Renil Kumar

Global Human Resources Executive Powering Organizations by Creatively Minimizing Risk & Advancing Profitability

Summary of my experience

I am a lifelong learner who sees the value in change and doing things differently. I lead global HR divisions where I’m known for my collaborative and hands-on leadership style as well as for my persistence in developing solutions for problems that get in the way of progress. I push my teams to evolve, think creatively and challenge themselves.

Specializing in International Human Resources and Organizational Development within large, highly matrixed corporations across the manufacturing and technology space, I lead global teams across geographies – having led HR divisions and teams across 25+ countries. As an HR executive who has lived and worked around the globe, I understand cultural differences from many perspectives. I am proud to foster diversity, inclusion and employee empowerment to attract and retain high-performing talent, enhance a corporation’s brand and drive its success.

Offering a longstanding track record in leading high visibility initiatives and programs – I am known for my ability to influence for change and build highly strategic global HR organizations that quickly gain the respect of its business partners and rigorously execute to plan.

    Strengths Include:
  • Vast experience leading numerous global M&A actions with a deep knowledge of acquired rights directives, cross-culture issues and global laws across international jurisdictions.
  • Focused on sales enablement and automation across national markets.
  • Global experience working directly in 35+ countries and living in Europe and Asia.
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills that have saved millions of Euros annually.
  • Extensive experience in creating a digital workplace environment and also use of Digital tools for HR process

Key Skills: Global HR Best Practices; Project Management; Process Development; HR Business Partnerships; Team Leadership; Change Management; Organizational Development; Talent Development; Employee Engagement; Target & Growth Attainment; Cadre Development; Expatriate Programs; Due Diligence; Divestitures.

Wipro, Bangalore, India Aug 2017 to Present
General Manager and Global HR Head - Applications
Lead and oversee HR for 25,000 employees as HR Business Partner to Application head of Wipro. Manage HR team 80 HR Generalists and multimillion-dollar budget. Business size $3 billion +

Wipro, Bangalore, India Jan 2016 to Aug 2017
General Manager, Organizational Development & Change
Supported 170,000 employees across organizational change and strategy development. Partnered with the COO to lead the staff function.

Wipro, Bangalore, India 2014 to 2016
General Manager, Human Resources Global Application Portfolio
Led HR across the $1B Oracle SAP, Cloud, Digital, Enterprise Architecture and Open Source divisions supporting ~10,000 employees.

Wipro, Bangalore, India 2012 to 2014
General Manager, Human Resources for Growth Markets
Served as HRBP for the $1.2B Growth Market division supporting 8,000 employees across 35 countries including APAC, LATAM, Africa and Mainland Europe.Led HR team supporting 9,000 employees across 25 countries.Managed a cross-cultural HR team of 30 employees each based in their respective countries.

Wipro, Lustenau, Austria 2005 to 2012
Head of Human Resources, Continental Europe
Directed the HR function across Central Europe supporting 5,000 employees across 12 countries. Heavy focus on due diligence for divestitures and acquisitions. Served as company representative with the Labour Administration, Labour Court and Compliance of local regulations.

Wipro, Bangalore, India 2004 to 2005
Manager, Human Resources
HRBP for the Telecom Business supporting 1,700 employees.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Bangalore, India 2002-2004
Deputy Manager, HR Please double check these titles/dates

Saint-Gobain, Chennai, India 1999-2002
Deputy Manager, HR


Global HR Best Practices, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, HR Policies, HR Procedures, HR Business Partnerships, Global HR Project Management, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Change Management, HR Program Development, HR Program Management, HR Needs Assessments, Global Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Succession Planning, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Budget Management, Compliance, Compensation, Benefits, Coaching & Mentoring, HR Team Leadership