Deepayan Sensharma

HR - Director (GBS & India), BT

Deepayan is currently the HR Director for Global Business Services (GBS) and India for BT. He leads the people function across GBS locations in the UK, Hungary and India, and also across BT in India.

He is a strategic HR professional with a keen focus on business success, and a proven ability and interest to align human and business performance. He brings in diverse experience from across industry sectors and people processes. He has worked with best-in-class organizations spanning manufacturing, oil & gas, technology, digital and professional services, financial services and telecom sectors, across various aspects of the people function – Strategic HR and Business Partnering, Total Reward, People Process Reengineering and Talent Management.

He has a proven track record of working as a truly global HR professional, having lived and worked in India and abroad, with the ability to deal with complexity and scale spanning geographies, cultures and time zones. He is a trusted advisor and a change agent with a solution mindset and loves working with diverse and virtual teams and working with senior stakeholders effectively, thereby generating impact.

Prior to joining BT, Deepayan worked as the HR Director for Marsh & McLennan/ Jardine Lloyd Thomspon, as Director - HR for India, Middle East and Africa. Earlier, he worked for 12 years with Accenture in various roles in India and the UK, 4 years with BP/ Castrol, and 3 years with Vardhman – one of the largest textile manufacturing companies in India.

Deepayan obtained his Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from SIBM Pune, and Innovation & Change Leadership Certification from ISB Hyderabad.

His interests in and around work include business models and their implications, disruption and its impacts, workforces and skills of the future, and leadership and human behaviour.

Outside of work, he loves tennis, travel, motorcycles, cycling and photography. When he is not outdoors, he loves to read nonfiction and watch documentaries.