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nitesh sharma

nitesh sharma

Talent Acquisition Leader


About nitesh sharma:

Recruiting / Talent Acquisition Leader with over fifteen years of experience in APAC. Having worked for some great companies like Meta (Facebook), Visa, General Electric, IBM etc.


Professional Summary:

 APAC Talent Acquisition Leader with over 15 years experience in Tech Industry.
 Worked for Internet, SAAS/Cloud companies, Fintech, Enterprise software & Technology Consulting.
 Six years people leadership experience across Tech and Corporate hiring roles within Tech/Fintech.
 Operate with strong values, trust, humility, empathy while being results oriented and objective.
 Ability to operate across both day to day tactical as well as driving strategic global talent priorities.
 Love coaching and developing people and have been successful in developing and growing managers.
 Very passionate about Workplace Culture, led Great places to Work & Culture audit projects.
 Data driven, Intelligent risk taker & stays on top with latest Recruiting Trends.
Core Competencies
 Talent Acquisition Leadership, Tech Recruiting, People management & Stakeholder management.
 Recruiting Trends, Technology, Tools, Data analysis & Reporting.
 Delivering successful recruiting outcomes through Data driven Recruiting Channels Mix, Talent Attraction strategy, Sourcing Strategy, Social Media Recruiting & Talent Attraction Events calendar (Tech Meetups, D&I events, Social media campaigns & Hiring events.)
 Deep knowledge & expertise in Talent Sourcing & Attraction, conceptualized and built the Strategic
Tech Talent Sourcing COE for Visa APAC inclusive of Req based sourcing service, Proactive Talent
Channels/pipelining, Market mapping, Competitor Intelligence reports & Talent Landscape intelligence.
 D&I embedded recruiting strategy & delivered diversity talent playbook at Visa comprising of Diversity Sourcing projects strategy, Diversity meetups, Industry diversity recruiting events and
external D&I partnerships like Women in Tech, Women Hack, Coding Girls, Mums@work & SGEnable – Talents with Disability, delivering 27% gender diversity hires on average in 4 years.

Professional Experience

Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook)
May 2022 - Present
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager 

(International Recruiting Team) Reason for looking out: Laid off due to 60% reduction in Global TA
Meta Platforms, Inc. (Formerly Facebook, Inc.,) is the parent organization of Facebook as well as its
subsidiaries. Meta is one of the most globally valued companies and belongs to the Big Five group of American Tech enterprises alongside Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft.


 I played an International TA leadership role within the Meta Tech Recruiting org, leading a Technical Recruiting team of 13 including 1 Recruiting Lead & Recruiters/Sourcers to deliver world’s top 2% Software Engineering talent across APAC & EMEA and products such as Facebook, Instagram, Watsapp etc. (Full stack, Machine Learning & Android/IOS).
 Partner with Channels Team, Attraction Team & Sourcing COE to design & deliver a Recruiting strategy to source, attract engage & hire the best Software engineering talent from the planet.


    Architect a Recruiting Hiring sprint for 8 weeks for the broader recruiting team of 40 Recruiters & Sourcers, conceptualizing recruiting strategy, defining hiring funnel goals at each stage, defining funnel pass through rates at each stage of recruiting process based on past data & driving execution to deliver hires.
 Led Talent attraction & outreach initiative across my global pod in APAC/EMEA, partnering with Engineering Director & Attract team to define and execute on EVP/Candidate engagement strategy via both passive & active methods which included curation and development of new & existing social media content I.e., employee stories, podcasts, leadership videos, blogs, candidate interview preparation material, Inmail outreach personalization & other forms of engagement.
 Led talent mapping project for Mobile developers across my global pod including other teams where the team delivered competitor research reports, talent market landscape and mapping of tech talent from other FAANG & Internet companies from 67 countries. Within 4 months we mapped 8000+ Engineers across 67 countries in APAC & EMEA.
 Led Global Competitor Bonus Calendar project comprising of bonus insights from 124 companies and rolled it across Engineering International teams with the objective of providing intelligence that will equip our teams to deliver strategic candidate outreaches & vital insights that would enable compelling offers to close candidates.

Visa Worldwide Pte. Limited, Singapore 

Aug 2017 - May 2022
Head of Tech Recruiting (APAC)

Visa is one of the world’s leading payments technology & financial services company, we facilitate electronicfunds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, gift cards, and debit cards.


 I led the Tech Recruiting & Sourcing function forexperienced hiring across Visa’s Technology organization in APAC i.e., Singapore, China, Japan, Parts of India (Sourcing delivery) & Philippines delivering 1800 hires in 5 years. Upon joining, revived a recruiting team struggling with high req load, low morale, inconsistent delivery & poor stakeholder experience, turning around & growing the team from 2 to 26.
 My role involved partnering with Global & Regional TA Leaders and developing TA vision, strategy, direction and execution of Tech TA deliveries, priorities, and projects in AP including Senior level stakeholder engagement.
 I managed a team of 26 which included 2 Managers, 7 Recruiters, 14 Sourcers & 3 Coordinators delivering
tech recruiting for five high growth years delivering over 1800 Technologists across Product Development /
Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Cloud operations, Corporate IT & Infrastructure organizations.
 Build Talent attraction & D&I recruiting strategy & roadmap by partnering with D&I & Talent Attraction &
Programs team. Delivered Diversity Sourcing projects, hosting D&I meetups, participation in Industry diversity
recruiting events, Social media content creation overall leading to 27% female talent hires across 5 years.
 Mentorship and coaching of team members to accelerate their development and grow & developed managers.


