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Varthana Elevates Chandra Kumar CS to CHRO

Varthana, a non-banking finance company (NBFC), has recently announced the promotion of Chandra Kumar CS to the role of Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). In addition to his existing responsibilities in leading Customer Experience, Chandra will now also oversee Varthana’s people strategy, drive talent and leadership development initiatives, foster diversity and inclusion efforts, enhance both employee and customer experiences, and cultivate a high-performance culture within the organization.

With an extensive background of over 20 years in human resources across diverse industries, Chandra possesses exceptional skills in cultivating organizational culture, fostering collaborative teams, and developing employees through effective mentorship and coaching programs.

Commenting on the appointment, Steve Hardgrave, CEO and Co-founder, Varthana, said, “Chandra’s elevation to the position of CHRO comes at an exciting time for Varthana, as we lay the foundation for long-term organizational growth. Employees being an integral part of growth Chandra has, over the past 6 years of association with Varthana, helped build a best in class and holistic employee experience through end-to-end human capital management. I congratulate Chandra on this elevation and am excited to see how he now strategically ties in Employee Experience to drive Customer Experience for Varthana.”

Chandra Brings 20+ Years of HR Experience, Expertise in Cultivating Organizational Culture, Building Collaborative Teams, and Developing Employees

Commenting on his appointment, CS said, “Varthana believes that employees are the key drivers of organization growth. Over the past decade, we have worked tirelessly to design a holistic employee experience with best in class HR practices to build an incredible purpose driven culture in the organization. I am delighted with the trust shown by the organization in providing this unique opportunity to work on not only employee but also customer experience. I am excited to take up the challenge of integrating our customer and employee journeys to build and drive an impactful CX experience for the organization.”

Chandra’s previous role as Head of Business HR and HRSD at Mahindra Comviva showcased his adeptness in driving HR strategy for global business units and enhancing HR service delivery to achieve excellence. Prior to that, at Tata Communications, Chandra played a pivotal role in implementing comprehensive HR strategies, policies, practices, and systems for the company’s Global Enterprise Solutions Business units.

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