Chief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation
Sudheesh Venkatesh is the Chief People Officer of Azim Premji Foundation and serves on the board of management of Azim Premji University. He is the Regional President–South of the National Human Resource Development Network (2019-21) and serves on its National Board. He was earlier the Shared Services Lead for Tesco's People & Payroll program in the UK. Prior to this, he headed Human Resources for Tesco in India. He started his career with Asian Paints where he was instrumental in setting up the training function. He has also worked on an assignment on ‘Organisation & Strategy’ with Booz Allen & Hamilton (now Strategy&). Sudheesh also co-edited the NHRD journal on 'Education, Employability and Employment' and is often invited to speak on education and people matters.