Full Name
Aparna Balasundaram
Job Title
Global Head of Wellbeing and Resilience
Wipro Ltd
Speaker Bio
Aparna is the Global Head for Wellbeing and Resilience, for Digital Operations, Wipro Ltd. She has a domain expertise in Trust and Safety, and was responsible for successfully building, executing, and globally scaling wellbeing operations across APAC, EMEA and Americas, using a clinical and evidence research-based approach to employee wellbeing and psychological health. These culturally sensitive, strength based, data-driven, robust and innovative wellbeing interventions won their team the Best Wellness program and further established industry recognition and thought leadership.
Aparna is an award-winning published thought leader, TEDx speaker and has 23+ of experience as a creative and results-driven leader with a person-centric approach. She has a proven success in leading high-performing global teams and developing effective collaborations with a diverse range of stakeholders, including third-party vendors and industry experts.
As a senior executive, Aparna has been commended for her visionary strategic thinking, strong operational excellence, rich clinical experience in mental health and incorporating cutting edge research and academia in the design, implementation and evaluation of wellbeing programs. Her innate passion for people’s wellbeing has been a driving force that continues to propel her thinking and action.
She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University creating curriculum and teaching courses on work and wellbeing, mental health, diversity and human development, and effectively leverages that skillset and world class knowledge in her role in business and the corporate world.
Aparna has trained in both management, business leadership and clinical aspects at premier global universities- University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, New York University, NIMHANS and TISS, India.
Aparna Balasundaram