Avendus appoints SBI Mutual Fund’s Kris Gomes as CLO

For the larger part of his career, Gomes was associaetd with IDFC Bank (now IDFC First Bank), where the last position he held was that of associate director-HR


Avendus, the financial services firm, has roped in Kris Gomes as its new chief learning officer. In this new role, Gomes will be responsible for creating a learning framework for the Company and driving learning and development initiatives. He will be responsible for creating an effective learning culture in the organisation.

Prior to this role, Gomes was leading the learning and development (L&D) agenda at SBI Mutual Fund as the head of L&D.

At SBI Mutual Fund, Gomes successfully implemented a learning framework for the Company and various learning-assessment tools and platforms to give a uniform learning experience to employees.

Gomes obtained a master’s degree in human resource management, specialising in culture and change management. Post his postgraduation, Gomes joined Crisil, a data research and analytics solution company, as the HR business partner, looking after the company’s news wire business, and overseeing its performance management system, payroll and HR operations.

He spent close to three years with Crisil, after which he served two short stints with BVI HR practices and Signature Talent Solutions for four and six months, respectively. Gomes played a crucial role in setting up the HR framework in both these startups.

In 2008, Gomes joined Mckinsey & Company as a professional development specialist. He was responsible for driving the recruitment, employee relations, employee learning and staffing supporting the Asia operations practice in India.

After spending close to three years with Mckinsey, Gomes moved to IDFC First Bank (Then IDFC Bank) where he ended up working for seven years. The last position he served was that of associate director-HR. In his seven-year long stint with the firm, he drove the organisational culture initiatives, HRBP functions, content creation and learning interventions, gamifying learning journeys of employees and running the entire HR operations for the company.

Backed by close to 18 years of experience, Gomes is also a certified MBTI practitioner.

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