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Nivedita Joshi Naithani

Managing Director

Nivedita Joshi Naithani is an accomplished global HR leader with over 25 years of experience in strategizing and implementing global human capital initiatives that impact business results, drive client-centricity, and enhance employee engagement. Recognized by C-suite executives as a courageous advocate and trusted advisor, Nivedita is a preferred partner on talent strategies owing to her unique ability to provide thought leadership to complex talent challenges while ensuring execution excellence.

Nivedita brings a breadth of experience across HR and Diversity & Inclusion programs. In her prior role as Global Lead at Cognizant, a Fortune 200 organization with 300,000 employees, she successfully led global cross-functional teams to design and deploy talent strategies across talent management, performance management, talent acquisition, learning and development, succession planning, strategic workforce planning, and talent transformation. Nivedita conceptualized, designed and launched Cognizant’s flagship Return to Work Program globally. Her deep insights and experience are valuable to firms seeking to establish or further enhance Corporate Returnship Programs globally.

As iRelaunch’s India-based Managing Director, Nivedita advances the global footprint of our pioneering work and thought leadership, working with progressive corporations on advisory services to leverage diverse talent pools.

Nivedita is a University Gold Medalist postgraduate in Human Resource Management from JMI, New Delhi and earned a Bachelors in Sociology with Honors from Miranda House, New Delhi, India.