Software services company, Altimetrik, has brought on board Krishna Muniramaiah, as the APAC head for the Company’s human resources department.
Speaking to HRKatha on his new mandate at Altimetrik, Muniramaiah says, “Design, develop and implement HR strategy that will propel the organization’s growth and meet its objective as a business and IT transformation accelerator. People are at the center of our strategy and to that end, focus will be to attract the best talent and provide them with adequate growth opportunity. Build a strong HR and business partnership which will further help in meeting the goals and objectives. Build a high performance culture by living by our values and creating a strong employee engagement model.”
Muniramaiah brings with him over two decades of experience in handling different facets of the HR function, across geographies. He specialises in designing, implementing and managing HR shared services. In addition, he is passionate about driving automation, transformation, innovation and agility across HR processes by leveraging the latest in technology. He is an experienced professional with expertise in handling end-to-end employee-lifecycle management.
At Altimetrik, Muniramaiah will be responsible for leading, developing and executing human resource strategies to meet the business objectives and strategic direction of the organisation.
Muniramaiah began his career in 1998 as team lead at AXA, the multinational French insurance company. He worked at AXA for more than two years before moving on to Mainstay Teleservices, as assistant manager in 2001, where he served for little more than a year.
In April 2003, he joined IBM as talent acquisition manager and performed that role for more than four years. Over time, he worked his way up to GM-talent acquisition, then associate director for HR and finally in 2018, he took over as HR leader for APAC, LA and India. His longest stint was at IBM, where he spent close to 16 years.
Towards the end of 2018, he resigned as HR leader at IBM to join Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), a Japanese teleservices company headquartered in Tokyo. He joined as HR director in a global role and was responsible for all areas of HR, such as TA, HR business partnering, L&D, compensation and benefits, as well as HR operations and separations for NTT’s global delivery centres, across Bangalore, Prague, South Africa and Malaysia.
It was after he left NTT that he joined Altimetrik as HR head for APAC.
Speaking on HR’s critical role for organisations in the times to come, he adds, “In these trying times where many organizations are redefining their outlook, HR has a pivotal role to play in shaping the goals and objectives. Talent attraction and retention has always been the most crucial element and has gained utmost importance as companies realise that technology can be acquired, but people are the most crucial part of any progress. As such HR has a big role in establishing the workplace in a different set up, which is going to be completely new and would be like never before.”
Muniramaiah completed his Bachelor’s in science from Bangalore University and an online executive leadership programme from Cornell University. During his time at NTT, he received his postgraduate certificate in senior leadership, from XLRI.