Head- People, APAC, UiPath
Abhijit Rao heads the People function at UiPath, across 15 countries in the APAC region including India and China. UiPath, the leader in RPA and AI, is the fastest growing enterprise software company in history, valued at $3 B plus currently, with valuation growing in multiples. In this role at UiPath , Abhijit is responsible for building out high-performance teams across all functions in the APAC geo; running all people operations including high-powered learning and development, change management, and organizational development functions; promoting meritocracy, diversity, and inclusivity in the workplace; and ensuring consistent adherence to UiPath culture and values.
Previously, Abhijit has worked with large global technology companies across various HR functions including heading the global HR function at OnMobile, a value-added telecom service provider with 1300 people across 40 countries. At Wipro, Abhijit was the HR business partner for two of the practice areas and worked on building domain competency models to support business leaders, while at Infosys Abhijit handled assignments such as building out the Mauritius and Middle East business HR, supporting global benefits organization and leading the Career Moves program, and various other strategic HR-led initiatives.
Abhijit has a degree in Industrial and Production Engineering from Viswesariah Technological University, to which he owes his analytical skills in optimizing human efficiency, creating performance-based workplace models, and using quality management practices. As part of the professional HR fraternity, he works closely with the National HRD Network and IMA India’s CHRO Forum.
An avid biker, Abhijit has traversed most of South India on various biking trails, with most of his expeditions being solo because he finds them to be soul-searching experiences. He also delves into adventure sports such as skydiving and bungee jumping which he finds both exhilarating and relaxing. He lives in Bangalore with his wife who is a technology professional at TCS and a four-year old son whose energy and mischief seems to be directed at combining his passion for gadgets with his father’s yen for biking and adventure sports.