Pooja B Luthra
Pooja B Luthra is a seasoned leadership expert with an interesting invigorating of over two
decades. Her career has transcended geographical boundaries where she has had the
opportunity to drive key people strategy in organizations worldwide. An organizational
psychologist from Chicago, IL, Pooja uses principles of behavioural economics to tailor and
deliver leadership solutions starting from access to the right leadership talent to right
fitment, alignment and goal-building, leadership talent development across cultures,
employee and stakeholder engagement, and organic growth consulting.
Having spent more than a decade and a half working with Gallup, Pooja has held key roles involving work with CXOs in North America, MENA and APAC helping them build organizations they dream of and deploy a holistic talent strategy in the wake of various environmental disruptions. She has consulted over 100 organizations in creating and sustaining a strengths based, engagement focused and performance oriented culture. Her work has transcended across organizations worldwide – Accenture, Airtel, Astra Zeneca, Apollo Hospitals, Daimler, GSK, Hero MotoCorp, HCL, Mashreq Bank, VE Commercial to name a few.
One of the key influences that has impacted both her thinking and the work she has done has been in the area of behavioural economics. While the principles apply in all walks of life, they tend to be deeper and more profound when it comes to leading large organizations and ensuring alignment of goals, performance, values and engagement. Pooja's passion for this field of work is visible in her publications, her interactions and her relationship with leaders in the industry who are well versed with the value she delivers.
A thought leader in her field of work, she regularly addresses corporate forums and is a published author for Gallup, HR Katha, People Matters etc. She wrote "India's Performance Management Problem" and had been a key researcher for Gallup in India on the topic of millennials. She has also represented the Gallup philosophy in various educational institutes within the country to encourage and incorporate strengths as part of the overall development of children and young adults.
Pooja has now founded Humane InsightsTM with a vision to bring global learning closer home. Humane InsightsTM is focused on transforming home grown organizations into talent magnets with one underlying principle: Being Humane! Pooja hopes to share her and her networks global experience in helping organizations drive a talent strategy that is ahead of the disruptions that threaten us economically, socially and technologically. She leads work around diversity, inclusion, performance development, and alignment of HR strategy with organizational strategy amongst other strategic initiatives. Further, the foundation arm of Humane InsightsTM is focused on helping organizations and state governments in India drive a holistic education strategy for overall development of children from a younger age.
Pooja's holistic vision in the field of responsible leadership has made her a valuable addition to the boards of several publicly listed organizations hence enforcing the talent agenda as a critical component of an organizations overall vision and strategy.