Anand Pillai

Anand Pillai
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Talent Transformation, Intrapreneurship Development & EFCS Transformation Initiatives
HCL

Anand Pillai is currently the Sr. Vice President and Global Head, Talent Transformation, Intrapreneurship Development & EFCS Transformation Initiatives. He has been recently appointed as a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership 2011, given his thought leadership in the field of Leadership & Innovation. He is a key member of the Blue Ocean Task Force at HCL Technologies and is driving the competency of “Blue Ocean Thinking” in the company. He is a thought leader and an evangelist for the inception and implementation of the HCL’s business philosophy “Employees First, Customers Second”. Enthused by this philosophy, he introduced several unique and innovative practices which are focused towards developing intrapreneurs and transforming talent in HCL. Anand has held various roles in HCL, in the past 13 years beginning with Regional director- Canadian Operations for HCL Technologies Inc., and was based in Toronto, Canada.

With more than 27 years of rich experience in the corporate world, Anand has handled challenging assignments in general management and as head of sales operations in companies such as Honeywell, Tata Unisys, Hughes Network Systems and Bay Networks. Anand has been a much sought after speaker in many national and international forums. He has been the distinguished speaker at the Fortune Innovation Forum in NY, USA (the only non American speaker to be invited) and also at the Fortune Global Forum in New Delhi, NASSCOM, CII, etc. He also has given guest lectures at the several premier institutes such as IIM-Ahmadabad, Harvard Business School, ICEDR, MIT Sloan School, LRN, CIPD, SPJIMR, IMT, etc.

His leadership and strong vision has succeeded in bring many accolades and recognition to the department, like “Excellence in Training” for 07-08 & 08-09,at the Asia Pacific HR Excellence Awards “Contribution to the Field of Global Training and Development” & Outstanding contribution to the field of Education, at the Global HR Excellence Awards-2009 and 2010, Award for Talent management, Innovation in Employee retention & Career management, Excellence in Training & HR Leadership award at the employer branding awards. He has also been recognized as “HR Professional of the Year” 2008-09 and also given the HR Leadership award at the Global HR Excellence Awards and Pride of the Industry at the Star of India awards,. Anand has been recently featured in the book “Leading with Wisdom” along with 30 other leaders (Steven Covey, Abdul Kalam to name a few) in the world. He is also featured in a new book “Open Source Leader” published by Penguin Publications.