Agnel Victor

Head, Human Resources, Avendus Capital

Agnel Victor has over 28 years of experience in Human Resources, across HR consultancy and corporate human resources of which he has spent 24 years in financial services. He heads the Human Resources function for Avendus and is based in Mumbai.

In his current role, he focuses on building a culture which enables the firm to attract, engage and develop high-quality talent. He plays a significant role in bringing a people-centric lens to all HR and business initiatives across the firm.

Prior to joining Avendus, he worked as Head of Human Resources for Kotak Mahindra Bank’s investment banking business and was responsible for overseeing talent management across various businesses of the Kotak Group. He was part of the core team that led the transformation of the company from a non-banking financial services firm into a full-fledged commercial bank. During his 16 year tenure with Kotak Mahindra Bank, Agnel supported the firm in setting up many of its successful businesses including wealth management, capital markets, securities, asset management, investment banking, private equity and international operations.

Across his tenure of over two decades in financial services, Agnel has helped create and nurture several high-profile teams many of who are today successfully leading large teams with reputed organizations. Prior to Kotak Mahindra Bank, he has had successful stints with Times Bank which later merged into HDFC Bank and Indian Hotels (Taj group).

Agnel holds a Master’s degree in occupational psychology and is a qualified and experienced counsellor.

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