Director, Strategic Initiatives
Divya Hariharan, based in the New York City office, is Syska’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and oversees the firm’s business advisory team. Divya leads facilities management, real estate, leasing, Human Resources, and IT as well as other firm strategic initiatives as well as serving as a thought partner to Syska Innovations.
A resident of Pelham, NY, Divya earned her MBA from Rutgers Business School, and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai
Previously, she worked at MetLife Group Inc. as their Director of Strategy & Planning. Her earlier positions there focused on program management, governance, and global projects. Before joining MetLife, she served as a strategic sourcing analyst at Pride Technologies in New York City, and as a software developer at Mastek Ltd. In Mumbai, India.
“Divya has a business background and an engineering background, which is an ideal combination,” says Cyrus Izzo, co-president of Syska. “Her technical understanding of the field allows her to balance operational considerations with the needs of our staff. This balance is critical to strategic decision-making.”
Recently, Divya led the Return-to-Work Strategy which includes strategy, procurement, and training and program managed a Talent Wheel strategy to help the HR team deliver on several initiatives such as Succession Planning and Retention. She continues to manage Syska’s real estate portfolio to ensure efficient levels of occupancy across all offices.