Director - Programs
Pavithra has done her Post Graduation Certification in Human Resources Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She has about 19 years of experience working across sectors like Financial Services, Banking, Telecom, Retail, Microfinance, Education and Development sector. She has predominately worked in areas around Leadership Development, Learning and Development, Coaching, High-Potential Development, Performance Management, setting up or strengthening HR polices and systems across organizations in India.
Pavithra started her career with Mphasis and worked with them for 6 years. Over these years, she set up the Training and Development function for various clients based in U.K, USA and India. She then moved on to working with CoCoon, a niche firm that designs and delivers strategic talent-related solutions. Over 6 years with CoCoon, Pavithra was involved in developing and implementing various solutions to address Organization Effectiveness and Talent Management for Fortune 100 & 500 Companies.
In 2011, Pavithra moved on to work with Tesco Bengaluru, a giant retail chain based in U.K. She headed their Customer and People vertical as a HR Business Partner, where she was responsible for the functional people agenda and end to end implementation of People practices for over 1000 colleagues. After 4 years of working with Tesco, Pavithra moved to a Social Enterprise called Varthana, which works with affordable private schools across India. Over 15 months at Varthana, she set up their entire HR function and was a part of the Leadership Team to define the strategy and way forward for the organization.
Pavithra moved to Phicus in October 2016. She works closely on designing and implementing programs that focus on capacity building of Leaders and Change Makers across levels. She also works with the Heads and Leadership teams of social impact organizations to help them align their vision and strategy. She is a coach to a few of our Aritra Leaders in the Aritra Leadership Program. In her personal time, Pavithra loves to read, spend time in her kitchen garden and narrate stories to children.