Cipla appoints Ratna Joshi as global head – talent management

Joshi was earlier heading L&D at Mahindra & Mahindra (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors)


Ratna Joshi has been appointed as the global head – talent management, Cipla. She moves from Mahindra & Mahindra (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors), where she headed learning and development for well over a decade.

Joshi, who calls herself a lifelong learner, joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 2010, as an HR business partner. By 2013, she had become the lead – learning & development, talent management and organisational development (two-wheeler sector). In this role, she was responsible for the organisation-wide L&D interventions, talent management, engagement and OD interventions. Five years later, she went on to head L&D (DGM) for M&M’s automotive and farm equipment sectors.

She was responsible for driving the business results through ‘strategic capability building’ by leading the design and delivery of learning interventions for 15000 employees located world-wide. She lead the ‘strategic road map of digital learning ecosystem’, to re-invent learning delivery, by bringing together technology, content providers, and the in-house digital content creation cell. She successfully leveraged analytics and developed a clear plan for learner re-orientation / communication, to make the shift happen.

Having begun her career as Unit HR business partner, Shoppers Stop in 2005, this MBA holder in human resource management from Nirma University, Ahmedabad, joined Reliance Digital as HR business partner in 2006. There, she was a part of the talent-acquisition team, handling operations, talent acquisition and onboarding.

She then moved to Tata Motors, as business partner for a little over three years.

As an L&D leader, building disruptive, human-centred L&D solutions, capable of steering the organisation forward with the right skill-sets and mind-sets by leveraging technology and AI, are her forte.

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