Virginia, US

Archana is the Senior Manager - Client Services based in Fragomen’s Bengaluru office, and has been with Fragomen India since its inception in 2007.

In her current role, Archana is the India Inbound Practice Lead, leading a team of over 30 professionals. During her tenure with Fragomen, Archana has also worked in the U.S., where she managed outbound consular work into India for U.S. clients.

Prior to joining Fragomen, she served as the Head of Immigration at the Bengaluru offices of one of India’s largest software companies, and has worked at one of the world’s leading energy companies. She is experienced in a variety of human resources functions.

Archana is a Certified ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor. She has completed an Executive Education Program from the Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru, and is trained in Six Sigma and Six Thinking Hats methodologies.

Archana speaks English, Hindi, Kannada and Punjabi.

Education


Institute for Technology and Management, Southern New Hampshire University | M.B.A, 2011
Bangalore University | Bachelor of Commerce, 1996

Assisted over 350 multinational corporate clients across India with India-inbound matters

Provided clients with strategic consultation on Indian immigration matters and mobility solutions

Implemented new client service delivery strategies

Provided government relations services, including working closely with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Indian embassies and consulates overseas, and local FRRO/FRO authorities on an ongoing basis for various Indian Immigration Policy matters and client requirements

Held responsibilities for business development 

Performed proposal and contract negotiations, vendor relations management and operations management activities

Designed and optimized processes and audits to support operational excellence

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Immigration Policy Updates and Changes – India and Singapore.” Lecture, Fragomen India 2014 Immigration Strategies to Manage Compliance and Competitiveness, Bengaluru, India, April 2014.