Human Resource Professional
Ms. Vidya Muralidharan is an HR professional with over 27 years of experience in HR consulting and practice across top corporates in India. She has worked in business consulting in TCS and Satyam and in HR roles in Airtel, Murugappa Group, Orchid Pharma and Ashok Leyland. She has held HR head roles as well as Head – L&D, OD, Performance and Talent management.
Vidya has been a freelance consultant since May 2016, primarily focusing on assessment for development, developmental coaching, HR certification programs, soft skills programs, OD and change management. Her core passion has always been in developmental HR, which is what she now focuses her work on.
Vidya has lived and studied/worked across various parts of India and is fluent in English, Tamil (mother tongue), Kannada, Hindi, besides having a working knowledge of Telugu, Oriya and Malayalam. She is also familiar with French and Japanese.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Technology from Bangalore University, an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management and an MSc in Organizational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Vidya has also done the Basic Lab in Human Processes through ISABS, and is certified in psychometric instruments like PAPI, Thomas Profiling, also in Gallup Q12, assessment centres, behavioral event interviews and so on. Her learning journey continues with the certifications in OD and Talent management and Coaching that she is currently pursuing.
Besides the HR profession, her other interests are – Reading, Music – she is a trained Carnatic vocal singer, Travel. She also does some volunteering and community work, and practices Isha yoga for emotional and spiritual growth and well-being.
Vidya is married to Muralidharan, who works in the retail sector, and has a daughter, Manasa, aged 22, who is currently pursuing a PhD.