A management consultant with varied industry experience and credibility, Rahul has worked with various organizations including multinational and Indian companies over the last 20 years. His area of specialization is Organization Development, Leadership Development, Change Management, Employer Branding and Communication. One of the youngest CHRO’s of a Tata Company, Rahul was also the youngest Head of prestigious Tata Administrative Services. He holds the distinction of taking TAS to the top position as the most preferred employer at premium B Schools in India (Top Rank @ AC Neilson Survey). He has also worked as the Group Head Organizational Development & Talent Management for USD 4 bn Avantha Group with around 25,000 employees where he established and successfully institutionalized the Avantha Development Centre and the “Avantha Way” by creating a common talent management framework across all the 9 Group Companies. Rahul has rich experience of setting up HR systems and processes for start ups and gained significant experience in various facets of HR during his stints at Seagram (now Pernod Ricard), Coca Cola India, Tata Reality & Infrastructure, East India Hotels (Oberoi Group) & Taj Hotels. His experience across varied industries like Manufacturing,
FMCG, Beverages, Hospitality, Real Estate, IT & ITES with both Indian & International Conglomerates helps bring to the table innovative and out of the box solutions to business & people needs. He also has extensive experience in Industrial Relations.
He is a certified Hogan Professional, certified Learning Agility professional by Lominger & a certified Barett Values Specialist and well versed with most of the leading behavioural and talent assessment tools. One of the major areas of expertise he has is around linking Leadership behaviour to Organization Strategy. A behavioural trainer, he has created successful & innovative training modules. He has been a Mentor & Coach to several entry-level high potentials & select senior leaders in prominent positions.
Prior to opening his own Strategic HR & Communication consulting firm “Carre4re Consulting”, Rahul was the Executive Vice President & Global Head of Human Resources at Nucleus Software, India’s leading banking software solutions provider. Apart from OD & TM offerings, Rahul offers a unique proposition of creating & establishing a branding & communication solution platform for his clients, with a “HR bend of mind” around various HR or People initiatives.
He is a graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru University & holds a Masters in Personnel Management from Pune University. Currently Rahul operates from a well-established & fully sufficient office at Gurgaon.