Accion Labs gets Poornima Prasad as global CPO

Prasad moves from Tech Mahindra, where she was global head – HR, based out of Plano, Texas


Poornima Prasad has been appointed the global chief people officer, Accion Labs, the cloud and digital transformation services company.

Backed by over two decades of experience, Prasad has moved from Tech Mahindra, where she was global head – HR for over six years, based out of Texas.

In the initial part of her career, Prasad was group manager – HR at Infosys BPO, at Bangalore. There, she was responsible for the end to end functioning of learning and development activities for over 18,000 employees spread across six locations in India and five abroad. Six years later, she joined Infosys as business leader – HR, in 2008, at Texas.

In four years’ time, she was promoted to head – compensation and benefits, compliance – Americas. In this role, it was her responsibility to drive strategic compensation and benefit programmes for the region to stay aligned with the market trends and better attract and retain talent. By 2013, she was heading HR for the data science and analytics unit. For almost one and a half years, she was able to successfully drive the talent strategy in line with the unique needs of data science and analytics.

After a successful almost seven-year long tenure at Infosys, Prasad moved to Tech Mahindra in Aril 2015, as the global head – HR, network services and head – HR, Americas Region.

Prasad, who postgraduated in psychology from Bangalore University, specialising in clinical psychology, also has a PhD in psychology – organisational behaviour.

Her proven excellence in crisis management, immigrations and mobility, strategic planning, global HR management, performance management as well as learning & development will stand her in good stead in this new assignment at Accion Labs.

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