Fusion Microfinance ropes in Pooja Mehta as CHRO

With over two decades of experience in the HR domain, Mehta has worked with big names such as PwC, Mercer, Magma and Citi

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Backed by over two decades of exclusive HR experience, Mehta is an alumna of XLRI, Jamshedpur and Delhi University.

She started her career with CitiFinancial, as assistant manager in 1998. Two and a half years later, she moved to Mercer Human Resource Consulting as a consultant for less than four years. After about a year with Lakshya Digital, as HR consultant, in 2008, she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as principal consultant.

From 2010 to 2013, she worked as principal, rewards consulting at Mercer Consulting, before moving to Magma Fincorp as VP – OD & Rewards. By 2015, she became an independent HR consultant, and remained so for almost eight years, till Fusion Microfinance roped her in to head – HR.

With “hiring, developing and retaining talent” being most important to the Company, Devesh Sachdev, MD & CEO, Fusion Microfinance, is confident that “Mehta’s experience in scaling and building high performance teams”, will help ”grow our team with the best the industry has to offer”.

Mehta, herself is glad to be associated with a microfinance institution such as Fusion, which “has been working extensively towards empowering women and driving financial inclusion across the country”.

Her new role, she admits, “fills me with a sense of purpose and fulfilment as we are giving back to the society in meaningful ways. Fusion is doing extremely well in terms of business growth, and I hope to strengthen its foundation by getting more talent to increase the organization’s performance and capabilities”.

With immense interest in psychology, Mehta is a trained Life Coach and a certified Hogan Assessor.

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