OECD Forum Series 2023:  The School-to-Work Transition


Abhijit Bhaduri


General Manager Learning and Development


Abhijit Bhaduri works as the GM Learning & Development for Microsoft. Prior to taking up this global role, he worked as a strategic advisor to businesses on Leadership, Talent and Culture. His boutique consulting firm worked with Fortune 500 clients as well as several startups and midsized firms in India. Prior to running his own firm, Abhijit Bhaduri was the Chief Learning Officer for Wipro for seven years. He has led HR teams for PepsiCo and Colgate in US, India and Asia Pac regions. Abhijit Bhaduri has been published by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Duke University, The Telegraph and The Economic Times. He is one of the most widely followed HR leaders on LinkedIn. Abhijit is a Distinguished Alumnus Award winner of XLRI Business School, India where he did his Masters degree. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics (Honors) and a Bachelor of Law. With almost a million followers on social media, Abhijit has been voted as the No 1 influencer by Society for Human Resource Management. His newsletter on LinkedIn has more than 300,000 subscribers. His is the author of three books: Dreamers and Unicorns, The Digital Tsunami and Don't Hire The Best. His upcoming book is titled Career 3.0 is about the three career archetypes and the skills that are important in shaping career