R Mahalakshmi

Director, HR, Mondelez India Foods Private Ltd

R Mahalakshmi is Director- Human Resources at Mondelez India (Erstwhile Cadbury's) and is a member of their Asia Middle East & Africa HR Leadership Team and the India Country Leadership Team. She is responsible for leading the HR function for the approx. USD 1Bn India business of the world’s largest snacking company. The role involves defining & delivering the HR strategy to unlock the true growth potential of our business and people. Over the last three years she has been been at the heart of enabling the India Business Turnaround for Mondelez : recrafting the talent strategy, impacting talent brand, jump-shifting engagement and retention, building a growth and innovation mindset and putting Mdlz India – back on being the growth engine for Mdlz Globally; as well as among the top two in the industry on topline bottomline combined . 

Mahalakshmi has over 22 years of experience across business consulting, HR consulting and HR Leadership roles across FMCG, Telecom, Paper, Pharma and consulting. She brings with her deep functional expertise in the area of large scale transformation, multi geography M&A & integration, Organisation Design, Talent Strategy and Rewards. She has led a number of business transformation initiatives, handled roles spanning over 20 countries & has worked with talent from over 50 nationalities in her various roles.

Mahalakshmi holds an MBA and a degree Physics (Hons). A certified life coach, Maha is active on twitter (@mahasworld) and loves to write – with her last articles published for Mint, Economic Times Business Today & People Matters.