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Shakti Jauhar

Head of Global Digital HR Transformation and People Experience, McDonald's

Shakti Jauhar is a global leader and a data-driven executive recognized for his operational expertise in Manufacturing, Information Technology, Finance and Human Resources. Known as a transformational leader, he has a track record of setting clear strategies, driven by rigorous analytics and insights. Shakti leverages technology innovation across geographies to optimize business processes delivering technical competencies, costs reductions and increased efficiencies.

Mr. Jauhar’s successes include leading Digital Transformation and Automation in multiple functions and companies including PepsiCo, Reliance, and ABB.

Recently he served as Senior Vice President for PepsiCo Global Human Resources and Shared Services and led their strategic HR Digital Transformation. During this time, he established technology, global operations, and shared services across 83 countries with 300,000 employees for PepsiCo’s HR function.

Shakti co-founded ‘Mechanism Wellness’ a personalized Digital Employee Wellness program based Functional Medicine principles a goal to help people optimize their health and ultimately bend the Healthcare cost curve.

He currently serves as the Head of Global Digital HR Transformation and People Experience at McDonald’s corporation.

Acknowledged for his accomplishments, Mr. Jauhar has received numerous awards for his transformational work, including HRO Today’s 2014 Superstar, Outstanding 50 Asian American award in 2016 by the AABD and SAP’s Klaus Tricia Award for Breakthrough Thinking, Simplicity and Boldness in 2017. In 2018, he was featured in the book Talent Wins by Ram Sharan covering his human resources digital transformation work.

Mr. Jauhar sits on the board and is a compensation committee chair at World Education Services. He is also on the advisory board of Censia and Acadian Ventures. He is actively involved in philanthropic works and generously shares his expertise and time in mentoring emerging talents.

Mr. Jauhar earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications.

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