IIFL Wealth and Asset Management (IIFL WAM) today announced the appointment of Navin Upadhyaya as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Navin will be responsible for the overall human resources strategy, with a particular focus on culture, talent management, learning and development, diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining IIFL WAM, Navin was Director and Head of Human Resources at Citibank for its Institutional Client Group (ICG) for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Previously, Navin also worked with IDBI, Standard Chartered and Blue Dart. Navin has nearly two decades of experience in the financial industry as a senior HR advisor in various roles spanning Markets, Private Banking, NBFC, Banking & Advisory, Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, technology, operations, analytics and business functions. His HR experience has been both at the strategic and operational level; he has held the position of Human Resources Manager for the past decade. Navin holds a Masters in Personnel Management from the University of Pune. He mentors startups for building inclusive ecosystems to support the Diversity and Inclusion agenda. Karan Bhagat, Founder, Managing Director and CEO, IIFL Wealth and Asset Management, commenting on the appointment said, “We are delighted to have Navin on board. People are at the heart of our organization and Navin’s rich experience, entrepreneurial approach and focus on culture will add tremendous value.
His deep expertise in the area of talent acquisition, development and management, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion and HR technology systems, strengthen our human resources function. As a people-oriented organization, we will continue to build a culture that attracts, develops and retains the best teams. Commenting on the appointment, Navin Upadhyaya, Director of Human Resources, IIFL Wealth and Asset Management said, “I am delighted to join IIFL Wealth & Asset Management and collaborate with the leadership team.
These are exciting times for the wealth and asset management industries and IIFL WAM is the undisputed market leader for its market position, proposition and people practices. The culture is one that has been recognized and imitated by many others. I look forward to working with the dynamic team here and building on leading people-centric practices and policies. »