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Soundararajan, Ramesh

Ramesh Soundararajan Partner, Culstran Consulting LLP

Ramesh Soundararajan is an HR professional with 25 years of experience as a practitioner and consultant. An electrical engineer from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kozhikode, Ramesh completed his master’s in personnel management and industrial relations from Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur. 

Crompton Greaves, TVS Whirlpool, Infosys Technologies (more than a decade), and Sasken Communications are the prominent companies he has worked with. Presently he is the founding partner of Culstran LLP, a firm focused on consulting corporates in the areas of culture, strategy, and analytics. He has worked as a location head of HR, head of a CoE, as well as the head of the function. He has consulted with clients in India as well as in the USA.

In all his roles, he has pioneered an analytical approach to reviewing information, integrating insights from across different functions to help the function put its best foot forward. The approach encompasses all HR domains such as performance management, learning and development, and talent acquisition and retention. His blog on analytics, “HR3by2”, is widely referred to. He is working with large corporations from developing analytics competency in HR to designing interactive dashboards. He also works with start-ups in the HR analytics space. He is a trained assessor using the PCMM and CII HR models.