IIFL Wealth and Asset Management (IIFL WAM) today announced the appointment of Navin Upadhyaya as Chief Human Resource Officer. In this role, Navin will be responsible for the overall human resources strategy, with a deep focus on culture, talent management, learning & development, and diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining IIFL WAM, Navin was the Director and Head of HR at Citibank for its Institutional Client Group (ICG) for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. Previously, Navin has also worked with IDBI, Standard Chartered, and Blue Dart.
Navin has close to two decades of experience in the financial industry as a Senior HR Advisor in various roles spanning Markets, Private Banking, NBFC, Banking & Advisory, Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Technology, Operations, Analytics, and Corporate functions. His HR experience has been at both strategic and operational level; he has been in the capacity of HR Head for the last decade. Navin has a Master's degree in Personnel Management from the University of Pune. He mentors startups for building inclusive ecosystems for supporting the Diversity & Inclusion agenda.
Karan Bhagat, Founder, MD & CEO, IIFL Wealth and Asset Management, commenting on the appointment said, “We are excited to have Navin on board. People are at the core of our organization and Navin’s rich experience, entrepreneurial approach, and focus on culture will add tremendous value. His deep expertise in the domain of talent acquisition, development and management, employee engagement, compensation & benefits, Diversity & Inclusion and HR technology systems, will strengthen our human resources function. As a people-driven organisation, we will continue to build a culture that attracts, develops and retains the best teams.”
Commenting on the appointment, Navin Upadhyaya, Chief HR Officer, IIFL Wealth and Asset Management, said, “I'm delighted to be joining IIFL Wealth & Asset Management and collaborating with the senior leadership team. These are exciting times for the wealth & asset management sectors and IIFL WAM is the clear market leader for its market position, proposition, and people practices. The culture is one that has been recognized and emulated by many others. I look forward to working with the dynamic team here and further build on the leading people-centric practices & policies.”