Datamatics Global Services, a global IT company has appointed Rima Ghose Chowdhury as the EVP & CHRO. In her new role, Chowdhury will be leading the HR operations of the firm, globally.
She will be reporting to Rahul Kanodia, vice chairman & CEO, Datamatics.
Chowdhury steps into the shoes of Alok Jha, who was earlier leading the global HR function at Datamatics Global Services.
Prior to this, Chowdhury was a professor and HOD, human resource management, at NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research. She always had an interest in research and enjoyed training budding HR professionals for the future.
“I had an inclination towards academia and research from the very beginning. After completing my Phd, I felt that it is my duty to nurture budding HR professionals, and that is when the opportunity to work with N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management and Research presented itself,” shares Chowdhury.
During her stint as a professor, she also had the opportunity to help conduct management courses for the Indian Navy, where she did a lot of training and teaching exercises with them.
Chowdhury was working as the VP-HR at Quinnox, an IT firm, when she decided to take up a career in the field of education.
“When the chance to work with Datamatics came forth, I felt that since I had done what I aspired to do as an academician, this was a good time and the right opportunity to return to the corporate world,” mentions Chowdhury.
With 20 years of experience in corporate and academia, Chowdhury has worked in various sectors, including IT, media & entertainment and Petrochemicals.
She completed her MBA in HR from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management. She also did a summer internship with Hindustan Unilever at its Mangalore factory.
Armed with a graduation in pharmaceutical technology and having completed her MBA, Chowdhury started her career with Haldia Petrochemicals, in HR and corporate communication.
She has also worked with companies, such as IBM and Sony Pictures Network India in the initial years of her career.
Chowdhury holds a Ph.D. in the leadership domain from DY Patil University.