Monika Navandar

Founder & Managing Director

Monika is a certified coach with 17+ years of multi-industry HR experience in both emerging and developed markets. She has led various HR leadership roles in India, the US, Italy, Singapore, Dubai, and South Africa, supporting global C-suite leaders. Monika is a global practitioner and thought leader in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Management, and Culture Competence areas.

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Monika is the Chief DEI Consultant of NeoSeven Solutions and has a dynamic partner team of senior leaders across the globe.

She has been a part of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council since 2016. Some of her projects were presented at the White House in 2016 and 2017, and she was also felicitated with a Global D&I Leadership Award at the 25th World HRD Congress in 2017.

Monika has worked alongside acclaimed American psychologist, professor and author Dr. Paula Caligiuri on the book Cultural Agility and contributed to other recent books, including Diversity Beyond Tokenism by Hari T.N. and Swati Jena and [Block]Chain Reaction by Elizebeth Varghese.

Monika is a frequent speaker at renowned regional and international forums, including conferences, business schools & colleges. Her articles and cover stories have been published in various renowned magazines – the Economic Times, Human Capital, Rutgers, Interact Global, Times of PAMAC, Avtar, MIT, Talentnomics, Business Manager, etc.

Formerly, she has worked with Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Merck Pharma, HSBC and IBM. Monika holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, USA and a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, India.

She is passionate about networking and mentoring, is an avid traveller and speaks 5 languages.