Client partnerships

HR Strategy European Bank

HR Strategy, operating model and process design with an pan European Bank through principles of design thinking

HR Analytics approach an Agricultural Products Company

Design of HR Analytics approach, ‘go-to-market’ and implementation of HR Capability roadmap for HR Business Partners across 20 countries with a 13$ billion agricultural products company Featured as part of a best practice case study by CEB.

Agile Leadership for General Managers Program for an European Bank

An intense multiple case based Leadership Development program for Senior Leaders and Country GMs. The program was focussed on Innovation, Leadership and Culture in the context of digital growth strategy of the bank

Design Thinking for HR Workshops

Design Thinking for HR roundtables discussions with a global agricultural products company and an European Bank. Read the thinking that reflects the workshop experiences

Performance Management Industrial Engineering Company

Design of performance management framework based on the business model and performance behaviours (and moving away from competencies) with best-in-class innovative approach implementation across 55 countries for an engineering products & services group

Key notes & Industry engagements

How agile is your HR? | November 8th 2017 | Disrupt HR | Zurich


Engineers can dance | Key Note | October 28th 2017 | HR Fest | Budapest

AMCHAM HR Committee industry interaction | Introducing the 3i Agile HR Model©

Key Note | HR Sharepoint| MOL Global HR Conference | November 28th | Budapest

The 3i Agile HR© Opportunity Diagnostic & Go Agile Road Map

How will you benefit ?

  1. Demystify and jump-start transition to Future of HR state through a precise, easy-to-handle, change oriented roadmap
  2. Identify and rapidly seize opportunities across business, geographies, frameworks or platforms
  3. Identify opportunities beyond HR Structure oriented, eg. Employee Experiences driven HR Analytics or Redesign of Strategic Workforce Planning
  4. Compare capabilities in M&A/Integration decisions for consolidation or build for the future
  5. ‘Warp Drive’ HR capability by thinking through solutions and approaches for Future or Work and Future of Business Models era


A comprehensive diagnostic that enables a CHRO to look at the future and create a road map to go agile with HR. The diagnostic combined with in-depth interviews leads to a HR Leadership design thinking workshop to draw out a future roadmap to make the function agile.

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Hari Abburi | United States

Hari Abburi’s focus is on Agility and Design Thinking in driving complex change for Organizations, Leaders and Human Resources.

He is the originator of the Agile HR Model© based on the three element so of Agility for HR. Watch the 06:42 Min inroduction video as  to the Agile HR Model©. He consults with companies in this Future of HR thinking through the AGILE HR OPPORTUNITY© DIAGNOSTIC & GO AGILE ROAD MAP.

Based in United States, he consults and advices clients through consulting partnerships in United States, Europe, India, China and Southeast Asia.

His experience and expertise is to shape differentiated, creative people strategies and organization models in high growth, M&As/Integrations and Start-Ups at both regional and global levels.

His work, approaches and solutions are often described as creative, innovative, unconventional and are anchored by simplicity. He has keen interest in emerging technologies and their interfaces with people.

Hari works with CEOs and CHRO’s on specific long-term impact solutions with the centerpieces of design thinking and agility. His paper on Agile HR focuses on why agility and design thinking are the future of HR effectiveness and highlights the exponential change required.

He has been a faculty at several Universities on topics of Change Management, Leadership and Succession, HR Strategy, growth capabilities and International HRM. He is also speaker at several industry forums, conferences in Asia and Europe

Csaba Csényi | Hungary

Csaba Csényi’ boutique management consultancy Ambiance Regional offers sustainable strategy consultancy, project and interim management services to support organisations leveraging various market opportunities. In tandem with The preparation Company, we proudly cooperate with Hari Abburi in disseminating the Agile HR Model and the Design Thinking approach in Hungary to those corporates, which are dong their utmost to stay ahead of the curve as we believe that becoming agile in the field of HR leads to external agility.

Csaba, with an MBA in Marketing, has extensive experiences in implementing market expansion in Central Europe, gained, when representing premium global partners, such as Emirates Airline, Marriott International, and when working as an interim manager in the renewable energy, retail and wholesale industries. Building on deploying his cross-border and cross cultural management experiences, as a consultant, he is keen on providing solutions with a holistic approach.

Harpreet Arora | Middle East

Harpreet Arora is an experienced Human Resource Leader with close to fifteen years of experience in various verticals at global, regional and country level roles. She has worked across India, Middle East & Africa in reputed multinationals like IBM, Bharti-Walmart and Bacardi.

In her last corporate assignment with Bacardi Middle East & Africa, she was head HR of the region responsible for setting up the organization spread over multiple countries. As a part of regional leadership team, she was actively involved in shaping up business strategy and creating HR solutions for the fastest growing region globally.

She has done multiple assignments in setting up HR functions, process and policies across her experience in IBM, Wal-mart and Bacardi for their new high growth business units.

Harpreet has done in depth work on projects focusing on:

New Organization Strategy- Set up of HR strategy & function, Leadership hiring, Workforce planning and Regional expansion

Talent Acquisition – Entry Level Volume Hiring, University Recruitments and Executive Hiring

Talent Management – Set up Performance Management Systems, Career and Development Frameworks, Assessment Centres, Create Talent Pipelines, Future Leader Development Programs

Talent Engagement- Engagement Surveys and Health Checks, Reward & Recognition Programs, Employee Engagement Programs & Communication Platforms

Capability Development – Conceptualize, Design & execute various Global & Regional functional & leadership capability development platforms and programs

HR Outsourcing- Creation of Employee Self Service portals and outsourcing of Operational HR services

Harpreet holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Symbiosis International University, India and has done multiple courses in the people space like Positive Psychology, Thomas Profiling, Leadership Communication and Coaching etc. She is actively engaged with organizations to help them succeed & become future ready through people projects and interventions.

Debhasish Deb | Middle East

Debasish Deb
Executive Director
Treadstone Consulting FZ LLE

Debasish Deb is based in Dubai and is the Executive Director of Treadstone Consulting, a company that focuses on Business Development and Human Resources Consulting. Treadstone Consulting works with small, medium and large organizations to develop and execute strategies to expand their business into new emerging and developed markets. In the areas of Human Resource and Organizational Development, Treadstone Consulting helps organizations develop their People structure to meet business needs including areas such as Performance Development and Measurement, Succession Planning, Mentoring, Training and Strategic Placements.

Prior to this, Deb was the CEO of the Consumer Business at Al Khayyat Investments overlooking a distribution business with an annual turnover of USD 150 million. During his 25-year old career Deb has also worked for The Coca-Cola Company (16 years), Citibank N.A. and Price Waterhouse Coopers. In his last assignment with The Coca-Cola Company he was Country Manager of Bangladesh, based in Dhaka.

He has extensive experience in the fields of General Management, P&L Management, Sales Operations, Distribution Operations, Operational Marketing, Stakeholder Management, Finance and Consulting.

Deb holds an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Deb is an avid reader of literature, current affairs and history, and a follower of Tennis, Formula 1 and Cricket. Travel, food music and photography are Deb’s other passions.