HR service providers Randstad India, announced the appointment of their current CFO, Viswanath PS as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, effective July 1st, 2021. The finance chief takes over from Paul Dupuis, who served as the MD and CEO of Randstad India for the last four years and is now taking over as MD of Randstad Japan.
Starting his stint at Randstad India in 2014 as the Head of Shared Services Centre (SSC), Vishy took over as the CFO in 2016. Vishy has proven to be a strong leader; both strategic and tactical. He is also a dynamic, people-focused leader with a track record of building high performing teams across a wide span within the organization.
Commenting on the announcement, Paul Dupuis said, “It has been an honour to lead Randstad over the last 4 years. Throughout this time, I have been humbled by the commitment and hard work of our people, and their passion for creating a truly purpose-driven company. I am very grateful to them, as I am to Randstad’s stakeholders, with whom we have worked to build our long-term, sustainable business. I look forward to taking these learnings into my new role in Randstad Japan".
"I would also like to congratulate Vishy, who is a strong, strategic thinker, and values-driven leader with an impressive track record of delivering consistent and high-quality performance. Having worked closely with him for many years, I am highly confident that under his leadership, Randstad India will prosper long into the future. His appointment demonstrates the strength of Randstad’s succession planning and talent pipeline", Paul added.
A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Viswanath is a certified black belt in Six Sigma and a keen fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, yoga and cricket. He brings more than three decades of diversified expertise and experience in key leadership roles at leading global and Indian organizations, particularly in the areas of strategic planning and business development.
Expressing his excitement for the new challenge, MD & CEO, Viswanath PS said, “It will be a huge privilege to lead Randstad India – a truly global company full of talented people, and a brilliant brand. Over the last 6 years, I have seen the many ways in which our company improves people’s lives, positively impacting clients and candidates. As part of the strategy, Randstad India will accelerate to profitable growth through continuous innovation, while focusing on strong execution. We will continue to deliver long term growth and value creation to all our stakeholders. As the economy emerges into an era of reimagined opportunities, Randstad India is set to deliver outcomes that enrich the experience for all our stakeholders.”
With COVID-19 still making waves in every aspect of business, it would be interesting to see how Vishwanath and Randstad will drive their company’s growth and expansion.