Anthony Kiran leaves Indus Tower to study at Harvard

Kiran has 12 years of rich experience in corporate and business partnering roles.


By the end of June 2019, Anthony Kiran will be exiting Indus Tower, where he is now head-talent acquisition. Kiran wishes to continue his education at Harvard, from September 2019.

Having joined Indus Tower in February,2016 as head-HR, Kiran lead the business HR function for Hyderabad. In June 2018, he moved to Gurgaon as head-talent acquisition, shouldering the responsibility of driving and leading the front end of the recruiting process across India.

Kiran, who has about 12 years of rich experience in corporate and business partnering roles, started his career with the Ashok Leyland Group in the UAE. During the year and a half that he spent there, he was responsible for creating and implementing a detailed roadmap for human resources to support the execution of the Company’s strategy of setting up a factory in an international location.

Within the same Group, he moved to corporate HR and was based out of Chennai. Before joining Indus Tower, he provided his services to Tata Motors as HRBP for four years.

Besides being an HR leader with diverse industry experience—from automotive, manufacturing, and engineering, to telecommunication infrastructure service— he is also an eternal student.

Speaking to HRKatha about his future plans, Kiran says, “It is a well thought decision. Having worked in HR for 13 years, I understand what brought me here will not take me to the next level. This course will help me establish myself in general management roles, such as CXO.”

Apparently, Kiran has been a passionate student all his life. Awarded a gold medal in the BSc programme at Loyola College, he went on to bag two postgraduate degrees—an MSc from Loyola and a PGDM from the Chennai School of Business. He also holds a PhD in statistics from Madras University.

It is not only love for education but a need to be with family that has prompted his decision this time.

“I have not been able to give time to my family, especially my father who is going through ill health. I am happy that I will be able to devote some time to him before I leave for Harvard,” says Kiran.

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