Chinni has over 24 years of work experience having started his career in Corporate Consulting and Corporate Finance with Arthur Anderson in New York. He joined IBM in 2003 and held multiple roles in the business domain. His tryst with HR finally happened in 2005. Today, as the CHRO for IBM India/South Asia, he is responsible for all aspects of HR including the people strategy, leadership, skills, career, engagement, employee services, labor cost, and diversity & inclusion of the workforce across India/South Asia.
HR in IBM has re-designed all aspects of the company’s people agenda and management systems to shape a culture of learning, innovation and agility. The HR function has digitally transformed incorporating AI and Automation across all offerings. Chinni has championed the transformation and adoption of these methodologies- at scale, driving company-wide, co-created solutions.
Chinni strongly believes that it is the open mindedness and willingness to take those calculated risks that takes you places.
On the educational side, he has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University.