OCTOBER 19, 2022 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Crain's New York Business Awards selected Naveen Bhateja, executive vice president and chief people officer at Medidata Solutions, as a 2022 notable leader in human resources. This is a special editorial feature profiling accomplished executives each year.
“I am thrilled to be recognized by Crain's New York Business as one of their Notable HR Leaders, amongst an accomplished cohort that has done transformative or innovative work with their firms. I'm pleased to lead an accomplished team of professionals who continue to support our mission to Solve the Impossible,” says Bhateja.
About Crain’s Business Awards
Each year, Crain’s Business Awards recognizes the leading human resource executives in the New York metropolitan area who drive transformation and innovation beyond the routine. Leaders are selected based on community/philanthropic activities, mentoring programs, and diversity & inclusion initiatives. Executives in HR departments must demonstrate the ability or power to affect change by navigating new ways of recruiting talent, opening new ways to support employees/retain talent, improving efficiency, enhancing company culture, or promoting diversity & inclusion.
About Naveen Bhateja
Naveen Bhateja is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer at Medidata. In this role, Naveen oversees critical functions that instill Medidata’s culture, contribute to the company’s overall performance, and advance Medidata’s purpose to Solve the Impossible. As the head of the People Organization, Naveen leads an ecosystem comprised of Strategic People Partners, People Operations, Talent Acquisition, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Workplace Benefits and Resources, and Corporate Social Responsibility. A 25-year industry veteran, Naveen’s career reflects executive and management achievements with industry leaders, including General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, Experian, and Amazon. The recipient of several American Business Awards, his leadership has contributed to Medidata’s score of 100 on HRC’s Global Equality Index and appointment to the Great Place to Work list for workplace excellence. A passionate mental health advocate, Naveen serves on the board for the non-profit Geeks Rule; is a board advisor to tech startups and to the Josh Bersin Academy and DNX Ventures. An alumnus of the Harvard Business School, he holds an MBA from the University of Leeds and has received his Directorship certification from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).