Sandeep Chanana

Sandeep Chanana

APAC HR BP, Change Management & HR Transformation, Rakuten

Sandeep is currently the APAC HR Manager for Rakuten and comes with extensive experience in HR M&A, Change Management and HR-Business Partner roles.  He started his corporate career with IBM. Sandeep  has most recently in 2016 -17 led the transition & setting up the new Rakuten India Development Centre as Head HR, which has now become the largest tech centre outside of Japan.

Sandeep, in the past, has been actively involved in the “People”  aspect of M&A wherein he has led “Due-diligence, Integration & Change Management” of “People, Processes & Systems” and performed dual roles as a HR Business partner & Transformation  for the acquired entities. His core interests lie in Business Transitions, HR M&A, Cultural integration, HR digitisation & transformation.

Sandeep is a constant learner with a target of a new skill every year. In his free time, he is involved with training with the Singapore Special Olympic Badminton team and spends his free time travelling & is a certified Scuba Diver. He is an active mentor too.


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