Ayaan Chitty is an entrepreneur, author, international speaker, trainer and the authority on global digital HR.
Ayaan has 12+ years of experience in the HR technology space and has worked directly in 15+ global markets (and supported many more) with world-renowned blue-chip companies, such as London Stock Exchange Group, Aon Hewitt, Alight Solutions, FTSE International, Borsa Italiana, Millennium IT, Mott MacDonald and Russell Investments.
Growing up, Ayaan lived with his family in the South of England and graduated from the University of Brighton (UK) in 2006 with an BA (Hons.) degree in Computing and Information Systems. He started his career with Mott MacDonald in Croydon, UK and has since worked with many businesses, developing a unique set of experiences and skills within the growing and expanding world of digital HR.
Outside of work, Ayaan has enjoyed travelling to many countries and loves to experience different foods and cultures. He also enjoys scuba diving, which was a big part of his life for 15 years.
Ayaan is now married and lives in the Midlands (UK) with his wife Nazia and their son.
Ayaan loves to write about topics that inspire him and which he believes will inspire or serve others well. His first book, Digital HR Unleashed is aimed at businesses from 100 employees plus and highlights 6 key reasons to harness the power of digital HR solutions and how this can positively enhance any business by building better engagement, reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and standing out from the competition.
In addition, Ayaan is building a blog to share his knowledge, experiences, research into areas of interest and thoughts on business and personal success. Several of his posts are featured on HR Tech Nation, CIO East Africa and SAP Africa.
Speaking & Training
Ayaan enjoys sharing his knowledge with others and has spoken at international conferences in Europe & Africa, as well as delivered training courses around the world.
He is currently based in London and partners with many clients in the EMEA region, helping them to create the ideal digital workplace and realise strategic business benefits from their HR technology investments.
Leading Global Projects
Throughout his career, Ayaan has led many strategically-aligned HR technology projects.
He also has developed a unique blend of market experience through leading projects on both client and professional service partner teams and also has experience of HR transformation programmes, new technology deployments, post-deployment projects, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business-as-usual (BAU) projects.
Ayaan is PRINCE2 and Workday Project Manager Certified.
Ayaan has a passion for travel and has enjoyed trips to many countries in Africa, especially Kenya, South Africa, Egypt & Morocco. In addition, he has spent time living in Kenya during 2015/16, when he got married to his wife at the Windsor Golf & Country Club in Nairobi.During his time there, Ayaan spotted that this is a land full of potential.
Ayaan now has an active interest in helping East African businesses unleash the transformational power of technology to maximise talent, support strategic decision making and improve efficiency of the HR practice.You can read this blog post on the opportunities for digital HR in Kenya
Ayaan has always enjoyed helping people and giving back to society. He believes that there is nothing more powerful than being involved directly with the people who he is supporting.Back in 2016, Ayaan joined Safina Charity, an Islamic relief charity in Kenya, on their annual Ramadhan food distribution programme to poor, remote regions in Northern Kenya, close the borders of Ethiopia and Somalia. This was an incredibly powerful experience for Ayaan and put many things into perspective. He has committed to helping more people in Africa during his lifetime.
Check out some of Safina’s work here: