Ashwani Dahiya, Poonam Munshi & Neetu Wadhawan exit Cipla’s HR leadership team


Dahiya was global chief talent officer & head of HR (corporate), Munshi was head of talent acquisition COE & employer branding and Wadhawan was head HR-international business.

Three senior level executives have made an exit from Cipla’s HR team which includes, Ashwani Dahiya, global chief talent officer & head of HR (corporate); Poonam Munshi, head of talent acquisition COE & employer branding; and Neetu Wadhawan, head HR -international business.

Sources close to the development have confirmed it to HR Katha. The three executives are currently serving a three-month notice period. HRKatha contacted the senior executives at Cipla but they declined to comment.

Dahiya, who had joined the company in September last year was heading HR for all corporate functions and centres of excellence for talent acquisition, talent management, performance & reward, leadership, learning & development, organisation effectiveness and employee engagement. He had joined Cipla after a two-year stint at Reliance Industries as the senior VP and group head (HR & transformation).

He has also worked with American Express and General Mills in the past. Dahiya is a management graduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Munshi has been with Cipla since 2013, when she joined as the HR leader- West India and national head-talent acquisition and planning. A management graduate from Symbiosis, Pune, Munshi started her career with Citibank NA. She was also associated with Korn Ferry International, Absolute Research and Training Solutions; and Facets Executive Search & African Advisory.

Before joining Cipla, Munshi had established Talent Matters India, a consulting firm. In her current role at Cipla, she has been leading the talent acquisition COE and employer branding strategy.

Wadhawan, a graduate from Lady Sri Ram College for Women had worked with Cadila Pharmaceuticals for about four years before joining Cadila Healthcare as the vice president HR, from where she moved to Cipla in October, 2014.


  1. Hi,

    It is very sad that three good HR professionals leaving the organisation. One has to look into the cause of their exit. Retaining good people is very important for the organisation.

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