Corporate whizz and man-of-many parts Rajesh Padmanabhan is all set to join HONO as Chairman of HONO Board of Directors.
With over three decades of pioneering work globally, Rajesh worked across diverse functions including business P&L, HR, corporate strategy, consulting, technology, banking and startup entrepreneurship. He will now oversee the global expansion of HONO, accelerate growth, deepen domain and product expertise and help the company in the organisational building.
"Rajesh Padmanabhan at the fore of the HONO board of directors promises accelerated changes" said Mukul Jain, CEO of HONO. “His experience runs deep, and his learnings are multi-functional and multi-disciplinary, including that of senior industry and consulting leader. Rajesh’s appointment as Chairman, HONO HR and global business will help us pursue our vision of transforming HR with technology, business impact and innovation.”
Rajesh’s work is marked by his emphasis on business with a people-focus. He is a recipient of the UN Award for exemplary work in diversity and inclusive practices in one of his executive roles. A global business transformer, Rajesh has managed diverse cross-cultural teams across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, South East Asia & APAC. A double Master’s in Human Resources & Finance from the University of Mumbai, holding him in good stead.
Rajesh’s career curve spans a rigorous beginning that involved handling systems on mainframes, a role as a corporate banker, managing P&Ls, corporate strategy, powering institutional business of Small & Medium Enterprises, SAP functional, business consulting and global HR. It’s an enviable work-journey, which indicates a strong foothold in administering convergence between business and people technologies.
For HONO, a human capital management solutions company which prides itself on the ability to scale up or down and tailor its platform solutions for varied industry sectors, Rajesh’s experience with industries that include banking, manufacturing, hospitality and consumer, IT services, consulting and diversified conglomerates is a near-perfect alignment.
Commenting on this, Georgie Antony, Director Southeast Asia, said, “We believe we are at the cusp of a major leap with Rajesh, who has all that is needed to navigate the new millennial business-people matrix. His multi-dimensional expertise reflects HONO’s excellence, leadership building, talent designing, rewards management or all-round HR operations. We believe Rajesh will guide and lead radical and innovative changes at HONO.”