The HR Brilliance Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that innovatively designed and superbly executed HR strategies make to business performance. Winning an Award will affirm to your employees, colleagues and, industry peers that your company and your team is delivering best practice HR management – that you are brilliant leaders in your field.
Dr. Sujaya Banerjee has been a Human Resources professional for over 22 years and has transformed the HR functions in several leading organizations during her career. She is an OD professional par- excellence having set up world class PMS and Talent Management programs and helped build Learning Organizations through her assignments at ADNOC, Lowe Lintas and Partners, British Gas and the Essar Group. Sujaya has been listed among the Top 40 HR professionals in Asia ,has won the Youth Icon Award for 2009 and the Contribution to the HR Community Award in 2012, besides bringing several international accolades to India- the Learning Elite Award – CLO USA, Learning in Practice Award – CLO USA, Best Project Implementation in Asia- SuccessFactors and Best Business Adoption Award- SuccessFactors.
She has presented White Papers at leading conferences at GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Center (Crotonville), at the CLO Summit-Harvard Business School, ASTD, SkillSoft Perspectives and recently at SuccessConnect Sydney. She is a sought after speaker and thought leader and is a regular contributor to the Human Capital Magazine.
Sujaya is a TEDx speaker and leads the Learning &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; OD Roundtable- a forum for practitioners which has a worldwide membership of over 1600 Learning &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; OD professionals. The L&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;OD Roundtable enables capability building of Learning professionals and helps member organizations become Learning Organizations.
Paul was most recently Global Head of Internal Communications at BG Group where he led BG’s communications for the recent acquisition by Shell. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Internal Communications for Philips based in Amsterdam and was Corporate Communications Director for Colt Group S.A. He was a Partner at Brunswick Group and created and led their Internal Communications Practice. He also led the Communications Practice at Hewitt Associates. Paul has a wide range of international experience in digital communications and led the team which created one of the most successful global enterprise-wide social media platforms. Paul has also created digital innovations in video and leadership communications which won the European Digital Excellence Award and Digital Company of the Year in the Netherlands. His also has experience in restructuring, M&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;A and post-merger integration, change management and HR communications. Paul’s early career was spent with NatWest Group where he was Speechwriter to the Chairman and Chief Executive and was responsible for developing leadership and employee communications for the RBS/NatWest acquisition process.
Katharina is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programmes, and has Lean Sigma qualifications for process and performance improvement.
Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Engagement at ABB, Head of Employee &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Executive Communications at Zurich Insurance, Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim. Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Gugu Khazi is an author, career coach, and International speaker on Talent Management, Personal Career Management as well as leadership. She holds a Master’s in Business Management as well as an MSc in Industry, Trade &amp; Development from Milpark Business School and the university of Manchester respectively.
She has over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader in various international businesses such as Kimberly-Clark and The Coca-Cola company in the Europe Middle East and Africa region.
Gugu’s strength is working with businesses in ensuring that they have the right talent at the right time. This she does through connecting Talent strategy to business strategy, Workforce planning, succession planning, leadership development, as well as career management.
It is Gugu’s personal mission to help others use their talents, strengths and passion to build successful and fulfilling careers. This inspired her to write her book Passion To Careers - to share her knowledge with others on how they build successful and fulfilling careers.
Eric is a senior HR VP with an extensive international experience in developing HR into a global function, facilitating organisation transformation, driving sustainable performance, growing a diverse talent pipe-line, building an inclusive culture and coaching executives in line with the business strategy. He has worked in different industries during down-turn and high growth phases i.e. Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and Professional Services. In addition to holding roles in the UK, France and Argentina, he has travelled and worked globally in particular in the emerging markets.
Eric has an executive degree from the Harvard Business School (AMP) in addition to an MBA and an engineer degree. He is a Board member of 2 international HR MBAs. He also does consulting and gives international conferences on leadership in a VUCA world, employer branding, global talent management, diversity, CSR and emerging markets.
Phil Askham has over 20 years’ experience helping global corporates and public bodies become more productive, purposeful and fulfilling workplaces. He is expert in employee engagement, culture development and organisational change. As a former Global Head of Employee Communications at HSBC, Phil played a major part in strengthening the firm’s risk culture. He also helped propel O2 to become to the UK’s number one mobile provider by modernising its employee and customer experience. He is now Head of Organisational Change & Employee Experience at Montfort Communications, a specialist communications and reputation management consultancy.
