UST Elevates Kavita Kurup to Global Head of HR

UST Elevates Kavita Kurup to Global Head of HR

Kavita Kurup, has been elevated to the position of global head of human resources.


In this role, Kurup will be responsible for all aspects of UST’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits, as well as all HR functions, globally, for 28,000 employees present in over 25 countries.


Kurup joined UST in 2019 as the global head of talent and organisational transformation. Prior to that, she was SVP at Axis Bank. Kurup began her career with finance and accounting at Hindustan Unilever (HUL), as a trainee. She also worked with STAR TV as accounts assistant and Nedungadi Bank as a probationary clerk handling the cheques, purchasing and bills discounting unit for the Mumbai region.


In 2000, Kurup joined ICICI Bank where she was a branch operations manager and central training manager. After working with the Bank for close to six years, Kurup moved to Citibank as a service relationship manager and quickly made a lateral shift as a senior manager-training for consumer banking, with Standard Chartered Global Shared Services Business. In this role, Kurup was responsible for skilling and re-skilling the workforce as per the skill gap analysis in the company.


Kurup then moved to JP Morgan Chase as the head-learning and development for its asset management business. She also worked with ING Vysya Bank (Now Kotak Mahindra) as its country head of learning and organisational development. She led all the learning and development functions and activities for the entire bank.

A commerce postgraduate from the University of Mumbai, Kurup is also an alumna of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS).


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