Sumit Sabharwal

VP, Head of HR Shared Services

Sumit Sabharwal represents Fujitsu as the VP, Head of HR Shared Services, Fujitsu International Regions. He is also supporting Fujitsu Research India as the HR Business Partner working closely with Fujitsu Global Executive leadership. In his current role, Sumit is responsible for delivering HR transformation for Fujitsu across 40+ countries, leading multi-disciplinary teams of over 50,000 employees. Sumit is a LinkedIn Top Voice - an invitation-only community featuring a global group of experts on LinkedIn. Sumit is also the winner of “BW Businessworld 40u40 – best HR leaders to watch out for.”

Sumit has been widely spoken about in top-ranking media publications in India and is often invited as a keynote speaker, panelist, and a renowned moderator at various industry forums and events. He speaks regularly at various universities and premier management institutes delivering excellent knowledge-sharing sessions filled with anecdotes from both his personal and professional life. He is known as an authentic leader who leads from the front with empathy, compassion, responsiveness, and purpose. His love for writing and clarity of thought has got over 300+ articles published in various leading media platforms both print and online. He has regularly been dabbling with podcasts and is regarded as a ‘HeaRty’ speaker.

His core skill is people management wherein he has been able to guide people in unlocking their potential and helping deliver results while also carving a niche for themselves in the industry. He is an active listener and is a strong believer that the workplace of the future will demand leaders to start listening more and speak less.

A key driver behind Fujitsu’s people growth story, Sumit has spearheaded large scale HR transformation projects across India, Singapore, U.S.A, Philippines, Europe, and Middle East. Under the aegis of Sumit, Fujitsu GDCs (India, Malaysia, Philippines, Costa Rica, China, Poland, Portugal) have seen a slew of progressive technology interventions to attract, retain, and engage better talent. As a people champion, he has been able to introduce dynamic programs for holistic employee wellbeing with the help of evolving technologies. For over 10 years, he has been instrumental in creating a sustainable and engaging work environment at Fujitsu. Prior to his tenure at Fujitsu, Sumit has worked with several leading technology brands including Huawei, Dell, and Convergys. Practitioner with large consulting arms to enable HR transformation roadmaps. Build COEs, cross-country HR teams have been led; data-driven next gen shared services.

Curiosity drives Sumit the most and has thus also set on course to imbibe learning culture at Fujitsu. He is a firm believer in continuous learning and has inducted himself with various educational programs. He has completed his MBA in HR and Marketing (the best of both worlds) from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, and his Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

Sumit's all about making our workplace super inclusive and boosting profits with smart, eco-friendly growth. He's all about seeing the big picture by being mindful, self-aware, and strategic. With over 20 years in IT industry, Sumit knows HR inside out. From training and consulting to leading HR teams nationwide and running HR for 7 GDCs, he's done it all and then some!

In his spare time, Sumit likes to paint and hit the gym. He loves to go on long drives and is regarded as a selfie-king amongst his peers.