Ms. SHRUTI MISHRA, Lead-People & Organization Partner, PUMA Group offered an outstanding live webinar session on the topic “ALIGNING INDUSTRY EXPECTATIONS” for PGDM students & aspirants of Asian Business School (ABS) on Monday, 14th December 2020 at 11:00 am under its “Leadership & Entrepreneurial Aspiration Development (LEAD) Program”.
Ms. Shruti Mishra is an HR professional with 10 years of vivid experience across Retail, FMCG & Manufacturing organizations. She has done her MBA from Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management. Later she did her PGDM in Human Resource Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. As far as her professional career is concerned, she has been part of most reputed companies such as WIPRO Ltd where she has worked as Senior Executive- Business Solutions Division, SABMiller India as HR Business Partner and of course her current role at PUMA group.
In her brief career span, Ms. Shruti Mishra has already been recipient of several honors & awards like ‘Future HR Leader of the year’ (March 2020) by BW Business World, ‘Young HR Head of the year’ (December 2019) by Transformance Forum, ‘Emerging Young Leader in HR-2019’ (August 2019) by Retail Association of India, ‘HR Future Leader’ (June 2019) by PeopleFirst Ltd, ‘Best Project Implementation Award’ (September 2014) by SABMiller India Limited, ‘Innovative Women Leader of the Year’ by UBS Forum, Jombay 100under40 HR – 2018 by Jombay, and ‘Rising catalyst of the year’ by Morpheusin Forum.
An initiative of Asian Education Group (AEG) – considered as the largest centre for professional media, IT, law, management, fashion & hospitality education in Asia with world-class facilities – this webinar was organized by Asian Business School (ABS) ) – which is a constituent group college of Asian Education Group and is ranked as one of the best B-schools in Delhi NCR – for all PGDM/MBA students & aspirants. The webinar was followed by a lively Q&A Session with the young but no less illustrious guest.
The live session commenced with a welcome note, followed by a brief but highly impressive introduction of the young illustrious guest by Ms. Garima Malhotra on behalf of the AEG family. Beginning her talk, Ms. Shruti Mishra first of all expressed her grateful thanks to the Academic Team of ABS for the warm welcome extended to her. She then most humbly hoped that she would be able to answer all the questions in this forum and also suggested that students could write to her on her email address regarding any further queries if they remained unanswered.
Thereafter, she straightaway got down to the topic of the webinar session, viz. “ALIGNING INDUSTRY EXPECTATIONS”. She began by stating that this year has not been an easy year because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the current business scenario, she said, “Organizations that were quick to adapt to the situation flourished while those that could not were ruined. Collaborations, shift to the virtual operations, work from home, unleashing new ways of production, embracing new talents, marketing through online platforms, data-centric approach to strategy building, using technology for digital transformation … has become the new norm of business operations.”
Talking about the future, Ms. Shruti Mishra said, “Ambiguity is creating new currency of trust. Post the COVID-19 pandemic, new things are emerging for new age business graduates … and students need to upskill and upgrade themselves in sync with the demands of the time. They should specifically develop knowledge of industries on holistic point of view and focus on the key areas of operations that were severely affected by the pandemic like disruption of supply-chain mechanism, productivity, product marketing, footfall conversion, reaching the consumer, and so on.”
Ms. Shruti Mishra then opened the session for questions from the students. As expected, there was a flurry of questions related to the topic of the day – viz. “ALIGNING INDUSTRY EXPECTATIONS” – as well as her current high profile role at PUMA Group that were put up by the students to which the young dynamic speaker provided the most convincing answers. Here, she liberally substantiated her answers by delving into the details of the business operations being followed at PUMA Group for a clearer understanding of the inquisitive students.
Once done, Ms. Shruti Mishra was presented with a glittering “Memento” on behalf of Asian Education Group, which was greatly appreciated by the young distinguished guest.
With this, this insightful live webinar session with this young HR leader came to a fitting end!