Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has announced the appointment of Irani Srivastava Roy as Chief Human Resources Officer for the Indian Subcontinent with effect from October 2022. Irani has more than 23 years' experience across HR leadership, strategy consulting and business partnering in both domestic and international markets. In her new role, she will be responsible for aligning the organization's people strategy with business objectives, building a transformational and diverse organization, talent development and management and implementing HR systems and policies.
Commenting on Irani’s appointment, Sumit Joshi, CEO & Managing Director, Signify South Asia said, “We are confident that Irani, with her rich experience and proven track record, will further accelerate the growth momentum of Signify in India. India is a growth engine for Signify globally and Irani’s extensive experience in building organizations that enable employees to thrive in their careers while also supporting organizational goals and business priorities, will be of tremendous value for our company.”
Expressing her delight regarding the new role, Irani said: “I am excited to join the world’s largest lighting company that has a rich legacy of more than 130 years and is also a household name in India. I look forward to further strengthening the company’s culture by focusing on inclusivity, equity and diversity and thereby attracting best-in-class talent that will enable the organization to grow and further strengthen its market leadership.”
In her previous assignment, Irani worked with Max Life Insurance as Head of HR for Distribution, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and CSR. She was responsible for end-to-end people priorities across distribution channels, DEI strategy and implementation and organizational CSR initiatives. Prior to Max, she worked for several leading organizations such as Accenture Strategy Consulting, IMGC, RBS, ABN Amro, HDFC Bank and PwC. As an HR professional, she has gained rich experience in global HR transformation, organization design & change, talent strategy and mergers & acquisitions.