Archana has over 18 years of international experience as an HR professional. A psychologist by qualification, she chose to work as an HR Business Partner before transitioning to a consulting role.
As an HR Business Partner, she has worked across a wide spectrum of industries, FMCG, Media, Travel technology, not for profit and leading multi-national companies such as Pepsi Co, Discovery Networks. Her role has varied from setting up systems and processes to driving the HR agenda and organization integration strategy. PepsiCo and Discovery Networks.
She has extensive experience as an HR consultant across multiple geographies – India, Thailand, China, USA and UAE where she has set up and managed consulting practices with responsibility for its profitability. Her ability to work in diverse cultural environments and with cross functional groups is combined with a keen understanding of business and the importance of making a connect between the consulting services/ advise being offered and its impact on business.
While based in Dubai (since June 2016), she has designed and delivered training programmes across the region – Uganda, Turkey, Qatar, Oman, KSA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi. She has also been extensively involved in Executive Coaching and Leadership Assessments. Archana is a master’s in organizational psychology, possesses a Practitioner Coach Certificate and is certified in the use and interpretation of Hogan Assessment Systems, the Thriving Index (a work styles inventory) and Exp Adviser (a cultural interpretation tool).
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