Leading from Behind summit by Jombay sets the tone for young leaders for 2019

Published Feb 2, 2019, 3:53 pm IST
Updated Feb 2, 2019, 3:54 pm IST
The diverse panel discussion had key take away for everyone present at the summit.
CEO & Co – founder of Jombay, Mr Mohit Gundecha.
 CEO & Co – founder of Jombay, Mr Mohit Gundecha.

Mumbai: Jombay’sannual “Leading from Behind” summit on January 30,2019 at The Lalit, Mumbaiset the tone for the HR fraternity and leadership in top Indian companiesof the year. The Summit was glorified with the presence of eclectic and quintessential thought leaders, innovators, corporate leaders, and HR leaders.

The event witnessed fireside panel discussions with speakers and leading figures such as Ms Tara Kaushal, Mr AbhilashTomy, Ms SindhutaiSapkal, Mr RizwanTayabali, Mr AnujGosalia, Mr HarsshPoddar, Mr MukundRajan, Dr Binish Desai, Dr Sanjay Podder, Ms Ashwini Deshpande, Mr Uday Deshpande, Ms Mini Menon, Ms KalyaniKhona, Ms NiraliKartik, Major D.P. Singh, and Dr Jagannath Dixit.


Each speaker shared their own unique experiences and journeys with the gathering and a rapid fireside discussion on leadership themes namely Leadership Has Gender, Because Every Brand Has a Story, Being Human in a Digital World, The Art of Being Independently Together, Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations, From Ashes of Conflict Emerge Ideas, and Excuses Don’t Get Results took place during the conclave with Leadership is a Journey and Leading from Behind as the master themes.

In association with BSI (British Standards Institue) as the audit partners, Best 50 Companies were Awarded with the PCI (People Capital Index Awards). To make sure that BSI was able to gather unbiased data, they drove the anonymous PCI survey on social media (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter & on Job Portals). Post that, companies that had more than 30 mid-managers vouching for them were shortlisted.

Following this, BSI conducted an audit – that led to the Top 50 PCI Winners!

PCI (People Capital Index) Winners

Aditya Birla capital

Bajaj Finance Limited

GE South Asia

Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Hero Motocorp Ltd


CEAT Limited

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd

ITC Limited

Future Group

K Raheja Corp

Sapient Consulting

Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceutical Ltd.

WNS (Holdings) Limited

HCL Technologies Limited


HDFC Bank Limited

Reliance Industries

Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.

Titan Company Limited

Godrej Consumer products

HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited

LTI (Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited)

American Express

Novartis India Limited

Mahindra And Mahindra Limited

Indian Oil

Sanofi India Limited

RBS Services India Pvt. Ltd.


The RBL Bank Limited

Vodafone Idea Limited


Edelweiss Broking Limited

Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd.


Future Generali India Insurance Company (Life & General Insurance)

Bharti Airtel Limited


MakeMyTrip Limited

Bank Of Baroda

Mercedez R&D

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd


Philips Lighting


Wipro Limited

The Indian Hotels Company Limited

Nestle Ltd

DrReddys Laboratories Ltd.







The enthusiasm of the crowd was at peak during the HR 40under40 Awards where top 40 HR’s in India were felicitated

HR 40 Under 40 Winners

Nikita Vasant Raut



Anil Kumar Santhapuri

Charusmitha Rao

Prashant V Naidu



Anurag Anand

Preethi Anand

Saurabh Nigam

Jonathan Dsouza

Ratheesh Krishnan N D

Sanoj Kumar

Neha Gupta




Nivedita Deshpande

SouryaSidhhartha Dash

Rakesh Prasad

AanchalBhugra Kothari


Sachin Agrawal




Lochan Narayanan

Timcy Thomas

Perineeta Malhotra

Saniya Malim

Omar Bali

Abhishek Khandelwal


Sharmilaa Rajesh Kannan

Diljot Kaur

Prianka Sharma

Neha Saxena Shenoy

Rashmi Sharma

Anuj Mishra

CEO & Co – founder of Jombay, Mr Mohit Gundecha expressing his gratitude said, “We at Jombay are delighted and humbled to have put together the Leading From Behind summit for the entire HR and corporate fraternity of Indian enterprise. We are thankful to everyone who has joined us at the summit and for the constant support received to identify future leaders.”

He added, “After a successful summit this year, we will beback with a new set of eclectic speakersand promise to deliver one of the most insightful and interactive leadership Summitnext year. “

Chief Mentor, Jombay & Co- Curator of the Leading FromBehind Summit, Ms. Roma Balwani said, “What is heartening to note is that Jombay has created an aspirational industry benchmark by instituting both the PCI list and HR 40under40 awards.

The applicants moved to 1600 from 600 last years. We will continue to engage with the 100 leaders, with the Think Tank that will enrich the journey to 2020”, she added.

The Leading From Behind summit was a starry affair and the event ended on a cheerful note with happy faces congratulating each other. The diverse panel discussion had key take away for everyone present at the summit.