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Karthik VPB

Karthik VPB

As Chief People Officer, Karthik drives the function globally to build long-term value for Azentio by developing and executing scalable people strategies and practices. His focus is on making Azentio an employer of choice – one that helps people thrive in a high-growth environment.

A human resources professional with over 20 years of rich global experience, Karthik VPB is passionate about building organizations and harmonizing human capital with business growth. He has created and led high performing HR organizations. A believer and practitioner of “transactional excellence fosters transformations”, he is at his best while decoding complex ambiguous problems and implementing innovative and sustainable solutions.

Karthik joins us from Prosus Group (formerly Naspers), where he was responsible for building, leading and transforming high performing HR functions while consulting and nurturing talent across Prosus’ segments in APAC and in its Fintech segment globally. Earlier, Karthik held key regional and global human resources roles across business in leading companies, including Harman, CSC, Motorola and DuPont. He has also co-founded a successful HR consulting company. He is currently an honorary advisor to the RBI Innovation Hub.

Karthik is a human resource post-graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur and holds a Senior Executive Leadership Certification from INSEAD. He is a certified executive coach with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Annamalai University.

With roots from the shores of Tamil Nadu, India, Karthik currently lives in Bangalore. Outside work, Karthik loves to explore exotic cuisines and ancient architecture and pursues sustainable farming and community service in his ancestral town.

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