Ina Bajwa, who was senior director – human resources, at Tata Communications, has now been elevated to the position of vice president – human resources.
Bajwa’s association with Tata Communications began in 2013, when she joined as director/global head-HR. In this position, she led the human resource management for global products, digital, technology and corporate functions that account for 80 per cent of the Company, with a staffing budget of over $400 mn.
She drove the people and culture focus for transformation projects and helped scale up new technology businesses around IoT, Netfoundry (SaaS) and cross-border mobility to 2000+ member teams, globally.
The brain behind various innovation programmes, she managed many HR transformation projects, optimisation exercises and career progression frameworks across the globe.
In 2019, she was elevated to the role of senior director and global head of learning, organisation and leadership development. In this role, for three and a half years, she successfully devised and executed a revamped L&D strategy in line with the updated company strategy.
Her next promotion saw her taking on the mantle of senior director – HR. Among other responsibilities, she drove sales transformation through a people strategy focused on renovating leadership, culture, talent and skills for a future-ready sales organisation.
Before joining Tata Communications, Bajwa was the client product council member at Degreed for over three and a half years.
The second longest stint of Bajwa’s career was with HSBC, where she joined as associate vice president – OD & change, in 2007. By the time she moved on from HSBC in 2012, she was VP- HR, transaction banking group and private bank.
In her chequered career, Bajwa has also done a three-year stint with Essar, as deputy manager, and a shorter stint with the Boston Consulting Group (BSG) as lead – HRBP.
An alumna of the KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai, Bajwa is known for her farsightedness, as well as her effective and participative leadership style.