Amit Gautam Honoured as People’s CEO of the Year at the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020
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Amit Gautam, Founder of UpsideLMS Honoured as People’s CEO of the Year at the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020

February 2021

Amit Gautam, CEO of UpsideLMS was named the People’s CEO of the Year by PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020. The award recognizes the CEO who has been instrumental in creating a sustainable impact on the company through enabling exceptional people practices. Amit Gautam was selected from a number of nominations by an eminent jury panel consisting of industry experts, HR leaders, and academicians. Winners of this year’s HR Excellence Awards were recognized through a virtual felicitation ceremony.

“I am very happy, excited, and of course deeply humbled to accept this award! A very big thank you to my wonderful team. For me, it’s not a very difficult job, given the amazing team that I have. Last year especially, when it was the toughest year for all of us, the kind of resolve, courage, and commitment to the customers that my team showed was remarkable. It was truly a proud moment for me to be a part of such a dynamic team. I hope I can continue to live up to their expectations and be of good value to my team.” said Amit while accepting the award.

Amit checked out on all the criteria, by a large margin, that the judges looked for to finalize the winner:

  • Specific achievements and the context in which this has been done
  • Depth of experience the CEO has and the sector they operate in; along with any peculiar challenges pertaining to that particular sector, and how the CEO has managed the same
  • Evidence of how extraordinary people practises have resulted in creating organizational success and employee engagement

In 2004, Amit founded UpsideLMS with a mission to help organisations worldwide to manage their learning and training initiatives smoothly and successfully. Under his leadership, UpsideLMS has acquired over 175 clients worldwide and has received 50+ prestigious industry awards. Distilling his 16+ years of rich experience and expertise in the field of L&D, Amit is a key idea generator for the tech-ops team, a Sales & Marketing orchestrator, a learning technology solutions consultant for clients and prospects, and a sounding board of ideas for his team of experts and a mentor for all the function heads at UpsideLMS.


About PeopleFirst HR Excellence Awards, 2020
The HR Excellence Awards sponsored by PeopleFirst is a seminal event that recognizes HR talent and effort, worldwide. The event marks the celebration of the finest HR initiatives by organizations, and offers an opportunity for HR leaders and their teams to showcase their cutting-edge work and be recognized for their contributions. 


About PeopleFirst
PeopleFirst is one of the oldest and most respected firms in the area of Executive Coaching, OD initiatives, Leadership Development, and HR Transformation Consulting.