Infosys to expedite local hiring in the US: Srikantan Moorthy to head talent acquisition

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The former global HR head at Infosys will now move to the US, where more local hiring will be expedited.

Srikantan Moorthy aka Tan, the former global head of HR at Infosys, is moving back to the function after three years.

Tan is shifting base to the US as head of talent acquisition, as Infosys plans to beef up its hiring in the US. The IT major plans to hire over 10,000 people locally in the US and Tan has been entrusted with this responsibility.

In 2015, Tan had moved out of human resources as executive vice-president and global services head-application development & maintenance, independent validations & business intelligence.

Tan, 55, comes with over 27 years of experience, out of which 18 years have been with Infosys in various capacities. He served as the global HR head at Infosys between 2013 and 2015. He was also senior vice-president and head of education & research (E&R) at Infosys, where his primary responsibility was talent development through competency building. The residential 19 week training for fresh engineers joining Infosys is a key program run by Infosys E&R.

Over 15,000 fresh engineers go through this program every year. The certification program of E&R is aimed at renewal of competencies of experienced professionals in the organization. More than a 100,000 assessments are conducted annually as part of this program.

In the past, Tan was also head of education at Infosys BPO.

Between 2003 and 2007, Tan was delivery head of Infosys’ communication service providers and vice president of communication service providers for delivery.

In his previous role at Infosys, Tan managed client delivery for a large business unit managing projects worth over $2 million with a team of more than 4000 people.

Prior to Infosys,Tan worked with Inventa Corporation, where he joined as a principal software engineer in 1991, after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University. He worked with Inventa for nine years and was based out of the US.

Tan is an active representative of Infosys in several professional bodies, including the Professional Development Committee of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services in India) Education Council and IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies). In July 2010, he was inducted as a founding director of the International Professional Practice Partnership Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC).

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