Sheen Akkara joins CMS as CHRO


Akkara moves in from Nielsen where he was executive director, human resources-India & South Asia.

CMS InfoSystems, India’s largest and the world’s fifth-largest cash management company has got a new CHRO in the name of Sheen Akkara. Akkar quit Nielsen in July, where he was executive director, human resources-India & South Asia.

A seasoned HR professional with expertise in industrial relations, Akkara’s experience spans 25 years. In the past, he has worked with companies, such as Reliance Communication, Sutherland Global Services and Deloitte. In fact, prior to Nielsen where he stayed put for five years, Akkara was vice president-talent, at Deloitte.

On assuming leadership of the company’s HR function, Akkara says in an official communique, “There are unique possibilities and opportunities at CMS. This is a team that has grown exponentially over the years and boasts of diversity, especially in skills and demographic profiles. The work that the company does is critical to the society, and people are at the heart of it.”

He plans to bring in comprehensive systems and programmes that can help take the company to the next phase of growth.

Rajiv Kaul, CEO & vice-chairman, CMS Info Systems, says, “We will be relying heavily on Akkara’s proficiency in launching initiatives to take the company to its next stage of growth and in helping us attract, develop and retain great talent.

Akkara is a chemistry graduate from Loyola College, Chennai and a postgraduate from Madras Christian College. He also holds a doctorate in human resources management and services from the University of Madras.

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