Speaker Profiles


Mr. S. 'Venky' Venkatesh
Management Board Member & President-Group HR, RPG Enterprises


S. “Venky” Venkatesh is an experienced HR leader with close to 32 years of corporate experience. 

Venky’s initial career was in blue-chip MNCs. For the last 18 years, he has held the Group HR Head position in global, India-origin companies. He was worked across diverse businesses in sectors as varied as consumer, energy, telecom, textiles, auto, private equity. Venky also had an entrepreneurial stint for over 4 years, during which he founded Svanishta, a strategic HR advisory firm.

Currently he is Management Board Member and President – Group HR for RPG Enterprises, a USD 4 Billion diversified conglomerate.

Venky is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. 

Venky’s articles are off the beaten track, and challenges existing notions in management and HR. He writes on diverse subjects like leadership, talent, corporate governance, family/founder businesses etc.

 Some of his published articles are: