CMS Info Systems, India’s largest and the world’s fifth-largest cash management company, has appointed Dr. Sheen Akkara as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Dr. Akkara joins from Nielsen where he was Executive Director, South Asia for the last five years.
On assuming leadership of the company’s human resources function, Dr. Akkara said “I am extremely excited with what I find are unique possibilities and opportunities at CMS. This is a team that has grown exponentially over the years and boasts diversity especially in skills and demographic profiles. The work that the company does is critical to the society and people are at the heart of it. I look forward to working with this dynamic team and bringing in comprehensive systems and programmes that can help take company to the next phase of growth.”
Speaking on Dr. Akkara’s appointment, Rajiv Kaul, CEO & Vice-Chairman, CMS Info Systems said, “Sheen comes to us with a very interesting track record of over 25 years across several industries from which we hope to apply some of the best practices. We will be relying heavily on his expertise in launching initiatives to take the company to its next stage of growth and in helping us attract, develop and retain great talent.
A doctorate in human resources from the Madras University, Dr Akkara also holds a Masters in Social Work from Madras Christian College and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Loyala University.