Kunnumal Sudeep, Director of HR, Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services

Kunnumal Sudeep of Tata Consultancy Services is part of the HRD Asia Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

Director of HR, Asia Pacific

With a belief that talent should be built and not bought, Kunnumal Sudeep considers Tata's talent development initiatives implemented within Asia-Pacific to be one of his biggest achievements for 2017. To inspire students take up STEM courses and consider careers in technology, Sudeep and his team are running programs across various education levels – from seeding interest in STEM at primary schools, to providing tutoring in secondary schools and offering internship opportunities to undergraduates and graduates – in the hope of not just benefiting the company but also helping to address the shortage of tech skills in various economies.

In line with this, one major challenge in recent times for Sudeep and his team has been coping with the speed of technology change that impacts not just on the workplace but also at broader business and regulatory levels. To sustain the quality of its consulting service, Tata has created an institutionalised framework that enables its associate to regularly collaborate and hone their skills and capabilities.