Raghavendra is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources (HR). His expertise lies in aligning HR’s functional role to dovetail business plans. His areas of interest include developing HR competencies, managing cultural diversity, and change management, especially in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
He has created strong synergies between performance management systems and employee development platforms, ensuring that Infosys has a readily available and competent internal talent pool to meet business challenges. A strong proponent of ‘Learn while you earn,’ he has institutionalized a number of organizational interventions whereby an employee can move up the value chain while continuing to pursue one's career.
Raghavendra has anchored numerous initiatives to support the development of strategic HR and is a frequent speaker in HR thought leadership sessions and seminars in India and globally.
Raghavendra comes with a wealth of experience of over 29 years working in different industry verticals and organizations, such as J.K. Synthetics, Blue Dart Express, and Ramco Systems. Before joining Infosys, he headed the HR function at Strides Arcolab Ltd.
He is a commerce graduate and holds a Post Graduate Diploma (Honors) in PM and IR from the Madras School of Social Work. In addition, he has also taken a one-year course in Advance Management Program (AMP) from IIM Bangalore.