She was earlier heading Amazon India’s Human Resource function

New Delhi, NFAPost: Pine Labs, a merchant commerce platform, has appointed Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan as the company’s new Chief People Officer. She joins Pine Labs from Amazon India where she was heading the Human Resources function.

Prior to Amazon India, she was one of the founding Partners at CoCoon Consulting, a cross-sectoral boutique HR consulting firm with expertise in solutions for organisational and leadership transformation and growth. CoCoon, over the last 20 years, has worked with organisations across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She has also worked with FMCG major Unilever where, in her last role, she was responsible for bolstering the company’s employer brand.

Swaminathan has a Post Graduate degree in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She takes over from Anu Mathew who will now transition into the role of the Head of Learning & Development at Pine Labs.

Commenting on the appointment, Pine Labs Chief Executive Officer B Amrish Rau said people are the company’s strength.

“A high-performance workforce will accelerate the progress we have made in recent years. I will also mince no words to say that we want to be seen as the ‘Employer of Choice’ for talented individuals out there who want to join Pine Labs, a company that gives an opportunity to innovate and excel,” said Pine Labs Chief Executive Officer B Amrish Rau.

Pine Labs Chief Executive Officer B Amrish Rau said he is so thrilled to welcome Viji Swaminathan as the company’s next Human Resource head. “I am sure her immense experience will add that spark into our HR function and help us attain newer heights in the future,” said Pine Labs Chief Executive Officer B Amrish Rau.

Pine Labs Chief People Officer Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan said he is delighted and honored to join a fintech that needs no introduction.

“Ably led by exemplary leaders, the Pine Labs story is an incredible one of a truly transformative and future-focused company that responsibly drives sustainable growth. I thank Amrish for the opportunity and look forward to building on the strong foundation laid by this team to create a world-class, employee-first organisation,” said Pine Labs Chief People Officer Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan.


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