Shivani Deshpande

  • Talent Acquisition Specialist, AWJ Investments


Shivanee has over 6 years of experience in recruitment and talent acquisition, with a core area of expertise in placing mid to C-level professionals across multinational companies, individual firms, start-ups, and conglomerates.

She is associated with a leading HR community, HR SUCCESS TALK, as a host for their talk show, EDGE Talk Series, which is a learning and networking platform for HR professionals.

Shivanee works as an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review, providing timely insights to shape the content being developed at HBR related to management and leadership.

She conducts guest lectures for various universities within UAE and overseas, sharing her knowledge and experience with students.

Shivanee is currently working as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at AWJ Investments, responsible for strategizing, sourcing, attracting, and interviewing prospective employees to find the perfect match for the company’s long-term goals. She also supports overall HR operations, including performance management, workplace culture building, employee well-being, onboarding, documentation, KPI monitoring, grievance management, exit interviews, and more.