Archana Arcot, PhD GPHR, is a creative and transformative Human Resources leader with more than 20+ years of experience in Global HR and Talent Management. Archana’s professional accomplishments are matched by her passion for working and contributing to communities that need help, anywhere in the world.
Archana serves as Chief People Officer for Unifi Aviation. In this role, she has influenced organizational change, created and implemented innovative strategies in support of 26,000 front-line workforce engagement across US. Archana transcends traditional management practice to build and manage an HR organization that reflects and supports dynamic needs.
Within the first year she has transformed the HR function and its impact to support Unifi’s business goals resulting in: an agile and more efficient recruitment model, comprehensive leadership development programs and streamlined HR practices that better utilize technology thereby improving employee experience.
Dr. Arcot has also successfully built a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focus into Unifi’s workplace culture. In 2022, under Archana’s leadership, Unifi launched two Business Resource Groups to help foster a sense of belonging and break down biases. Archana’s commitment to equality is underscored by Unifi’s workplace gender makeup: 49 percent of women compose the company’s workforce, with 32 percent in leadership roles, probably the highest in the aviation industry.
Prior to joining Unifi, Archana worked at Infosys, a global IT company headquartered in Bangalore, India. She was instrumental in growing the business from $40 million to $200 million. She helped set up multiple Infosys offices across North and Latin America, besides leading large acquisitions and the subsequent people integrations across the U.S., Ireland, Singapore, and the Philippines.