Ajay Kumar serves as the CHRO for embecta. Previously Ajay was the VP Human Resources for the Diabetes Care business and for BD Latin America. Prior to that role he was the HR Head for BD’s Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS), a $4 billion business focusing on vascular access management. Ajay had multiple roles throughout his career with BD, starting as HR Director for BD India where he led the initiative which led to BD India’s recognition as one of the Best Employers in India and Asia. He subsequently led Talent Management for BD Greater Asia, before moving on to lead HR for BD’s Diagnostic Systems business.
Ajay started his career at Unilever India, where he held positions of increasing responsibility across all aspects of HR, including plant HR, employee relations, learning and leadership development, business HR and succession planning. His last role at Unilever India was Head of Talent Management.
Ajay holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra and a Master of Business Administration in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur. He is passionate about strategic business partnering, organization development and talent management. He is a qualified Myers Briggs (MBTI) practitioner and has completed NTL Institute’s Certificate Program in Organization Development.