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Gayatheri Silvakumer

Gayatheri Silvakumer

Chief Talent Officer, APAC, McCann Worldgroup

Gayatheri Silvakumer

Gayatheri has 22 years of experience as people executive leader with multi-industry and region across Asia, the UK and the UAE. She holds a master’s in business administration from the prestigious University of Roehampton, UK, and a Chartered Practitioner CIPD, UK.

Gayatheri is a creative business partner who uses cutting-edge tools and emerging technology to streamline HR processes and frameworks, elevate service delivery, and creates a sustainable talent management eco-system for long-term growth and cost optimisation. She uses influential leadership to achieve greater performance targets in high-demand, complex institutions with frequently changing cultures.

Gayatheri was awarded and recognised as the Asia's 100 Power Leaders in Human Resources, 2022 and Outstanding Leader 2023 for her great contribution and achievements for the industry. From mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and franchise integration, employment transfer, trade union negotiations and diversity plus inclusion strategy, Gayatheri has developed her expertise in communications and has spearheaded the HR offering for a range of companies. With her exceptional expertise in HR, she is often invited as a speaker and judge at a range of corporate events.

She has held senior HR leadership positions in various industries, working with organisations like Bombardier, Rolls-Royce, Vice Media, and McCann Worldgroup (IPG Group of Companies).

Gayatheri believes, her life is a continuous journey of self-discovery and growth and that the more she learns, the more she evolves and becomes a better version of herself.

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