Abhijit Bhaduri

The HR Expert/Maven


Abhijit Bhaduri, an author, management consultant, columnist and strategist advisor based in Bangalore, is the former Chief Learning Officer of the Wipro Group.

Prior to Wipro, he led HR teams at Microsoft, Pepsi, Colgate, and Tata Steel. He also taught HR at his alma mater, Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur.

He was the leadership & personal branding coach and CEO of Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates before his second stint with Microsoft as a part of the Talent, Learning, and Insights team in 2022.

Bhaduri's writings have appeared in journals & magazines including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review Ascend, The Hindu Business Line, and Operations Research & Management Sciences.

He regularly writes for The Economic Times & blogs for the Times of India.

As an author, he has written five books Mediocre But Arrogant, Married but Available, Don't Hire The Best, The Digital Tsunami, and Dreamers & Unicorns.

Abhijit Bhaduri is an amateur cartoonist, has illustrated several books, and is a regular speaker.

He made a brief appearance in the 2007 Bollywood film Apna Aasman starring Irrfan, Anupam Kher, Rajat Kapoor, and Shobana, and has also acted in plays staged in India, Kuala Lumpur, and the US.

Abhijit has been blogging for over a decade and is also the podcast host of his channel Dreamers and Unicorns 2.0, a weekly podcast that demystifies the dreams of market shapers and dreamers.

Awards and accomplishments

Awards and accomplishments

  • Abhijit’s successful stint as the CLO of Wipro was featured on the cover page of the Chief Learning Officer Magazine in 2013.
  • He is described by Forbes magazine as ‘One of India’s most interesting globalists’.
  • He was chosen as one of the ‘Top Voices To Follow’ on LinkedIn.
  • His newsletter on LinkedIn has more than 240K subscribers.
  • Abhijit received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for HR in 2021.
  • He was voted among the ‘Top 10 Voices in Leadership’ in 2022.
  • He was listed as one of the ‘HR Influencers of 2022’ by Economic Times HR.
  • Voted as ‘No 1 HR Influencer on Social Media’ by SHRM(Society for Human Resource Management).
  • He has been quoted in Knowledge@Wharton and journals like Organizational Dynamics.
  • Abhijit is on the advisory board for the Chief Learning Officers(CLO) program that is run by the University of Pennsylvania.
  • He is a certified independent director by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt of India.

Why Abhijit Bhaduri?

An industry veteran with over three decades of experience in the HR space, Abhijit dons many hats simultaneously. As a columnist, author, advisor, and coach in the total span of his career, Abhijit has worked with several Indian and multinational companies across different sectors displaying his worthy abilities. 

His keynotes and master classes at TEDx, INK Conference, The Conference Board, SHRM, and NASSCOM have been much appreciated. He has been regularly addressing top management teams in organizations such as Asian Paints, Unilever, Mahindra, Reliance, etc.

With almost a million followers on LinkedIn, he is the most widely read business leader from India, ruling the social media culture by sharing his useful insights on transforming every aspect of our lives.

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