Ravi Kumar takes up the expanded role of people & culture leader for the India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) cluster, part of the newly-created Global Commercial Organisation within Roche Diabetes Care. He will be responsible for people and culture business partnering in the IMEA cluster, spanning multiple continents, as well as a very diverse workforce based in some of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets.
His role combines direct as well as beyond-India responsibilities, while strongly connected to the broader organisation in the countries under the OneRoche umbrella. He will focus on aligning the people & culture strategy, goals, and objectives to overall business strategies and objectives to drive key business results, and provide guidance on talent management, workforce strategies, organisation design as well as reward and recognition in partnership with subject-matter experts to develop high-quality solutions for the IMEA cluster.
With the additional responsibilities, Kumar will now work closely with Omar Sherief Mohammad, head – India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA).
“I will be the strategic sparring partner and coach to the head of IMEA and the leadership team for fostering a leadership culture in line with the Roche leadership framework,” shares Kumar with HRKatha.
With more than two decades of experience in HR, Kumar started his career with L&T Turbo, where he spent more than three years. In 2000, he joined Saint Gobain as senior manager-HR. Six years later, in 2006, Kumar joined Roche Diagnostics, where he served as head-HR for India, for over eight years. Since then, he has been associated with the Roche brand for almost 15 years now, serving in various roles in different businesses.
An alumnus of the Xavier Institute of Social Sciences, Kumar has completed his post graduate diploma in personnel management and HR from the institute.