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Executive Board

  • Mr. Lohit Bhatia

    President, Indian Staffing Federation
    President - Workforce Management, Quess Corp Ltd.

    Lohit has over 23 years of corporate experience post his education, at The Army Public School, New Delhi. He specialized in Computer science at school and followed on to graduate with Economics Honors from Delhi University. After graduating from DU, Lohit completed his MBA from The Apeejay School of Marketing in 2007.  Post his education he has worked over 10+ years in the manufacturing industry ( Textiles and Auto Components). Here he was instrumental in establishing and leading one of India’s largest Auto component export unit at the Noida Special Economic Zone. Moving on after the 11 years of manufacturing experience,  he has worked in the Service Sector for the last 13 years. Starting with the Search and Recruitment Industry, he was later appointed by Quess Corp Ltd, ( erstwhile Ikya Human Capital Solutions Pvt ltd in 2010 ) , as GM ( North & East – Staffing Solutions ). During the past 10 years he has grown the Staffing business over 20x in HC and revenue terms from a base of nearly 12500 back then to over 250K currently. Today, Lohit is President ( workforce management ) and heads Staffing in India and APAC region, servicing over 1500 clients, with 270K+ associates. During this period of 10 years Ikya went on to become Quess Corp Ltd , raised funds from long term investor Fairfax financial Canada and went on to become one off India’s largest IPO in 2016 Today Quess Corp Ltd is India’s Largest Private Sector employer with 385,000 employees. Lohit has been part of all key leadership decision making as well as coordination with various Corporate bodies representing the company with CII , FICCI , Niti Aayog , and various ministries in his capacity as both representing of largest Private sector employer and based at Gurgaon , Delhi NCR.

  • Mr. Pramod Pachisia

    Vice President, Indian Staffing Federation
    COO, 2 Coms Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

    I am the COO of 2COMS Group and looks after overall operations of the Group. Service delivery optimization and enabling new innovations in the ecosystem are key tasks that I am undertaking this year at 2COMS. Over the years I have played numerous roles within 2COMS Group and outside in associations and social organizations. As a co-founder have been involved in the journey on 2COMS for the last 26 years and have grown the organization into an integrated Human Supply Chain Management firm with offices in over 10 states. 2COMS is a Pan India provider Recruitment, Staffing, Skill development and livelihood creation. 2COMS group has an employee strength of 600, and an Associate Strength of 3500 and manages 10000 + apprentice for its clients and does provide approximately 15000 skilled professionals to organization every year from its 20+ skill development centers across the country.  Currently a Member of the Governing Council of International Chamber of Business and Industry, and is instrumental in growing ICBI as a chamber. Also has held numerous positions in Round Table India both at the Area Level and National level and driven key initiatives like Jobs Melas for the rural school and college pass-outs & Skill Development at the Rural School level amongst many other Social initiatives during the last 5 years

  • Mr. Narayan Bhargava

    Treasurer, Indian Staffing Federation
    Chairman & MD, Calibehr Business Support Services Pvt. Ltd. (NBG Group)

    Treasurer/Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    (Chairman & MD, Calibehr Business Support Services Pvt. Ltd. (NBG)

    Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by profession, Mr Narayan Bhargava is at the helm of Narayan Bhargava Group, the parent company of Calibehr, MyBranch, NSB & Co and Narayan Bhargava Foundation)

    Mr. Bhargava’s objective has always been achievements beyond business. He has been a staunch believer and follower of ethical values; driving the group likewise.

    Under his abled leadership; the group is innovatively working to solve problems related to major business verticals: namely; People, Process and Technology. He believes and works to address related business problems branching from several types and provide sustainable business solutions that work well in the long run.

    Calibehr is a preferred business solution provider with a module that enables sustainable growth. The company has a constant thirst to create newer solutions under the people, process and technology segments. This enables clients’ to operate their business using timely sustainable solutions.

    Calibehr has been awarded multiple times as the “Dream Company to Work For” (Recently in 2020) by the Times Ascent World HRD Congress along with a series of other awards covering all business services.

    As a businessman, philanthropist, investor, humanitarian and a serial entrepreneur, Mr Bhargava has always identified himself as an independent thinker and doer.

