Kavitha has been an Executive Coach with INSEAD since 2006, attached to their Global Leadership Centre, and has been appointed Coaching Practice Director. She coaches across Asia Pacific, China, Japan and the US, combining a psycho-dynamic approach with Positive Psychology. She specializes in Organizational Development, Change Management, Leadership and Team Effectiveness.
She is currently Head of Learning & Organization Development for IMS Health for Asia Pacific, China & Japan.
Kavitha has an HR background having worked with a number of companies over the past 18 years, such as the Unilever Group, Arthur Andersen, Merck, Sharp and Dohme and American Express. She has held a variety of HR and Organizational Development roles in a market or regional role in these companies.
She has a Master Degree in Human Resources and one in Positive OD & Change from Case Western Reserve University in the US, in which she specialized in what makes for successful change at the individual, team and organization level. She is an Indian national based in Singapore for the past 12 years and has lived in Jakarta, Ottawa and Russia.