Ms.Hema Ravichandar - Profile

Ms. Hema Ravichandar is a Strategic HR Advisor with over 37 years of industry experience. She currently advises several Indian and multinational corporations and is on the Board of several companies, including one which featured in the ET – Hay Group survey of India’s Best Boards.

Ms. Ravichandar, until 2005, was the Senior Vice-President and Group Head HRD for Infosys Limited and the Infosys Group. In this capacity she designed and drove the HR agenda for Infosys globally, as it scaled up from 250 employees in 1992 to 40,000 employees in 2005. Under her HR Leadership, Infosys won several "Best Employer of the Year" awards in India and was placed in Top 100 rankings, overseas.

She is an alumna of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has deep expertise in Human Resources Development – Managing Scale, Risk, Diversity, Execution and Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Change Management, Succession Planning, Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-Sexual Harassment initiatives and Immigration scenarios. She has over 20 years of experience in executive coaching, mentoring and leadership development and has worked extensively with both business and functional leaders, CEOs and Board Members in transforming their leadership styles for maximum impact and lasting change."

Ms. Ravichandar has won several awards and accolades including three “HR Professional of the Year” awards, listings amongst the “25 Most Powerful Women in India”, “25 Hottest Young Executives of the Year” and “Successful Women Professionals in IT”. She was also conferred with the “Outstanding HR Professional of the Year” by the National HRD Network. She has held positions in industry bodies, including on the National Executive Board of NHRDN. She has also served on several award juries.