Management | Pallavi Jha
Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd.
Pallavi Jha is the Chairperson & Managing Director of Walchand PeopleFirst Ltd a publicly listed company. Walchand PeopleFirst has international partnerships with some of the world's leading firms and brands such as Dale Carnegie, USA (training) and PerformanSe, France (Assessments).
She has been a vocal spokesperson for industry associations , and has chaired and moderated panel discussions involving India's leading business leaders. She has played a pioneering role in setting up India's first Finishing School focused on soft -skills training, the missing ingredient in the talent development and employability challenge confronting Indian industry. Additionally, she has been part of women's groups which has encouraged first generation women entrepreneurs into taking business initiatives.
She has singularly led the India operations into the fastest growing region for Dale Carnegie Training, winning several global awards for service and sales excellence. She has been a keynote speaker and a panel member in various forums on business, HR, training and leadership. She has also been Chairperson of CII, Maharashtra Council.
She was Executive Director of India's leading construction company, HCC, an erstwhile Walchand Group company before starting off her own ventures. She also worked briefly in market research at Feedback Ventures and Proctor& Gamble.
Pallavi is an MBA from Syracuse University, New York and a graduate in humanities from St Xavier's College, Mumbai.