Rohit Thakur

CHRO, LEAD School

With over 25 years of industry experience under his belt, Rohit has been the leading the HR function for various organizations. In his last role he was the CHRO for Paytm since December 2019 where he led the strategic HR agenda for the company.

Prior to this role, Rohit was with Accenture where he was responsible for Accenture’s talent strategy and HR service delivery & operations across all businesses in India..

Rohit has previously also worked with Microsoft, where he served as head of Human Resources for Microsoft India. Prior to this, Rohit spent 11 years at GE in various HR leadership roles across multiple businesses like Energy, Capital, Engineering, Corporate and Aviation both in India and the United States. He has also worked with Eicher Tractors, Cadence Design Systems and Bausch & Lomb.

Rohit is a graduate of SRCC Delhi. He has subsequently also done his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. He is married to Swati, who is also an MBA from XLRI and is currently working with SHRM in India. They have 2 children, Dhruv (who is an undergraduate in CS from UCLA, working with Amazon in NY) and Kanhav (who is an undergraduate from Swarthmore in Mathematical Statistics & Economics) and is working with Charles River Associates in Washington DC.