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CV,Globally Experienced Development Head Targeting Dubai,India Or APAC

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33828
(08/25/1981, female)
List top 5 skills: consultant, creative, learning & development, marketing specialist, trainer
Short Bio:

Driven from the start; during my student years I was elected as the Press & Communications Officer for the UN Youth Organisation and participated in a high profile internship for the Cabinet Office (UK). Over the years that followed, I worked in industries ranging from the financial services, media broadcasting, luxury retail to advertising. All of which gave me tremendous amounts of perspective, insights and taught me how to successfully 'wear different hats'.

Current location: 

Mumbai, India - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Banking Insurance and Financial Services, HR and Recruitment, media and design

Spoken languages: 

english, gujarati, Hindi

Locations I am interested in working:

Dubai, Hong Kong, (China), India, Lebanon



Experience

Creativeland Asia (Advertising Firm) India
Head of Culture & Marketing (Consultant)
May 2015 – Present

Partnering with the Chairman, COO & the Leadership Team to bring about transformation and Change in the Culture.

This involves effectively deconstructing and rebuilding on the history of excellence, and creating something more definitive and tangible, that translates into the core organisational values. Ensuring they are future facing and can be applied to various key components from talent acquisition and appraisals to communication both internal and external.

Key Responsibilities

●Building and implementing a bespoke Human Resources strategy that is aligned with the organisations key priorities

●Creating cultural integration and enrichment programs including Lunch & Learns, employee forum and other engagement initiatives

●Coach managers and employees to support leadership and people development

●Develop recruiting, retaining and performance management drives

●Deconstructing the Culture book and ensuring it is tangible and alive through identified core values across the organisation

●Develop and implement a communications and marketing (including a Social Media) strategy that successfully delivers information and key  messages both internally and externally

 

The 120 Media Collective, (Bang Bang Films & Jack in the Box Worldwide) India
Head of Marketing & Communications (Consultant)
March 2014 – August 2014

My role involves directing and spearheading the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations team at The 120 Media Collective and its affiliate companies.

Key Responsibilities

●Content creation across formats – video, blogs, social media platforms.

●Managing Social Media for The 120 Media Collective & its group companies

●Acting as a Brand Ambassador and liaising with press, influencers and media to ensure reach and coverage

●Innovating, identifying and moving towards a collaborative model with ‘Thought Leaders’ and ‘Change Makers’ to create PR initiatives & potential new business for The
120 Media Collective.

LocalBanya.com (E-Commerce Start-up) India
Head of Human Resources & Communication
September 2013 – February 2014

My primary role required me to leverage my past experience in the Human Resources and Learning & Development space, to help LocalBanya set up and build out their core team.

Key Responsibilities

●Setting up the entire Human Resources function from fruition stage to operational, with a strength of 130 employees and expanding rapidly. (Including: recruitment, retention, employee engagement, leadership, organizational culture and accountability).

●Developing senior management and coaching them to become better leaders.

●Implementing communication strategies and interventions for transparency for both shareholders and stakeholders.

●Generating PR angles to develop the brand and get it more exposure.

●Working with the founders to establish vision, values and goals to impact the overall company culture and way forward.

 

Blume Ventures – Seed Investor India
Senior Communication Consultant
February 2013 – August 2013

As a Communication Consultant my core role was to focus on re-launching Blume Ventures brand communication and digital assets.

Key Responsibilities

●Heading Communications, Marketing & Events for Blume Ventures, India; from the re-positioning, revamp and re-launch of the website, to social media, events and public relations to ensure that Blume’s Communication strategy is executed successfully

●Advising and ideating with start-ups and Blume’s portfolio companies on communication and branding. In addition to this looking to create and execute investor pitching, articulation and grooming training sessions.

Royal Bank of Scotland, India
India HR Head Office Senior Consultant for Business Services/ Group
November 2011 – November 2012

My role required me to execute projects related to Internal Corporate Communications and Cultural Transformation.

Key Responsibilities

●Managing the communications from the Head Office to all the employees in India on behalf of the Head of Human Resources

●Working with the CEO to incept and establish the re-launch of a Women’s Network, India.

●Working on the India HR Transformation Programme to bring about positive developments and enhancements through various interventions with the leadership team

● Launching the ‘Connections’ portal for all India HR to help improve collaborations within the team, and also introduce better and more effective ways of communicating

 

Royal Bank of Scotland, Global Banking & Markets, London, United Kingdom
Organisational Effectiveness Associate
May 2010 – October 2011

I was part of the core team of three people who launched the Group Policy Learning System (GPL) globally (for GBM). In addition to this I was responsible for managing the Organisational effectiveness website & other online assets as well as an integral part of planning & executing high profile global GBM company events

 

State Street Bank, London, United Kingdom Learning & Development
Learning Management System Manager
January 2006 – January 2007

Rolled out and managed the Learning Management System in Europe and South Africa, and acted as an ambassador for the team by being the main point of contact for training and issue resolution

 

West LB Bank, London, United Kingdom
Learning & Development and Graduate Recruitment (Contract)
October 2005 – December 2005

Assisted with the Graduate Recruitment process. Also managed the logistical aspects of all training, including discussing training needs with business areas and outsourcing external vendors

 

Selfridges & Co Head Office, London, United Kingdom
Learning & Development – Development Manager
May 2003 – November 2004

As an ambassador for the organisation conducted orientations and core soft skills training. Simultaneously provided consultation services on organizational and people development issues.

 

Education/Qualifications

BA Honours in Politics, Philosophy & History
University of London, UK
July 2006

 

Key Strengths

Transformation

Leadership

Culture

Collaboration

Marketing

Content Creation

Learning Development

Change Making

Creative Being, Thinking & Doing

 

Unique Experiences

Emirates Airlines
Emirates Ice In-flight
Entertainment Presenter (Own
Show Called ‘Araam se suno’)
2011 – Present

Aasha Foundation (NGO for Girls) India
Mentor, Coach & Creating and conducting an Internship Programme
2012 – Present

Zee Radio Breakfast Show
London, UK
Co-Presenter and Producer
2008-2009

English Language School,Tokyo, Japan
Language Teacher
2007

UK Central Government
High Calibre Student Internship
2003

United Nations Youth & Student Association
Elected as UK Press & Communications Officer
2002 – 2003

 

ET CETERA

I’ve produced TV & Radio shows, taught english in Japan and am a Reiki Master and Meditation teacher. And love World Cinema