Country Head HR,
Aparna is a Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (PM & IR) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai of the 1996 batch. She has worked with Nocil , Monsanto, Novartis & UCB before she joined the Deutsche Bank group as Director-HR for 2 of their Service Centres in India. She has recently moved to the French MNC, Lafarge as Country Head - HR for all 3 businesses in the group. In each of her jobs, she has been able to bring about key changes and also make a long term impact for the organization.
She was conferred the "WOMAN SUPER ACHIEVER" award in December 2011 by the 6th Employer Branding awards (Regional Round). Also, conferred the "HR SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD" by STAR NEWS at the 20th World HRD Congress 2012, Mumbai as part of the "HR & Leadership Awards" for Excellence in Human Resources Development at a glittering award ceremony on February 16,2012. Recently, she received the "Women Leadership Award" for BFSI (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance) Awards conferred by Institute Of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad, endorsed by Asian Confederation of Business & Stars of the Industry Group on June 30,2012. The July Anniversary issue of "Business Manager" magazine (July 2012) features her as one of the top Women HR Leaders in the country.
Aparna is an active member of various professional associations like, Indian Society of Training & Development (ISTD), All India Management Association (AIMA), National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), National HRD Network, and Sumedhas. Currently, she has been appointed as the Honorary Treasurer of National HRD Network, Mumbai Chapter (2012-2014) and is a member of the Executive Committee. On the personal front, Aparna is a very avid reader, poetess, intrepid traveler, nature and wildlife enthusiast, amateur photographer, has a passion for gardening and a keen people collector.