Hospitality Leader fact sheet

Ranjay Radhakrishnan

Ranjay Radhakrishnan

Ranjay joined IHG as Chief Human Resources Officer in December 2016 and is responsible for global talent management, learning and capability building, diversity, organisation development, reward and benefit programmes, employee relations, and all aspects of the people and organisation strategy for the Group.

Ranjay previously spent 23 years at Unilever, in a range of senior leadership roles at global, regional and country levels. At Unilever, Ranjay was most recently Executive Vice President Global HR (Categories & Market Clusters), where he led HR for Unilever’s eight regions (Market Clusters) and four global Product Categories under a unified global HR leadership role.

Ranjay has worked in a number of specialist areas of HR such as Talent, Learning, Reward, Change and Organisational Effectiveness, complementing large generalist roles in both mature and developing markets. His other roles at Unilever included Executive Vice President Human Resources in Europe; Vice President Talent, Learning and Organisation for Global Markets; Vice President Leadership Development & Reward for Asia, Africa and Central Eastern Europe; and Vice President HR for North Africa and The Middle East.

Ranjay has worked and lived in several countries, including the UK, The Netherlands, Singapore, UAE, and India. He graduated from Mumbai University in Commerce and Accounting and has a Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

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