Pine Labs ropes in Srinivasan J as head – HR services

Srinivasan, who carries three decades of experience, has moved from Diageo, where he was VP-HR operations


After over six successful years with Diageo, as VP-HR operations, Diageo Business Services India, Srinivasan J has joined Pine Labs as head – HR services.

With this new assignment, Srinivasan will continue to work out of Bengaluru, Karnataka, putting his skills in HR transformation, global HR operations, HR systems, change management and people management to good use.

Having started his HR journey in 1992, as personnel officer, Elbee Express, Srinivasan joined Hutchison Max Telecom Orange in three years’ time. He worked with Hutchison Max as assistant manager – HR, for over five years.

In 2000, he joined Concio as manager – HR, based out of Santa Clara, US, for a little over a year.

He moved to Vodafone in 2001, as manager – resourcing, Mumbai circle and corporate HR. By 2003, he was elevated to head of HR (rewards and benefits + generalist HR ). Five years into this role, he was again promoted to look after HR transformation, as head of HR shared services. By the time he moved on from Vodafone, he was AVP- human resources. His almost 15-year long tenure at Vodafone was probably the longest stint of his career.

It was in 2016 that Srinivasan joined Diageo as senior general manager – HR operations, Diageo India. About two and a half years into this assignment, he was elevated to the position of head- HR operations, Budapest, Diageo Kft, based out of Hungary.

In 2020, he was back in Bengaluru, as VP – HR operations, Diageo Business Services India, leading HR operations, delivering HR shared services globally and supporting 26,000 employees.

An alumnus of the University of Madras and Annamalai University, Srinivasan has completed a post-graduate programme in management for senior executives (PGPMAX) programme from Indian School of Business. He has also studied ethics and stakeholder communications, value addition through financial structures, from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

HRKatha wishes Srinivasan all the best in his new assignment at Pine Labs, a fintech company, where he is excited to work with an “incredible leadership team and some great new colleagues,” as per his social-media post.

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