Anuranjita Kumar has left her seat as the managing director and head-HR, international hubs, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), after almost two years of working there. Kumar had joined RBS in September 2017, after a 22-year long tenure at Citi Bank.
Sanjeev Vaid has joined as MD-HR, Head – Rewards and Employment, India
As a professional, Kumar is known for her commitment to the D&I agenda. At RBS, she introduced a series of successful initiatives in the diversity space, including medical cover for LGBTQIA+ couples.
She has also been responsible for creating an enabling space for women in the technology sector by framing an industry cohort called the ‘Women in Tech’ forum.
Amongst Kumar’s personal achievements, the one that really stands out is the fact that in 2007, she became the first South Asian woman to be appointed as the head-HR, global banking, Europe, Middle-East and Africa. She was also the first woman to be a part of the management committee at Citi.
In 2012, she was honoured by the World HRD Congress as one of the most powerful HR professionals of India. Subsequently, in 2013, Forbes recognised her as one of the most powerful women leaders.
Vaid joined RBS in 2018 as the head of rewards, pensions and benefits and has been working in RBS for more than two years now.
Prior to that he had a short stint at InterGlobe enterprises as VP-Group HR for little more than a year. He served his longest tenure at Bharti Airtel and at Citi Bank, Malaysia, where he served for little more than 8 years each.
Vaid has done his B Sc. (hons) in Electronics and his Masters in human resources and organisational development from the University of Delhi.