07 June 2021 | News
Sukumaran will be responsible for building on Syngene’s people-centric organisational development priorities including HR strategy development, driving organisational matrices
Syngene International has appointed Sanjeev Sukumaran as Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) with effect from June 1, 2021. Sukumaran succeeds Vinita Shrivastava.
As the CHRO, Sukumaran will be responsible for building on Syngene’s people-centric organisational development priorities including HR strategy development, driving organisational matrices, talent management and sustaining an inclusive work culture. His focus will be on attracting and nurturing diverse scientific talent and promote innovation, excellence and a passion for making a difference in the lives of millions by putting science to work.
Commenting on the appointment of Sukumaran, Jonathan Hunt, MD and CEO, Syngene International said, “As we continue on our journey to create a world-class innovation-focussed organisation, I am confident that Sanjeev, with his diverse experience, will be able to implement the right systems, processes and initiatives to create an environment that attracts, retains and develops the best talent.”
Sukumaran said, “I am excited to take on this role and drive the people-initiatives at Syngene. Over the last few years, Syngene has evolved to be a global scale scientific solutions provider to multiple industries. Attracting the best talent and giving them the right environment to drive innovation is critical to the organisation’s vision.”
Sukumaran joined Syngene in October 2017 as the Chief of Staff and was responsible for driving key strategic initiatives across the organisation. A Mechanical Engineer with a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode and an Executive Leadership Program from INSEAD, Singapore, Sukumaran has nearly 25 years of experience in the areas of strategic management, business advisory, and people management.
Prior to joining Syngene, he has worked in a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, financial services, software and IT, FMCG, big data, supply chain management, e-commerce and shipping.