Mr. Animesh Kumar - Head of HR, Brand & Foundation

Mr. Animesh Kumar

Head – HR, Brand & Foundation, IDFC Bank

CEO – IDFC Foundation

Animesh Kumar leads the Human Resources, Brand and the Community Engagement agenda for Bank. He is also the CEO - IDFC Foundation.

As the HR Head for the bank, Animesh leads the effort of building an organization that is predicated on its purpose and DNA of serving the nation and driving all aspects of internal service delivery, reinforcing IDFC’s position as an employer of repute and stability. Animesh’s key focus is to create and nourish a culture that is not only aligned with the organization’s core values but is also able to create an enabling environment that brings to life the philosophy of “un-bank”.

As the Head of Brand, Animesh drives the organization’s Marketing, Communication and Public Relations agenda. He is responsible for building the reputation of IDFC Bank across all channels including social media across the varied stakeholder groups.

As the CEO of IDFC Foundation, Animesh is responsible for facilitating the Foundation’s evolution into a community engagement focused “think and do tank” that works specifically in the areas of Health and Education. His keen interest in the areas of urbanization and social infrastructure serve to further fuel the Foundation’s engagements with civil society organizations, academia and government, driving the Foundation’s mandate of catalyzing change in local communities.

Animesh has over two decades of experience in leadership roles in Human Resources across Banking and FMCG sectors. Prior to joining IDFC, Animesh was a part of the HR leadership team at ABN AMRO / Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Previously, he has also held positions with Marico Industries, Thomas Cook, Standard Chartered Bank and YES Bank.

Animesh holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India and is an Economics graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.

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