The International Women’s Day – celebrated worldwide every year on March 8th has come a long way over the century – from women demanding the right to vote to women currently excelling in every field, shattering glass ceilings, leading some of the largest conglomerates to being the epitome of balancing and managing it all – home, career, personal interests. But how do they really do it? How far do we still need to go? Is it even possible to have an added dimension personally and excel at it? We think we got some marvellous insights through our conversations we had with some stellar women CXOs.
Rajesh Saluja, CEO & Managing Partner, ASK Wealth Advisors, has over two decades of experience in the consumer banking, wealth management and private wealth advisory verticals and is well known for his love for golf which he took to in 1999 when he was heading the Priority Banking & Deposits India arm for Standard Chartered Bank. He is also an avid cricketer and represents his son’s school at prominent inter-school-league tournaments, putting in several hours of dedicated practice during the season, typically October – March. That’s not all. Rajesh also enjoys playing Poker. In this conversation, we converse on each of his passions, some key turning points in his life – personal & professional, his views on success, work life balance and of course, some invaluable insights on investing and an equally interesting fun facts section.
Padmakar K, HR Director, BPCL on iPassion – employee talent development portal based on multiple intelligences theory
It is 2020 and what better way to kickstart it than by showcasing a brilliant way an organisation went about in building passion-based communities for all its employees, taking the concept of work-life balance to a different level altogether. And this, Our very own Bharat Petroleum Corporation ! Here’s presenting a lovely conversation Sunayana Nair had with Mr. Padmakar Kappagantula, HR Director at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Prashant Mehta, Partner, Lightbox, talks about his formative years,his love for biking and endurance sports and how it keeps him going especially when there is a noble cause attached to it, his fourth Ironman 70.3 attempt in Turkey, his love for trekking, his crazy gang of friends who constantly attempt the crazier, insights into spotting that million-dollar business idea, success and well…the unpredictability of life.
Ajith Nair, Director of Kincentric speaks to Sunayana Nair, Editor, CXOLife regarding the essence of employee engagement and its role in aiding disruption, emergence of employee experience (EX) and the need to link it with customer experience, challenges organisations face to implement sustainable engagement solutions, importance of work-life balance, attributes and skill sets of a new-age leader and insights on leadership.
Vivek Bhargava, CEO, DAN Performance Group heads the digital performance agencies of the reputed Dentsu Aegis Network. Vivek has been on this digital journey since 1997 when he commenced his venture Communicate2 to help Indian companies communicate better having observed the medium’s gradual but gripping impact in the US on his family trips and as a young student. From a time when digital meant at the most having an add-on CD to a corporate brochure to now when it is omnipresent, the journey has been a promising one for Vivek, who is regarded as among the top digital minds in India today.
Pratap Nambiar, Founder & Chairman, Thought Perfect, a Singapore based firm providing coaching and mentoring services to CEOs, speaks on the essence of leadership, time-stress management, work-life harmony, role of leaders and organisations in facilitating employee growth and potential. Pratap also delves into his love for poetry and for sports.
Rajen Prabhu, Sr. Director at a large fintech major takes us through his career milestones beginning with a stellar academic record bagging seats at the prestigious IIT Madras & IIM Ahmedabad, his professional stints as a consultant before he finally found his calling at Citibank where he headed Citi India’s eCommerce, Bill Payments and Payments Innovation business, which he considers as his first key milestone professionally. Personally, he considers his marriage to his lovely and talented wife Sowmya Venkatesan, who he says is his biggest fan, as a key milestone which gave him a sense of direction. Rajen also shares how his move to Singapore helped him embark upon the journey to fitness and endurance sports and revisits some favourite chapters from his childhood.
Now, this one should be of special interest to the ones bitten by the travel bug! We have with Samson Tan, CEO, GTMC Travel & Chairman, Inbound Committee, National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS). In this conversation with Manoj Aravindakshan, Samson shares his insights on the travel industry, especially in Singapore, his love for traveling and discovering new places. Samson speaks of his love for water polo which he has been playing since he was 9 years old and plays in the Chinese Swimming Club, Singapore. Tan also loves to play golf and is doing so since nearly twenty years now and has won several amateur golf tournaments. Samson also speaks on work life balance and on how family holds the key in keeping his enthusiasm alive.
