Ali Rizvi

Director - Human Resources at Century Financial


Years of Experience


university of lucknow, st. stephens college, la martiniere college lucknow


century financial, medanta, efs facilities services group efs, asett group, mashreq bank, landmark group, bharti walmart, yes bank, bank of america continnum india, bennett coleman and co. ltd. times group

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    2021 - Present

    century financial

    Director - Human Resources

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    2019 - 2021


    General Manager HR

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    2018 - 2019

    efs facilities services group efs

    Human Resource Lead (India)

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    2018 - 2018

    asett group

    Head - Human Resources & Consulting Practice

    Lead HR & Advisory practice with focus on startups in the region. Client base consisted of organisations ranging from ‘Financial Advisory’, ‘Blockchain Technology’ to ‘Health Care’ sectors. I provided both consultancy and support to the above entities as an in-house HR advisor on :- ‘Company Formation’, ‘Labour Laws’, ‘HR Policies and Practices’, ‘Effective Organizational Planning’, ‘Manpower Planning’ , ‘Compensation and Benefits’, ‘Talent Sourcing & Recruitment', ‘Performance Management Systems’ and ‘Pay-roll & HR Operations Management’.

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    2014 - 2018

    mashreq bank

    Assistant Vice President - HR

    Drove the recruitment mandate end to end for 'Direct Sales Team' and 'Direct Banking Channels' for Retail Banking across UAE. My job involved vendor management and vendor evaluation. Provided analysis which supported business in their hiring decisions and guided them on all hiring strategies. Responsible for volume hiring for the bank, have successfully hired over 2000+ staff from across geographies.

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    2014 - 2014

    landmark group

    Head Territory HR

    Retail Operations HR Lead for Splash & ICONIC UAE region. I was responsible for delivery of all HR mandates across 45 store of 1200+ employee base. Served as a strategic business partner I was accountable for the overall management of the human resource systems and practices within the UAE region, provided counsel on procedure and policy interpretation; recruiting and retention strategies and employee relations issues.

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    2008 - 2014

    bharti walmart

    HR Business Partner

    Employed proven principles of organization structure and design to improve and build efficiencies. Created ‘Assessment Centers’ to do gap analyses of competencies in the existing workforce, anchored development initiatives around the same. Lead and managed function wide ‘Change Management’ initiatives. Drove employee productivity through various ‘Talent Management’ initiatives Designed and conducted ‘Team-building’ and ‘Grass Root’ sessions to enhance team performance. Managed recruitment for the business.

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    2007 - 2008

    yes bank

    Sr Manager - Human Resources (Retail Banking)

    Responsible for managing end to end HR activities for the ‘Retail Banking’ vertical in North Region. Lead HR strategic planning both for the HR team and also with business partners. Conducted ‘HR Town Halls’ and ‘Grass Root’ sessions to enhance employee engagement and team performance. Setup both ‘branch operations’ and ‘front-line sales teams’ from the scratch for the new retail branches across the region. Developed and maintained ‘workforce planning’ and costs associated with HR.

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    2006 - 2007

    bank of america continnum india

    Team Leader (Staffing)

    Responsible for hiring ‘Middle’ and ‘Senior’ management team for the Gurgaon center. Worked on critical openings and successfully closed within agreed TAT through innovative solutions.

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    2005 - 2006

    bennett coleman and co. ltd. times group

    Assistant Manager (Recruitments)

    Drove hiring across levels for the ‘Response Department’ the revenue vertical of TOI. Responsible for setting up the sales teams for ‘’ and ‘’ on a Pan India level.


8 Skills

Compensation & Benefits

Employee Engagement

Process Improvement

Project Management

Talent Acquisition

Talent Management

Training & Development

User Acquisition


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    2000 - 2002

    university of lucknow

    Masters in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

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    1996 - 1999

    st. stephens college

    Bachelor's degree

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    1982 - 1996

    la martiniere college lucknow

    ISC Board

    Commerce Stream

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