Prabir Jha, Founder & CEO of Prabir Jha People Advisory

Ex-civil servant and TedX Speaker talks about company culture and strategy building

Today on our podcast, we have Prabir Jha in conversation with our host Ashutosh Garg. Prabir is a civil servant turned corporate professional who brings many years of expertise and experience to our show.

Podcast

Overview

Today on our podcast, we have Prabir Jha in conversation with our host Ashutosh Garg. Prabir is a civil servant turned corporate professional who brings many years of expertise and experience to our show. He tells us about his company The Prabir Jha People Advisory and the scope of work that it does. He talks to us about all the things an entrepreneur should know, to have a good work culture, he emphasizes having a pluralist culture. He shares his views on how the HR profession has changed over the years, from being a personnel focused profession to reimagining and redesigning the organization.  

Prabir is the most followed HR Leader on LinkedIn, he shares his values with us. He asks us to stand up for what we believe in and speak our mind. He shares his very interesting take on gender balance and how it can be improved in our country. Tune in to listen!

“Learn to live a life of convictions and not consequences”- Prabir Jha

Profile

Prabir Jha, an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur is the Founder & CEO of Prabir Jha People Advisory, a boutique platform for retained strategic advisory, talent search     & executive coaching.

 

Combining an impeccable academic and professional record, in his stint as a civil servant, he handled the entire gamut of HR & IR issues of the Indian Ordnance Factories. On his switch to the corporate world after almost 10 years in the government, his initial HR years were with Thermax & TechMahindra. Thereafter, Prabir served on the executive team as the Global CHRO at two NYSE-listed Indian majors, Dr.Reddy’s and Tata Motors before moving to lead HR at another Fortune 500 giant as the Group CHRO of Reliance Industries Ltd., making him the only Indian to have headed the HR function of two Fortune 500 companies. Prior to starting his own advisory firm, he was the President & Global Chief People Officer at the pharma major, Cipla.

 

Prabir, a distinguished HR strategist, has handled all areas in HR, with special interest in Organisation Transformation,  Talent Management, OD interventions, Global HR Strategy, Employer Branding and Leadership Capability Development. 

 

Prabir has over the last many years been featured in the “List of Most Admired HR Professionals in India” and has a number of awards to his credit, including a consistent Linkedin Power Profile. Among others, he is the recipient of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Medal, the Reckitt & Colman Award and the Citibank Leaders Award at XLRI, for the “highest level of academic performance, competence, originality, creativity, communication skills and leadership” as also the Director’s Medal in the Civil Services Foundation Course. He was conferred the Asia HRD Award – 2012 for “outstanding contribution to the field of Human Resource Development” and “The Distinguished Alumni” Award at XLRI in 2016. He was named the “ Digitalist of the Year” by SAP-Mint in 2018. He was ranked the Top HR Influencers from India for 2020 by @BloggersAlliance.  He sits as part of a New York based think tank  of 15 Global CHROs, “ The Thinking Ahead Group”.

 

In addition, Prabir is widely recognised as a transformation guru, an accomplished thought leader / tweeter whose views are closely followed across various platforms. He has been one of the most widely followed CHROs globally with almost 550, 000 followers on LinkedIn. He is a sought-after speaker, executive coach and a visiting faculty at various business schools and top management training institutes. He advises some start-ups and sits on the HR Advisory Board of the Reserve Bank of India and has been on the Board of companies in the Tata/ Cipla Group.

Prabir has over the last many years been featured in the “List of Most Admired HR Professionals in India” and has a number of awards to his credit, including a consistent Linkedin Power Profile. Among others, he is the recipient of the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Medal, the Reckitt & Colman Award and the Citibank Leaders Award at XLRI, for the “highest level of academic performance, competence, originality, creativity, communication skills and leadership” as also the Director’s Medal in the Civil Services Foundation Course. He was conferred the Asia HRD Award – 2012 for “outstanding contribution to the field of Human Resource Development” and “The Distinguished Alumni” Award at XLRI in 2016. He was named the “ Digitalist of the Year” by SAP-Mint in 2018. He was recently ranked No. 1 among  the “Top HR Influencers on Twitter from India” for 2020 by @BloggersAlliance.  He sits as part of a New York based think tank  of 15 Global CHROs, “ The Thinking Ahead Group”.

 

In addition, Prabir is widely recognised as a transformation guru, an accomplished thought leader / tweeter whose views are closely followed across various platforms. He has been one of the most widely followed CHROs globally with almost 550, 000 followers on LinkedIn. He is a sought-after speaker, executive coach and a visiting faculty at various business schools and top management training institutes. He advises some start-ups and sits on the HR Advisory Board of the Reserve Bank of India and has been on the Board of companies in the Tata/ Cipla Group.

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