Gunjan Aggarwal, VP, Human Resources, Global Head of Talent Acquisition & M&A, Ericsson
Gunjan Global Head of Talent Acquisition and M&A’s, Human Resources, for Ericsson. She is responsible for driving the talent acquisition and M&A HR strategy of Ericsson across the $34 Bn. company and an employee base of 115,000. Most recently, she was Head of Human Resources for Ericsson’s North American region, where she was tasked with driving the human resources strategy for the US and Canadian region, an annual revenue of $ 8.5 billion and an employee base of more than 16,000.
Aggarwal joined Ericsson in 2012 and has several years of experience in managing the human resource function across North America, Europe and Asia. She has lived and worked in United States, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and India in various HR roles. She was most recently serving as Vice President and Global Head of Talent Management for the Vaccines & Diagnostics division of Novartis.
Gunjan has written articles for various publications including ASTD, New England Journal of Technology & OD Practitioner. She has served as a board member of SHRM Global Human Metrics Expertise panel, executive member of the Novartis Learning board, global D&I council, and as a member of the CLO Network advisory board. Currently, she is an advisory board member of CanGrade, a Harvard University based start-up that utilizes data analytics for better hiring outcomes.
She also serves on the board of Rubia Inc., a New Hampshire based non-profit that provides employment opportunities to Afghan women. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas and an Executive Sponsor of the American Heart Association 2014 Heart Walk. Aggarwal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from JMI University in India and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur. She has also completed post-graduate executive programs from Stanford University, MIT and Harvard University.