SIM Professional Development
Principal consultant

Robin Robbins has extensive senior management experience in people development and has worked across all disciplines and in a wide range of sectors including consumer goods, research and development, chemicals, the beverage industry and engineering.

He is currently a principal consultant of a consultancy focusing on helping organisations succeed through effective people strategies. His previous HR positions include being the Head of Human Resources for the Research Laboratories of Unilever, India, and Head of Sales Training for Hindustan Lever, the largest multi-national business in India with a turnover of US$ 2.5 billion, employing over 24,000 people.

With over 16 years experience in business, Mr Robbins has developed particular expertise in the areas of performance management, career and succession planning, leadership development, aligning people strategies to market realities and conducting development and assessment centers.

He has created sales and customer management training programmes and aligned shop floor operations to focus on safety, quality and productivity. He has extensive experience in recruitment, including that of leading business and technical schools.

He has a passion for dramatics and has directed and acted in several plays. He has applied the teambuilding and leadership skills acquired in dramatics to organisational realities.

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