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B . Deva Kumar


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HR Professional Deva is an accredited HR practitioner; currently he is the Head of Learning & Development for Sakthi Finance Limited under the renowned ABT-Sakthi group of companies. As a Practising and Professional member of Singapore Human Resource Institute, he was leading the HR Programmes & consultancy development activities for the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) group for more than 5 years earning him the long service award (2008-2013). Additionally, he was also appointed as Acting Executive Director of the institute for a brief period in 2013. Being a professional member of SHRI, Deva contributed actively as a member of assessment panels of Singapore HR Challenge, Singapore HR Awards, Singapore HR Accreditation and various initiatives and strategic alliances of the institute. As a part of giving back to the community, he has served as a Hon. ExCom member and Vice Chairman (programmes) of Corporate Giving Council (CGC) under the National Voluntary and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) Singapore. In Singapore, Deva has established a wide network of professionals and institutions covering full spectrum HR functions which includes employee grievance and dispute resolution through counselling and mediations. These include his associations with National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) as a General Branch member, Tripartite Alliance for Fare Employment Practices (TAFEP), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Wages Council (NWC) and Workforce Development Agency (WDA). With these experiences, he is able to articulate value propositions for different stakeholders of the economy such as Employers, Employees and Government agencies. From 1990 - 2007, he has held various senior positions in chemicals, dietary supplements manufacturing and research sectors in India. Operating through bench scale R&D, supply chain management, production, QC & QA, imports and exports managements he has demonstrated abilities to develop concept stage products to award winning industrial scale productions. Deva holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Bangalore University, India followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business Administration majoring in HRM, Training & Development and Talent Management from SHRI, Singapore along with a full study certificate in Employment Relations. He is also Certified Service Professional by Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Singapore and Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt by Anexas, Denmark. His dynamic relation with business leaders, resources and partners earns him a credible reputation in the industry. With strong business acumen, Deva is professionally committed to uplift the HR profession to greater heights. As hobbies, he is interested in fine arts, biking and educating people on nature conservation.


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