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Sharon Looney

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

I truly want to take the time to offer you huge congratulations on a superbly high quality event last week in Mumbai. The organisation, quality of program, precision of execution and more importantly the value in supporting transfer of learning between HR professionals was truly impressive. I commend and admire your work. Thank you for the invitation to be part of it, to contribute and for your formal recognition of my work.

Aasif: I thank you also for your support in the planning. It made the difference from other similar global forums I've attended. The work in the background is always seen by the HR professionals !

With sincere appreciation for all that World HRD Congress 2018 brought to me personally and professionally.

Warmest Regards

- Sharon Looney, Chief Human Resources Officer, CHRO


Alistair Schofield


Now that I am back in the UK I wanted to write to you to thank you for inviting me to attend last week's congress in Mumbai. I thoroughly enjoyed being there and meeting so many enthusiastic and interesting people. Now that we have typed up the contact list of people we met we have found that there were people from 23 countries we spoke to, from as far afield as Canada and Australia!

I am well aware of the tremendous effort that goes into organising events like this, not mention the effort of then getting people to attend, so it is not light praise when I say that I thought you and your staff laid on an amazing event.

I had been contacted by a few people before the event as they had seen my name as a previous award winner, and contacted me to ask whether I thought it was a worthwhile event. I am delighted to say that those people were delighted they had attended and told me that they were planning to come again next year.

I mentioned to you that I was in India before the congress began to train some people as MyBrain Practitioners. It is still early days for us in India but now that we have people on the ground working with us I am hopeful that it will begin to show steady growth. This is something I have you to thank for as it was at the congress last year that I met Shekhar Manelkar, who is now our representative in India.

Anyway, thank you again to you and your team for you hospitality and professionalism, and if there is anything I can do to help you at any time please let me know.

Best wishes

- Alistair Schofield, Director, MyBrain International Limited



Dear Dr. Bhatia,

I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and World HRD Congress for recognizing and rewarding my contributions to the field of HR in the last 21 years.

It was a privilege to be a part of this great ceremony and be felicitated in front HR stalwarts and colleagues from the industry. It made me feel so special.

Would stay in touch with you and look forward to more associations and contributions towards this initiative.

Once again a BIG Thank You to you!

Thanks & regards

- ARVIND SHARMAA, HR Director, India


Marichen Mortimer

Dear Dr. Bhatia,


Dear Dr Bhatia and the World HRD Congress Team,

I trust that things have returned to normal after the excellent World HRD congress.

I want to thank you and your team for the wonderful job you did before and during the congress - I really appreciate all your hard work. The effects were visible, from the lovely invitations, to the awards made by the differently abled team, to the delicious meals.

Thank you for inviting me to attend and for my citation, it was an honour and a privilege to be part of this occasion.

Should you wish to invite me as a speaker for future events please don't hesitate to contact me - both on the leadership development and coaching front.

In Africa we have a saying: " If you want to walk fast, walk alone If you want to walk far, walk together"

Wishing you all a wonderful journey together.

- Marichen Mortimer, Chartered Director (CD(SA))


Wilsen Isuwaran

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

Now that I've returned home, I would like to thank you again for a wonderful conference and for all your "passionate" efforts to make it happen. WHRDC 2018 was very interesting and stimulating for me, in terms of its content, the participants and beautiful surroundings of Mumbai. I think it turned out to be a great success. Thank you for organizing such an interesting conference, and being a great host.


- Wilsen Isuwaran, Head of Human Resources, Bata Malaysia


Philimon Chitagu

Greetings Dr Bhatia,

Congratulations for organizing a successful 26th Edition of World HRD Congress. All the proceedings passed the test and the team from Africa was very happy and I expect a large number of delegates from Africa which will attend the 27th edition of World HRD Congress.

I also want to thank you on behalf of Africa and indeed on my behalf for according me the opportunity to issue Top 100 Most Influential Global HR Practitioners Awards at such an electric occasion. I felt humbled and greatly honoured to award fellow HR Practitioners the awards. Forever, I will always remember such an event and honour.

Secondly, being part of HR leaders in Africa and participation in lighting the candles, cutting of the cake by Africa to mark the start of the World HRD Congress event on the 15th of February 2018, was superb. Thank you very much and on behalf of Africa, we feel proud to be part of this memorable event. Thank you to your professional backroom staff as well.

We expect a large number in 2019. May God bless you!!


- Philimon Chitagu (CHRPG)


Grace Chan Hwee

Greetings Dr Bhatia,

It is nice hearing from you. It is good to be home to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with friends and family.

We enjoyed our stay in the hotel and tour around Mumbai and not forgetting the networking opportunity we had during the World HRD Congress.

I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to you for giving me the opportunity to speak at the congress and recognised me for the 100 Most Influential Global HR Leaders award. It means a great deal to me to receive such recognition after more than 25 years of hard work, perseverance, contribution to the HR community and the companies I worked with.

Let us discuss and submit the recommended list to you soon.

Thank you once again, Dr Bhatia.


- Grace Chan Hwee, Senior General Manager, Group Human Resource & Admin.


Richa Pande

Dear Dr Bhatia and the Organizing team,

World HRD conference was a grand success. Congratulations ! Wonderful team effort by the team, under the guidance of Dr Bhatia.


- Richa Pande, Chief People Officer, Inatech


Kristopher J. Newbauer

Dear Dr. R L Bhatia,

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you ever so kindly for including me, inviting me to speak at, and recognizing me as one of the 100 Most Influential Global HR Leaders at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai last month. I had a very enjoyable time, and I was thoroughly impressed with your event. It also gave me a perfect opportunity to visit Rotary's two offices in India (in New Delhi and Pune).

