Anuranjita Kumar, MD & Head of HR – International Hubs, at The Royal Bank Of Scotland has quit from her position at the UK bank. Her exit comes almost two years after she joined the bank in September 2017 after a 22-year stint at Citi.
At RBS, she led a variety of initiatives, especially in the D&I space including a medical cover for LGBT couples and forming an industry cohort for improved growth prospects for women in the technology space through the ‘Women In Tech Forum’ amongst others.
At Citi, she was leading as Managing Director & Chief Human Resources Officer, South Asia since 2012. Kumar, an alumnus of XLRI started her career with Procter & Gamble in 1994, post which she joined Citibank in 1995. At Citi, she has worked across geographies —the US, Middle East, Africa, Europe and South Asia before joining RBS in 2017.
Anuranjita was the first South Asian and woman leader to be appointed as Head of HR, Global Banking EMEA In 2007. Also, she was the first woman management committee member at Citi India. For her excellent contribution in the field of HR, she was honoured as ‘Most Powerful HR Professionals of India', by the World HRD Congress in 2012 and amongst the ‘Most Powerful Woman Leaders' by Fortune in 2013.
While it is not yet confirmed where Kumar is heading, there is no doubt her leadership and skill set will be a major bonus to any organization she joins. As per a media report, her growing interest in the startup ecosystem could lead her to make a move into the startup domain. People Matters has reached out to her for her comment on the development.