Wai Leong Chan - Eric Salmon & Partners - Singapore & Arjun Erry
The Ongoing Rise of the Indian Regional Business Leader
Indians in senior managerial roles are going places! We know of Indians who occupy global roles at companies like Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Pepsi, etc. In Asia Pacific, too, there has been an ongoing trend of Indian executives appointed to senior regional roles based outside India, particularly in Singapore. This article provides some statistics on regional leaders from India who have earned promotion to regional roles in Singapore in recent years. It also explores some of the reasons for this development, including the fact that some have gone out of India many years ago. This has implications for both MNCs hiring in India and Asia – as well as for companies in India with regard to talent retention.