Harlina Sodhi

Senior EVP, Head, Culture & Capability - IDFC Bank

Harlina is the Head of Centre of Excellence for Employee Engagement, Communication and Diversity at Reliance Industries Limited. Harlina's core role at the moment is to drive Change and Transformation and help institutionalize Values and Behaviour at Reliance. Prior to this, she was at the core of Learning and Development Business Transformation journey for Reliance Industries as well as Head - HR for Shared Services. She has 22 years of experience having worked in companies such as Xerox, General Electric and Genpact prior to Reliance Industries... which is where she gets her DNA of Quality, Process Excellence, Project Management, Leadership and Organizational Development with fanatic focus on Employee engagement practices.

She has done her Master in English from Punjab University and has multiple professional certifications to her credit. Some of the notable one's are - PMP from PMI - US, Six Sigma in GB/BB from GE and CPLP from ASTD. She is now well on her way to getting the GPHR from SHRM as well...

Besides Learning and Development and Talent management - Harlina has been closely associated in the field of Diversity for nearly 10 years, first as an active member of GE Women's network, moving on to setting up and leading GenWin (Gender Diversity Initiative of Genpact), as a core member of WILL (Women in Leadership) forum and now is on the NHRDN board for Diversity and Inclusion and helps draft out policies and practices to help corporate India.

While Harlina's personal interest range from Adventure sports to Urdu poetry, she is now deeply immersed in the world of Social Media and contributes significantly to the HR body of knowledge via her tweets, blogs and articles. Harlina is sought out speaker at several HR forums and conferences such as SHRM, NHRDN, People Matter and CLO conclave.