Pradheepa Raman is the new CPO at GlobalFoundries

GlobalFoundries, the semiconductor manufacturing company, has appointed Pradheepa Raman as its new chief people officer (CPO).


Raman, who is an advisory board member – leadership-development programme at the Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School, has moved from Stanley Black & Decker, where she was global head of HR and chief transformation officer, tools and storage. She had completed a successful tenure of over four years at Stanley Black & Decker.

An alumna of Rutgers University, from where she obtained a master’s degree in human resource management, Raman began her professional journey in 2001, as a software engineer and also a technical writer.

Her tryst with human resources began in 2006 when she joined Avaya as global director – talent and HR. She served a long tenure of over eight years with Avaya, based out of Basking Ridge, in the US.

The year 2014 saw her moving to Samsung Electronics America, as senior director – talent. There, in less than three years, she was elevated to head of talent, diversity and inclusion and employee engagement, based out of Greater New York City area.

It was in 2018 that she joined Stanley Black & Decker as chief talent officer, in the San Francisco Bay Area. There, she was heading integrated talent management (talent Acquisition, talent development, succession planning, diversity and inclusion, employee experience & talent branding) globally, and served as CHRO for Stanley X Innovation Incubator for over two years before becoming global head of HR and chief transformation officer, tools and coverage in 2020.
Known for having a great blend of technical and business operations skills, Raman holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and communications engineering from Anna University. Her skills will be an asset to GlobalFoundries, the New York-based company that manufactures chips designed for markets such as mobility, automotive, computing and wired connectivity and consumer internet of things (IoT).

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