Our Experts


De Novo is a renowned for its in-depth functional and industry expertise. This would not have been possible without the masterminds as a back-rib of the consultancy. Beautiful lines explained by Edward de Bono “An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgments simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.”

Mr. Pradeep Bhargava

President, De Novo Group


An MBA, who is a Senior HR Professional and has over three decades of HR & General Management experience, heads the division. He has been handling various corporate as profit center Head for various sectors like, oil, sugar, electronics, media and pesticides.

His core competence includes formulating and evaluating HR strategies, audit, time and motion study, payroll management, recruitment, employee motivation strategies.

The division is supported by

Ms. Rashmi Bhargava


The group is headed by an extremely experienced professional and a successful entrepreneur in this field since past 25 years. Ms Rashmi B is a senior Cambridge, B.A.Hons. - English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi, and an MBA, PG Diploma in Training and Development. She is also a National Award winner as ‘Best Woman Trainer’ by the Indian Society of Training & Development. She has also been awarded the ‘Special Achiever’s’ award for Madhya Pradesh from Indira Group of institutions.
he has successfully headed HR divisions of multinational companies for long tenures and started career in 1986 as an HRD head with the country’s first fiber Optics plant – a collaboration of Fujitsu-Furukawa & Erickson. A multifaceted person she also holds the position of General Secretary of Bhopal Chapter of ISTD – Indian Society of Training & Development. A highly sought-after coach focused on transforming individuals into specialized Professionals who can work in ‘Real World’; she is known well for her diligence and industry know-how.

A panel discussion on "Creating a Conducive Work Environment for Women" was conducted by ISTD, Bhopal chapter on 31stth July 2013 where Mrs.Rashmi Bhargava, Director Mentor was the convener and organizer along with the Indian Society of Training and Dev., Bhopal Chapter

With the growing number of women entering the workforce, we need to relook at the kind of work environment we want to create in our organizations to ensure that organizations maintain diversity at all levels. Deliberations on the policies and practices which help create an environment where women, their concerns, and their uniqueness are all taken into account to design workplaces that win for the business and providing them a conducive environment of growth, inclusiveness and security. With these 3 themes in mind, ISTD Bhopal Chapter created a forum to share practices, bring awareness among the community and raise the bar on gender diversity and inclusion. This was followed by a practical demonstration on self defense techniques. The panelists were ex judges, corporate members, educationists etc.