India, July, 1st 2013: QuEST Global Engineering, a leading pure play engineering services provider headquartered in Singapore, today announced the appointment of Niketh Sundar as its Sr. Vice President – Human Resources. Niketh Sundar is an ex-naval fighter pilot and was a faculty member at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College. He joins QuEST Global after a 10 years stint as the Global HR Head at UST Global.
In his current role, Niketh will be responsible for consolidating the fast growing and dynamic HR needs of QuEST Global. QuEST currently has over 4500 employees and will look at expansion of its operations organically and inorganically across the globe. He will be based out of Bangalore and lead 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.Â
Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Sundar into the QuEST family, Mr. Ajit Prabhu, CEO, QuEST Global Engineering said, â€œThis is a significant appointment for QuEST Global and illustrates our commitment to our customers and stakeholders. The war of talent and competence globally requires an insightful understanding of people and their cultural nuances drawn from various geographies. Nikethâ€™s appointment has come at a time when we are rapidly expanding our global engineering foot print. His experience with emerging markets and his ability in building scale in people management, processes and systems will further strengthen us and give us the required edge in todayâ€™s market place.â€
Mr. Niketh commented, â€œI am delighted to be a part of QuEST Global, a dynamic and fast growing company. QuEST is today a truly global company owing to its extensive presence and diversified business interests and I look forward to bringing my experience to the fore in partnering with the QuEST leadership and teams to enable the companyâ€™s growth and expansionâ€.
A graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, India, Niketh holds a Masterâ€™s degree in Defence & 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 also a certification from the Anderson School of Management, University of California, USA.
For more than 20 years, QuEST Global has been a trusted global product engineering and lifecycle services partner to many of the world’s most recognized companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Medical Devices, Rail and Semiconductor industries. With a presence in 13 countries, 55 global delivery centers and 11,450+ personnel, QuEST Global is at the forefront of the convergence of the mechanical, electronics, software and digital engineering innovations to engineer solutions for a safer, cleaner and sustainable world. QuEST Global’s deep domain knowledge and digital expertise help its clients accelerate product development and innovation cycles, create alternate revenue streams, enhance consumer experience and make manufacturing processes and operations more efficient.
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