Ericsson appoints Priyanka Anand as head of HR South East Asia, Oceania & India


Anand will be responsible for leading the HR function across Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India (MOAI).

Priyanka Anand has been appointed as vice president and head of human resources for Ericsson in Market Area South East Asia, Oceania and India (MOAI). As part of her new role, she is responsible for leading the HR function across markets, such as India, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines and Bangladesh amongst others.

With over 19 years of experience in human resources, Anand has spent more than seven years at Ericsson itself. She was the vice president and head, HR global operations at Ericsson from April 2014 to January 2018.

Between July 2010 and April 2014, Priyanka was vice president and head of HR at Ericsson Global Services, where she was pivotal in the growth of the organisation from its establishment in India to creating an employee base of 15000. Prior to joining Ericsson, she has worked with Colt Technologies, Manpower and STG.

Speaking on the appointment, Nunzio Mirtillo, head of MOAI at Ericsson says, “Ericsson is a knowledge-based company with people being our core asset. To maintain our leading position we have to attract, develop and retain top talent. I am confident that Priyanka, with her rich experience, will make a significant contribution to our people strategy and processes”.

Anand wiLl lead an HR team of 60 resources spread across more than 10 countries, driving HR strategy across different countries within the market area. She will collaborate with business leaders to develop and implement benchmark HR practices that inspire employees to achieve outstanding business results.

Anand, says, “This opportunity to interface and work with HR teams and stakeholders from different nationalities will go a long way towards building the best in class HR strategy within the market area. My main focus will be towards enhancing Ericsson’s winning culture, while further developing and retaining world-class talent.”

Anand is a transformative leader with astute business acumen and a strategic mindset. The key focus of her journey has been to turn talent management into an instrument to drive business transformation and strategy, develop able leaders and transform culture.

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