Suchitra Rajendra

Suchitra Rajendra

VP - HR, India Region - PepsiCo India

Suchitra has close to 20 years of rich HR experience in Australia, India and Asia Pac, in a variety of sectors ranging from not for profit to consulting to FMCG. She has both line HR consulting and strategic HR experience. Currently, she is Vice President - HR for India region.

Prior to this, she worked as a Senior Director - HR Thai BU, North Asia & Phil, Bangkok Hub heading the HR function for multiple countries business units across Asia Pacific for PepsiCo. She was the business partner to the GMs enabling them to drive the business through setting up the right talent strategy and priorities. Her focus was on building the right organisation design and change management to ensure PepsiCo continues to win in a highly competitive global environment. She was also responsible for ensuring that a high values culture is embedded across the geography.

She was appointed as PO1 organisation Capability Director of PepsiCo's India Region in Sept 2009 and was responsible for the entire gamut of creating the right policies, processes, culture and systems for managing both the short term and long term challenges of the business. She designed interventions to build a robust leadership pipeline to ensure sustainability of the business. She was instrumental in setting the D&I charter for PepsiCo India.

She joined PepsiCo in 2006 and prior to that was the Associate Director at a leading consulting organisation responsible for setting up and driving business in the Northern region of India. She was heading the HR function at Work-Ventures in Sydney. Australia and prior to that she worked in a premier telecom organisation in India.

She has a Post Graduate degree in HR from Xaviers Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India and Graduate degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from Bangalore University. She is a speaker at I-inspire, National Conference for Women Leaders, CLO Conference, NHRD DMA and is a guest lecturer at Management Institute on organisation design at India.