Akshay Loomba

Akshay Loomba

Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition
Unifi Services

Akshay Loomba is a seasoned HR professional who began his career almost 2 decades ago as a recruiter, at a financial management firm back in India. His career trajectory has led him to establish himself as a Global Recruitment Leader with notable experience in countries like India, Mexico, Brazil and now USA, across various industry domains. He currently heads Talent Acquisition at Unifi, North America's leading aviation services provider.

At Unifi, Akshay has been instrumental in building front-line hiring strategies and tools from scratch, contributing significantly to the company's success. His work in the aviation industry involves navigating the challenges of hiring across 200+ airports and managing a recruitment workforce of more than 23,000 employees. Akshay's key focus has been on creating a seamless front-line candidate experience also known as the “path of least resistance” and creating a robust brand for Unifi in the US market.

Last year, Akshay's achievements were acknowledged when he was awarded the Atlanta Business Chronicle's SHRM Awards. He is also the recipient of the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards HCM Spring Program 2023 – Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Process, Gold - for his contributions to Unifi.
Beyond his professional life, he enjoys spending time with his eight-year-old daughter, going for runs, and scrolling through Instagram!

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Oceana D

Conquering the "Great Reflection": How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

The past two years have seen a shift in employee expectations and priorities, dubbed the "Great Reflection." Workers today expect meaning, purpose, flexibility, and personal development from their jobs. The session will feature a discussion between Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award winners as well as hands-on learning through small-group exercises.

Moderator: Matt Pittman, Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
•Akshay Loomba, Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition, Unifi Services
•Juana Yepes, Leadership Capability Lead, GAF
•Roger Carillo, Senior Vice President, Global Talent, Learning, and Organization Effectiveness Lead, Mondelēz International

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