Mettl, the global leader in talent acquisition and management, has appointed Kangan Shekhar as VP-Human Resources and Special Projects to strengthen its HR operations and expand its global presence. She will be responsible for internal collaboration within Mettl and Marsh McLennan. Kangan will also play a key role in aligning organizational development and effectiveness with achieving Mercer | Mettl’s growth objectives.
Kangan comes with a rich and vast experience of nearly two decades in Human Resources. She is a proven leader in the mergers and acquisitions domain across industries, including banking, finance, technology, and pharmaceuticals.
She will be driving the performance management processes to support a high-performance culture at an individual and organizational level. She will also lead the Rewards and Recognition strategy to help achieve the organization’s strategic objectives.
Commenting on the development, Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl, said, “I am delighted to have someone of Kangan’s calibre join us at Mettl. We are confident that her extensive experience will positively impact and strengthen Mercer | Mettl. HR is an important vertical for us, and Kangan will surely help reach its goals and endeavors, which is expanding our global presence.”
Kangan started her career with Hewitt Associates in 2003, where she spent close to 4 years before moving on to the industry, where she spent more than 3 years across American Express and Barclays Finance, respectively, in their rewards teams. Her scope of work expanded beyond India to countries in South Asia and the Middle East.
She was then associated with Towers Watson, where she headed the Talent & Rewards practice for the North region. Her last role before moving to Mercer | Mettl was with Mercer Consulting for over 9 years, where she led multiple industries for the India consulting business and managed the Sri Lanka market.
On her appointment with Mercer | Mettl, Kangan Shekhar said, “I am thrilled to be a part of the leadership team at Mercer | Mettl. I have already experienced the great culture and leadership here- given my role as the Integration Lead. I am thrilled about the new challenges and opportunities that await me in this role and look forward to working towards Mettl’s success.”