Soumya Singh

About

Soumya is a versatile HR generalist with over ten years of high-quality experience gained across a range of sectors and organisations in the UK. She currently splits her time as Head of People at Smart Energy GB and as Head of HR Consulting at Boringbits, doing consultancy work.

Soumya's experience is a blend of strategic business partnering and HR operations; and the key sectors she has worked in are science, technology and consulting firms. She has worked as a business partner for established organisations, including UK's prestigious national academy of science, The Royal Society, and she has set up scalable HR function from scratch for several UK start-ups. Soumya has recently ventured into the consultancy space offering her expertise to an exciting mix of clients ranging from a FTSE10 business, a fem-tech start-up and a leading human rights organisation.

Soumya tries to add value to a host of organisations in various capacities. She works as a senior lecturer at Kingston Business School and brings industry practitioner insights to undergraduate students. She also volunteers her time as HR Manager for a leading suicide prevention charity in London and is on the Board of Anti-Slavery International, The Independent Film Trust and IFT Studios offering strategic input into key decision-making and governance processes.

Soumya is committed to raising awareness on unconscious bias and stereotypes, she actively champions principles of ‘diversity and inclusion by design' to help remove barriers so that people can offer their best to their jobs and the organisations they work for.

Soumya loves to try her hand at new things when not working. Her most recent endeavours include candle making and calligraphy. She enjoys travelling, is a fan of artisan coffee (and coffee-making) and likes to cook hearty Indian meals for friends and family.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer

Qualifications

  • MA, HRM
  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science)