Sahana is the global head of HR for wealth technology and engineering & architechture for Citigroup. Founder of Unveiled: Bridging the Gap to Sponsorship, Sahana is a visionary global HR leader known for her dedication to driving commercial success and fostering impactful partnerships across sectors. With a wealth of experience, she has consistently exhibited bold leadership, leveraging innovative solutions and strategic data-driven decision-making to propel organizations forward. As a results-driven HR leader, Sahana has demonstrated success in leading talent strategies as organizations grew organically or through mergers and acquisitions. Her integrative approaches, centered around operationalizing vision and behaviors, have been instrumental in creating scalable and sustainable operating models.
With a Bachelor's degree in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from India, a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, and a SHRM SCP certification, Sahana combines technical expertise with a profound understanding of human capital dynamics. Her bold data driven leadership has earned her recognition as Crain’s NY 2022 Notable HR Leaders, invitation-based memberships on Forbes HR Council and Chief. Sahana is a sought-after speaker and has authored three articles in 2022, each highlighting bold approaches for operationalizing equitable and inclusive cultures within organizations. Her exceptional ability to navigate the ever-evolving technology landscape, particularly in times of significant disruption, positions her as a thought leader on topics such as "Managing the Whatifs: Adaptability, Agility, and Scenario Planning", "Advantage HR”, “Humanizing Technology”, “Balancing Tech vs Process”, and others showcasing her deep understanding of innovation and its transformative impact. Apart from contributions to her profession, Sahana volunteers for Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, and is an #IamRemarkable facilitator.