Amita is an Electronics & Telecom Engineer with a specialization in Human Resources from XLRI. In her 26 years of experience, she has been in leadership positions in fast-growing organizations across multiple industries. She has successfully managed Head of HR as well as Line/Corporate roles with multiple business/country responsibilities.
Currently, Amita is the Head of HR, APAC & India – DMED, for the Walt Disney Company. Before this role, she was the President and Head of HR for Star India, a 20th Century Fox business in India, UK, US and ME for 10 years. She has also worked extensively with global teams across US, Europe and Asia including setting up Genpact’s Global Employment Organization across 12 countries in Europe & Asia.
Amita has a strong track record in creating innovative HR solutions, building strong and diverse teams, employee retention and building HR function to support very high growth organisations. Her core expertise is in the areas of developing HR strategy to drive business growth, manage and build scale, mergers and acquisitions, integration and change management, sourcing, developing and retaining diverse talent.