Archana has 18+ years of international HR experience. A psychologist by qualification, she chose to work as an HR Business Partner before transitioning to consulting. As HR Business Partner, she worked across a wide spectrum of industries - FMCG, Media, Travel, Technology, Non-Profit - and her role has varied from setting up systems and processes to driving the HR agenda and
organisation integration strategy.
She has extensive experience across multiple geographies – India, Thailand, China, USA and UAE – where she has set up and managed consulting practices with responsibility for profitability. Her ability to work in diverse cultural environments and with cross functional groups is combined with a keen understanding of business and the importance of making a connection between the consulting services/advice being offered and its impact on business. In India, she worked with Cerebrus Consultants, New Delhi, where she was accountable for business development and project management. She managed assignments for multi-national
companies, Indian companies, donor agencies and non-profit organisations. Some of the non-
profits she provided consulting services to were Department for Internal Development (British
funding agency), British Council Division, United States Aid for International Development
(USAID) and World Food Program (WFP). Her portfolio of assignments included organisation
reviews, training delivery, design of competency frameworks, compensation and job evaluation.
She led the HR Consulting Practice for KPMG in Bangkok, Thailand. Apart from achieving the
agreed business goals for the practice and project management, she also contributed to internal business strategy and practice management. She was a certified Internal Trainer for KPMG and led their Global Internal Training Programmes in Thailand and Laos. In KPMG, she acted as an advisor for state-owned enterprises going through a privatization process, led change management for large “business transformation” and Information Technology projects and assisted small to medium sized organisations in setting up their HR policies and procedures.
In China, she coached international clients on personal, cultural and professional challenges and explored techniques that they could use to achieve their goals. In USA, she has implemented change management projects and delivered over 40 transformative, action-oriented 90 minute “workouts” (training programmes) targeted at leadership and managerial levels across different cities in USA. While based in Dubai (since June 2016), she has designed and delivered training programmes across the region – Uganda, Turkey, Qatar, Oman, KSA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi. She has also been extensively involved in Executive Coaching and Leadership Assessments.
Archana has a Masters in Organisational Psychology, possesses a Practitioner Coach Certificate
and is certified in the use and interpretation of Hogan Assessment Systems, the Thriving Index
(a work styles inventory) and Exp Adviser (a cultural interpretation tool).
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