There's plenty of movement at the top of the HR profession at the moment, with several senior level roles announced recently. This instalment of Movin' on Up highlights some big news at Optum, and Wipro, among others.
Optum Philippines onboards Marv Echipare
Healthcare provider Optum (a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group) has welcomed Marv Echipare as Head of Talent Development for its Philippines division. Echipare has worked in Google as a senior solutions consultant for over six years, as well as a psychology lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University. Based in Manila, Echipare has trained HR professionals in various specialty fields, including performance management, talent management, and employee engagement..
Wipro welcomes Ankita Sharma
IT firm Wipro has welcomed Ankita Sharma as its Head of HR for Southeast Asia. Currently based in Singapore, Sharma will be monitoring employment practices throughout the region. Sharma has worked with several other IT businesses over a 12-year HR career, including a stint as lead executive at iGATE global solutions. Describing herself as a results-oriented HR professional, Sharma is always keen to increase organisational effectiveness in both talent development and retention.
Curtis Sutton joins Marel
Food manufacturing company Marel has welcomed Curtis Sutton as Regional HR consultant for the broad Asia-Oceania region. Sutton graduated with a bachelor's degree in HR Management and Services from the University of Queensland. Based in Queensland, Australia, Sutton has previously worked at Vitaris and Mylan, as its HR business partner. Additionally, Sutton has worked as People and Culture Officer with Australian advisory firm Findex.
Kaustav Chakravarthy joins Hoya Vision Care
Kaustav Chakrarvarthy joins Hoya Vision Care as its new Chief HR Officer, effective from February 2022. He will lead Hoya Vision Care globally, taking charge of its 18,000-strong workforce. Previous to his current role, Chakravarthy has headed the global HR and General Administration function with Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning. In that role, he supported an employee base of approximately 10,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, service and enablement professionals. He has also worked as Lenovo’s HR director for central Asia Pacific.