BYJU’S, the world’s leading edtech company, today announced the appointment of veteran HR leader Richard Lobo as an exclusive advisor to help transform its Human Resources function. This strategic move underscores BYJU’S commitment to fortify its employee-centric culture. Richard joins BYJU’s after a 23-year career at Infosys, where he held various leadership roles, most recently serving as its EVP and Head of Human Resources.
In his new role, Richard Lobo will actively guide BYJU’S management on organizational change and transformation, to create an outstanding workplace for its employees. This step aligns with BYJU’S tradition of prioritizing its workforce, reflecting its commitment to sustainable growth and a people-oriented approach.
As a proven leader with deep experience in developing global talent and building a culture of success, Richard brings world-class expertise in human resources, people process, and organizational transformation, as well as demonstrated success in enabling scale.
Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO, and Divya Gokulnath, Co-founder, BYJU’S, expressed their enthusiasm about Richard’s appointment, stating, “We extend our warmest welcome to Richard Lobo as he becomes an integral part of the BYJU’S family. His extensive experience and leadership in HR will be instrumental in further enriching our work culture and ensuring that the welfare of our team members remains at the core of every decision we take. BYJU’S has been built by its people; it is an ecosystem where talent can thrive and grow. Having Richard on board reassures us that BYJU’S will evolve into a best-in-class global workplace, where merit and growth flourish hand in hand.”
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Lobo, said, “I’m excited to take on this pivotal role and work closely with the team at BYJU’s to build on their achievements, and help transform the organization to be future ready. I look forward to working with the leadership to scale global organisational design, innovate people practices, and help strengthen the foundation of the enterprise to support its next phase of growth as a global market leader.”
Starting his journey with the Godrej group in Mumbai, Richard joined Infosys in 2000 and played a pivotal role in its phenomenal growth story. He is credited with bringing technology and analytics to the HR function as Infosys scaled to become a global leader in technology and consulting. His exemplary leadership has been instrumental in transforming the HR function at Infosys, emphasising a strong focus on people and business alignment. Richard led the organisation through the dynamic changes in the new world of work, ensuring a seamless transition and fostering an inclusive and diverse work culture.
An active contributor to publications and a frequent speaker at industry events, Richard also advises academia on trends in business and human resources. Richard’s recent recognition as the HR Leader of 2023 by the Economic Times further underlines his expertise and dedication to building great teams.