S. Varadarajan or Raja as he is popularly known as is an alumnus of Xavier Labor Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur and Indian Society for Training & Development, New Delhi. He is a Graduate Leadership and Life Coach, from Coach for Life, USA, and a Hogan Certified professional.
Raja has over three and a half decades of experience as an HR Leader, who has shaped high-performing cultures at major growth brands with technical business acumen, prolific communication, and robust development programs. He prides himself in working in partnership with senior management to orchestrate cultural development and organization change initiatives focused on leadership development that address corporate goals and strategies. Based on his stints with brands such as American Express, PW, KPMG, TVS, UB, Tata Group, Tata Teleservices, TATA SIA Airlines, Wipro Spectramind and Quatrro, was able to gain insightful experiences and continual success in a global environment through a deep desire to see individuals and businesses grow. He brings experience across various industry segments like Manufacturing, Management Consulting, Financial services, Telecom, BPO and Aviation working across geographies like India, Middle East, ASEAN, S.Asia, US and UK.
Before joining Radical Minds Technologies, Raja had been interacting with Boards in various capacities, viz., Nominee Board member in two startups (Quatrro group), Advisory Board member in two startups (PeopleStrong & WTPS PrintShoot), invitee to the Board in two companies (Quatrro & TATA SIA) and Nomination & Remuneration Committee in TATA SIA. This has given him great insight into the workings of the Board and also its requirements. He also completed my Independent Directors Certification from Hunt Partners and Board Evaluation UK recently.
He has received a great deal of industry-wide recognition, during his career – some of them being, awarded the Seasoned HR Professional Award from NHRDN, the Best HR Professional, by the World HR Congress for thought leadership & contribution in the field of HR and featuring in the list of Top 100 Most Talented HR Professionals by World HRD Congress
In his new role as the Principal HR Advisor, Raja will be working closely with the leadership in helping make the company future ready. Apart from mentoring and structuring the HR department, he will also be helping build a global cross culture, multi nationality work place through workable employee relation/ retention policies and interventions.