Niketh Sundar joined QuEST in June 2013. He 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 oversees Talent Mobilization, Learning and Development and Global & Business HR.
Niketh’s experience spans the geographies of USA, Europe and Asia. Prior to QuEST he was working 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 for over a decade, facilitated building the required scale in management of people, processes and systems. He was instrumental in enabling the organization reach PCMM Level 5 maturity as well as 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 the areas of training and operations in the Defence Services, which included command of a fighter squadron, captain of a war ship and faculty member at the Defence Services Staff College.
A graduate of the National Defence Academy, Pune, India, and Niketh holds a Master’s degree in Defence and Strategic Studies and a post-graduate diploma in Business Management. He also holds the SPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute, USA. In addition he has completed Strategic HR Management courses from IIMs Kozhikode and Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad and a certification from the Anderson School of Management, University of California, USA.
Niketh is based out of Bangalore.