The Team

Monika Navandar- Founder & Managing Director

Monika has 17+ years of multi-industry HR experience in both the emerging and developed markets. She has led various HR leadership roles in India, USA, Italy, Singapore, Dubai, and South Africa supporting the global C-suite leaders.

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

She is a Thought Leader in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Management and Cultural Competence areas. Some of Monika’s projects were presented in the White House in 2016 and 2017 and she was felicitated by World HRD Congress with a Global D&I Leadership Award.

She is a part of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council for 5+ years. She has also worked on a book called Cultural Agility alongside the distinguished Professor and Author, Dr. Paula Caligiuri. Some of her DE&I insights have been captured in one of the upcoming DE&I books and she has also written a blurb for the book.

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.

Peter Vermeulen

Senior Adviser

Peter is the Head of HR Worldwide Customer Care & Ops at Amazon and is based in Seattle, USA. Previously he was the Head of HR Americas for The Linde Group. He has 25 years’ experience in the

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Hari T.N.

Senior Adviser

Hari is an adviser and sounding board to numerous young entrepreneurs and startups. He is also a Strategic Adviser at ‘Fundamentum’, which is a homegrown growth phase VC fund set up by Nandan

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Sukanya Badri

Consulting Adviser

Sukanya works with businesses and people to help them grow and prosper. She is an international consultant and utilizes her cross-functional exposure across finance, marketing and leadership

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Steve Harrison

Senior Partner

Steve draws on over 30 years of multi-functional and international FMCG and Financial Services experience with a proven track record in HR strategy, organization design & effectiveness and

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Suri Surinder

Senior Partner

Surinder is co-Founder & CEO of CTR Factor, the CTR Factor Leadership Institute, QuantumFLY & MyRequest-US. He also serves as Chief Learning Officer of Diversity MBA, Expert at GLG & RSM,

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Theresa Sigillito Hollema

Senior Partner

Theresa and her team facilitate multi-cultural teams and groups, coach teams and executives, design leadership and team development solutions, deliver culture change programs,

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Vikas Shirodkar

Senior Partner

Vikas is a Psychology Graduate, an M.A. in Organization & Industrial Psychology and a Fellow of IIM – C in PM & IR. He won 3 Gold Medals from University of Bombay for B.A.

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Andre Pandy

Senior Partner

Andre has worked in both Emerging and Developed markets over a 28-year period and has accumulated a wealth of insights on human and organizational dynamics in the

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Varun Malik

Senior Partner

Varun is a member of the founding team & CEO at Konsälidön. Previously, he set up and managed businesses for large, mid-sized and small consulting firms including

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Michael Kublin

Senior Partner

Michael W. Kublin is the founder and President of PeopleTek, a leadership coaching and development company specializing in helping leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their

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Ajit Bhide

Regional Head AMESA

With over 18 years of experience, Ajit specializes in global cross cultural and leadership development and facilitates multi-cultural teams and groups, coaches teams and executives, designs leadership

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Mahesh Vakare

Director - Tech Services

Mahesh leads the Technology Arm for NeoSeven Solutions. He has 17 years of industry experience in creating and contributing to the development of computer software applications. He has worked

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