Niharika Rai, global talent management director, Honeywell, quits

She spent over seven years at Honeywell handling various HR functions


Niharika Rai, global talent management director, Honeywell, has quit after a successful seven-year long tenure. Rai had joined Honeywell in 2013, as ACS India organisation development & learning leader, based out of Pune. In two years’ time, she became HR leader, global engineering services (GES) Honeywell Process Solutions, India. For two years, she was responsible for staffing for a growing organisation, looking into talent management, employee engagement, leadership and succession development, implementation of process and policies, compensation strategy, and driving engineering productivity. By 2015, she was HR head, global business operations, Honeywell Process Solutions, India.

In 2017, she was promoted to the level of HR head, global business operations, Honeywell Process Solutions, leading HR for business operations with employees spread across the North and South America, Europe and Asia.

She managed employee life cycle with focus on strategic HR, organisation design, talent management, change management, leadership development and productivity. She set up remote support business model in high-growth regions and was also responsible for integration of SME into BizOps.

As global talent management director, since 2019, she worked with the CEO and CXO teams, to lead talent management, organisation development, leadership development and culture & change management for HBT globally.

With over 18 years of experience, Rai, who is an alumna of XLRI Jamshedpur, was an academic associate at IIM-Ahmedabad for two years. She also worked as a research scholar at XLRI Jamshedpur for three years.

From July 2007 to January 2009, she worked with Tata AutoComp Systems in organisation development. She then moved on to the Tata Management Training Centre as research associate for less than two years, before working as practice consultant for a year and a half. From 2012 to 2013, she served as senior practice consultant. During her tenure at TMTC, she designed and developed the performance management system, talent management interventions, and competency framework. She assessed and identified high potentials, conducted assessment centres, as well as competency deployment/ awareness workshops.

Going by her LinkedIn post, Rai seems to be looking forward to an “exciting chapter of her life”, starting with visits to various national parks to connect with nature.

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