Savitha Shivsankar

CHRO, Asian Paints Limited

Savitha Shivsankar leads Human Resources globally at Asian Paints Limited.

With a rich portfolio of multi – sectoral experience spanning over two decades, Savitha has been instrumental in shaping and cultivating HR landscape in the country. She started her career with ITC, and went on to work in the Consumer Goods space with Marico, Diageo and Mondelez. She was earlier the Talent Head - Organizational Development and Inclusion at Novartis based out of Singapore. What sets her apart is her astute understanding of the operational nuances of doing business, having also successfully lead business operations in the Consumer Goods industry.

Savitha’s passion lies in driving business growth through people. She truly believes that great culture brings strategy alive. With a bedrock of curiosity, compassion and external focus, Savitha is leading the organization towards building high performing self-directed teams. Her own special route to do that is through ‘Creating Joy’ for everyone who associates with her.

Savitha is a graduate in Microbiology from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. She pursued her masters in personnel management and industrial relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. In her leisure time, Savitha likes to travel while pursuing her bucket list of offbeat destinations.