Aparna is a versatile HR leader with eighteen plus years of diverse industry experience. She has handled leadership roles deep diving into areas like: Strategic HR business partnerships, critical post-merger integration initiatives, Leadership Development, start-up HR, Diversity &Inclusion etc. She has set up organizations, worked in cross border teams, coached & mentored leaders and in the process evolve as a leader herself. In her current organization MSD Pharmaceuticals( called as Merck & Co in USA and Canada)she has donned multiple hats and currently leads the Talent Management center of excellence for India as part of the Global Talent Management team.
Aparna was honored with the ‘Woman Super achiever of the Year 2012’ by the World HRD Congress and also the Pride of Maharashtra Award for Leadership, 2017 thru Chief Marketing Officer Managzine, Asia. Due to her pioneering efforts around diversity &inclusion in the pharma industry MSD India has been conferred with many prestigious awards. She also successfully launched and runs the network for women and millennials in her company. Aparna is invited as a speaker & faculty at external conferences and management institutes. She has co- led the launch of a public Global Mentoring program for women in India (2018) called –THRIVE.
Aparna has done her Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences & MA in English Literature .In her spare time she likes to write, read and travel. She is a registered writer with womensweb.in.