Poonam Tewari

Director, Human Resources, Ubisoft

A proven leader with over 12 years of experience in strategic Human Resource Management, Poonam Tewari is passionate about establishing HR as a true progressive strategic partner within an organization. She specializes in employee relations, recruitment, selection, and training and development. Her passion is to provide a true customized individual experience to the employees for long term engagement.

In her role as Human Resources Director at Ubisoft Toronto, Poonam attracts and develops the best talent—building a culture of engagement, agility, and innovation that has become a trademark of the Ubisoft Toronto studio. Under her guidance, recruitment strategies and progressive HR programs, Ubisoft Toronto has grown from 150 talented creators in 2011, to over 600 in 2017, and is on track to grow to 900 team members by 2020.

Poonam has featured in 2018 hot list of the HRD magazine, Canada. Throughout her career, Poonam has established HR strategies and initiatives that have resulted in enhanced morale, retention, and employee motivation. A champion of talent development—she has introduced management learning, development, and coaching frameworks to strengthen effectiveness in organizations of varying sizes and maturity. Under her leadership, Ubisoft Toronto has been on Canadian Top 100 employers for 3 years consecutively along with the HR team winning “The Accompass award for Canadian HR team of the year (500 employees or more)”.

A techie at heart, Poonam holds a Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Application along with a diploma and certification in Human Resources.