Bharti AXA Life Insurance names Dhanashree Thakkar as Head of Human Resource
BHARTI AXA Life Insurance has announced the elevation of Dhanashree Thakkar as Head of Human Resources. Prior to this role, she was the Vice President - HR since 2020. She would be replacing Jai Balan, who will move on after completing the transition process by June 2022.
Dhanashree joined Bharti AXA Life in September 2020 and helmed several key initiatives in her role. She was responsible for driving talent management, employee engagement, performance management and compensation & benefits along with Jai Balan.
In her tenure, Dhanashree has led diversity and inclusion across the board, while also championing employee safety & well-being through various programmes at Bharti AXA Life, which contributed to her elevation. As the new Head of HR, Dhanashree would headline in designing the talent acquisition and recruiting delivery strategies required to satisfy the country's commercial goals.
Dhanashree Thakkar, Head – Human Resources said, “I am elated to take up this responsibility at Bharti AXA Life, an organization with a vibrant, future-forward and people-centric culture. I am passionate about adding value to the lives of our workforce and enriching their professional journeys with meaningful opportunities. My goal is to continue building holistic employee practices that help us drive collaboration, inclusivity and growth.”
A human resource veteran with close to twenty years of experience, Dhanashree brings her rich expertise of managing in geographies like India and China, on the table. Previously, Dhanashree was the Chief People Officer at Group Office - Future Group, where she supervised the group's restructuring and workforce optimization efforts. She also counts McDonalds, Korn Ferry, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Kotak Life Insurance as her previous employers.
Dhanashree holds a master’s degree in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from the University of Mumbai and has also taken a General Management Program course for Senior Managers from IIM, Ahmedabad. She will be based out of Mumbai, Maharashtra.