Pradipta Sahoo has been appointed the chief people officer at Suryoday Small Finance Bank, a financial services bank with branches across 10 states of India. In his new role, Sahoo will be responsible for leading the HR operations at the Bank.
Prior to this, Sahoo was the CHRO at Karvy Fintech (now KFin Technologies) which is a Registrar and Transfer Agent (RTA) for mutual funds and a Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) for the National Pension System (NPS). As an RTA, KFin Technologies provides corporate registry services, back-office operations and data processing services.
Sahoo has more than 25 years of experience in HR and personnel management. He has majorly worked in the BFSI sector, with some renowned names, including Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda, ICICI Lombard General Insurance and Bharti AXA General Insurance.
He has also done a small stint of nine months in the retail sector, with Reliance Retail.
“With Suryoday Small Finance Bank, we are planning to expand the business and provide a better employee experience to the people. I am returning back to the BFSI sector after a while and things have really changed. Many processes have been automated in most of the functions,” Sahoo tells HRKatha.
“With AI-enabled systems in the BFSI sector, my focus will be on reskilling and cross-skilling employees in my new role. I look forward to a great journey,” he adds.
Sahoo started his career with Vijaya Bank in 1992, where he honed his skills in various aspects of HR, such as trade union negotiations, industrial disputes and staff cases before various tribunals.
Although he has spent a fair amount of time in each and every company he has worked with, his longest stint was with KFin.
A law graduate, Sahoo completed his master’s in personnel management from Utkal University.