Ritu Kochhar

Director HR, Perfetti Van Melle India

Ritu joined Perfetti Van Melle in 2016 and leads HR for the country’s leading confectionery player. As a member of India management team and the Transformation Office she is driving organization-wide people agenda & Culture change to ensure success of PVM India’s business transformation agenda.

With expertise across various People practices and industries, she is well known for building high-performing teams, enabling business performance, establishing innovative HR solutions, developing strong Employer Brands and driving transformation both in business as well as organization culture.

Prior to joining PVM , she was the Head of HR for Becton Dickinson India (BD). She partnered to effectively strengthen succession pipeline at Senior level and enabled two very successful go to market transitions yielding extraordinary business results.

She was associated for a decade with Whirlpool India as a senior HR Leader and was very successfully in driving business agenda through people strategy and was instrumental in creating some very differentiated people practices and cultural transformation for the organization.

Ritu takes huge pride in working for four different sectors and driving multiple business transformations through people.

Ritu holds a Masters’ degree in Sociology and is a Management Graduate. She loves travelling and exploring cultural nuances of various places.