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Roana Philip

Officer - Employee Engagement

Career Objective

To leverage my learning experiences and skills and to contribute in the field of Human Resources Management, specifically in the areas of Employee Engagement, Learning & Development, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development, Change Management, Recruitment, etc.

I look forward to being a part of a dynamic & intellectually-stimulating environment.  


  • Currently employed as an HR Officer - Employee Engagement at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank  located in Bangalore, India.
  • Previously employed with Indian Academy Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, as Senior Executive for Employee Relations. 
  • Completed a Dual-specializations' MBA from the Indian Institute of Planning & Management [IIPM], with focus in the field of Human Resources. Previously secured a Degree in Business Management from the Jyoti Nivas Degree College, Bangalore.
  • Strong leadership, a zeal to learn continuously, good team-working abilities and good listening skills  are a few skills I have picked up through my experiences.

Work History

Oct 2016Present

HR Officer - Employee Engagement

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Currently working at the Corporate Office at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. Some of my Key Result Areas include conducting Employee Satisfaction Surveys, Coordinating celebrations, events & contests for employees in the Corporate Office & also for Regional Offices & Branches through the network of other team members; Structuring Employee communications, people practice initiatives & other Employee Welfare areas. Additionally, also engaged actively in the organization's participation and submissions in external surveys such as that of 'Great Place To Work', 'Avtar's - Best Workplaces for Women' etc. Also led the publication of employee Newsletters. 

Feb 2013June 2016

Sr. Executive - Employee Relations

Indian Academy Group of Institutions

Assisted and associated with the Management in HR functions, specifically in Employee Performance Appraisals & in fostering healthy Employee Relations. I also have experience in Recruitment & Sourcing, Employee On-boarding, Documentation, Employee Exit formalities & other Employee Welfare areas.  

Additionally, I also assisted in the planning, development and implementation of Skill Development initiatives for Staff & students, Was in-charge of Institutional Social Responsibility initiatives, I also undertook content development, assisted in IT-interfacing projects  on the campus & Branding initiatives at Indian Academy. Initiated and worked end-to-end in the development, content writing and IT/Vendor Management of a new website for the Group of Institutions. 

May 2011Jan 2013

Event Planner

Ashes & Melange Events

As an Event Planner at Ashes & Melange, I was involved with the Planning and organizing of various corporate & social events in Bangalore. Planning & designing the format of events while managing all project delivery elements within time limits, liaising with clients to identify their needs & proposing ideas to improve services & organizing quality were a few of my much-cherished tasks while working here. 

Mar 2011May 2011

Content Developer- Training & Development

Career InfoSol Pvt. Ltd.

As a Content Developer at Career Infosol, I was involved with the Development, Design & Planning of Module-based Content Development  for Training Delivery.

Successfully developed 3 (week-long) Training Modules inclusive of Training Delivery Plan, Content, Presentations & Handouts within a span of 60 days for different corporate clients.



May 2010May 2012

Masters in Business Administration

Indian Institute of Planning & Management

Completed a Dual-specializations' MBA from the Indian Institute of Planning & Management [IIPM] Bengaluru; Human Resources Management & Marketing were the areas of my specialization.

Passed with Distinction; Obtained 2nd  Rank consecutively in Semesters 3 & 4

May 2007May 2010

Bachelors in Business Management

Jyoti Nivas Degree College

Specialization: Human Resources Management

Completed with First Class; Highest Marks in 'French' at the Institution Level

Played various leadership roles (Class Representative, Commerce Representative); Event Head for Annual Management Fests & International Conferences.

May 2005May 2007


Jyoti Nivas Pre-university College

Subjects: History, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy

Participant & Event Volunteer at the 'International Conference', held in Jyoti Nivas College. The conference was a 3-days-experience programme, delegates from across the globe & across professions interacted with students.


Class 10

New Horizon Public School

Held leadership positions at School; actively participated in cultural and athletic events.

 Academic Projects 

  • A study on 'The causes & factors affecting Absenteeism in San Engineering & Locomotives' in Bangalore
  • A study on the 'The influence of a good childhood in building personality', submitted to IIPM
  • A report on 'Training Needs Analysis', submitted to IIPM
  • A market viability study for Siksha Training & Consulting Pvt. Ltd., submitted to Siksha Consulting  & IIPM
  • A Survey on Employee Satisfaction at RESIL Chemicals, presented findings & suggestions to the Management at RESIL Chemicals


  • Certificate in Information Technology & Basics in Microsoft Office - Graded 'Good' from NIIT
  • Certificate in Recruitment and Interviewing from IRTPL (Intellectual Resource Training Pvt. Ltd.), Bangalore
  • Certificate in Leadership & Personal Effectiveness from the ZEAL Institute of Personal Development, Bangalore


Microsoft Office

Strong expertise in Power Point, Excel, Word Processing, Outlook, Publisher etc

Good Presenter

Good Presentation skills; Presented to large and small groups consistently earning positive feedback.  


Ability to read, write and make basic conversation. 


Teaching (Teacher in Church & Volunteer to teach), Animal Welfare, Volunteering, Ultimate Frisbee (part of a Bangalore-based professional Team), Skating, Singing (Choirs)


Dr. T. Somasekhar

Mentor; Chairman - Indian Academy Group of Instituions

E: [email protected] 

Dr. Solai Baskaran

Senior Colleague (Ex.) & Mentor

E: [email protected]

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