As a Head of Human Resources in KPIT, Rajesh is passionate about designing and executing interventions to attract, retain and develop talent as a part of our mission of being the Best Place to Grow. He has an aspiration to build highly effective leaders and teams aligned with global benchmarks of excellence through rigorous developmental interventions. Rajesh has explored a variety of roles in a professional life of more than 20 years spanning Public sector, Government, Private Sector and Startup. He began his career with State Bank of India as Probationary officer and then moved to Government of India through Civil Services in 2001. During 7-year stint in Government, he also completed Post Graduation from National University of Singapore on Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. After resigning from Government service, Rajesh completed Masters in Business Administration from IIM Calcutta. He has worked in renowned organizations such as Infosys, Novartis and Alkem in leadership roles. He had a brief entrepreneurial stint as Cofounder of OLITO before joining KPIT. Along with KPIT HR team, he has won award from World HRD Congress for transformative impact on retention.
Rajesh has a wide range of interests such as travelling, cooking, watching movies, debates, standup comedy, blogging and investing. He is also passionate about contributing to community through mentoring and effective use of Right to Information. In his leisure time, he also enjoys taking a nap. He lives in Pune with his wife Riddhi and son Shreyash who is passionate about coding.