Judge profile

Kaustav Chakravarthy

Executive Director, Global HR & General Administration
Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning

Kaustav serves as Executive Director, Global Human Resources at Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Inc. He leads a 75-strong global team of Human Resource and General Administration professionals who work closely with the JCH executive leadership to design and deliver JCH’s comprehensive people strategy at their manufacturing, sales and logistics locations around the world.

In his previous assignment with the Lenovo Group, Kaustav served in multiple roles including as the HR Director for South East Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, and before that as the Asia Pacific Director for People & Organisational Capability. In earlier assignments, Kaustav has served as Vice President, Leadership & Talent Development for Accenture’s global Growth Markets, Learning & Development Leader with Ernst & Young GSS India, and with other companies like Robert Bosch and Infosys Ltd.

Kaustav brings to the table over 20 years of professional experience in varied fields, mainly corporate HR and consulting, with deep domain expertise in Talent and Performance Management, Leadership Development and Organizational Development. As a corporate HR Leader and a Learning & OD expert, he has helped devise and execute HR and Learning strategy for over 50 organisations across 14 sectors, delivering measurable business results.

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