Pine Labs appoints former Amazon India HR Head Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan as its Chief People Officer

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Pine Labs, leading merchant commerce platform, today announced the appointment of 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. 

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Commenting on the appointment, B Amrish Rau, CEO, Pine Labs, said, “Our People are our 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. It is here that I am so thrilled to welcome Viji Swaminathan as our next HR head. I am sure her immense experience will add that spark into our HR function and help us attain newer heights in the future. I welcome her and wish her the very best.”

Prior to Amazon India, Viji was one of the founding Partners at CoCoon Consulting, a cross-sectoral boutique HR consulting firm with expertise in solutions for organisation & leadership transformation and growth. CoCoon, over the last 20 years, has worked with organizations 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.

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Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan, Chief People Officer, Pine Labs, said, “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.”

Viji 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.

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