Aparna Vishwas Rao: Shaping Success through a Harmonious Blend of Innovation & Leadership

 Aparna Vishwas Rao,   CHROIn the dynamic landscape of HR leadership, current market trends underscore a shift towards employee well-being, diversity, and technology integration. HR leaders are prioritizing holistic approaches to ensure employee satisfaction, leveraging data analytics for informed decisions, and promoting inclusivity in the workplace. However, challenges such as remote work management, talent retention in competitive markets, and adapting to rapidly evolving technologies pose significant hurdles for HR professionals aiming to navigate these transformative trends. Aparna Vishwasrao is an accomplished HR professional who has excelled at working through this transformation ensuring a win-win for both business and people. She has been holding the reins of Human Resources at Raymond Consumer Care (which was recently acquired by Godrej Consumer Products). With her extensive experience, she steers the HR function to empower teams, foster business growth, and drive strategic initiatives. Aparna's expertise lies in aligning HR strategies with business goals, creating an engaged workforce, and nurturing a culture of excellence within the organization at a local and Global level.

Aparna Vishwasrao is an accomplished HR leader with over 22 years of diverse industry experience. With a track record of successful leadership roles in strategic HR business partnerships, post-merger integration, leadership development, diversity & inclusion initiatives and more, she has demonstrated versatility and expertise. While serving as the CHRO of Raymond Consumer Care (where her responsibilities included Facilities
Management and managing Raymond conglomerate HR as part of the HR committee) she played a pivotal role in the successful post merger integration of JK Helen Curtis and JK Ansel, leading to the formation of Raymond Consumer Care. Her contributions facilitated the company's turnaround achieving double-digit growth. Her career includes stints at esteemed organizations like MSD Pharmaceuticals, BPCL, Standard Chartered Bank, and Reliance Capital. She is also a speaker, faculty member, and was the co-lead of a global mentoring program for women. Aparna holds a Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and an MA in English Literature.

Aparna Vishwasrao is an accomplished HR leader, blending business acumen with creativity, driving growth, diversity & impactful change in global corporations

Aparna Vishwasrao, as the HR leader skillfully addresses the company's needs from initiating balanced scorecard performance systems to orchestrating mergers. She has fostered diversity initiatives, championed talent development, and streamlined operations. Aparna's holistic approach has enhanced employee engagement, resulting in record-breaking growth, highest-ever EBITDA, and lowest attrition rates. By spearheading HR strategies, optimizing processes, and creating an inclusive work culture, she ensured that Raymond Consumer Care thrives as a dynamic and people-centric organization.

Pioneering HR with Creative Leadership
Aparna Vishwasrao is a standout figure in the HR landscape, bringing together an uncommon combination of business insight and creative sensibilities. With over two decades of experience, Aparna's journey showcases an impressive trajectory. From an academic background in English literature to a post-graduate degree in HR, her foundation was built at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Having led HR for esteemed organizations, Aparna's strategic prowess and handson experience in mergers, talent development, and global HR practices set her apart. Aparna's achievements include prestigious awards like the Iconic Women award through Women’s Web and Top 101 HR Minds in India Award and many more, acknowledging her strategic leadership. Her multifaceted expertise, strategic agility, and a trail of accomplishments underscore her exceptional standing in the competitive market.

Aparna Vishwas Rao is committed to further elevating her impact on the corporate landscape. Her future plans involve leveraging her deep expertise to drive organizational transformations and shape innovative HR strategies. Aparna aims to continue fostering inclusive workplaces, enhancing diversity, and spearheading initiatives that empower employees and elevate company performance.