Sathiyaseelan B

Human Resource Generalist / HR Leader


Senior Human Resources Leader with 20+ years experience in high performing cultures at reputed multinationals corporates. High level of strategic, tactical and operational leadership in dynamic, transformational work environments that required aligning of HR imperatives with business initiatives and strategies.


HR Expertise: Strategic Human Resources, Corporate HR, Operational HR collaboration, Mergers & Acquisitions restructuring, Change Management, Employee Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Indian Employment Law and Compliance, International Mobility Programs, Performance Compensation Programs, Talent Acquisition and development, Training & OD.


MBA in HR from IIM Calcutta, a primer, tier I Business Management School. Diploma in Labour Law. Advanced Course in International Mobility Program Management. Currently pursuing a PhD (Doctoral) Program in Human Resource Management / Organizational Behavior. Qualified UGC NET Dec 2014 in HR / Personnel Management.

Work experience

Work experience


Jun 2014 - Present
Bon Espirit Consultants
  • Founded Bon Espirit Consultants, an HR Consulting organization.
  • Engage with clients in diagnosing, defining, and implementing interventions in OD and change management.
  • Produce self-paced e-learning courses for MOOC platforms (Courses on HR, Leadership, Governance and Ethics)
  • Work with MBA students to get them ‘industry-ready’.


Jun 2014 - Present
Renesas Mobile Corporation, Bangalore, India
  • Director of India HR; provide strategic leadership on HR Policies and Practices and manage implementation and execution
  • Develop and implement human capital strategies and initiatives
  • Partner with business leaders for business results by creating and driving strategies to support short and long term objectives
  • Strategic member of the global HR & business leadership team responsible for driving organizational transformation and cultural change post divestiture from Nokia and integration with Renesas Corporation
  • Design and implement employee engagement strategies
  • Manage employee relations, including providing advice and counsel to global leadership, managers and employees
  • Partner with leadership team and managers to ensure effective communications with employees
  • Manage implementation of HR processes for mergers, acquisitions and related activities
  • Plan and execute people cost budgets and manage all HR related investments and expenditures
  • Key member of global M&A project team in Nokia for divestiture of Wireless Modem organization and key member of global project team for start-up operations of Renesas Mobile operations across globe
  • India Project Lead for HR M&A in India at Renesas Mobile for merger with Broadcom. Merger and acquisition activities included management of project kickoff, due diligence, integration planning and integration execution. Managed very complex acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures
  • Lead team of Global Mobility professionals with responsibility for overall strategy, design, implementation, communication and administration of Global Mobility programs that support company’s strategic direction and ensure effective service delivery and administration of program
  • Work closely with Global Compensation, Benefits and HR Operations, business leaders and functional leads to develop long term Global Mobility strategy and develop scalable Global Mobility support model for rapidly expanding global footprint
  • Lead planning, development, implementation and adoption of mobility infrastructure, through development of policies, processes and tools to drive scalable, efficient and flexible mobility programs
  • Manage effective service delivery and administration of mobility programs through innovative, technology-intensive solutions
  • Manage global mobility compliance with applicable laws and regulations in both home and host countries
  • Participate in development of international employee income tax related policies, processes and initiatives
  • Manage and negotiated relationships with global brokers, tax and relocation service providers, program vendors and consultants for services and program administration
  • Develop awareness programs on International Mobility to educate and communicate to leaders, operations and HR on mobility practices, rationale, approaches, constraints and regulations.

Bon Espirit Consultants

Jun 2014 - Present
Broadcom. Merger

HR Head

Dec 2010 - Jan 2014
Renesas Mobile Corporation, Bangalore

Senior HR Business Partner

May 2009 - Dec 2010
Nokia India R&D

Head-Employee Relations

Feb 2008 - Apr 2009
Nokia India, Chennai Factory, India

Vice President-Human Resources

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance

Vice President-Human Resources

Sep 2005 - Dec 2006
Allsec Technologies, Chennai, India

Deputy General Manager-Human Resources

Apr 2004 - Sep 2005
Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance

HR Manager, Engine

Oct 2002 - Mar 2004
Spastics Society of India.

Deputy Manager-Human Resources

Mar 1999 - Sep 2002
Spastics Society of India.

Labour Commissioner

Jul 1990 - Jun 1997
Spastics Society of India.




Annamalai University


IIM Calcutta

PHD Doctorate

Alliance University


1997 - 1999
IIM Calcutta

2011 - 2014
Christ University Institute of Management


Annamalai University


1991 - 1994
Annamalai University


1985 - 1988
State Board of Technical Education



government machinery