Anuradha Challu

Vice President, HR – Core Services, PepsiCo Asia Middle East and Africa 


Anuradha Challu is currently working as the Vice President- HR Core Services, Asia Middle East and Africa. In this role, Anuradha is accountable for HR Service Delivery for the AMEA sector. In her previous role at PepsiCo, she made a lasting impact on the business through her personal leadership and business partnership. Among her many contributions was the long term frontline pipeline building through interventions like project Funnel in partnership with the National Skill Development Corporate of India that won the PepsiCo Chairman’s Performance with Purpose Award in 2012. Anu has also championed the gender diversity agenda through her leadership in women’s business council within PepsiCo and representation in external forums which has helped the business to make some significant progress in this area including winning Best Women Employer Award in 2011.

Anuradha has a track record of over two decades in Human Resources during which she has transitioned between consulting and operating Human Resources roles. Within operating experiences, she has worked in IT and FMCG sectors.

Anuradha started her career in 1993 at Tata Consultancy Services and went on to consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. For last eleven years she has been in Head Human Resources positions starting at Mother Dairy, followed by Motorola Mobile Devices and then at PepsiCo India.

Her educational qualification includes Fellowship in Human Resources Management from XLRI Jamshedpur (India) during which the topic of dissertation was – ‘To assess the role of HR in Indian Corporate Sector.’ She has to her credit a published paper titled: ‘HRD in Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures’ in ‘Perspectives on HRD & OD in Indian Organisations’ – a book published by Academy of HRD.

Anuradha is based out of Gurgaon, Delhi NCR . She is married to Praful and they have two children, Aryaman (15) and Rushil (10) . Her interest lies in reading and traveling.