Vice President and Head - Human Resources
Infosys BPM Limited
Raghavendra joined Infosys BPO in August 2008 as Vice President and Head of HRD at Infosys BPO. In his current role, Raghu is anchoring a number of initiatives and interventions to support development of Business Strategy through aligning the HR functional role to dovetail with business plans. The focus areas include development of HR competencies, managing culture, change management, performance management systems and employee development.
He strongly believes in the sharing of experiences and knowledge in various forums and platforms, both in India and at international forums and also contributes to presenting papers in journals and the media. He believes that for growth, learning has to be an ongoing process and passionately advocates the “learn while you earn” principle. To meet this objective, he has anchored a number of programs by tying up with leading educational institutions to enable and develop human capital in their quest to acquire knowledge and enhance their self worth and value.
Raghavendra comes with a wealth of experience of over 25 years straddling different industry verticals & organizations like J.K. Synthetics (core manufacturing and process), Blue Dart Express (service industry) and Ramco Systems (IT), and was last heading the Human Resources function at Strides Arcolab Ltd. (pharmaceutical operations and R&D) before joining Infosys.
He is a commerce graduate and a PG Dip (Hons) in PM & IR from the Madras School of Social Work. He has also undergone the 1 year AMP from IIM Bangalore.