Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, today announced the appointment of Deepali Bhardwaj as its Head of Human Resources for Cushman & Wakefield in India. An experienced HR practitioner and business leader, Deepali’s experience spans over two decades in strategic human resources management, operations and change management across large organizations, start-up ventures and in not-for-profit .
In her new role at Cushman & Wakefield, Deepali will work with the firm’s leadership team in India to support business growth and momentum as Cushman & Wakefield accelerates its market leadership in commercial real estate services in India. As a proven HR leader, Deepali will further develop and solidify Cushman & Wakefield’s employer proposition and best practices to support the vision of adding 500+ people to the organization’s India teams in 2017.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Deepali has worked on an extensive line-up of multi-industry consulting projects with Ernt & Young, Whirlpool, W, Zara and Save The Children. Deepali’s depth of HR expertise is meshed with strong, strategic business and operational alignment that has enabled her to successfully lead and manage the HR functions and partner with businesses that are at various stages of significant growth and change cycles.
Commenting on Deepali’s appointment; Anshul Jain, Managing Director, India, Cushman & Wakefield said, “With a goal to further solidify our base in the market, expanding our talent base becomes key. A world class HR function will therefore be a strategic enabler to our growth strategy. Deepali and her team will play a pivotal role in effective talent acquisition, retention strategies and in providing growth opportunities for our employees.”
He also added, “We are delighted to have Deepali join the leadership team to strengthen our diversified workforce across the country. Deepali will drive continuous improvement and foster best practices to benchmark the firm with leading companies and work towards our vision to be a Great Place to Work.”
Commenting on her role, Deepali Bhardwaj, Head HR, Cushman & Wakefield, India said, “Cushman & Wakefield is on a growth trajectory with a vision to add approximately 500 new staff by end of 2017 in line with its strategic growth plans that involve specializations as well as service diversifications for the next few years. This gives us huge opportunity to hire talented professionals from diversified industry and acquire teams to run these specialized services across leasing, asset management and project management.”
Deepali further continued, “Real estate is an exciting sector to be associated with especially given the rapid professionalization of this sector. Thus the endeavor would be to adapt HR strategies that have long term impact in terms of enabling the company to have the right talent for the future requirements.”
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