Former Global President- HR of Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Sameer Nagarajan joins Erba Mannheim as Global Chief People Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the entire gamut of People and Culture agenda of organisation globally.
Erba Mannheim is a global IVD company committed to providing Total Solutions for Clinical Diagnostics.
Sameer completed an MBA in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur in 1988 after a B Com from Madras Christian College. After initial stints in Ciba-Geigy and Microland, he joined A F Ferguson & Co as a consultant and completed several assignments in HR for several medium and large organisations across all sectors in various parts of India and the Middle East. He then joined Hindustan Unilever Limited and did several roles in IR and HR. Leaving HUL, he set up the HR function for BPB India Gypsum Limited in India and then headed HR for Asia.
Subsequently, he re-joined HUL as Head of Employee Relations, significantly transforming the nature of engagement with the blue-collar workforce in the organization and creating a positive, productive workplace with nil man-days lost and a well-trained, positively motivated workforce. He then moved to an international role with Unilever, working from Switzerland to support the Global Supply Chain, and then completed a stint as Director Human Resources and Corporate Relations with Unilever Sri Lanka.
In October 2016, Sameer joined Dabur International Limited as Executive Vice President, Human Resources in Dubai. Dabur is well known for a range of ethnic personal care products positioned on naturals and herbals. He leads an ambitious transformation effort for the business even as it achieves significant growth in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the US. In this role, he partners for strategic impetus while bringing his significant experience in all aspects of HR into play.
Sameer joined Cadila Pharmaceuticals in December 2020 as Global President- HR and worked for almost 1.5 years. After this, he also worked as Human Resources Consultant with Stanford Seed before joining Erba Mannheim.
Sameer is a passionate believer in ongoing professional development and writes a widely-read column on leadership and personal change management on Linkedin; aside from this, his articles have been published in several magazines and newspapers.
He is a qualified MBTI facilitator and pursues a deep interest in applied behavioural science. In his spare time, he travels, reads, and runs long—distance.