HR News Roundup – April Edition 2021
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HR News Roundup – April Edition 2021

PayU Onboards Avisekh Agarwal as Head of Talent Acquisition


PayU has appointed Avisekh Agarwal as its new Talent Acquisition head. Agarwal comes with over 15 years of experience in global talent acquisition design & delivery, C Suite advisory and functional transformation. Before this, he was heading talent acquisition for OYO where he was responsible for delivery, strategic direction and excellence of the overall function.

U GRO Capital Names Pia Shome as Chief People Officer


U GRO Capital has appointed Pia Shome as Chief People Officer. In her new role, Shome will help build a quality talent pool across the country and augment the culture of high performance and meritocracy. An INSEAD alumnus, Shome has over 16 years of experience in the BFSI sector. Before this, she was head – Human Resources at SMEcorner.

Sonali Merchant Chavan Joins Westin Mumbai as Director of HR


Westin Hotels & Resorts has appointed Sonali Merchant Chavan as Director of HR. An experienced Talent Director with a history of working in the hospitality industry, Chavan will be responsible for employee progression, workforce management, and developing innovative HR strategies for the associates. Earlier, she was serving in the same role at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park.

Pega India Hires Smriti Mathur as Senior Director and Head of People


Pegasystems has appointed Smriti Mathur as senior director and head of people organisation, India. Mathur will be responsible for ensuring a diverse and inclusive work culture at the software company. Before this, Mathur was VP-HR at Deloitte where she led the talent strategy for global businesses across India, Australia, North-South Europe and Canada.

Rupesh Tripathi Promoted as Partner and Head of People at KPMG Global Services


KPMG Global Services has elevated Rupesh Tripathi as Partner and Head of People. Earlier, he was leading the people function for the company. Tripathi has more than 20 years of experience across industries and a wide spectrum of HR verticals. Prior to joining KPMG, Tripathi was Head of HR for India at IHS Markit.

Accenture Ropes in Shweta Talwar as VP– Talent and HR Operations


Accenture has onboarded Shweta A Talwar as its Vice President – Talent & HR Operations. In her new role, Talwar is responsible to work with global clients on their Talent & HR operations solution and delivery requirements. Talwar has over 17 years of experience as an HR leader, Strategic Advisor, Talent Partner and working globally with Executive Leaders.


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