Sun Pharmaceutical’s has appointed Suresh Kumar Rai as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Rai will take over for Sapna Purohit, who will retire in February 2024. She has been the SVP and Head of HR for the Indian pharmaceutical MNC since 2018.
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“In view of the retirement of Dr Sapna Purohit, Mr. Suresh Kumar Rai is appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer effective from December 7, 2023. Suresh would work closely with Dr. Sapna Purohit until her retirement.” Adding, “Suresh is known for leading with global experience in the consumer goods business. He brings multi-country experience, proven HR next practice & tech innovator to his new role,” the company said in a filing.
Prior to this appointment, Rai was associated with Unilever for about 25 years in different leadership positions as recently as CHRO-Global nutrition.
With having over 30 years of HR experience, Rai gained expertise in HR strategy, M&A and disposals, fostering high-performing and agile workplaces, leadership development, and the development of digital, data and global capability centres.
Rai has also worked with Procter & Gamble as the Operations Manager.