Senior Client Partner, Global Diversity & Inclusion, North America
With over fifteen years in the arena of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion with enterprises such as IBM and HSBC, Mr. Hazra has amassed both regional and global expertise addressing and embedding open minded leadership, intentional talent attraction, employee development, retention and establishing brand marketplace integrity.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he was the head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for HSBC Bank Canada, where his role was to enable the bank to operate and compete locally and internationally by driving an intentional Diversity & Inclusion strategy aligned to their business performance goals. Integral to the strategy was successfully embedding Diversity & Inclusion as a business owned imperative, rather than as an HR initiative.
Mr. Hazra’s extensive knowledge and experience with the Employment Equity Act of 1995 saw HSBC recognized for three consecutive years by the Minister of Employment Social Development Canada for their outstanding commitment to Employment Equity.
Prior to joining HSBC, he was the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for IBM Canada, where he led IBM’s Global Emerging Issues Response Team—accountable for managing real-time global and regional issues, involving cultural, regulatory and faith-based nuances in the company’s major and emerging markets.
Mr. Hazra was born and educated in the United Kingdom and graduated from The University of Huddersfield (UK) where he studied Computer-Aided Engineering.