The Indian CEO Forum recently organised for its members as a precursor to a wider exchange of ideas, a half day forum with leading Sri Lankan conglomerates on the exchange of ideas on best practices.
Those involved included senior HR executives from Lanka IOC, Piramal Glass, JV Gokal, Nawaloka Metroplis and Lanka Special Steel, who made detailed presentations on turn around and overall financial success stories driven by HR best practices. The sessions were extremely interactive and were attended by CEOs of most of the Indian companies operating in Sri Lanka. The ICF President Sanjay Tiwari and Vice President Kiran Redkar, indicated that this sharing of best practices will soon be extended to Sri Lankan SMEs as well.
The session included the presentations by the HR heads of the companies based on their experiences and success stories on selected topics such as: Recruitment Strategy, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relations, Contract Employment and Statutory Regulations followed by an interactive QA session.
ICF, formed in July 2013 is a registered body with the membership constituted of Indian investors in Sri Lanka, Indian heads of MNCs and Sri Lankan companies.
The objectives of the Indian CEO Forum are to promote and contribute to the economic growth in Sri Lanka through Indian investment, safeguard and strengthen existing economic co-operation, foster new economic ties between India and Sri Lanka, and provide an open forum for the business leaders of Indian origin employed with Indian multinationals and Sri Lankan business and commercial organisations in Sri Lanka.
The Indian CEO Forum endeavours to showcase investment opportunities in Sri Lanka to potential new investors from India as well.