Speaker’s profile

Swapna Vadlamani

Head of HR
Novartis Global Service Centre

Swapna Vadlamani is the Head of HR for Novartis Global Service Center – Kuala Lumpur and comes with 15 years of experience in Human Resources. She started her career as an HR practitioner with global tech firms like Satyam Computers & Nokia Siemens Networks in India, before moving to Novartis in 2012. Two years back, Swapna took a leap and relocated Malaysia with her family. She is very passionate about Novartis’ purpose of reimagining medicine and finds it meaningful to work for an organization that touches millions of lives each day.

At Novartis, Swapna is known for being inspirational, unbossed and being vocal about diversity and inclusion. She often coaches women colleagues to go beyond their comfort zones and shatter the glass ceiling. Swapna has proven her mettle in coaching, empowering leaders to drive cultural transformation, talent development, employee engagement, organization design, HR business partnering, communication and much more!

With her career and social life flourishing in this new country, Swapna proudly calls Malaysia her second home now. Beyond work, Swapna loves spending time bonding with her four-year old daughter, playing badminton, Sudoku and learning new sports – she has plunged into swimming now!

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