Tripti Jha

Chief People Officer

Tripti Jha joined Sandoz on May 1, 2023 as Chief People Officer.

Prior to joining Sandoz, Tripti has been with Novartis since 2004, most recently as Chief Talent and Transformation officer, where she was part of the Novartis leadership team for the People & Organization function. She brings over 20 years of experience in Human Resources in the healthcare sector; including extensive experience in working with the executive committee of Novartis and Board of Directors. She also oversaw a large part of the People & Organization function including Organization Transformations and Development, Learning & Leadership development, Global Employee Relations, and People Services, Analytics and Technology globally. 

Tripti also led the Novartis People & Organization response to the pandemic from 2020-21. Previously, Tripti held various senior, global and country or site-level positions within Novartis Pharma, Novartis Business Services and Novartis Group.

I am passionate about leading and creating measurable impact through engaging our people, particularly in times of change and transformation. In getting the organization ready to spin, we will be working at high speed and taking decisions quickly. At the same time, we must ensure we go about what we do with compassion and care – acting with an open mind while leading by example and preserving our culture and purpose.

Prior to joining Novartis, Tripti worked with CARE - a leading humanitarian global organization with a purpose to fight poverty and achieve social justice by empowering women and girls. Originally from India, Tripti has lived and worked in several countries including Switzerland, India and Russia. She graduated with a Master of Arts in social work (specializing in Social Welfare Admin/ Public Policy) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She enjoys being in the mountains, running, reading, cooking and purposeful travelling. She lives in Basel with her husband and two daughters.

Nationality: India

Professional experience

  • Chief Talent & Transformation, Novartis, Switzerland (2022 – 2023)
  • Chief Talent & People Solutions Officer, Novartis, Switzerland (2020-2022)
  • SVP HR (Global Head) – People Solutions (COEs), Novartis, Switzerland (2019 – 2020)
  • VP HR, Global HR Head, Novartis Corporate Centers, Novartis Business Services, Switzerland (2015-2018)
  • Executive Director / Global HRBP, Global Product Strategy & Commercialization / Global functions, Novartis, Switzerland (2012 – 2015)
  • Director HR / Global HR Lead, Pharma Commercial Operation Excellence, Novartis, Switzerland (2011 – 2011)
  • HR Director, Novartis Pharma, Moscow, Russia (2008 – 2011)
  • Strategic Assistant (Chief of Staff) to CHRO Pharma division, Novartis, Switzerland (2006 – 2008)
  • HR Leadership Program Associate, Novartis (2004 – 2006)


  • Partnership Officer, Public Health Programs, CARE (2000 – 2003)


  • Master of Arts, Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India