Sheela Parakkal

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited

Sheela Parakkal was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited (Prudential Singapore) effective 1st September 2015. As the CHRO, Sheela’s role is to champion the human capital value chain and provide leadership in developing and driving HR strategies in line with business goals to meet the future plans of the company. This includes formulating and working with the leaders on appropriate recruitment strategies, managing the company’s talent and succession planning, reviewing and enhancing the existing reward and recognition schemes and bringing the best in class people practices. Sheela started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore as an auditor and qualified as a CPA before moving into a human capital role focusing on business partnership, talent and development, and mobility of its large professional workforce. After 17 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore, Sheela assumed the role of Group Human Resources Director at Sindicatum Sustainable Resources overseeing HR for its regional operations. In her last role, she was the Human Capital Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore Consulting, a regional joint venture in South East Asia. Sheela holds an MBA (Banking & Finance) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Australian Society for Certified Practising Accountants.