Standard Chartered Bank’s Regional Head of Human Resources for India/South Asia, Madhavi Lall visited the Colombo office recently as part of the bank’s ongoing HR transformation initiative.
During her brief visit, she reviewed Standard Chartered Sri Lanka’s HR strategy for the second half of the year and provided valuable insights and inputs on aligning the local HR strategy to the Group HR Target Operating Model (TOM), which is currently being discussed and adopted Group-wide. The revised strategy is aimed at enabling the local HR unit to drive improved business performance.
As part of her visit, Lall also held meetings with members of Sri Lanka’s Executive Committee to discuss the Bank’s performance. Further, in line with the Bank’s strong focus on initiatives aimed at safeguarding the environment, Lall, together with the local HR team, worked on a project at a Bank-maintained area of the Vihara Maha Devi Park.
Madhavi Lall has over 20 years of work experience; prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, she held various positions in leading multinational companies like ABN Amro Bank, Colgate Palmolive India and HCL Hewlett Packard Ltd.
At Standard Chartered, she is responsible for development and execution of the people strategy for the Bank in India and South Asia as well as building the employer brand in the region. She also plays a key role in the Management Committee of the Bank in India and the South Asia CEO forums. Additionally, she is a Board Director of Standard Chartered Finance Limited.
In May, Standard Chartered Sri Lanka was among top 10 local companies to clinch a Gold award at the ‘HRM Awards 2010’. These Awards aim to identify and recognise outstanding human resource management practices in companies that focus on developing employees, improving business operations, and helping the company to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. Standard Chartered also received a Special Award for its outstanding Rewards and Recognition practices.
Country Head of Human Resources Deshika Rodrigo said: “We were very honoured to have Madhavi Lall visit us here in Sri Lanka and help us drive our HR Transformation agenda. We were also happy to have Madhavi join us in our environment project, as part of our commitment to protecting our surroundings.”