Niketh Sundar serves as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and leads the HR imperatives of organizational growth and transformation, capability augmentation and sustainable leadership, creating an engaged workforce, and honing HR readiness to empower business success across geographies. He leads talent mobilization, learning and development, and global and business human resources. In his ten-plus years at Quest Global, Niketh has lent his shoulder to the wheel of growth of the company from about 4500 people to over 17,000 people today. Through his leadership of the People and Culture team, he partnered closely with the business while adapting to changing paradigms of business, talent management, and technology to achieve growth.
Niketh’s experience spans the geographies of the USA, Europe, and Asia. Before Quest Global, he worked with UST Global – a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies. As Global Head for HR with UST Global, Niketh facilitated building the required scale in managing people, processes, and systems. He was instrumental in enabling the organization to reach PCMM Level 5 maturity, institutionalizing UST Global values, and propagating the company culture.
An ex-naval fighter pilot and flying instructor, Niketh has held key leadership and management positions in training and operations in the Defense Services, including command of a fighter squadron, a warship captain, and a faculty member at the Defense Services Staff College.
Niketh is a graduate of the National Defence Academy from Pune, India. He holds a Master’s in Defense and Strategic Studies and a post-graduate diploma in Business Management. He also holds the SPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute, USA.
Niketh believes in the power of mind over matter and that NOTHING is impossible if you put your mind, heart, and soul into it. He likes to challenge the status quo and embraces the fact that learning never ends. The words of William Blake ground Niketh: No bird soars too high if it soars with its own wings.