SHRM India Names Achal Khanna CEO

May 13, 2013
Achal Khanna
Achal Khanna

NEW DELHI, India, May 13, 2013 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, has appointed Achal Khanna as CEO for its operations in India.

Khanna has served as interim CEO since January. She joined SHRM India in May 2011 as chief operating officer.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of Achal Khanna as CEO of SHRM India,” said Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “In her interim capacity, she has proven to be a capable leader with a vision for SHRM in India. She brings to the CEO position a strong commitment to the HR community.”

Khanna has more than three decades of experience in senior managerial positions with global companies such as DuPont, Polaroid, General Electric and Kelly Services. She has been the recipient of a number of honors, including being named the Best Woman Executive in India by the International Management Institute of India. She holds an MBA from AIMA, New Delhi, a master’s degree in English literature and an undergraduate degree in economics from Meerut University.

As CEO, Khanna will serve on the global SHRM Leadership Team.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Society, SHRM India is devoted to supporting the professional and advancing the profession of human resource management in India. SHRM India’s mission is to bring U.S. and global thinking in an exchange with the HR profession in India for the betterment of all HR practitioners.

Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at, 703-535-6260 or 703-862-5192.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress and @SHRM_Research.


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