Elizabeth Lichten’s career spans a number of heavy-weight industries from Engineering and Energy, to Property and Healthcare. Ambitious, growing and highly technical, these organisations all have specific challenges and targets and she excels at developing tactics for success.
Elizabeth is a practised brand champion, having worked with a number of exciting professional services organisations at times of transformational change.
As Head of Marketing for DTZ UK and then enlarged Cushman &amp;amp;amp;amp; Wakefield London business, Elizabeth’s remit is to plan and execute marketing strategies to promote and differentiate the business through creative innovative solutions.
With a succesful track record of high performance results during hercareer with local and multinational companies, Pınar Akkaya has been involved in almost every aspect of HR, in many different cultures and industries such as banking, investment and securities, media, textiles and retail. Her experience includesmany prestigious positions in highly reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin, Li&Fung and Digiturk.
In 2011, Pinar launched Signature Communication, her own training company. Signature specializes in communication training programs, personal brand and image consulting, intercultural training.
Pinar’s second brand, Collaï, is a brand that specializes in action-oriented strategic facilitation for meetings, facilitator training and assessment. Signature and Collaï’s references include several reputable multinational companies like Bosch, British American Tobacco, Shell, Deloitte, KPMG, Pernod Ricard, Cargill and BNP Paribas Cardif.
Pinar is the founder of Apm ClubIstanbul, the permanent facilitator of ApmClub London Trigger, a member of the Strategic Committee of Excelia, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce La Rochellein France since 2013and a lecturer in European School of Economics in London.
Georgia is the Founder and Director of Halston Marketing an agency that specialises in business to business marketing and corporate communications.
Working out of their Leeds office in the UK, Halston Marketing have launched projects
with clients of varying sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500s.
The clientele work within vastly differing industries from pharmaceuticals and industrial coatings to IoT and ecommerce. Georgia also sits on the UK board for the International Association of Business Communicators, runs a technology initiative, RegTech Talks and is the co-founder of the NHS Sustainability Partnerships.
Twitter Handle: @GeorgiaHalston @HalstonMarketin
Over the past 20 years, Alex has gained extensive management experience in global, multinational, multilingual and start-up environments. He has managed and grow large global teams of sales-minded individuals and have acquired a strong knowledge about today's most relevant online marketing platforms. Originally from Italy, he has been living in Ireland for over 20 years.
Throughout his career, he has worked for large organisations such as Linkedin, Quantcast, Facebook, IBM, Sony-Ericsson and Vodafone and also had the pleasure of creating my own business and dealing with some of the top global organisations from Fortune 500.
A Practical-academic, seasoned and accomplished HR senior executive with almost 40 years with local, regional and global companies.
He was nominated in 1998 for Professional Excellence Award in Human Resources from the Society of Human Resources Management "SHRM", and in 2006 for Sheikh Rashid Bin Maktoum Award in the United Arab Emirates as the Best Arab Manager.
Prof. Sadik, is The Stevies Award laureate in 2007 as first Egyptian/Arab winner, and who was ranked among the top 20 HR Most International Influential Thinkers in 2014 from UK, and a winner of 17 international HR Awards.
As writer, he is a regular international contributor at HR-Future magazine in South Africa and was published more than 20 articles. His first HR book “Human Resource Management for Practitioners” was published in India, 2nd and 3rd books"Making of the Objectives; A tribute to Peter F. Drucker" and "The People Game" were published in Germany.
He frequently called in HR conferences and summits to opine in current practices and provide his insights.
As Practical-Academic, he teaches at various business and management schools at post-graduate studies. He is associated with RB College-UK, IPE Management School, Paris-France as adjunct professor, Victoria University, Switzerland for Middle East Programs, and Frankfort School of Finance and Management, International Advisory Services, in Germany as HR and Training expert and consultant.
Collegiate Council Member & Professor of HR Management, Global University of Science & Technology, Latvia, Executive Member, Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, International Academic Council (IAC), India, and Professor of Management, The George Washington University of Peace, USA.
In late 2021, he was selected A member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research community of business professionals, and in 2022 he became a fellow member at the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and othm qualification in UK.
