PepsiCo appoints Pavitra Singh as new Head- Human Resources for India


Beverage and snacks maker PepsiCo elevates Pavitra Singh as Chief Human Resources Officer for India. She takes over this position from Suchitra Rajendra who recently resigned from PepsiCo to join a new company.

Prior to this Pavitra has been working as Director HR at PepsiCo, India, and Head of Talent Acquisition – Asia, Middle East and North Africa (AMENA).

Pavitra has over 18 years of experience in Human Resources. She has led large teams and multiple cross-functional groups across geographies. She recently moved into a global role leading Global Campus for PepsiCo based out of India. Previously, she was leading Talent Acquisition for India Region where she was responsible for strengthening PepsiCo’s EVP in a digital era and building a strong pipeline of future leaders.

Earlier to the Talent Acquisition role she was heading the entire gamut of Talent Management (performance management, leadership & development, culture, and change management) & Diversity and Inclusion for India Region. She has also worked with American Express and Fair Isaac before joining PepsiCo in 2006.

Pavitra holds a master’s degree (MBA) in Human Resources from the University of Pune. Very recently, Pavitra was recognized in the Women Ahead list of 2016 as one of Corporate India’s fastest rising women leaders.


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