IIFL Wealth and Asset Management hires Navin Upadhyaya as CHRO

Upadhyaya moves from Citibank, where he was the director of HR for its Institutional Client Group (ICG) for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka


IIFL Wealth and Asset Management (IIFL WAM) has hired Navin Upadhyaya as its new chief human resource officer (CHRO). In his new role, Upadhyaya will be responsible for the overall human resources strategy, with a strong focus on culture, talent management, learning & development, and diversity and inclusion.

Upadhyaya has a master’s degree in personnel management from the University of Pune. Having previously worked at IDBI, Standard Chartered, and Blue Dart, he has almost two-decades of experience in the industry as senior HR advisor in diverse roles such as markets, private banking, NBFC, banking & advisory, retail banking, commercial banking, technology, operations, analytics, and corporate functions.

His HR experience lies at the strategic and operational level, and he has held the role of HR head for a decade now.

Delighted to be a part of the the company, Upadhyaya said, “These are exciting times for the wealth & asset management sectors and IIFL WAM is the clear market leader for its market position, proposition, and people practices.”

Karan Bhagat, founder, MD & CEO, IIFL Wealth and Asset Management, expressed his excitement over Upadhyaya’s appointment and said that his rich experience, entrepreneurial approach and focus on culture will add tremendous value to the company.

He also explained that Upadhyaya’s expertise in the areas of talent acquisition, development and management, employee engagement, compensation & benefits, diversity & inclusion and HR technology systems, will help in the development of best teams.

IIFL Wealth and Asset Management (IIFL WAM) is an Indian wealth management company headquartered in Mumbai, India, with presence in seven countries across the globe.

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