Adecco hires Jayita Roy as director – HR

Roy carries an immense experience in diverse sectors being part of major transformational changes in companies


Global workforce provider, Adecco, has announced that Jayita Roy will be the new director HR, India for the Company.

In this role, Roy will report directly to the chairman and managing director, Vidya Sagar Gannamani. Roy will lead the HR function for the Company in India and help the organisation in talent optimisation and building organisational culture.

In her 18-year long career, Roy has been part of major organsiational transformations and change initiatives serving in multiple sectors such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, mining and manufacturing.

“People are the greatest asset of the Adecco Group and are at the core of what we do. Our values and spirit of innovation continue to attract incredibly talented professionals. Jayita’s strong expertise in HR and her passion for developing high-performing workplaces will enable us to attract, retain and develop our workforce as we move ahead in our journey towards delivering HR solutions. She is a great addition to our management team,” shared Gannamani on Roy’s appointment.

Prior to joining Adecco, Roy was running her own consulting and coaching firm in Bangalore, serving clients across industries. As an HR leader consultant and leadership coach, she has worked closely with senior executive teams to build leadership capability, drive performance strategies and enhance the employee experience.

In the initial part of her career, Roy started as an HR generalist with Tyco, an industrial machinery and manufacturing company. She spent three years with the company. In the next three years, she honed her skills in HR business partnering and talent and performance management, working with companies such as ABB India and AstraZeneca.

In 2010, she took charge as the head of HR at Biocon for BBRC (Bristol Myers Squibb and Biocon Research Centre), where she headed the HR function and played a crucial role in cultural transformation. After spending a little over a year with Biocon, Roy again went back to ABB India as a project leader and spent more than six years in there in various HR roles.

Her last position at ABB India was VP, global compensation and benefits for the Company’s global business services. She also spent a little more than two years at Vedanta Resources, as the deputy head of HR for Hindustan Zinc.

“I am delighted to be joining Adecco India at a time when talent and skills are top priorities for organisations and individuals around the world. I look forward to working with the Adecco team to build the talent and culture to accelerate the Company’s growth,” said Roy.

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