Anu Sabapathy | HR Director
Microsoft Gulf

Anu Sabapathy, HR Director, Microsoft Gulf

As HR Director for Microsoft Gulf, Anu Sabapathy brings more than 20 years of experience, to lead the people strategy in UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar.  Having made significant contributions to several other workforces, Anu arrived at Microsoft Gulf five years ago, and  has applied her  passion for talent management, leader development and workplace culture  to influence mindsets and further Microsoft’s goals of remaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.
 Anu’s current focus is partnering with her business leaders to enable and empower them to lead with purpose on the people priorities including attracting, retaining, and developing talent that changes the world.  Anu is also at the forefront of Microsoft Gulf’s employment ethos, spearheading its mission to remain one of the region’s best places to work. She is also the lead in making Microsoft Gulf’s HR division a model for change in the digital transformation era.
Anu has a BA in Labour Relations from the University of Toronto in Canada, and an MBA from NYU.  Prior to joining Microsoft Canada in 2006, Anu spent several years working for a variety of technology firms in Canada, spanning all aspects and levels of HR including: leadership and employee development, succession planning, employee relations, talent and performance management, change management, and organizational development and capability.  
Anu’s personal and professional experience spans three continents and she shares her love of global learning with her husband and their three children. 


Work 2.0 Conference Day 1 @ 10:00

Keynote: The importance of building a learning organization rooted in the growth mindset 1/2

  • Defining the leadership principles in the era of Digital Transformation
  • Looking at culture and people performance
  • Evolving to embrace the growth mindset (from know it all to learn it all)
  • Transforming internal processes to drive a learning organisation

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