Microland, a hybrid IT infrastructure service provider, announced the appointment of Ram Kumar as Chief People Officer. Ram Kumar will be based at Microland’s corporate headquarters in Bangalore. He will be responsible for leading the Global Human Resources function and will partner with business leadership to build a future-ready organization that is versatile and adaptable, with a distinctive culture that drives business performance and productivity.
Ram Kumar comes with over 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner, leading various organizations through expansions, transformations and playing an instrumental role in building a robust HR function.
Prior to joining Microland, Ram Kumar worked with HSBC, where he spent 22 years in different roles, most recently as Head of Human Resources for Global Service Centers based in Kuala Lumpur, responsible for supporting 43,000 employees across seven countries. In this role, he built a reliable, responsive and resilient HR function, driving efficiencies through in-country HR programs aligned with group entities, and enabling key organization-wide change management initiatives. Ram Kumar started his HR career with Unilever where he spent 5 years as Factory Personnel Manager, and also worked with Citibank NA and ANZ Grindlays before joining HSBC.
“Our people are our power and we pride ourselves on being an employee-centric organization. Combined with our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work and an employer of choice, Ram Kumar’s appointment as our Chief People Officer brings even greater focus on our employee-related practices and differentiators,” said Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland Limited.
Commenting on his appointment as the Chief People Officer, Ram Kumar said, “I am excited to join this team of over 3,400 highly motivated, skilled professionals who are key players in the Hybrid IT Infrastructure domain. Our continued focus on our employees will help us further leverage the opportunities presented by growth in the industry.”