Elango is a core member of the Mphasis Executive Council since 2001He has taken on many avatars through his tenure, ranging from Chief Human Resources Officer to Business Leader for Emerging Geographies and now Head of HP and DXC Business unit.
As Chief HR Officer, Elango transformed the HR function with innovative talent strategies and instituionalised programs to guide the organization through various stages of large scale growth and subsequent maturity. He successfully integrated people practices with business outcomes, delivering effective end-to-end solutions that touched the entire lifecycle of an employee.
Elango’s passion for leadership and top talent programs fueled the adoption of – trendsetting HR programs that attracted and nurtured industry best talent, while balancing the complexity of a global organisation in a fast evolving landscape. He was instrumental in building a culture of empowerment and belonging and under his leadership, the team institutionalized talent analytics and data driven approach to HR, with special emphasis on predictive analytics.
As the Business Head of Emerging Geographies, Elango chalked out consistent growth and impressive profitability benchmarks for the Applications and BPO Units, in an undeveloped and competitive geographical landscape.
As President of the HP and DXC Business Unit, Elango drives digital innovation and cloud transformation powered by cognitive technologies. Under his leadership, the business unit is well set on a transformative path; from declining growth to stability and new opportunities. Building on a foundation of customer-in decision making and sharp focus on chosen areas, Elango champions strong client relationships based on delivering value.
Prior to Mphasis, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the offshore unit at Bank of America. He has also worked in senior positions at The UB Group, The Raheja Group and Quality Inns (India).
An omni-channel communicator, Elango is a best selling author (‘You Don’t Need a Godfather’), and a serial columnist at The Economic Times, Wall Street Journal Online and People Matters. He is much sought after as a speaker at forums like Ted X, NASSCOM and other popular platforms. He invests time in mentoring entrepreneurs, is on the board of start-ups and shares leadership perspectives on his blog www.ElangoR.com and as an influential social media leader on Twitter (@agastyasays).
Elango is an alumnus of the INSEAD Advanced Management Programa, Fontainbleu.