Lenovo India appoints ex-PepsiCo HR Director Bhavya Misra as CHRO
Lenovo, global Technology leader today announced the appointment of ex-PepsiCo HR Director Bhavya Misra as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for India. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading HR for the India business.
Bhavya brings in 13+ years of seasoned experience from PepsiCo and Bharti Walmart. In her last role in PepsiCo, she was the HR Business Partner for Commercial, Finance, and IT for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia. She has worked with a wide variety of HR & talent functions like Business Partnering, Organization Restructuring, Talent Acquisition, Manufacturing Plant Management, and Diversity and Inclusion.
She has worked across a wide variety of business models like COBO, Franchise, Retail and across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. She has won multiple accolades for her contribution within PepsiCo including the Global Harvey C Russel award for D&I. Bhavya also worked with Bharti Walmart in the talent management space between 2009-11.
Announcing the appointment, Subhankar Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director & Head HR – Asia Pacific said, “I am delighted to welcome Bhavya in this new role at Lenovo where she will lead Lenovo India’s People Strategy on our transforming journey from a global devices company to a technology leader in global devices + solutions, services, and software.”
“I am confident that her rich experience will strengthen Lenovo’s HR goals for India and elevate the people’s experience during these difficult times when HR as a function has taken a leadership role in navigating the pandemic. I wish her good luck and success on this new endeavor,” he added.
Speaking on her appointment, Bhavya Misra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Lenovo India said, “I am really looking forward to this opportunity. Lenovo is in an exciting space that is constantly growing and transforming. This is a winning team and I aim to use my expertise to partner with the business and create an impactful people strategy and talent programs. The HR team has been doing some great work in these challenging times and we will continue to put employees at the center of everything we do. I hope to contribute meaningfully to the success of Lenovo and its vision for Smarter Technology For All.”
Bhavya is an MBA from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and a Physics graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University.