I'd also like to express my gratitude to Mr. Aasif Sayed for his exceptional assistance from the point of invitation through the time of my arrive. He was most helpful.

I genuinely appreciate the invitation, and I congratulate you and your esteemed colleagues on the fantastic work that you do to support our profession.

Kind Regards,

- Kristopher J. Newbauer, Ed.M, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP, CPT



Dear Dr. R L Bhatia,

Great event ! . I want to congratulate YOU & all your TEAM MEMBERS for doing World HRD Congress from 15th – 17th February 2018 successfully. I am pleased &honored to be part of this function. Looking forward for meeting you at the earliest.

With Regards,



Louise J. Tagliante

Dear Dr. R L Bhatia,

Many thanks for inviting me to your congress and for bestowing the award for top coaching leaders on me. It was a fabulous moment, loved meeting Dr Marshall Goldsmith and listening to the many other speakers you brought together. Congratulations on an amazing event and thanks again for including me and Ms Robyn Dittrich.

Warmest regards from Singapore,

- Louise J. Tagliante, managing Director, differentiate


Rajesh Pandita

Dear Dr. R L Bhatia,

At the outset, I am extremely thankful for having been nominated for the award. I am also grateful for an opportunity to attend the World HRD Congress event and trust the whole day spent at the venue was worth its value. While this was the first time I was attending the World HRD Congress event, it is only after my participation that I realized the reason for it being among the most sought after with events spread across several days to cater to wide range of audiences. I must congratulate you for manning the show well and keeping the audience glued with a combination of videos, success stories, and timely anecdotes.I wish you all success in your future engagements and am sure to be part of the events in the coming days. Thank you for your understanding and patronage.


- Rajesh Pandita, India Region Head GP & IT at thyssenkrupp India


Tendesi Stella Makunik

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

It was an absolute pleasure attending the Congress and I just wanted to thank you and your team for the amazing opportunity. It was truly an exceptional experience, the Congress and Mumbai! Once again the special recognition was an honour.

I will meet you and the team again at the next Congress.


- Tendesi Stella Makunike, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pacific Cigarette Company


Edzai Marange

Dear Dr R L Bhatia,

A refreshing day to you.

I would like to thank you for the privilege and honor you gave me to be a part of your World HRD Congress 2018 held last week and the most profound opportunity to share at your WCC stage on Employer Branding. Best of blessings to you and your team for giving us the amazing global experience all around the Congress. I look forward to plan ahead for your 2019 World H RD Congress and will be available to take up any speaking time slot availed to me in 2019. Philimon Chitagu, thank you so much for the MARK of a great leader of connecting Zimbabwean Talent to the rest of the World. I will be a part of your vision and efforts to introduce more Zimbabweans and people across Africa to the noble global platform, the World HRD Congress platform. My friends and peers I shared with the experience I obtained at the 2018 World H R D Congress , are on standby to be participants of 2019.

I also look forward, to you looking at your global event being hosted in Zimbabwe or any country of your choice in Africa, thus bringing global ambitions into Africa and will be a part of the occasion. Once again many thanks and blessings for such a great vision that is impacting the WORLD.
I look forward to your 2019 global event

Kind Regards,

- Edzai Marange, Soft Skills Specialist


Nisha Verma

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

Just wanted to acknowledge the work that was done by you and your team at the recent event held in Mumbai – World HRD Congress. It was a fabulous work of great coordination and team strength. I personally appreciate the way Siddharth and Aasif front-ended and handled things. You guys have been really great.

Stopped by to appreciate.. Kindly convey our gratitude to each and everyone associated with the event. I'm sure many have done a great job, backstage as well.

Take a bow and have a great day!

Warm Regards,

- Nisha Verma, Manager - People Services, Opteamix


Prof. Shobana Anand

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

Greetings !!!!

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your Flagship event , World HRD Congress 2018 on 15th Feb.

It was my privilege and pleasure to attend this Conference and receive this award (TOP 100 Training & Development Minds)

I would like to congratulate the entire team for the wonderful coordination

I would appreciate if you could share some good memorial photos of the function.

MITSOT,Pune look forward to more opportunities to associate with you you in the near future.

Best regards

- Prof. Shobana Anand, Head Corporate Relations & Placement, MIT School of Technology Management Studies (MITSOT)


Andleeb Jain

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

Greetings !!!

The World HRD Congress 2018, was a splendid show, very well-conceived and executed.

You people have done a tremendous effort in shaping it up so well, my appreciations to the full team, though I could not know the names of many who were behind the scenes.

Warm Regards,

- Andleeb Jain, Chief People Officer, JK Cements


Ron Thomas

Dear Dr. Bhatia,

Again, each year it gets better.

Thanks so much for the invite and the room comp. I really enjoyed myself at this years event.

Please consider me for next year event and If i could play a more productive role let me know.

Thanks again.

BTW who is invovled with resarch as I have a couple of names that I would want your team to review as they are super stars in our space of HR.

Take care and next time you are in Dubai, let me know.


- Ron Thomas, Managing Director, Strategy Focused Group-DWC LLC


Nigel Cumberland

Dear Dr Bhatia,

A pleasure to have met and attended your great event yesterday.

Best regards,

- Nigel Cumberland, Founding Partner, The Silk Road Partnership


Khaled M. Alshunaiber

Dear Dr Bhatia,

Greetings to you and have a good day.

Thank you for inviting me in such a grateful and wonderful evening.

I want to express my sincere appreciation and thank you and Times Ascent for "HR Leadership Award" and "HR Professional of the Year Award". I am honestly humbled and honored to receive it.

Appreciate if sending me any photos from the event.

I am deeply grateful for this honor and your kind cooperation.


- Khaled M. Alshunaiber, Founder & CEO, Econsult