial and BPO industry, building a track record of developing rewarding relationships across a diverse set of industries. At Futurz, he has been instrumental to the company’s success, propelling it from an initial team of 3 employees to a 170-employee strong organization with more than 15,000 associates on its payroll today.
Mr. Azmi has been featured as a “Young Entrepreneur” by CNBC, presented in the cover story of Silicon India and Business World magazines, and showcased in The Times of India as a “Young Achiever.” Under his leadership, Futurz has been rated among the Top Staffing Companies in India by Ernst & Young and rated amongst the top 10 staffing players in India by Staffing Industry Analyst.
While still in his 30s, Farhan has been able to create a personal brand of trust and confidence very early in his career due to his professionalism.
Outside of work, Farhan loves to spend his time outdoors, mostly in the lap of nature. He especially enjoys adventure sports such as scuba diving and sky diving. However, when work beckons, he is primarily based in Mumbai.
Mr. Mehul Shah
IT & Membership Committee Chair, Indian Staffing Federation
Managing Director, Collabera Technologies
Mr. Shah is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Collabera’s International Business and US Business Process Outsourcing division. Mr. Shah through his aggressive, customer-driven focus on Fortune 100 clients has contributed in steering the company to its present size of over 35 offices, operations in 3 continents and more than 12000 employees globally.
Built the fastest growing IT staffing company in India and APAC with over 6000 people in just 6 years.
Mehul has been instrumental in shaping the company’s vision and strategy for Professional Services and Business Process Outsourcing for entire Collabera Group of Companies.
Through Mehul’s contribution, Collabera has also won through the years, numerous other awards recognized by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Staffing Industry Analyst’s awards for 5 consecutive years, Fintech100, DiversityBusiness.com, InformationWeek, Software Magazine, New York/New Jersey Minority Business Council, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), GESIA awards for 3 years in a row and more.
Mr. Narayan Bhargava
Treasurer, Indian Staffing Federation
Chairman, Calibehr Human Capital Services Pvt Ltd (NSB Group)
Mr. Narayan Bhargava is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant of 1979 batch.
In the year 1979 there were very few people who would pass both the examination simultaneously and therefore he had offers from two blue chip companies of that time namely Hindustan Liver and Philips but he declined to accept the offer and pursue the path of entrepreneurship.
He therefore made a modest beginning by starting his CA firm called N. S. Bhargava & Co , Chartered Accounts with just a peon to help him and with practically no capital. The beginning was very tough and challenging as opportunities were less and people were not willing to hand over their financial matters to a young man of 25 years.
In the year 1990 he ventured in to computer field by starting Shell Transource Ltd with just 5 persons and ventured in to what is now called BPO. He was one of the early ones to start a domestic BPO and he is a pioneer in domestic BPO industry. Shell Transource today employs over 6000 people.
In the year 2005 to support the BPO operations he started logistic company called Shell Express Logistics Pvt ltd which today employs about 500 people. In the year 2007 he started Calibehr Human Capital services Pvt ltd. which is a temping and recruitment firm and has more than 3000 persons as temping staff and also acquired an international BPO called Vital link Outsourcing which is based in Pune and serves only international clients. He has single handedly created the group from one employee to start with, which now employs about 9000 persons.
Mr. Paul Dupuis
Executive Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
Md & CEO, Randstad India
A global leader with a commendable track record in hands-on business growth and organizational transformation management, Mr. Dupuis is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Randstad India, the country’s leading HR services organization. Mr. Dupuis has over 24 years of professional experience in Asia across Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong & Korea. His extensive industry experience and network has been gained from handling key leadership roles in recruitment,strategic planning and business development, spanning renowned organizations.
Prior to joining Randstad India, Mr. Dupuis served as the Managing Director of Professionals (Search & Selection), Engineers (temp & perm), RPO and GCS of Randstad Japan from 2013, where he was inducted as a board member in 2014. In this strategic role, his main task was to transform Japan operations from a pure-play staffing firm to an OpCo with total solution offerings, with sustainable profitability. Randstad Japan was well recognized under Paul’s leadership, his teams have achieved impressive results and they continue on an ambitious growth path. In the past, Mr. Dupuis has also had successful stints as Head of APAC for a mid-sized recruitment firm where he successfully launched organic start-ups across several countries in Asia, and led M&A in the region including India.
Mr. R P Yadav
Regional Chairperson (East), Members Engagement & Research Committee Chair, Indian Staffing Federation
Chairman & Managing Director, Genius Consultants Ltd
Mr.R.P Yadav is a B.Sc from Calcutta University; MBA (Marketing) from IISWBM, Kolkata and MIMA, Lead Auditor for ISO-9001:2000 from London, IRCA. He has a vast experience of 16 years in reputed Companies like Johnson and Johnson, Jai Engineering Limited, HCL, Business Forms Limited. He has handled portfolios for Sales & Marketing and has been positioned as General Manager & Profit Centre Head in these companies.
Mr.Yadav is the founder of Genius Consultants Ltd and is currently engaged at the capacity of Chairman & Managing Director of the Company.
Mr. Yadav has been Ex- Chairman of Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD) Kolkata Chapter and also been an Ex – Chairman of Executive Recruiters Association (ERA).
Mr. Thammaiah B N
Regional Chairperson (South)
Managing Director, Kelly Services India
Mr. Thammaiah is the Managing Director at Kelly Services India, leading Kelly India’s Staffing business. Thammaiah has been a successful professional with Kelly for the last 5 plus years earlier heading the Professionals & Technical Business.
He has 2 decades of enriched experience across Recruitment and core industries. He started his career with Eli Lilly (A US Pharma major) and after 10 plus years in the industry chose to spread his wings to the
Recruitment industry via Ma Foi. He was initially part of Ma Foi’s Outsourcing & Consulting Business and later managed their recruitment business in different roles including the Randstad Phase.
Thammaiah has strengths in Strategy, Execution and has demonstrated significant growth in the business he ran. With stable tenures in reputed Multinationals he has led teams successfully across the country.