Anuranjita Kumar | Entrepreneur, Accomplished Human Resources Professional, Author and Investor

Anuranjita KumarAnuranjita Kumar is a human resource veteran with over twenty-six years of experience working across the globe managing various assignments, including senior human resource roles in Asia, North America and Europe through her stints at Citi Royal Bank of Scotland, and P&G.

Before joining RBS, she was the Head of Human Resources for Citi, South Asia. She is equipped with cross-cultural experience as a woman in the global corporate world and has deep-seated knowledge about the working culture and dynamics in various countries. Throughout her career, Anu focused on developing and executing commercially viable HR strategies, fostering global talent and cultivating a responsible and enriching culture that believes in the progress of its people and customers.

Anu is now the Founder and CEO for WiT- ACE. It is a global platform focused on engaging, enabling and employing women in the industry. In a short time, the platform has over 100 clients and few lakhs of women engaged for products and services. She is also engaged in investment decisions of early stage companies through various funds. Her seasoned experience is being leveraged for growth and development for the new start up eco system.

Anu has been recognised and featured on The Economic Times ‘Women Ahead List 2018’. She was further recognised in 2019 for being an astute role model for India Inc and by the leading Asian D&I organisation – House of Rose Professionals as a Visionary Diversity and Inclusion Leader. She has also been recognized as amongst the ‘Most Powerful Woman Leaders’ by Fortune in 2013, Top 100 HR professionals by World HRD Congress in 2015 .These are amongst many other recognitions bestowed earlier in her career.

She Chairs the Board of the American India Foundation and is a Director on the Board of Plaksha University – a new age modern thinking tech university geared towards future-tech learning. She is also on the Advisory board member of SHRM India. Earlier, Anuranjita has been on the board of Citi Services India Limited, and RBS Services India Limited in the past.

She is an accredited executive coach and a gifted author having launched her second book – ‘Colour Matters?’ primarily addressing the issue of racial and colour discrimination still prevalent. Hear earlier bestseller book ‘Can I have it all’ addressed the opportunities of being a woman in today’s life – and in the need to opening oneself to accept these as privileges. Anu is also a philanthropist involved in volunteering with underprivileged children and a mentor to several upcoming start-ups.

A management graduate from XLRI, specializing in Human Resources. She attended Welham’s Girls School and is a gold medallist and topper in industrial psychology from Delhi University. Apart from her regular work, Anuranjita spends considerable time coaching Senior Executives and Start-up Leaders around the world.

Twitter: @anuranjita