Aruna Padmanabhan

Executive Director, Human Resources | IBM Global Business Services | Bangalore, India

Aruna Padmanabhan is IBM’s Executive Director of Human Resources for Global Business Services, based in Bangalore, India. She is a Senior Human Resources professional, who has shaped high-performing cultures and supported revenue growth in Fortune 500 and product companies with robust people development programs. She brings deep understanding of best-in-class human capital practices that attract and retain high potential talent. Her successful career has partnered active talent management and HR business with the distinct experience of working with global companies in India, Asia and the United States. Prior to working at IBM, she was the Global Head of HR for a major automotive business in Austin, Texas, and she started her HR career in several electronics companies. Ms. Padmanabhan has a Degree in Law & Post Graduation Degree in Science. Her hobbies include traveling with her family to ancient historical sites. She is a strong proponent of working women and coaches and conducts sessions for working women. On a personal level, she supports underprivileged girls in their education and helps in managing an old age home for elderly women, in Bangalore.