Who We Are

The Aon Executive Team

Sandeep Chaudhary

Chief Executive Officer, India, Aon Consulting

Sandeep Chaudhary is CEO for Aon's India consulting business and a member of Aon's Asia Pacific Leadership Team. He leads India business across the consulting lines of Talent & Leadership, Engagement, M&A, Performance & Rewards and Retirement. He is also the chief evangelist for the firm's foray into technology-based services and for HR capability building offerings.

He has over 16 years of consulting experience, of which 13 years is with Aon across various offices. Prior to his current role as CEO, he has successfully led the Performance and Rewards consulting practice for India and Asia Pacific.

Sandeep is a trusted advisor for local, multi-national and state owned enterprises on Performance Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Total Rewards, Sales Strategy, Executive Compensation and Board Governance.

He is a reputed speaker at various national and international platforms and for media stories. He is a passionate spokesperson on unlocking India's talent dividend for a high growth economy.

Sandeep joined Aon from Watson Wyatt, where he set up the Rewards Consulting practice in India. Before Watson Wyatt, he has a useful stint in Executive Search with Amrop.

Tarandeep Pahwa

Partner and Engagement Consulting Leader, Aon Consulting

Tarandeep lead's Aon's India practices on areas of Employee Engagement, Employee Value Proposition (EVP), HR & business strategy alignment, organization structuring and leadership capability building.

In his long stint with the firm, he has also worked with clients in the areas of M&A, Change Management & Transformation, Performance Management and Rewards Strategy & Design.

Tarandeep has over 19 years of experience in HR Consulting and Outsourcing. He joined Aon as a Consultant in the Talent & Organization practice, and broadened his experience to all facets of people consulting before moving to Aon HRO (HR Outsourcing) Division as the APAC Business & Strategy Analyst (BSA).

As BSA for this business, he evaluated market potential, identified M&A targets and led due diligences that helped acquire and set-up Greenfield businesses in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

As Senior Director, APAC HRO, he was responsible for driving product strategy and internal business transformation. Additionally, he was accountable for managing centers across India, China and SEA with people, process, technology and client management responsibilities.

He leverages his business perspective to share insights on expectations from HR, and link global trends on HR evolution with emerging needs. His in-depth operations and people management experience assist in appreciating set-up challenges, present on-ground solutions and manage outcomes within constraints.

He partners with leading industry forums as a thought leader, and is a speaker at several annual seminars and international HR forums including the Global Learning Conference of the Association of HR Professionals in Sri Lanka, the LBR LBO Summit 'Building future ready enterprises', and the All India Management Association among others.

Anandorup Ghose

Partner – Talent & Rewards, Aon Consulting

Anandorup leads the Performance & Rewards Consulting Practice for Aon in South Asia. Prior to this role, Anandorup headed Aon's executive compensation and governance practice for South Asia along with General Industry Compensation for India covering Consumer, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing & Services industries. He has worked extensively with clients in the region in structuring and defining managerial and executive compensation structures across a wide variety of industries.

Anandorup has also worked with clients in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India in the areas of executive compensation design and benchmarking, long term incentive plan design, sales incentive plan design, governance structure definition, remuneration committee advisory, performance planning and scorecard design etc. He has managed multi-year change engagements with clients in India as well as the Middle East, and has worked on some large scale merger integration work with clients in the region.

He regularly speaks on compensation at forums like AIMA, FICCI, SHRM, ASHRM etc.

Prior to joining Aon, Anandorup worked with ICICI Bank in India as a senior manager in its international banking strategy team. He has also worked with Ernst & Young in its transaction advisory services business and has significant experience in business valuations and supporting M&A transactions.

Radhika Gopalkrishnan

Partner, Aon Consulting

Radhika Gopalkrishnan is a Partner at Aon Consulting and leads the Leadership Consulting practice for India.She has extensive experience in the area of competency design and assessment, and has led some of Aon's largest assignments in India and Middle East.

With over 16 years of experience; Radhika’s work has spanned across industry and her assignments have been with clients in FMCG, Healthcare, Manufacturing, IT, Media, Banking and Financial Services companies.
Radhika has been instrumental in leading, designing and executing key development centers and has played the role of assessor in many client assignments. She has been a pivotal figure in defining the role of the sales team of a leading Indian pharma client, followed by design and assessment of Development Centres and recommendations for the group, to aligning to their aggressive strategy for India.

She holds a Masters Degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Master of Arts in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.


Roopank Chaudhary

Partner, Aon Consulting

Roopank Chaudhary is a Partner with Aon and the India Head for McLagan (Financial Institutions Practice). He is also the Regional Insurance Head for Aon for Asia Pacific and the Chief Commercial Officer for the Performance and Rewards business in India. He has spent over 13 years with the firm across different regions.

Apart from building thought leadership and content capability for the financial services industry, he manages key client relationships with large Indian banks, multinational/investment banks, insurance/asset management companies, non-banking financial companies as well as financial services conglomerates across the country. His key solution areas include rewards strategy, structuring and benchmarking, job description & evaluation, organization structuring and employee engagement and he has led large projects across sectors. He has worked across diverse markets including Sri Lanka. Pakistan, Mauritius, Singapore, Vietnam and the Middle East.

Roopank is also the editor of the Total Rewards Quarterly (TRQ) Magazine, a quarterly publication showcasing thought leadership and trends in the rewards consulting space in India. Roopank has authored various articles and shared perspectives on management issues in leading Indian media publications like Business Standard, Business Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider etc. and regularly contributes white papers and articles on HR. He also partners with leading industry forum as a thought leader, and is a speaker in several annual seminars and HR forums.

Prior to his tenure at Aon, Roopank spent four years in Retail and Corporate Banking at HSBC.

Roopank has a MBA with specialization in Marketing and Finance from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore and completed his undergraduate studies with honors in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He also has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication JNU, Delhi.



Vandita Saran

Head HR – Aon Consulting

Vandita works in the areas of leadership effectiveness, organizational performance, and employer branding. 

She has deep understanding of the influences on employee perceptions and employer reputation, and has worked with leading employers to help define their employment value proposition and develop their talent management strategy. As the India Head of the Employee Communications Practice for Aon she brought the Employer Branding and Employee Engagement service offerings to India. As a specialist in corporate communication, crisis & change management communication (including M&A Communications), HR and internal communication strategy, Vandita has consulted to leading organisations across industry segments such as FMCG, Power, Oil & Gas, Banking & Financial Services, IT & ITES, Manufacturing,  and Health Care. 

In the area of talent development she has worked extensively in the area of building leadership capability within an organization including working extensively with the leadership team in the capacity of a coach focused at enhancing their individual and group effectiveness and partnered with clients on large scale change management assignments.  


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