HR professional with over 25 years’(10 years in U.A.E) in-depth exposure of all aspects of HR mostly in mature, big, multinational organizations (FMCG - Unilever & Banks) at senior levels (including Board committees , regional and global roles). Strengths include a good understanding of business drivers, sales function, retail, manufacturing and a strong commercial acumen.
Experience includes successful startup of Noor Islamic Bank/ re-engineering/ restructuring/ integration stints. Has led successfully projects in a matrix environment across Asia , Africa and UK. Has managed Business HR across geography (ME, South Asia) and was functionally responsible for multiple countries in the Middle East during stint with Standard Chartered Bank, PLC.
Proven track record of conceptualizing and executing HR strategy, creating a performance culture, talent management, employee engagement, leading change & leadership coaching. Have successfully managed complex projects which demanded influencing reluctant stakeholders. This includes negotiated settlements with Unions in various countries (Africa and Asia).
Passionate about people, delivering value to customers and helping organizations realize their brand value.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Mentoring SMEs & Start–ups.
- Linking employee engagement with customer experience with measures.
- Performance Consulting.
NOOR ISLAMIC BANK,UAE
Set up Noor Islamic Bank and an Insurance company from ground zero.
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
Head HR (CB, Middle East)
Group Head– Employee Relations
Head HR—Bangladesh & Sri Lanka
Head – Employee Engagement
A member of the HR Leadership Committee (14 members responsible for HR in 56 countries) , Global responsibility for HR Policy formulation, Created HR standards for direct sales and operational risk framework for HR.
HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LTD
Sales HR Manager
Sales Training Manager
HR Integration Manager
First from HR to be made a member of Sales Management Committee (sales 2.5 billion USD), Managed HR Integration in a 200 million USD acquisition.
UNITED BREWERIES LTD
Manager – C & B
BTech—Electronics, CET, Trivandrum