So, do you know of anyone who has run the distance of the earth? And is close to doing so twice over? Well, that is Vaishali Kasture for you. The first Indian Woman to complete running all the World Major Marathons.
Dr. Tim offers one of the most reputed services in Chiropractic in Singapore and has also authored a book – Posture Matters. An erstwhile civil
Sanjeev Mantri – Executive director, ICICI Lombard on Running Marathons, Playing Tennis despite Injuries
In this episode of TalkCXOLife, we have with us the swift, agile and moderately risk-averse (well, he’s an insurer!) Sanjeev Mantri, Executive Director, ICICI Lombard
Hey! Here’s a question – did you know that Mumbai had hosted its very own Olympics about 6 months ago? This episode is dedicated to
Priya Barve, Head of BrandLab APAC at Google & Aniruddha Ganguly, CEO And Co-founder Of Negobot On Running The Bombay Howrah Dining Car Supper Club In Singapore
The Bombay Howrah Dining Car is about to depart and passengers are requested to take their seats! In this gastronomical journey, our captains, the very
Priya Barve, Head of BrandLab APAC at Google & Aniruddha Ganguly, CEO and Co-founder of Negobot on Home-Dining, cooking, traveling, partnerships
Meet the graceful and creative Priya Barve, Head of BrandLab APAC at Google and the suave and knowledgeable Aniruddha Ganguly, CEO and Co-founder of Negobot.
Praful Uchil, Co-founder & Core Trainer, Striders Miles on Running & Training CXOs to Run Marathons, IRONMAN coaching, Being Limitless
Now which is that one sport that we take to almost as soon as we start to walk? Why Running of course! This segment is
This is the second part of our conversation with Tirupathi Karthik, CEO at Napier Healthcare. We delve into Karthik’s varied interests comprising running, playing squash,
Tanuja Gomes, Co-Founder – Furtados School of Music on providing structured & fun music programmes for every age group
We have with us the effervescent Tanuja Gomes, Co-founder of Furtados School of Music (FSM). Once an astute banking professional with nearly two decades of
Tirupathi Karthik, CEO – Napier Healthcare Solutions on being a WSF Certified Squash Coach, Running, Yoga, Meditation
In this edition we have with us the erudite and calm, Tirupathi Karthik, CEO at Napier Healthcare Solutions. Karthik is an erstwhile entrepreneur, a management
CXO Life presents this special series of interviews in its KeepitAlive podcast segment which will bring forth stories of people who are not only living
Listen to Part 1 here We are back with the second part of our conversation with Venkatesh Maheshwari, Sr. Vice President, Aditya Birla Fashions! So,
Keep It Alive – Podcast with Atul Daga, CFO – Ultratech Grasim on Running Half Mumbai Marathon Since Inception
We are excited to welcome Atul Daga, CFO, Ultratech Grasim. Now Atul‘s running journey is quite unique. Though he has been running the marathon since
Keep It Alive – Podcast with Venkatesh Maheshwari, Sr. VP – Aditya Birla Fashions on Running First Mumbai Full Marathon
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Keep It Alive – Podcast with Vaishali Kasture, Co Founder – Sonder Connect on Running The Mumbai Marathon
We are proud to present the dynamic Vaishali Kasture the first Indian woman to have completed all the six major world marathons. She has over
Geoff Meyer is Managing Director of IRONMAN Asia. IRONMAN is considered the most challenging and prestigious endurance triathlon event worldwide. Geoff has played a significant
A brand new year has begun and amidst this resolution-making, goal-setting season we couldn’t think of getting to you’ll a better story than the inspiring
Have you ever seen a white tiger? Not only is it extremely rare – It occurs as few as 1 in 10000 wild tiger births
Meet the effervescent and multi-talented tech wizard, Suresh Kalpathy, who commenced his journey from the alleys of Delhi but made Singapore his dream abode in
We are excited to present to you’ll the charismatic Geoff Meyer who is Managing Director of IRONMAN Asia. IRONMAN is considered arguably the most challenging
Podcast with Dr. Rahul Kalia, Medical Director – India at International SOS On Triathlons, Cycling, Martial Arts
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Podcast with Lina Ashar, Founder – Kangaroo Kids Preschool & Billabong High International School On Meditation, Writing, Entrepreneurship
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