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Meenakshi Priyam

Meenakshi Priyam

Executive Vice President, Human Resources - GlaxoSmithKline

As a global human resources leader, Meenakshi Priyam has experience across multiple geographies and industries and now serves as Executive Vice President-Human Resources at GlaxoSmithKline (India and South East Asia). Meenakshi Priyam specialised in Human Resources in her MBA programme at XLRI. Her career and experiences span a range of country, regional and global HR leadership roles. She has spent a significant part of her career and the last 11 years in the healthcare sector with Johnson & Johnson and latterly with Novartis since the end September 2013 where she was Head of Human Resources for the India business and also more recently on a global assignment in Basel, Switzerland as Head of Human Resources, Global Product Strategy; Commercialisation & Global Functions. Throughout her career, Meenakshi has been credited with building a strong talent pipeline and a culture where diverse talent thrives. She featured in the best executives in Corporate India under the age of 40 by Business Today (India’s leading business magazine) in March 2015. Business World quotes “Priyam’s is a familiar face at human resources conferences, where she often serves as a panelist or moderator. She believes that human capital issues have progressively gained importance in business priorities. “The hunt for agility, innovation and great leadership talent,” says Priyam, “is ever more important to compete in the fast changing economy and competitive landscape”. She believes in a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle and balances her professional and personal life perfectly.