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About Anish Lalchandani

Anish Lalchandani is the author of the book ‘The Skills Advantage: A Human-Centered, Sustainable and Scalable Approach to Reskilling’. Having held leadership roles at leading firms like A.P. Moller Maersk (current), General Electric, Standard Chartered Bank and other organizations, he has developed extensive expertise in Talent, OD, Leadership and HR Strategy. In addition to being a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, he is also a certified professional coach and mentor to start-up founders. Several publications, including Economic Times, Thinkers360, Leadershum and HRD, rate him as one of the top influencers in HR and the Future of Work.


His Journey

Anish Lalchandani carved a niche that's distinctly his in the (crowded?) HR Space. An Author, HR Leader, and a Global Thought Leader today, but his story began over twenty years ago with a vision to transform workplaces into arenas where talent thrives. This vision took him through the doors of progressive organizations like General Electric, Standard Chartered Bank, A P Moller Maersk, and Jones Lang LaSalle, where he turned theory into practice. Anish has been instrumental in integrating practices that champion diversity and inclusion, setting new benchmarks for workplace excellence.


Anish's journey is marked by a series of recognitions – such as his spot among the Top 25 HR Thought Leaders by Thinkers360, Top 200 biggest voices in Leadership by Leadershum, featured on the 2023 Asia HRD hot list & HR Global 100 by HRD – not for the accolades, but for the lives he's impacted. 


Beyond his titles and the boardrooms, he's a coach and a mentor —roles that underscore his commitment to the human side of human resources. His influence stretches beyond corporate boundaries, contributing to impactful causes such as the Workplace Accelerator, Roots Inspire , Bone Marrow Donor Programme and Singapore Institute of Directors.


Anish's global footprint, with significant roles and engagements across Asia, Europe, and the United States, has imbued him with an understanding of cultural dynamics and their influence on corporate practices. This international exposure has been pivotal in shaping his strategies for creating inclusive, empowering work environments.


His insights, shared on stages worldwide and through his website,, continue to inspire and challenge the status quo.


Through every chapter of his career, Anish Lalchandani remains dedicated to the idea that at the heart of every successful business are its people, nurtured and led by visionaries like him – a philosophy he lives by, no matter the company or country.

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