Assam’s Dr. Arunabha Bhattacharjee, DBA, Honored as ’40 under 40 HR Professional’ by HRAI, Showcasing Global Excellence in Talent Management and Learning Development

Dr. Arunabha Bhattacharjee, DBA, A NRI based in Dubai, UAE is an accomplished Learning and Development leader hailing from Silchar, Assam, was honored with the prestigious title of “40 under 40 HR Professionals” by the esteemed HRAI (Human Resources Association of India) jury team in June 2023. This recognition highlights his exceptional expertise in talent management, fostering learning cultures, and leading training initiatives that align with global business objectives.

The HRAI jury team, comprising eminent professionals from renowned organizations, meticulously evaluated numerous candidates before selecting the deserving individuals. The panel consisted of Amit Sharma, Vice President and Head of People & Culture, India at Volvo Group; Madhura Das Gupta Sinha, Founder & CEO of Aspire For Her; Rakesh Makkar, CEO of Bajaj Auto Consumer Finance Limited; Sandeep Banerjee, CHRO of Eveready Industries India Ltd.; and Dr. Ankita Singh, SVP & Global Head of HR at CIGNEX Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Bhattacharjee’s inclusion in the select group of 40 exceptional HR professionals, considered pathbreakers and change makers in their fields, is a testament to his dynamic leadership, magnetic personality, and exceptional coaching abilities. Moreover, in 2023, he was recognized as one of Asia’s Top 100 Leadership Coaches, further showcasing his transformational skills.

With over 11 years of experience in talent management, Dr. Bhattacharjee has consistently displayed excellence in fostering learning cultures and implementing training strategies that directly align with business objectives. Hailing from Silchar, Assam, he remains rooted in his remarkable achievements. His extensive knowledge, coupled with a Doctorate in Management Studies and global certifications in L&D from Cambridge International Qualifications, has empowered him to deliver high-end training interventions in the Healthcare, BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance), and FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) sectors, driving growth and profitability. Currently pursuing his second master’s from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, he continues to expand his expertise.

In his current role as a Training Manager at Life Healthcare Group, Dr. Bhattacharjee has demonstrated his expertise in delivering impactful classroom training interventions, pioneering the creation of cutting-edge learning modules, and spearheading the development of Learning Management solutions. His efforts have earned him wide accolades in the Retail and Healthcare spaces of the UAE, where he has accelerated the customer experience journey. Additionally, his exceptional communication skills and ability to build strong relationships have enabled him to connect effectively with individuals at all levels of business and management.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Arunabha Bhattacharjee has received numerous accolades for his work as a leadership coach and motivational speaker. Invited as a TEDx speaker, he has been recognized with prestigious awards such as the National Award for Youth Icon (IYC) and the Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Award (IHRC). He was also a finalist for the NIEA (US) award. Leveraging social media platforms, he has reached a wide audience, amassing over 2 million views. As the founder of the “Ask Arun” movement, he has made significant contributions to global learning and development initiatives through both offline and online outreach.

Dr. Bhattacharjee’s reputation as a guest keynote speaker at esteemed management colleges across India has further solidified his position as an expert in his field. His ability to collaborate effectively with cross-cultural, multinational teams has ensured optimal resource utilization and overall profitability.

Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Arunabha Bhattacharjee extends heartfelt thanks to his family for their immense contribution to his journey. He acknowledges the unwavering support and encouragement of his spouse, Ms. Barsha Pattanaik Bhattacharjee, and his parents, Shri Apurba Bhattacharjee and Mother Smt. Uma Bhattacharjee, as well as the learnings from his Alma Mater, Silchar Collegiate School, Gurucharan College, DSMS Group Of Institutions, MAHE Manipal, ISBM, Cambridge International Qualifications, and now IIT-Patna.

Inspired by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Dr. Bhattacharjee sees him as a living example of how dreams can turn into reality through relentless efforts and unwavering action. As he continues to strive for excellence and make significant contributions to the industry, Dr. Bhattacharjee’s inclusion as a 40 under 40 HR professional serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire and empower individuals through his dynamism, charisma, and coaching prowess.

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