Ericsson’s HR head in India, Sameer Khanna takes up a global role

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Khanna, who will be based out of the HQ in Sweden, will now work in the global managed services domain.

Sameer Khanna, who has been the vice president and head of human resources at Ericsson India will now manage global HR for product area (PA) managed services (MS) network, PA managed services IT and MS strategy.

He began his new role with effect from July 1, this year and will now be based out of the company’s headquarters in Sweden.  Khanna has been working with Ericsson India since 2012, before which he was the head-HR at Jones Lang LaSalle. Prior to that, he has also worked with Logica, which is now CGI, as well as Britannia, Hewitt and NIIT.

In his latest role, Khanna is looking forward to a new assignment in Stockholm, where he will, by virtue of his global responsibilities, be working with colleagues in the managed services domain across multiple geographies.

Speaking about his fresh responsibilities, Khanna says, “This opportunity to interface and work with different nationalities, driving global systems and processes with managed services from the headquarters perspective, will help me contribute globally and enrich my HR experience. I am looking forward to the global responsibility and fresh learning this new role will offer.”

Global mobility is offered to top performing employees at Ericsson as part of their holistic development and overall talent management within the Company. That makes Ericsson a truly global workplace with presence in more than 180 countries.

Global assignments and internal mobility of employees within Ericsson has been a long-followed practice. Today, it is able to fill a significant number of open positions through a focused internal hiring programme. The Company also encourages high-performing employees to take up assignments out of India, which gives them a greater exposure and understanding of how businesses operate in overseas markets.

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