STMicroelectronics has appointed Rajita D’Souza as president – HR and CSR. D’Souza has moved from Bekaert, the steel wire transformation and coating technologiescompany, where she was CHRO for over three years. In her new role at STMicroelectronics, she will lead the global semiconductor firm’s people development, performance management, compensation & benefits and recruitment, globally. Her focus will be to drive the Company’s sustainability strategy and help it become carbon neutral over the next seven years.
Having joined General Electric Consumer Finance in 1997, as HR manager, D’Souza remained with GE for almost a decade in various capacities. She climbed up the ladder to be director – HR, at GE, a position she held for over a year. In 2007, she left GE to join the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation or SABIC — the Saudi Arabian multinational chemical manufacturing company — as director – HR, Europe. In 2011, after almost three and a half successful years at SABIC, D’Souza joined the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. as vice president – HR, Europe, Middle East and Africa, where she spent six years and seven months. It was in 2017 that she moved on to join Bekaert as chief human resources officer (CHRO).
D’Souza holds a Bachelor of commerce, accounting and business administration from
Mithibhai Motiram Kundnani College and has completed her masters in law, consumer protection and criminology from the University of Mumbai