Throughout his career, Khalid Raza has brought creativity and added dimension to everyday challenges by defining choices rather than seeing complexity. He is a champion of connectedness as a way for people to realize value and feel part of a larger scope. By seamlessly organizing collaborative communities and cross-border networks of experts; he demonstrates an adaptive, flexible, and productive approach to work; he drives and cultivates strategic, diverse and transformational ideas as a way to positively impact business outcomes.
Khalid Raza works with IBM as talent development leader in HR. He feels strongly about work being an extension of oneself and believes that it’s time that the workplace witnessed a paradigm shift. Avid blogger, sometimes a poet and music enthusiast, he loves driving, technology, new experiences and life on the go. Khalid leads IBM Bangalore’s cricket team and finds himself to be a strong team player and would have loved to have been a pro cricketer as an alternate career.
In his recent IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) assignment in Colombia, he transformed the organizational processes of ACR – Agencia Colombiana Para La Reintegracion (Colombian Agency for Reintegration) allowing them to improve the service of those currently in the reintegration process and increase the number of militants that can be served through the reintegration process. The ACR under the Presidency of Colombia is Colombia’s premier agency for the reintegration of former militants back into Colombian society.
Khalid leads and consults on all things talent and social and is ever willing to help people work smarter. Key focus of his work to date has been, Learning Strategy and Operations, People Management, Talent Development, Social Media Consulting, Enterprise Talent Community Management and last but not the least Reverse Mentoring. At work he is focused on leading HR and influencing IBM to accelerate the adoption of social business as a better way to work.
He is IBM Accredited Associate Project Manager, Learning Professional and a Certified IBM Recruiter. He is also an IBM Corporate Service Corps member, where only 100 IBMers get selected every year, across the world. In 2013, he was recognized to be in the top 50 HR Professionals in India, by People Matters. Khalid has recently been named as one of India’s top 100 HR influencers you must follow on Twitter by Hirers, a Talent Strategy & Career Design Agency.