Dr. C. Jayakumar

Executive Vice President & Head - Corporate Human Resources (CHRO),

Executive Vice President & Head – Corporate Human Resources (CHRO), Larsen & Toubro Limited, an Indian Multi-national Conglomerate with diversified interests in infrastructure, heavy engineering, manufacturing, IT, technology, and financial services with operations across 30+ countries worldwide.

A highly result-oriented, HR professional with over 35 years of experience in successfully planning, designing, implementing, and managing various strategic HR Initiatives. He has been the Head of HR for various businesses, independent companies, and JVs within L&T Group, including leadership roles in the Middle East & Africa Region. He has led various transformational initiatives within the organization including digital transformation. He has been an established thought leader and widely acclaimed speaker in various national and international conferences and forums.

On the academic front, he has 3 Master’s degree (Economics, Labor Studies & Human Resource Management). He has also earned a degree in Law (LLB) and a doctorate in leadership from the University of Madras. He is also an alumnus of London Business School where he has done his Sr. Executive Management Program.

Dr. C. Jayakumar has various national and international certifications and accreditations in the Psychometric and behavioral sciences domain. He is also certified in Organizational Development from the NTL Institute of Advanced Behavioral Sciences, USA.

Dr. C. Jayakumar has made an immense contribution in the Human Resources arena over the years. He presides on the boards of esteemed professional bodies and in the Board of Studies of various prestigious educational institutions such as:

  • Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)
  • All India Management Association (AIMA)
  • SAP SuccessFactors CHRO Advisory Board
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), National Committee on Leadership & HR
  • IIM Trichy
  • School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) etc.
  • Chairman of the Sub-Committee on HR & IR of CII Western Region for the year 2023-24.
  • FICCI HR & Skills Main Committee for the year 2024-25
  • Under Dr C Jayakumar’s leadership, L&T has been recognized as India’s Best Employers among Nation Builders 2023 by Great Place to Work, India and Most Preferred Workplace 2023-24 by Team Marksmen in association with India Today.
  • Jayakumar has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Great People Managers in India 2023 by Great Manager Institute. He has also been honored with HR Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022 by FICCI and in 2021 by Economic Times & People Business.

He is a life member of NIPM, NHRDN & ISTD.