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Role Players 2024


Satish Rajarathnam

Head People & Culture, IT and Administration
RCG Global Services

With over 26 years of experience, Satish Rajarathnam is a seasoned Human Resources professional who has held various HR leadership positions across multiple industries. Satish has continually been at the helm of strategic resourcing, organization change management, HR Business consulting & Agile transformation, as well as leadership and talent management.

Satish is associated with several industry groups and associations such as SHRM, Agile Leadership, LEGO serious Play, PCMM, Six Sigma, ISABs India and NFNLP, among others from which he has received certifications marking him a qualified practitioner. At RCG, he is currently responsible for Global Staffing & Talent Transformation and Heads HR, Administration & IT for APAC.

Satish’s leadership experience spans across organisations such as Mphasis, Cognizant, HCL Technologies, and Siemens. He has also been the recipient of awards such as Forbes Top 30 Talent Leaders of 2023, Asia’s 100 HR Power leaders, Global Achievers Award 2022, Indian Achievers Award 2021, the Top 100 HR Tech Minds Award, Top 50 Aspiring Researchers award and the HR Excellence Award, from the Government of Rajasthan and Higher & Technical Education, Maharashtra. Outside his experience with HR, Satish has built a reputation as a TEDx speaker. As an entertainer and an illusionist & Mentalist, he has worked on over 1300 performances in association with various corporate houses and international workgroups. As part of giving back to the society he is associated with Udavum Karangal an Orphanage at Chennai and as a Corporate Advisory Board member with Chandigarh University.

Satish has authored a book on AI, co-authored 2 books on HR and has 8 patent applications published. He is a research Scholar from Swiss School of Management, Geneva, and a postgraduate in General Management from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and National University of Singapore (NUS)