PepsiCo has elevated Pavitra Singh, Head of Talent Acquisition, Asia Middle East and North Africa as its new CHRO to fill the shoes of Suchitra Rajendra, who left the company in August to join COLT Tech as Country Head, India and HR Head, Global Operations (Europe and Asia).
As per Pavitra’s LinkedIn profile, she assumed office in the month of October. Prior to this appointment, she was the Head of Talent Acquisition, Asia Middle East and North Africa. Singh joined PepsiCo in 2006 as the Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition and was responsible for introducing ‘Be Indra’s advisor contest’ for campus hiring, which is still running in its new digital avatar.
In 13 years, Singh rose to the position of Head Talent Acquisition for India Region in August 2015 and finally becoming the CHRO this year.
An alumnus of the University of Pune, prior to PepsiCo, Singh has worked with organizations such as American Express and Fair Issac. Incidentally, Singh was one of the two contenders who were tipped to be the CHRO when former CHRO Suchitra quit in August this year. Suchitra quit PepsiCo after working for more than thirteen years.