Lavanya Shetty was named global director of human resources for Praxair Surface Technologies in 2015 to place an increased focus on compensation and benefits, recruitment, training and development, and career development.
Most recently she served as associate director, human resources for the Praxair industrial gases businesses in Thailand and the Middle East—a role she held from 2011 to 2015. Shetty joined Praxair India in 2007 to lead talent acquisition and management. Previously, Shetty held the position of manager of corporate and graduate programs at GlobalNxt University where she helped design programs in the area of corporate leadership. Shetty holds bachelor's degrees in economics and psychology.