Work and HR Tech brand PeopleStrong has appointed former Aon Hewitt CEO Sandeep Chaudhary as President and member of the board. This appointment comes as a part of PeopleStrong’s continuing effort to invest and drive accelerated growth in India and across Asia. Chaudhary joins PeopleStrong after an outstanding 17-year long stint at Aon Hewitt.
Speaking on the appointment, Pankaj Bansal, Co-Founder and CEO, PeopleStrong shared, “These are exciting times for PeopleStrong. Our business has been growing at a tremendous pace in India, with us adding enterprise customers at a rate that is almost double what we did last year. The emerging Asian markets have been very welcoming and will grow to be a significant part of our business in the next few years. Sandeep’s ability to deliver growth with a large-scale impact, his customer-centric and inclusive approach, makes him a great addition to PeopleStrong. Supporting our growth ambition, Sandeep will also help us attract and build a world-class team."
Today, PeopleStrong’s Work and HR Technology is empowering over 275 enterprises and a million employees to increase productivity, drive performance, and build a collaborative workplace.
Chaudhary through a series of acquisitions, divestitures, and new business incubation, transformed Aon Hewitt into a dominant market leadership position across India and emerging markets. He is a thought leader in the space of human capital and an advisor to many notable business houses. He left Aon Hewitt earlier this year after leading the company to remarkable growth and is currently an advisor to several private equity backed businesses on their talent and organization issues and special situations like M&A, pre-IPO, emerging market expansion, etc.
Speaking on his joining, Chaudhary said, “I am very impressed with PeopleStrong’s products suite, team capability, and its culture. HR Tech Market in Asia is at an interesting cusp as the conversation shifts from HR to “Work” and employees to “Workers,” PeopleStrong is best positioned to lead this transition in the emerging world. It is an exciting time to be part of this journey, with a brand and team that has time and again led innovation in this space. I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Renuka Ramnath, Chairperson, PeopleStrong and Founder MD and CEO, Multiples said, “We are happy to have Sandeep on board as we work towards creating the first global work tech brand from India. Sandeep’s prior experience of establishing global brands would accelerate this journey and we are excited to have him join our strong leadership team”.
In an earlier development in August 2019, Taggd, the recruitment solutions arm of PeopleStrong, got Chaudhary as Independent Advisor to help chart Taggd’s growth strategy in India’s rising recruitment market. Read the story here.
As PeopleStrong continues to accelerate its growth in India and other emerging markets in Asia, it will be interesting to see how Chaudhary's extensive experience in the consulting industry would add to this journey and enable PeopleStrong to take the leap.