Sonia Almeida Soares

Head of Inclusion & Diversity & Employer Branding, Volvo Group India

With over 16 years of rich and extensive experience and having worked across various HR roles and verticals and on global projects in a diverse set of esteemed MNCs such as Honeywell Technology Solutions, Praxair Inc (Linde Group) and now with Volvo Group.

She is a strategic, innovative and action-oriented leader with demonstrated accomplishments and is instrumental in leading pioneering initiatives that resulted in an inclusive and diverse culture. Her areas of specialties include Inclusion & Diversity, Leadership Development, Culture Transformation, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Employer Branding and HR Innovations thereby successfully improving performances in all the organizations that she has been associated with.

Sonia believes that companies need to move on with the changing times with improvised ways of working by retaining the human connections and emotions. She values integrity, attention to details, collaboration, passion & commitment and winning together.

To contribute beyond org boundaries, she is a mentor to women in different stages of their career and active in various forums and channels to drive the Inclusion & Diversity agenda.