Syngene International, the integrated research, development and manufacturing services company, has elevated Sanjeev Sukumaran to the position of chief human resource officer (CHRO).
An alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIM Kozhikode, Sukumaran will now handle the Company’s organisational development programmes and HR strategy development. He will also lead talent management and work to build an inclusive culture. His primary focus will be to attract and nurture diverse scientific talent and promote innovation and excellence.
Before joining Syngene, Sukumaran was a successful management consultant and was the CEO of ForceFulcrum Solutions. He has also served as vice president strategy- global sales and business development, at Spire Technologies & Solutions, Bangalore. His longest stint of almost eight years, was with Thomson Reuters, where the last position he held was that of head of talent. In the initial years of his career, Sukumaran has worked with HSBC too.
This marine engineer’s diverse experience will enable him to “implement the right systems, processes and initiatives to create an environment that attracts, retains and develops the best talent,” feels the MD and CEO of Syngene. Sukumaran himself is looking forward to driving the people initiatives at the Company. He had already been leading key strategic initiatives across the organisations as chief of staff since October, 2017.