Kanisha Raina appointed director-HR, Fiserv

Raina moved from IBM, where she was talent leader, India and South Asia.


After spending more than five years with IBM, Kanisha Raina has joined Fiserv as director, human resources. At IBM the last post she held was that of talent leader, India/South Asia.

Fiserv, an American company that has made a name in the financial technology space, caters to over 12000 clients across the globe and has a staff strength of 24,000 employees. It offers solutions for mobile and online banking, payments, risk management, data analytics and core account processing.

Raina’s experience with IBM included shouldering the responsibility of being talent partner-research, cloud, commerce, security, analytics and systems, from 2015 to 2016. Among other things, she helped develop the workforce strategy, as well as design and execute programmes in alignment with recruitment, learning, professional development and mobility. From 2013 to 2014, she worked as a talent partner for research labs in Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan and Switzerland. For a year before that, she worked as a communication and learning specialist for the global compensation team on ways to enhance and reinvent the team’s culture, such as innovation, client focus and communication. In 2017, she became talent leader-India/South Asia, a position she held for a year and ten months.

Extremely passionate about HR, she is the recipient of the Top HR Leaders 2014 award by People Matters. She is known to be a feminist, an eager learner and a social-media enthusiast.

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