Founder and CEO Report App B.V.
Report App B.V. is an organization that provides a platform with a smartphone application Report
App. This app has two main functions: 1) providing information and instruction about unwanted
behavior (discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, violence and aggression). 2) providing a
secured digital hotline to report unwanted behavior to the (internal) support team, either as a
victim or a bystander. Next to that providers of our platform make sure that all topics that
influences our behavior is negotiable anytime. Today we also help with vitality, financial concerns,
domestic violence, addiction etc.
Background Karin Bosman
More than twenty years of experience in the advertisement business, at several international
After this period Karin started an international study about the topic (unwanted) behavior and labor law. She’s is an international speaker/ trainer and researcher about workplace safety, mental
wellness, and psychosocial workload. Karin has traveled to Pakistan, the Caribbean, Canada, US,
Canada, and throughout Europe to create awareness about the shared responsibility we have in
creating a safe and healthy environment where everyone feels welcome. Beside speaking and
training Karin also advices organizations on their harassment policy. Karin has a special interest in
how our personal boundaries have an impact on the grey area of workplace safety.
With the Report App, Karin has connected the theory with the practice. This unique platform with
smartphone app is to help deescalate situations of unwanted behavior in the workplace and to
make the work environment healthier and safer.
Karin is a very optimistic person and she understands that despite the seriousness of this topic we
always need to laugh, because this will motivate us to see workplace harassment as a shared
Elena, a seasoned Customer Experience Professional, with over 18 years of experience in Operations,Customer Service and Customer Experience domain.
Experienced of working across different industries, a wide range of projects with different objectives, and engaging with different people and working cultures and building operations.
Currently, the Head of Customer Care of Fortuna Entertainment Group Elena has Implemented different projects using a wide array of approaches such as Lean process improvement, RPA, and Digital Transformation; all aimed to improve customer experience in different cultural contexts.
While Customer Experience is indeed her passion, her professional inclination extends to leadership; with excellent talent management, identifying, developing, and growing Talent within the organization.
Advisor to the Steering Committee of the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Member – Federation of World Academics
Vikas is a leading voice in the HR community in India having spent over 18 years in the domain holding leadership positions across industry sectors. Currently, he is heading the Human Resources function in India for IPG DXTRA, part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), the world’s leading marketing communications company.
He is also the author of a best-selling book, ‘HR in my HeaRt: Leadership Lessons Like Never Before’ and has delivered a TEDx Talk besides mentoring and advising various HR tech startups including HuddleUp, a platform that facilitates building happier and healthier workplaces.
As an Advisor to the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Member of the Industry Council at Federation of World Academics (FWA), Vikas is also working towards supporting the student and young professionals’ community in their learning and entrepreneurship objectives.
Vikas is also a Vlogger and Blogger on HR practices, sharing his learnings under his self-designed ‘HR in my HeaRt’ brand umbrella. His articles are regularly featured in leading magazines in the HR and Management domain and he has the distinction of being one of the first Asian voices on the U.S. headquartered and globally recognized 'Talent Culture - World of Work' blog, a leading global community of thought leaders in the world of business.
Most recently, Vikas has earned the distinction of being one of the 200 creators selected by LinkedIn as part of it’s first every Creator Accelerator Program in India.
We invite your organisation to submit nominations to enter the International Brilliance Awards, honouring the outstanding achievements in the workplace.
All organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations to this International Brilliance Awards: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organisations.
The 2021 Award has attracted nominations from organisations of all types, from different parts of the world. Many of the world’s largest and most famous companies have won International Brilliance Awards. However, some of our winners each year are small and midsize companies that are still growing and building their brands and investing in their people.
In addition to the entry document, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2,000-word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to:
Please note: you can send a maximum of 5 supporting documents.
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Judging of entries will be conducted in October by the members of specialized judging committees. Judges are recruited worldwide, based on their industry, function and experience.
Judges will review and rate entries online, at their convenience.
All entries that receive a final average score of at least 70 out of 100 from the judges will be recognised as finalists. The eligible nomination with the highest average score in a category will be designated the Brilliance Award winner, and will receive a Brilliance trophy.
Other eligible nominations with a final average score of at least 80 will be designated as Golden and Silver winners, and will receive framed Certificates.
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