Kalpana Bansal has joined Mudra as Executive Vice-President and Head of Leadership Learning and Change (LLC). LLC is the agency’s talent and knowledge management function. It was set up two years ago, when the agency’s Managing Director and CEO Madhukar Kamath took over the group's leadership.
Madhukar Kamath, Managing Director & CEO, Mudra, said, “At Mudra, we put our people first. It is great to have Kalpana on board. She is an important addition to our senior management team. With our people focus, the LLC function is central to our plans in the future. I look forward to Kalpana’s contribution to our mission to build the Mudra group into the most admired and valuable communications group in India. And to bring to bear our international partner DDBs priceless philosophy - People Product Profit.”
Said Bansal, “It's indeed an honour to be associated with Mudra. Mudra has a legacy, honed carefully over the last 25 years, a legacy built on great teamwork. Also, it is an exciting time to join the Mudra Group, helping in the process of change, nurturing leadership values and supporting ambitious growth plans with the right talent, is the challenge that I am looking forward to,” added.
Bansal joins Mudra from Watson Wyatt, a leading HR consulting firm. As a senior consultant, she has handled a very large portfolio of clients and has been exposed to multi-faceted assignments. She has also worked with IMRB, Star TV and Tata-Unisys and also brings with her valuable experience in organisational development, training, competency mapping and ADC, performance management systems. Apart from her own familiarity with MBTI (where she is a qualified administrator), Neuro Linguistic Programming, ISABS etc.
She will be based in Mudra's Mumbai office, in her national role as Head – LLC and will be reporting directly to Kamath.