 Recruiting delivery of 1800 plus hires for Technology organization across APAC between FY18 to FY22 with Delivered from FY18 to FY22 with the following average metrics 0% Agency usage, 26% Sourced Hires, 27% Gender Diversity, and in FY22 CSAT score (HM/Candidate experience survey) of 9.1/10.
 Conceptualized and built the Tech Sourcing function in APAC from scratch including strategic sourcing services like Talent intelligence/Channels/landscape reports/projects, pipelining & reactive recruiting. In FY21, my sourcing team delivered 34% sourced hires.
 Operated as Interim Head of Tech TA team in India in 2018 to revive India Recruiting and led TA transformation project, designed org structure and recruited TA Leadership team in India which led to 800 hires delivered in FY19.
 Won 6 Go Beyond recognition awards from Business as appreciation & displaying Visa’s Leadership principles
 Co-Led and delivered Tech hiring assessment process/toolkit project for software engineering roles across APAC.
 Led two Global Tech TA projects to conceptualize and build processes for Recruiter Screening & HM Intake strategy.
 Local Tech Talent Apprenticeship (Tech Up Program) - Participated as a Core member to design, conceptualize and
deliver Apprenticeship program to hire and train 400 Singaporean Technologists working with IMDA & EDB and contributing to Singapore’s local talent landscape and long term aim of hiring and converting as employees.

GE Digital, Singapore
Talent Acquisition Lead, Software & Digital (ASEAN & ANZ) Aug 2016 to Aug 2017

At GE Digital, some of the brightest minds in Technology are developing the Software, Analytics and User experiences

that will transform industries and improve lives by connecting people and businesses to the nearly 50 billion machines and devices that build, move, power, and cure our world.


I managed a team of 2 (Recruiter & Sourcer) in APAC as well as executed hands on recruiting as a TA Lead for GE’s Digital business in ASEAN & ANZ. I directly reported into the Global Technology Talent Acquisition Leader in San Francisco, solely responsible for leading the TA strategy & execution of entire recruiting effort for ASEAN & ANZ markets starting from building the “Go to Market Recruiting” strategy, Sourcing strategy, stake holder management & branding driven to build GE’s Digital organization in the region.
 Manage a team of two recruiters as well as drive full-cycle recruiting at GE Digital including the development and execution of recruiting andsourcing strategies.
 Manage relations across businesses and build ongoing relationships & partnerships with hiring managersin order to understand their business and recruitment needs and fill their open positions in a timelymanner.
 Source and develop passive and active candidates through a range of tools & methods: Networking,Internet searches, Research, Job boards, Modern & Traditional Internet sourcing tools such as LinkedIn, (Social Aggregator Tools: Swoop Talent, Talent Bin), Monster, Google, Facebook.
 Drive operational excellence and compliance and set high recruitment standards
 Built the Go to Market recruiting strategy and hired for over 100 technology and business roles across South East Asia & ANZ. Filled roles includes Sales & Marketing, Software Engineering, Cloud Operations, Cyber Security, Presales& Solution Architecture.
 Delivered Trainings on Tech Recruiting across AP.

Autodesk, Inc. Singapore 

Feb 2014 to Aug 2016

Autodesk is a World leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.


 I was responsible for Recruiting GTM/Corporate, Sales & Technical Talent into Autodesk’s Software Research & Development center in Singapore i.e., managing end to end recruitment lifecycle.
 Roles recruited for at Autodesk: Go To Market/GTM, Direct Sales Developers to Architect level (UI, Backend, Full Stack), Inside Sales, Channels Sales, Marketing professionals, Direct Sales, Corporate roles & Software Development Managers, Engineering Directors, User Experience / UX professionals, Product Managers, Install Engineer, DevOps Engineers, Security professionals etc.
 Partner with the Business Leaders and HR Business Partners to manage hands on recruitment for Software R&D Product Development hiring in Singapore.


 Lead a HR Project for Autodesk’s participation in Fortune’s Great Places to Work in FY15 and FY16, the project resulted in Autodesk ranking #5 and #6 best place to work in Singapore in FY15 & FY16 respectively.
 0% Agency usage over 2 years.

Earlier Professional Experiences (2006 - 2013)

IBM Services Talent Delivery Pte Ltd, Singapore, June 2012 - Jan 2014: Recruiter
Zylog Systems Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore, Jan 2011-May 2012: Recruitment Consultant A&B Placements Pte Ltd, Singapore, Nov 2009 - Jan 2011: Recruitment Consultant Accenture Services, Bangalore, India, Sep 2006 - May 2009: Technical Recruiter


Bachelors of Commerce (B com) - Completed from Bangalore University, India
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (PGDHRM) - Completed from Pondicherry University, India


Bachelors of Commerce

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