Vikrant Gupta

Vikrant Gupta

CHRO

Apna.co

Vikrant is a seasoned HR Leader with over 24 years of experience in highly-complex leadership roles spanning various industries and geographies. His entrepreneurial mindset has led him to be recognized as a consistent high-performer with the ability to architect and drive business and organization strategies, execute for results, build winning teams, and turn around global and regional HR and business functions. His leadership mantra has been to lead with imagination, insight, and courage. Vikrant is known for his deep experience in Strategic Talent Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organization Design, Cultural Transformation & Change Management, D&I, and Leadership Coaching & Development. During his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in companies like Harman International, HCL, Accenture, Nike, and GE. His experience in transforming GE Medical systems – APAC into a services organization from a product org, setting up the brand NIKE in the country as the 2nd employee, leading Accenture’s TA function to deliver 30000 lateral hires in a year, Spear-heading 13 global and regional acquisitions in 18 months, setting up the digital and IOT business for HCL, reshaping the growth markets HR organization for Harman & setting up and expanding a manufacturing plant grounds up has helped him shape his career over the last 24 years. Vikrant started his career as an entrepreneur setting up his own successful sales & distribution outfit. He has also stepped outside the HR domain and worked as a Financial Auditor with GE in the early days of his professional career. Both these experiences have helped him understand and integrate the HR and Financial world seamlessly to deliver impactful outcomes. He is currently the CHRO of Apna - Bharat’s largest professional networking & job marketplace with a mission to connect people and opportunities. As part of the core team, the dream is to build a disruptive product and an organization that values customer intimacy and execution excellence. Vikrant is an avid sportsperson and has represented his university and state in cricket and Table Tennis and now a very avid golfer.