Animesh Kumar

Animesh Kumar

President - HR & Transformation

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

Mr. Animesh Kumar is the President - HR & Transformation at Zee Entertainment. He leads the people and transformation agenda for the Company and is also responsible for driving the diversity & inclusion, employer brand and the overall organizational change required to enable the ZEE 4.0 transformation. In addition, Animesh works closely and mentors the Corporate Responsibility and CSR teams internally. Animesh joined ZEE in 2018 as its Chief People Officer and under his leadership, ZEE has emerged as the Employer of Choice and one of the Top 50 Workplaces for Women in India. With almost 30 years of experience across FMCG and Financial Services and the Media and entertainment sectors, Animesh has led the HR function across large Indian and Multi-National Companies. In his previous stint, he was associated with the Future Group as the Chief People & Transformation Officer and prior to that, Animesh has worked with IDFC Group for almost a decade. As a member of the Executive Committee at IDFC Group, he was responsible for leading the Human Resources; Marketing; Corporate Communication and was the CEO of IDFC Foundation, driving corporate responsibility and community engagement for the Group. In his earlier stints he has worked in RBS; Standard Chartered, Thomas Cook and Marico. Animesh has served on Boards and has worked closely with non-profit organisations helping them enhance internal capacity to increase their social impact. His interests include leading organization transformations in both, the for-profit and not for profit/social sector, improving diversity & inclusion in organizations and coaching senior leaders.