Manu Narang Wadhwa

Head-Human Resources & Services
Coca-Cola India & South West Asia

A Global HR Executive, having an extensive experience in driving organization talent, leadership development, transformation and change agenda, Manu currently heads Human Resources & Services for Coca-Cola – India & South West Asia. In her current role, she is steering the people & workplace agenda around nurturing an ecology wherein extraordinary talent drives the collective success of The Coca-Cola System.

With her career spanning over two decades, across various industries and countries, in the past, Manu worked with American Express and strategically drove the organization’s charter through transformational strategies for growth – the recent one being the institutionalization of Amex HR Operating Model globally which has become an industry best practice on #GlobalHRtransformation. Prior to Amex, Manu worked @ GE, in various roles as Head HR, Talent & Development lead, M&A lead and Organization & Staffing lead and extensively contributed in evolving business growth and transformation strategies, through the human capital charter, focusing on culture & change, talent management, skills & capabilities setup, leadership depth and retention. She is a graduate of the GE Human Resources Leadership Program (#HRLP), and started her career as a Finance Analyst with Tata Unisys, responsible for branch accounting & financial analysis.

Apart from corporate endeavors, Manu is an active member in various country citizenship efforts, such as #StartUpIndia and furthering the cause of Gender Balanced Talent Pipeline, from primitive education to technical skills edifice. She also a regular speaker at industry forums, wherein she zealously delivers insights on change management, transforming talent, & next generation of human capital analytics, amongst other key topics. She been a recipient of “Women Super Achiever Award” by World HRD Congress, for her continuous efforts in driving industry endeavors.

Manu is a qualified MBTI, Six Sigma professional, Instruction Designer & Facilitator on variety of leadership & professional skills subjects. She has acquired her bachelor’s in Finance, Statistics & Economics and masters in Human Resources from Symbiosis Center of Management & HRD, India. Manu & her husband, Anand, live in Gurgaon with their twin daughters – Aanya & Amyra