About Yash

Yashwant Mahadik (Yash) is a seasoned global HR professional with over 30 years of experience across industries/sectors and geographies in top-class companies viz. Crompton Greaves, Colgate Palmolive, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Royal Philips, SunPharma and currently is the Global CHRO of Lupin and all its subsidiary companies. He has established a track record of success in all his roles and assignments. His experience is diverse and varies across industries/sectors (Technology, Consumer and Healthcare) and geographies (India, UK, Japan, USA, ASEAN and Europe).

His strengths and areas of expertise include; Strategy (Business, Workforce and HR functional), HR and Business Transformation, Leadership Development, Organization and Culture building, Capability Building, Workforce Design & Planning, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Merger/Acquisition Integration and Executive Coaching. He has led transformation programs and initiatives in J&J and Philips at enterprise level. He is proficient and enthusiastic about evolving social and digital technologies and has a strong presence on social media platforms such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, etc and has a blog of his own (www.yashmahadik.com). He is recognized amongst top 50 most powerful HR professionals coming from India and is a leading HR thought leader who has worked in association with leading academicians in USA for conceptualising and executing global strategic initiatives in areas of Human Resource Management.

He has a high social (development sector) orientation – believes in sharing his earnings and time with social developmental causes related to education for the underprivileged. Is an avid golfer and enjoys travelling and reading. He is a very keen photographer and is a creator of many professional level, highly creative images using digital photography equipment and technologies. He is incubating his new and personal venture “Yash Mahadik Photography” in dedication of a noble charitable cause.

For his detailed profile visit:  http://in.linkedin.com/in/yashmahadik

Watch this Youtube video from The School Of Inspired Leadership, where he was invited for a session to talk to the students about his career journey so far:

18 thoughts on “About Yash

  1. Sir, I follow your blog religiously as it is very inspiring for young professionals like myself. I work with S P Jain School of Global Management and we wish to get in touch with you on a professional level. Can I request for your contact co-ordinates?
    Happy day to you!
    Asha Seth

  2. Hi

    I am Swati Amar from Chennai Press Club. We are looking to publish HR blogs in an HR magazine. It will be great if you can send me a mail to editoretg@gmail.com with your email id. and if you are agreeable, if you can give us your permission to pick up one blog of yours. we will give you the credits, your blog id and send you a copy of the magazine. Regards


  3. First of all I want to say terrific blog! I had a
    quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and
    clear your thoughts before writing. I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting
    my thoughts out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips? Appreciate

  4. Hello Mr. Mahadik,

    I have a query which kinda troubles me. I heard your background story, which you gave to the students of SOIL, Gurgaon on youtube. You have a B.Com background and have done very well for yourself in Human Resources. Sir, every where I look around, I see it dominated by Engineers; Engineers who leave their core field, do their MBA in some other specialization/domain and then go on to reach top posts in new fields including H.R.

    Sir, how do you deal with such type of a situation? These people just seem to be everywhere.

    • Joel, in my experience – ones first degree of post graduation is important to succeed in a career but it’s not the most important factor. If you look around there are so many CEOs and HR Heads who are not even an MBA and are with first degrees from all disciplines. So I suggest that you don’t get troubled and work on your self in your career and am sure you will succeed.

  5. Dear Mr. Mahadik,

    I recently read an article in Chief Learning Officer about your successes at Royal Philips. In particular, I am inspired and intrigued about your research in neuroscience. I work for an organization that specializes in performance and leadership development. Much of our unique approach is grounded in ontology and neuroscience. We are known for making a real difference in the business world and are committed to having a world that “truly works”. I would love to have an exploratory conversation with you to see if there is a project or challenge my firm could support you with.


  6. Hi Yash,
    A very good afternoon to you! I came to your blog looking for your email ID to write to you about a couple of things.
    1 – I am working with Qustn Technologies, a startup building a mobile-first SaaS platform for learning and engagement, and our team at Qustn will be attending the TechHR 2015 conference next month on which you are a speaker. We are very excited to meet you, and were wondering if we could get 10 mins of your time to get your reviews on one of our products that we believe might change how people learn and engage with their employees at work.
    2 – We also have a blog http://www.qustn.com/blog/, where we feature posts from leaders in the HR and L&D space, and we’d love to feature some of your blog posts there, with you permission.
    Look forward to your response on these two points here, or on ankit@qustn.com. Thank you!

  7. Dear Sir,

    I am Sonia from Publicis Consultants. I am writing to you on behalf of EMC India Center of Excellence (COE). We would like to invite you for a tweet chat on ‘Social Media for leadership Communication’. Mr. Sarv Saravanan, Senior Vice President & General Manager, EMC Centers of Excellence – Asia Pacific Japan will lead the Tweet Chat from EMC India COE. We would really appreciate if you could kindly make some time to be a part of the Tweet chat.

    The conversation will focus on the following –
    – Importance of leadership team to be on social media
    – How social media helps in better employee engagement
    – How the leaders reputation on social media impacts others
    – What are the risk of being on social media

    Day & Date: Wednesday, 19th August, 2015
    Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanking you
    Kind Regards,

  8. Dear Sir,
    I am fortunate to see your blog on the linked in today. Thank you so much for the wonderful work. Its really encouraging and a real motivation. Thanks once again.

  9. Good Afternoon Sir , first of all i want to tell you that your blog is very motivating and inspiring . I had a certain query about my educational profile and how will that help in pursuing an MBA HR .
    I am from a law background and currently working in a PSU bank . I wanted to know whats the scope for a person with my profile in HR field .
    Thank You !

  10. Hello Sir..I am an aspiring hr professional working with one of india’s top company..my company lacks in culture n climate section ..we r trying to build a healthy relationship with employees. .but after having conversation with all levels ..we found that emplyoee are afraid of hr ….what would be the right way to build the trust once again …thanks ..have a good night..

  11. Sir from last 3 years I M doing photography and I love your photography
    I want to learn under you …
    Want to make my career in photography
    Please help me out of this

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