Shakil Gour from Neeyamo is this year’s recipient of the Global Payroll Titan Award, presented by PayrollOrg.

Gour is the Vice President and Head of Global Payroll Product for Neeyamo Enterprise Solutions, where he manages a team of more than 500 payroll professionals. In his position, he has implemented comprehensive training programs and has successfully delivered for customers across more than 120 countries. PayrollOrg and industry peers have recognized Gour as a passionate leader who aims to create a culture of growth, development, and progress.

“I am humbled and honored at the same time,” Gour said. “It gives me a sense of pride that so many esteemed peers in the industry felt that I was worthy of this award. I am very thankful to each one of my peers for this award.”

The Global Payroll Titan award program celebrates, empowers, and recognizes payroll professionals who are responsible for processing multi-country payrolls. A titan is a positive influence in the industry who demonstrates innovative thinking and above-and-beyond commitment to the profession.

From 16 February-21 March 2023, payroll professionals from around the world had the chance to nominate the Global Payroll Titan in their lives. Nominees for consideration must have been working in some capacity in the global payroll industry and have a minimum of three years payroll processing experience. This year, PayrollOrg received more than 30 nominations for consideration. Eligible nominees were then channeled for the “People’s Choice” public voting portion of the program, followed by an anonymous peer review of nominees by a panel of global payroll pros, concluding the decision-making process.

“This award brings a lot of responsibility, so I will strive towards enriching myself with the payroll knowledge to keep myself worthy of this honor, and I will also work towards giving back to the payroll community in whatever little way I can,” Gour said.