    Very early in his professional journey; he had set his mind upon carving out a niche for himself, and leave his imprints on the business world. His intense passion and love for work enables him to continue his successful journey aimed at uplifting communities beyond business.

  • Mr. R P Yadav

    Board Member, 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. Mehul Shah

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    Managing Director, Collabera Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

    Mehul Shah is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Collabera’s International Business and US Business Process Outsourcing division. Corporate Member as well as Executive Board Member of Indian Staffing Federation since 2012.
    Mehul through his customer-driven focus on Fortune 100 clients and business acumen has contributed in steering the company to its present size of over 70 offices, operations in 4 continents and more than 16000 employees globally. Built the fastest growing IT staffing company in India and APAC with over 7000 people in just 9 years. Mehul has been instrumental in shaping the company’s vision and strategy for IT Staffing Solutions and Professional Services for entire Collabera Group of Companies in 9 countries. 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 8 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), Gujarat Electronics & Software Industry Association (GESIA) awards for 3 years in a row and more.

  • Mr. Farhan Azmi

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    Chairman & Managing Director, Futurz Staffing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

    Farhan Azmi is the Chairman and Managing Director at Futurz Staffing Solutions, a recruitment firm that specializes in staffing services and caters to multiple business domains. Under his tutelage, Futurz has seen tremendous growth, expanding from one office in Mumbai in 2008 to a presence in more than 21 cities in India and 3 international offices today. In his 18 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Farhan has often been recognized and celebrated. Winner of the Times Power Men Awards, he has also been featured as a “Young Entrepreneur” by CNBC, presented in the cover story of The Week, Silicon India and Business World magazines, and showcased in the Times of India as a “Young Achiever.”

    Tenure with ISF: Farhan was first elected to the Executive Board from the period 2012 to 2014. He has thereon been successfully re-elected into the Executive Board thrice, due to his passion for growth in the staffing industry.

  • Mr. Suhas Basakhetre

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    Managing Director, Prompt Personnel Private Limited

    Mr. Suhas Basakhetre is an industry leader with over 30 years of experience in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. He holds a master’s degree in Labour Law and Human Resource Management and has participated in the ‘Leading Professional Service Firms’ program at IIM Ahmedabad.
    In 1997, he founded Prompt Personnel Pvt. Ltd. with the vision of becoming one of the top HR firms in the country. He believes strongly in the ‘Dignity of Labour & Empathy’ and imparts these core values in his teams. Today, Prompt Personnel has a massive PAN India presence and services clients in both IT and Non-IT sectors. Prompt Personnel is a well-established HR services company with 2 decades of experience. Staffing is one of their core business verticals. With long-standing relationships with listed companies, leading MNCs, and SMEs, Mr. Basakhetre brings three decades of experience in Labour Law Advisory and Compliance Management. His strategic guidance has helped organizations achieve total compliance. Prompt Personnel also offers Permanent Recruitment solutions nationwide, providing the right talent based on specific business needs. Mr. Suhas is sought after for his expertise in Industrial Relations and HR issues. He has assisted multiple SMEs in managing internal conflicts and maintaining sound industrial relations. His involvement in wage negotiations with unions has been invaluable to many organizations. With his strong background in IR and connections with government authorities, Mr. Suhas has successfully represented multiple organizations before the Labour Commissioner, Regional PF Commissioner, and Regional ESI Director. Moreover, he is a celebrated member of the Indian Staffing Federation and an ASCENT member as well. Through Prompt Personnel, his aim is to revolutionize the landscape of the staffing industry in India.

  • Mr. Viswanath PS

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    MD & CEO, Randstad India Ltd

    Viswanath P.S (or Vishy) is a business and finance veteran with over 28 years of experience across multiple industries. A pragmatic leader, Vishy’s track record reflects his unending commitment of accelerating growth through the implementation of financial & operational strategies that are geared towards sustainable growth and profitability.

    Vishy joined Randstad India in 2014 as the Head of Shared Services Centre (SSC) and was subsequently elevated to CFO in 2016. He was appointed as MD & CEO, Randstad India in July 2021. At Randstad, he has championed many transformational initiatives – from overhauling the financial structuring & planning process to implementing policies, procedures and systems to enable quick and informed decision making, while enhancing productivity. His vision and rigor have seen him helm the turnarounds of several non-performing business units to profitable ones in admirable time.

