Anuranjita Kumar is a human resource veteran with over twenty-six years of experience working across the globe managing various assignments, including senior human resource roles in Asia, North America, and Europe through her stints at the Royal Bank Of Scotland, and Citibank.
Anuranjita kicked –off her career with Procter & Gamble in 1994 and joined Citi in 1995. During her exceptional journey in the world of HR, she has held a variety of roles including Senior HR Generalist for Corporate and Investment Banking, Staffing and Development manager. Anuranjita was the first South Asian and woman leader to be appointed as COO & Head of HR, Global Banking EMEA In 2007. Also, Anuranjita was the first woman management committee member at Citi India. All this led Anuranjita to be recognized as an ‘Upcoming South Asia Leadership Talent’ by Asia Networks. She was head of HR was International hubs till recently with RBS. She is now a partner with IndusCap Venture and the founder of Women in Technology, India.
Anu has Been synonymous with work in diversity/ inclusions and actively engaged globally in cross-cultural issues and forums. Kumar has been recognized in many forums. For her excellent contribution to the field of HR, she was honored as ‘Most Powerful HR Professionals of India’, by
the World HRD Congress in 2012 and amongst the ‘Most Powerful Woman Leaders’ by Fortune in 2013.
Recently she featured on The Economic Times ‘Women Ahead List 2018’ for being a role model for India Inc and further by the leading Asian D&I organization – House of Rose Professionals (Singapore-based Asia firm) as a Visionary Diversity and Inclusion Leader in 2019.
She Chairs the Board of the American India Foundation, is a director on the board of Plaksha University – a new age modern thinking tech university geared towards future-tech learning as well as on the Advisory board member of SHRM.
Anu is an accredited executive coach with foundation certification from School of coaching UK, Post graduate certification from I-coach academy UK and certified Integral coach from Third space and New venture west coaching institute in the US. She has over 1000 hours of coaching work under her belt and is well known for CXO coaching.
She is also a gifted author having launched her second book – ‘Colour Matters?’ primarily addressing the issue of racial and colour discrimination still prevalent. Her earlier bestseller book ‘Can I Have it all?’ addressed the opportunities of being a woman in today’s life – and in the need to opening oneself to accept these as privileges. Anu is also a philanthropist involved in volunteering with underprivileged children and a mentor to several upcoming start-ups.
A management graduate from XLRI, specializing in Human Resources. She attended Welham’s Girls School and is a gold medallist and topper in industrial psychology from Delhi University. Apart from her regular work, Anuranjita spends considerable time coaching Senior Executives and Start-up Leaders around the world.