Pratik Soyantar is the new CHRO, Light

Soyantar moves from SMEcorner where he was head – HR for over two years


Light, an Indian finance firm with its headquarters in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, has roped in Pratik Soyantar to take on the role of chief human resources officer (CHRO). Earlier, Soyantar was serving as head – human resources, SMEcorner. He worked out of Mumbai and was actively involved in HR policy formulation, investor relations support , training and development and niche talent acquisition.

A commerce graduate from Gujarat University, armed with an MBA from Sikkim Manipal University, Soyantar’s first assignment was with CMS Computers, as a human resources executive in 2005. After two years, he switched to Eureka Forbes as senior executive human resources for two years. In 2009, he moved on to Videocon Industries as deputy manager – HR.

The year 2010 saw him moving to Mumbai area as human resources manager, HDFC Bank. Four years into this role, he switched to YES BANK as senior HCM business partner. From 2014 to 2020, Soyantar managed the end to end HR function for various businesses of the bank including retail assets, risk management, service excellence, working capital and cards.

His next stop was Kotak Mahindra Bank, where he joined as national head – talent acquisition, based out of Mumbai. For over a year, he managed leadership hiring, onboarding, budget management, team management, niche talent acquisition and so on for the bank.

An ambitious professional, Soyantar is known for his willingness to take initiative and an undying desire to learn. His people analytics skill will certainly prove to be an asset in his new assignment at Light.

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