Chief Operating Officer - Human Capital Management
Responsible for strategic oversight of activities across Human Capital Management functions and driving the Talent Strategy for the firm in India in partnership with India leadership.
Directly managing a team of approximately 50 professionals including 7 Vice Presidents across Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Global Mobility, HCM Services and embedded HR Shared Services functions.
As a part of Bangalore Operating Committee and Bangalore Risk Committee for Goldman Sachs, participate in management of Bangalore office across divisions and represent Bangalore to the rest of the firm’s senior leadership.
Most notable achievements
Played a pivotal role in growing the Goldman Sachs Bangalore foot print from 600 to 5000+ employees through organic and Inorganic growth
Helped define and drive the talent strategy across business divisions in Bangalore leading to development, hiring and mobility of 500 + Vice Presidents and several Managing Directors
Helped build the Human Capital Function from 20 to 170 people across specialist and generalist functions as well as the shared services teams embedded with the client facing teams
Played a key role during leadership transitions providing interim leadership and stability to the division
Led several special projects including new legal entities set up, acquisitions, large scale re organizations, new function migration, reverse migrations and new business launches
Successfully navigated several regulatory changes, internal policy changes and Interactions with local and global regulators and auditors
Successfully navigated the impact of global financial crisis on talent in partnership with India management through strategic interventions for people at all levels
Managed numerous business continuity risk events and led the policy, recovery and people accountability processes
Set up retirement trusts and several innovative best in class benefits for India market
Managed the alignment of India compensation budgets in line with India market amidst the most challenging financial cycles helping the firm invest approximately US $100m over last 4 years in strategic and high performing resources
Played a key role in evolution and set up of Human Capital Management – Global High Value Location strategy with set up of new teams in Salt Lake City (UT), Singapore and Dallas (TX)