Saakshi Saxena

(Asia (APJCI & AnZ) Benefits Leader at Microsoft)

Saakshi Saxena is an HR Profession with 18 years of experience, and what drives her everyday is the passion to do something new and to create impact everyday.

She has worked with British American Tobacco for 8.5 years and almost 10 years with Microsoft. The stability across these amazing ‘learning organizations’ has given her a wide canvas across businesses and roles. She has led and delivered roles across all aspects of HR including HR Business Partnership in Tech and FMCG space, Organizational Development, Talent management, Green field business set up, Mergers and Acquisitions, Digital Transformation and Change Management.

Her current role in Total Rewards spans across Asia, leading a wonderful team of benefits specialists, curating experiences, that empower Microsoft employees in empowering the world and creating an exceptional place to work for all.

Systems design thinking and the ability to create sustainable change are what define her and give her a unique edge in all her roles. A die-hard optimist and a staunch growth mindset believer and practitioner, Saakshi is a certified coach and active in internal forums like Women in MS and supports mentoring opportunities externally. Outside of professional interests, she enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with family.