Aruna Preetam

Global Compensation & Benefits, Workplace Practices - Tech Mahindra

Aruna Preetam has over13 years of varied industry experience, spanning different functions of HR across organizations in India and US.

A campus recruit for Satyam Enterprise Solutions after topping her PGDBM batch from the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad (Class of 2000, specializing in HR & Marketing) Aruna gained valuable experience in global HR operations & recruitment. Subsequent to the merger of Satyam's independent business entities into the parent organization, she played a key role anchoring the integrated Performance Management framework & building processes while working through Change Management initiatives. The portfolio spanned creation and systems development for Performance Assessment and 360 Degree Leadership Feedback.

Relocating to New Jersey, USA in 2004, Aruna worked with global logistics & shipping Danish MNC, A.P.Moller Maersk Group in North America, as part of the Corporate HR Group. Building on her skills around frameworks and analytics, Aruna led the design and creation of an Enterprise wide Job Description template and library along with HR scorecards for actionable insights to Executive Management at North America and Copenhagen.

Upon her return to India in 2010, coming back to the Satyam eco-system as Global Head Compensation and Benefits was but a natural option. Currently as Global Head of Performance Pay and Benefits for the now integrated Tech Mahindra, Aruna is responsible for aligning and executing an effective performance pay aligned to organizational strategy and anchors all benefit initiatives. She works closely with HR & business leaders navigating the change management paradigm for today’s organization and the integration imperatives before them.

An active participant & speaker across Industry associations and forums, Aruna is currently a core member of NASSCOM's D&I Committee and the CII HR Forum. She was also featured as a ‘Front Runner’ in Business India's December 2011 edition.

Aruna holds an Hons. Degree in Economics from Delhi University and is a Certified SPHR, (Senior Professional in Human Resources), CCP (Certified Compensation Professional) & GRP (Global Remuneration Professional) awarded by HRCI, Virginia-USA & World at Work, Arizona-USA.