Sucharita Palepu

Sucharita Palepu

Global Head, People Practices - Tech Mahindra

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Sucharita Palepu has over 25 years of experience spanning leadership roles in Financial and IT services across customer facing and enabling functions. Her areas of expertise include Strategic HR, Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Change Management and Compensation & Benefits.

After starting her career in Financial Services, she shifted gears by handling operations for an IT services start up. This then led to her leveraging her business and financial knowledge to specialize in HR with Compensation and Benefits initially and then spreading to all functions of HR in CoEs as well as Business HR functions. She also has expertise in establishing robust HR frameworks, systems and processes in a globalized environment.

In HR, her previous stints include being the Head - Talent Management in Satyam Computer services and HR Head for one of the major verticals in Infosys.

As the current Global Head for People Policies and Practices at Tech Mahindra, she is playing a significant role in institutionalizing best and next people practices and making Tech Mahindra one of the best places to work apart from heading all the CoE's.

In her free time, she volunteers as a Team Member for St Judes Child Care Center - an NGO that provides free accommodation and holistic support to underprivileged children undergoing treatment of cancer. An avid lover of Indian Classical and Rock Music, she is a trained Classical Singer, Artist and Foodie.

External recognition includes:
Exemplary Woman in Leader Award (Apac): HR Branding Awards 2015-16
Women Super Achievers Award : HR Branding Awards 2009-10
Former VP : NHRD Hyderabad Chapter