AkzoNobel appoints Anushree Singh as country HR director

Before joining this Dutch multinational, she was working with Avery Dennison as a director-HR.

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Anushree Singh has joined AkzoNobel as country HR Director, India Subcontinent. In her new role, she will report to Marieke Bos-van den Berg, HR director-South Asia, who is based in Singapore. She will be working closely with Rajiv Rajgopal, managing director, AkzoNobel India.

With more than 14 years of HR experience, Singh’s strengths are in business partnering, transformation management, strategic workforce planning, employee engagement and talent development.

Before joining AkzoNobel, the multinational paints and performance coatings company, Singh worked with Avery Dennison for five years. In 2014, she joined Avery as HR business partner, commercial and enabling functions, South Asia. She was responsible for leading HR for commercial, finance, shared services, R&D functions as well as talent management, management trainee programme, performance management, learning & OE portfolio for South Asia Team. She then went on to become director-HR, label & graphic materials, South Asia in 2017.

She did a short stint with the Aditya Birla Group too. First as assistant general manager-HR less than two years, and then as deputy general manager, pulp & fibre business for one year.

At Aircel, where she worked as manager-HR in 2010-2011, she gained experience in supporting talent aquisition at a national level. She also drove the regional HR strategy & operations for the eastern and western regions.

Singh also looked after talent aquisition, management succession planning, hr strategy framework, culture transformation project, and the performance management process at Xerox, where she worked for over three years.

Singh holds an honours degree in psychology from Delhi University and a postgraduate diploma in business management, from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management.

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