    Prior to Randstad, Viswanath has held several leadership & management positions with industry titans including General Electric, Motorola and the TVS Group.

    A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Vishy is unsurprisingly a certified black belt in Six Sigma.

    A keen fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, yoga and cricket, Vishy’s definition of an escape is retreating to the wilderness.

  • Mr. Sanju Ballurkar

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    President-Experis, ManpowerGroup Services India Pvt. Ltd.

    Sanju Ballurkar brings with him 25 years of rich cross-functional experience spanning across domains like Engineering & Product Development, IT Services, Business Operations and P&L Management. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, Sanju headed Magna Infotech (A division of Quess Corp). He was instrumental in building winning teams, creating robust technology systems related to both Recruitment and back office management and enhancing operational and cost efficiencies. He also served as the Chief Innovation Officer responsible for developing strategic technology frameworks for the Group’s various lines of businesses, including Human Capital Services, Facility Management Services, Food and Hospitality Services as well as Training and Skill Development.

    He holds an Engineering degree and two Master of Science degrees from USA and has worked for 8 years with the global technology giant ‘Pitney Bowes’ (USA). He has 2 US patents for his pioneering R&D work and has several international publications to his credit.

  • Mr.Sunil Chemmankotil

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    Head - Specialized Staffing, TeamLease Digital

    Mr.Sunil Chemmankotil executive with over 2 decades of diverse leadership experience, crafting, implementing successful & lasting collaborative strategies to maximise business value by enhancing organizational agility, shaping a great culture, establishing a synergistic work relationship with the board of directors, partners and customers, as well as creating and driving an actionable strategy for success.

  • Mr. Somnath Banerjee

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    CEO & Co-Founder, Orion Corporate Alliance Pvt. Ltd.

    Mr. Somnath Banerjee is the Co-founder and CEO of Orion Corporate Alliance Private Limited.  With rich experience in Staffing & Skill Development, he has been instrumental in orchestrating growth trajectory for various start-up business projects and took those to great heights. From organization optimization, strategic planning and execution, program management and delivery, he has always been at the forefront and added value through his efforts in formal staffing.  He is revered by industry leaders & his efforts in transforming the industry has been recognized and applauded by CII, ASSOCHAM, BCC&I (Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Times Group, Walmart & World HRD Congress.

  • Mr. Anil Kumar Ethanur

    Board Member, Indian Staffing Federation
    Director & Co-Founder, Xpheno Pvt. Ltd.

    Mr. Anil Kumar Ethanur As a Talent Specialist and Co-Founder at Xpheno, I envision and build India’s largest specialist staffing company, with a focus on Direct Hire, IT staff augmentation, Engineering professional Services, and Sales Staffing. With over two decades of experience in the HR services industry, I have worked with leading Indian and multinational staffing companies, delivering industry-beating growth rates and profitability.

    I have a passion for connecting people and companies, and creating a high-performing specialist workforce. I have developed expertise in P&L management, technology and outsourcing sector, start-up, M&A, direct hire and temp staffing, and RPO services. I have also built and led teams of highly talented and motivated recruitment professionals, and engaged with a number of Fortune 1000 and start-up clients. I co-founded Xpheno in 2017, with a common belief in people’s abilities and the impact they can have on the world.

  • Manu Saigal

    Board Member-Indian Staffing Federation
    Director at Adecco India Pvt. Ltd.

    Manu Saigal With over 2 decades of experience in turning around businesses, PnL management, framing and executing new initiatives, people management, detailed task & resource planning. She has acted as a single point contact for clients in escalation situations and has deep experience in senior client handling across industries.

    Proven areas of expertise are –
    • Building long term customer relationships
    • Creating Winning Teams
    • Setting up new businesses and practices from scratch
    • Leadership centered around authenticity, inclusion and coaching
    • Entrepreneurial ability and skills in translating vision and deliver on high-impact decisions

    Specialties: ITIL Foundation V3 and CoBit Foundation certified

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