Team

PeopleWise

Chandrasekhar Ramachandran

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.

Work Experience

2007-2010

NOOR ISLAMIC BANK,UAE

Group Head—HR
Set up Noor Islamic Bank and an Insurance company from ground zero.

2003-2007

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.

1994–2003

HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LTD

Sales HR Manager
Sales Training Manager
HR Integration Manager
HR 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.

1990-1994

UNITED BREWERIES LTD

Manager – C & B

QUALIFICATION

1990

PGDPM—XLRI, Jamshedpur

1988

BTech—Electronics, CET, Trivandrum