Global research firm Everest Group has appointed HR industry veteran Swapna Allapur as the new Chief People Officer. In her new role, she would be responsible for the human resources strategy and operations for the firm, which employs nearly 400 people across the U.S., Canada, Europe, India and Latin America.
Peter Bendor-Samuel, founder and CEO of Everest Group, said, “We are tremendously excited to have Swapna join us and contribute her deep acumen in human resources to our growing firm.
He also added that her multinational experience and her expertise in leadership development will be particularly valuable to Everest Group as their workforce continues to expand across the globe.
The firm was founded in 1991, and is experiencing rapid growth in recent years, including a 27% leap in research bookings in 2020 and an additional 50% growth in 2021. The firm’s global headcount has seen year-over-year increases of more than 25% for several years running. Allapur’s first task would be to manage and encourage continued growth from people strategy front, which includes acquiring, nurturing and retaining talent.
She will also oversee the firm’s application of technology to transform its HR operations in a distributed environment.
Prior to joining Everest Group, Allapur was working with Deloitte Consulting for a decade in multiple senior roles. Her previous international stints have also included senior roles with Sun Life Financial and Hexaware Technologies in the U.S., as well as Satyam Computers, Mascon, Parke-Davis and HMT.
Commenting on her appointment, Allapur said,“Everest Group is well respected by its Global 1000 client list for its depth of expertise. The firm already has a strong foundation in hiring great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, which has no doubt contributed to its rapid growth in recent years, even as talent shortages have adversely impacted enterprises across the globe. It’s an exciting and challenging time to join this organization as chief people officer, and I look forward to applying the best people strategies and technology to help Everest Group succeed in building an unparalleled workforce.”
Allapur is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and holds a Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and an HR certification from Carnegie Mellon University.
She would be based in Bengaluru, India