Smitashree Menon


areas of expertise

  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Private Equity


MBA (Human Resources), Xavier Institute of Management

Smitashree Menon started her assignment with Positive Moves when they opened their San Francisco Bay Area office in early 2017. She comes with more than two decades of core HR leadership experience. Prior to joining Positive Moves, Smita was the Global HR Director at Motorola, managing multifaceted roles, leading HR for the Global Software Organization, Diversity,Learning and Program Management portfolio for Motorola Mobility globally, based in Sunnyvale, California.

While in India, Smita served on the Board of Directors of the Motorola Mobility legal entities, and held Senior leadership positions within HR with various MNCs including Motorola, MetLife, IBM, Sun Microsystems & Phoenix Global Solutions.

Smita holds a Masters in Business Administration (PGDM) from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and has an accreditation in Global Leadership from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.

Smita has been conferred the 2017 Most Influential HR Leaders Award by CHRO Asia, World HRD Congress and Times Ascent, the 2016 Women Super Achiever Award, 2015, 50 Most Talented HR Tech Leaders award in the Asia Pacific HR Congress, the 2014 LOKMAT Top 40 Most Talented HR Leaders Award in India as well as the 2012 HR Super Achiever of the Year at the Star News HR and Leadership Awards, for her outstanding contribution in the field of HR.

She has been an active member in numerous Industry Associations including the CII Women’s Business Leadership Forum.

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