Three young HR managers from India win Workforce Game Changers Award 2016: Abhilasha of Jindal Steel & Power, Khalid of IBM India & Sabera of Sunteck Realty

Mumbai: Abhilasha Malviya of Jindal Steel and Power, Sabera Patni of Mumbai’s Sunteck Realty and Khalid Raza of IBM India have found their names among 25 winners of the Workforce Game Changers Award 2016. Out of 25 winners globally, three Indian young HR professionals have created history and also this is the first time any Indian has won the award since inception of the Award instituted by Human Capital Media (HCM). The Workforce’s annual Game Changers award is a global recognition where winners are selected among the next generation of workplace leaders under the age of 40.

As per HCM’s Workforce magazine, Abhilasha Malviya, 31, is a key member of Jindal’s learning and development team. Mrs Malviya recently began helping Jindal’s L&D transform from functional to a process-based organizational structure. She also is joint cultural secretary of the Jindal Power Officer’s Club Committee and is presiding officer of POSH, which is short for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act Committee. She is a certified trainer having done extensive work in areas of HR, strategic leadership and organization development in multi cultural business environments.


Khalid Raza, 34, is IBM India’s talent management manager and played a key role in developing its #SocialHRSuccess program. This initiative has been a great success and influenced IBM’s workplace culture to accelerate the adoption of social business as a better way to work allowing for collaboration, culture change and greater productivity. Mr Raza also focuses on learning strategy and operations, people management, talent development, organizational development and social business consulting.

Sabera Patni, 37, recently joined as head of HR at Sunteck Realty. Previously, while at GVK Mumbai International Airport, she was a leader in the People Capability Maturity Model and launched an organizationwide learning agenda to enhance customer experience. Mrs Patni’s specialties include strategic talent acquisition and management, leadership development/management development and organizational development.

This is the six year that HCM’s Workforce magazine has given the awards. Some of the awards winners among 25 global younger HR professionals in 2016 are as followed: Catalina Andrade, Retrofit Inc.; Kristen Bagwill, Missouri Department of Transportation; Asher (AJ) Brustein, Wonolo and others.

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