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DP Singh

Vice President and Head - HR, IBM India/ South Asia


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DP Singh is currently the Vice President and Head – HR for IBM in the India/ South Asia region. He is responsible for the entire Human Resources organization in the region and is a member of the India Leadership team. He is also the Executive Sponsor for Diversity, University Relations and Leadership Development.

Prior to this DP lead the Human Resources functions for IBM in Middle East and Africa. He joined IBM in 2004 and has held several key roles within HR since. He comes with over 32 years of experience across in the IT and ITeS industries.

Prior to taking on this role, DP was BU HR leader for Global process services for the BPO business delivered out of India, Philippines. In addition to this he was also the Area HR leader for IBM in North India.

DP joined IBM through the acquisition of Daksh eServices in 2004. DP also has experience of managing his own HR Consulting entity for few years and during that period he was associated with the IT & ITEs sector in addition to other industries. His association with IT and ITES sector goes back to year 2000.

He was also for a short period Director - HR with Xansa Technology, a British Technology and Outsourcing Company which was later acquired by French Company Seteria. He began his career with the Eicher Group of Companies in India which is known for its strong HR practices in the automobile industry.

He subsequently joined Montari Industries Ltd., a diversified agrochemical business that also had a Joint Venture with multinationals like Bausch & Lomb Inc., Bally of Switzerland, and Skata Inc. of Japan. This enabled him to gain an exposure to industries like eyewear, eye care, leather, and packaging. His last role with this organization was that of President - Corporate Affairs, managing Group HR, Legal, Company Secretarial work, and Merchant Exports, before he decided to branch off on his own.

A Law Graduate from Delhi University and additionally holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (HR) from The University Business School, Chandigarh, India.  He is actively involved in sharing his perspective on variety of HR subjects in various forums.

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