Abhijit Bhaduri
Talent Management Coach & Consultant
Formerly General Manager Global L&D of Microsoft
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As the GM Global L&D, Abhijit Bhaduri managed the upskilling strategy for Microsoft across 190 countries. Forbes described him as "the most interesting generalist from India." The San Francisco Examiner decribes him as the "world’s foremost expert on talent and development."

He is a LinkedIn Top Voice with more than a million followers on LinkedIn. Society for Human Resource Management has rated him as the No 1 HR influencer on social media. He is rated among the top ten experts on learning across the world. He is ranked among the top five "most sought after brand evangelists.

Prior to leading learning and development globally for Microsoft, he led an advisory practice to help organizations develop their leadership and talent strategy. His client include Disney, VMWare, Adobe, GE, Wipro. He has been an talent brand strategist and executive coach to CXOs.

He has led HR teams for Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, Tata Steel and was the first Chief Learning Officer for Wipro. He was conferred Distinguished Alumni from XLRI where he did his post-graduation in Human  Resources. Abhijit taught Learning and Development to the post graduate students at XLRI. He teaches at the Doctoral Program for Chief Learning Officers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Abhijit Bhaduri has been a bestselling author with his book on hiring called Don't Hire the Best (Harper Collins) which explains why hiring for "match quality" is a better predictor of hiring success for executives. Career 3.0 (Penguin 2023) suggests six skills that everyone will need in a world getting shaped by AI. He hosted a podcast called Dreamers and Unicorns that made the list of top business podcasts by Apple. His writings have appeared in Forbes and Business Line. He wrote a fortnightly column for The Economic Times about work, workers and workplaces that ran for several years. His article on skilling strategy for businesses was one of the most read articles in Harvard Business Review in 2023.