Managing Director, Anita Borg Institute, India
Geetha Kannan is currently the Managing Director of Anita Borg Institute (ABI) India. She is passionate about diversity, inclusion and women entrepreneurship. Geetha has a deep insight into organizational strategy, leadership and culture stemming from more than 20 plus years of hands-on experience in various functions like Marketing, E-commerce, Diversity, Sustainability, Planning and Human Resource Management.
Before starting off at ABI, she was an independent consultant. Her last corporate role was that of Head of HR for ANZ-India. As part of the senior leadership team, she was a key contributor to shaping and refining overall business strategy and its execution. She was also a strategic advisor and coach for Senior Leaders. As HR Head, she was responsible for developing and executing the ANZ India people strategy including the Diversity and Corporate Responsibility strategies for the country.
Geetha, until 2008 was Vice President at Infosys Technologies Ltd. In her almost 16 years at Infosys she was:
- Chief Architect of four key organizational restructurings to support new business objectives and strategy
- Instrumental in creating, setting up and defining the roles and responsibilities of diversity and sustainability for the Infosys group of companies
- Building a high-performing, results-driven 200 strong ‘Business Partner HR’ organization that can attract and retain talent while achieving business and profitability objectives
- Driving HR effectiveness in business units through the entire cycle of employee assimilation, resource deployment, talent engagement, employee welfare, HR Branding, performance management and retention management
She has also has previous work experience with organizations such as NIIT, Wipro Systems Ltd and Raymonds in a multitude of roles
She is the founder Director of WEConnect International in India and an active member of SHRM.