Rajesh Padmanabhan

CEO, Talavvy

Runs a new age business transformation lab using research, simulation, prototyping, validation & deep testing in the areas of digital acceleration, people & culture change, marketing & communication and leadership services.

A 6 by 6 matrix global professional who has six roles in six varied industries, to his credit. He started his career handling systems on mainframes & went on to become a corporate banker, run P&L’s, execute Corporate Strategy, do new business startup, SAP Functional, Business Consulting & Global HR. Built convergence between Business & People keeping Technology at the forefront. He has been in global roles for over 3 decades and managed diverse teams across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, SE Asia & APAC.

He is passionate about digital disruption, leadership development, people & culture transformation & skills building holistically for business value & excellence creation in his various roles with ICICI Group, Essel Propack as Global CHRO and with The Oberoi Group as EVP Group HR & OCLD ( Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development), EVP & Global CHRO at IGate – Patni Computer Services ( now part of Capgemini) , Group CVP, Business Consulting & CHRO Capgemini, Group CHRO for Vedanta Resources Plc and Welspun Group as Director & Group CHRO.

He created customer – centric global HR models across geographies with world class learning skills, building frameworks & running complex yet efficient structures to create customer value.

Rajesh won the prestigious UN Award for building world class diversity & inclusive practices at Capgemini.

His hobbies include Cricket, Fitness, Motorcycles, Travelling & Research.