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First International GPMI Chapter to Benefit Practitioners From India and Beyond


By Kiko Martinez

InsideImage_April19GPR_India1stChptIn continuing its mission to create opportunities and forge a community by providing the education, skills, and resources necessary for global payroll professionals to become successful leaders and strategic partners within their organizations, the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) recently launched its first international chapter.

The GPMI India Chapter, in association with Neeyamo, a global leader in human resources and payroll services, will serve the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The chapter’s goals are to share best practices in global payroll, continue to provide a platform for its members to network, and “identify common payroll barriers across industries and seek resolutions.”

"It gives me immense pleasure to be joining hands with the Global Payroll Management Institute in this initiative," said Ranga Seshadri, CEO at Neeyamo and President of the India Chapter. “It is going to be our constant endeavor to be at the forefront of initiatives that bring transformation in the payroll arena by opening up windows of opportunity for professionals.”

The official launch of the India Chapter took place in late February at Neeyamo's Global Delivery Center in the city of Pune, where payroll professionals from both India and the United States convened to celebrate the partnership.

"I'm excited to work with the first GPMI chapter in India,” said Mary Holland, CPP, Global Director of Strategy, Development, and Training for GPMI. “I'm confident we will create a community where global payroll professionals can increase their knowledge, network with peers from around the world, and enhance their global payroll career.”

As its first overseas venture, the GPMI India Chapter aims to provide a forum where global payroll professionals can further their educational knowledge in an ever-changing complex regulatory world.

“In today's cross-countries work environment, the major challenge is global payroll,” said Vimal Mistry, Senior Manager of Global Payroll at Gulbrandsen Technologies, a private manufacturer of chemical products in India. “With the launch of the GPMI India chapter, it will be easier now for Indian payroll professionals to take advantage of global payroll educational courses and webinars for payroll. I would strongly recommend others join the chapter.”

For Joseph Mathew, Head of Global Payroll for Spectraforce Technologies, the creation of the GPMI India Chapter is another step forward for the ever-growing global payroll industry.

“The one thing I have learned in my 13 years of payroll is that in payroll, you get to learn a new chapter every day,” Mathew said. “This keeps me challenged. The GPMI India Chapter will be the perfect platform to get involved.”

Holland knows GPMI’s new partners will play a key role in maintaining the economic health of their country and other countries around the world.

“I know this chapter will strive to forge a community that contributes to the growth of global payroll education, training certification, and networking,” she said. “This chapter will continuously lead and support local payroll professionals in cooperation with GPMI and provide assistance to its subscribers and global professionals across the globe.”

Last August, the first GPMI chapter, the Northern California Chapter (NorCal Chapter) held its first meeting. The India Chapter becomes the first GPMI chapter outside the United States.

For more information on how to join the India Chapter, email [email protected].

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KikoMartinezKiko Martinez is Associate Editor of Membership Publications for the American Payroll Association and the Global Payroll Management Institute.