Sushma Panikker | Director- Leadership & Talent
Emaar Hospitality

Sushma Panikker, Director- Leadership & Talent, Emaar Hospitality

One of the first things you notice about Sushma is that she has a confused accent. She attributes it to living, studying & working in India, the UK, the US & Dubai. The international exposure has also given her a global mindset and a lifelong passion for learning. 
With over 15 years of work experience in L&D, Leadership Development and Talent Management, she has worked with multinational companies like Royal Caribbean Cruise lines, Wipro Technologies & the Emirates Group. 
She is currently with the Emaar Hospitality Group as Director- Leadership & Talent Development. 
She has a Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management from Middlesex University. She is also certified in psychometric testing tools like DISC and to deliver internationally acclaimed training programs like Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly effective people, among many others. 
When she’s not working, you can find her sharing giggles with her 2 year old son Zane, getting her zen on in a Buddhist meditation session or blissfully immersed in her kindle.


Work 2.0 Conference Day 2 @ 15:00

Design thinking: implementation and integration

  • What is design thinking? How does it work? And what does it mean for business goals?
  • Reinventing core business structures and processes to meet employee needs and demands 
  • Fostering an increasingly innovative, happy and valued workforce

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