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Michael Samuel
HR Leader and Consultant , IT/ITES
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
HR Professional with 30 years'experience. HR Leadership experience over last 24 years in IT Industry across MNC IT Services and Product Companies. 15 years for APAC. Strong Expertise in setting up HR Function with policies and processes, Proactive advisory role to Business Leaders, M&A and post acquisition integration, Performance Management, Employee Relations, POSH training and committee set up.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
30 years of professional experience in HR across Electro mechanical Mfg, Computer Hardware Mfg, and IT Services Product Industries. Last 24 years have been in HR Leadership in IT Industry. Strong experience with HR span of control and responsibility for India and 9 other countries in APAC region over 14 years of my total career. Major achievements and expertise: HR Function set up in three assignments, M&A and have led post acquisition HR Integration over 3 acquisitions for India and APAC regions across 18 months, Built resources and organisation from scratch, Built HR Policies and Processes in 3 assignments, Proactive HR Advisory to Business Leaders across India and APAC and HR Leadership in US, Performance Management implementation, Employee Relations, POSH Training and Committee set up in two companies, in Hiring-had experience of building R&D team from 100-1000, and in a most recent assignment had experience of growing the staff strength from 0-575 in India and 75-200 in APAC. Have handled Reduction in force (Staff reduction plans and processes) due to business reasons. Have good experience in handling Compensation and Benefits for India and APAC.
BA English Literature, Loyola College, Chennai in 1985;
MA Social Work (Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, Labour Welfare), Madras School of Social Work, in 1987
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Tamil
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