Making the Leadership
Programs work for you

The Young Talent Management Team (YTM) is responsible for every aspect of the Aditya Birla Group Leadership Programs. From hiring and campus engagement to careers, learning and development; the YTM team is tasked with ensuring the best possible experience for all ABGLPs.

Anju Jumde

Portfolio Head - YTM
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Anju joined ABG in 2015 as a part of the Textile Business; her areas of focus were Talent Management, Talent Staffing, L&D, Organization Effectiveness & Young Talent Management across nine manufacturing plants in India and South-East Asia. Since 2018, she has led the Group Talent Management and Leadership Development. She supported Potential Identification, Development centre, Succession Planning and Leadership Development through non-classroom mediums across the Group as part of her role. She continuously strives to bring in new initiatives at the Group, driven by her endless interest in Human Resource Management. She joined YTM at Portfolio Head in September 2021.

ARWA ZAKI

Lead - Year 1 Young Talent Management and Branding
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Arwa kickstarted her career with ABG in 2017 as a Management Trainee for Group HR Technology Team where she was handling Technology Capability Building for the entire Group. In 2018, she joined the Group HR Shared Services Centre (Seamex) where she was responsible for handling the Group HR Portal for enhanced digital employee experience. In 2020, she joined YTM and she currently handles Year 1 for the ABGLPs. Apart from her diverse experience in capability building, employee engagement, and stakeholder management, her curiosity to explore newer territories and build required skills, her drive to invest in work relationships, and her dependable nature are what she brings to the table.

BHAVNA KOTAK

HR Operations, Lead – Engineering Leadership Program
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Bhavna joined the Group in 2014 and has been with Group Human Resources – Young Talent Team to look after HR Operations and Administration for ABGLPs. Since 2019, she has taken up leading the Group’s Engineering Leadership Program (ELP) in addition to HR operations. Her core areas of expertise are Payroll Management, Employee Engagement, Employee On boarding, Induction & Orientation, and Stakeholder Management.

SOMA BANIK

Lead - Campus Recruitment, Engagement and Branding
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Soma joined ABG in 2016 as a Management Trainee at Vodafone Idea Ltd. She worked in Employee Engagement and Young Talent Management at Maharashtra and Goa circle. In 2018, she joined ABMCPL as Business Centre of Excellence – Rewards, Performance Management and Job Evaluation. She joined YTM team at Group HR in the fall of 2019 as a Campus Recruiter. Being an execution specialist, she brings her strengths into the team, which include project management, stakeholder management and process excellence. She is an MBA from IIM Indore and a graduate from IIT Mandi. She hails from Kolkata and resides with her husband in Mumbai.

Gargi V Naik

Lead- Campus Recruitment & Branding, Rewards & Careers
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Gargi comes with nine years of industry experience; she has been a part of ABG since 2019; in her previous role, she managed Capability Building and Organization Development for Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund. Gargi has diverse experience spanning from Resource Management, Business Partnering, Talent, Learning & Organization Development. She joined the YTM team at Group HR in 2021 in Campus Recruitment & Branding, Rewards & Careers. A believer in execution excellence with Passion, she’s proactive and brings her strengths into the team, including stakeholder management, project management & solution centricity. She’s an MBA from Mumbai University and lives with her family in Mumbai.