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.