Fintech startup Branch appoints Sumith Sumithran as new Head of People, India

Personal finance tech start-up Branch International has announced the appointment of Sumith Sumithran as Head of People for their India operation. He joins from CleverTap, where he was leading the HR business partnering, operations, compensation & benefits and admin function.

In his new role, Sumithran will be responsible for driving the company’s people management strategy covering talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, performance management and diversity & inclusion.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sumith as a talented human resource leader. We believe his experience and leadership will create a welcoming and inclusive culture and enable us to prepare for the next stage of growth,” said Sucheta Mahapatra, Managing Director, Branch India.

Sumithran has almost fifteen years of HR experience in various leadership roles at CleverTap, Fractal Analytics, ICICI Prudential and Reliance Communication.

Sumith Sumithran, Head of People, India, Branch, said, “Branch’s culture story is like a hidden gem, truly wondrous to all those who have experienced it but unknown to the world at large. I am excited about this opportunity to share this story to the world, while codifying the foundation required to amplify this culture as we scale.”

Sumith holds a MBA from Alliance University, Bengaluru and is a Commerce graduate from Christ University, Bengaluru. 

Sumithran will be based in Mumbai.

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