To lead company’s global HR strategy, The Smart Cube, a global analytics firm, has appointed its first Chief Human Resources Officer – Sushma Rana. She will help in increasing The Smart Cube’s existing client base and will contribute in expanding company’s business operations.
Commenting on the appointment, Sushma says, “Increasing recognition of the value of effective data management, coupled with rapid innovation in data-related products and services, make a career in research and analytics an extremely attractive choice for millennials and experienced professionals alike. The Smart Cube is already recognised as one of the top 10 most desirable companies to work for in this space, and I will focus on increasing this brand awareness, as well as nurturing existing staff and attracting the best new talent.”
Prior to this, Sushma has worked for 11 years with MSLGROUP which is part of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications company. It was only under her stewardship, MSLGROUP was ranked fifth in India’s Best Companies to Work For in the professional services category in 2014 and 2015.
Gautam Singh, Co-Founder and CEO adds, “The Smart Cube’s greatest asset is our workforce, whose talents and dedication have contributed to the business doubling in size over recent years. Strong HR leadership is fundamental to delivering both continued growth and excellent customer service, and the addition of human resources to the C-suite is evidence of our commitment to meeting these goals.”
Sushma has around two decades of leadership experience in human resources and talent management. She is B.Tech in Electronics & Communications from the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, and a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Development from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.