Rupesh Tripathi elevated to partner & head – people, KPMG

Tripathi was earlier executive director and head of people function at KPMG Global Services


KPMG Global Services has elevated Rupesh Tripathito the position of partner and head of people, starting April 1, 2021. Earlier, he was heading the people function as executive director and head of people.

With over two decades of experience, Tripathi, who holds an MBA in human resources from XLRI, Jamshedpur, began his career as a junior manager with Steel Authority of India (SAIL).

He has come a long way since then, having accumulated a wealth of experience in various spheres, including acquisition and management, leadership development and succession planning, executive coaching, M&A integration, as well as compensation and benefits.

From 2001 to 2004, Tripathi worked as a consultant for Mercer HR Consulting, before moving on to Citibank as AVP-HR. Three years later, in 2007, he joined Bank of America Continuum Solutions, as delivery leader & head, HR strategy, planning and compensation. This stint lasted only for six months. He then joined Bharti Retail (EasyDay) as head-HR, retail operations.

Two successful years later, he moved on to Accenture, where he stayed put for over five years. At the time of leaving Accenture, he was VP & HR service delivery lead – India business and capability network. It was in 2017 that he joined Markit, as MD and head-HR, India. A year later, he found himself heading HR for IHS Markit in India.

In 2019, this executive coach entered KPMG as head of people.

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