The Long Bio

Background

Originally from India and now a naturalized Singapore citizen, Tarun considers himself a citizen of the world.  Tarun has lived and worked across multiple geographies having lived in Mumbai - India, Dubai - UAE, Singapore, Lausanne - Switzerland and currently resides in Toronto - Canada with his wife and daughter. 


Tarun is passionate about making a difference in peoples lives – professionally and personally. People appreciate his breadth of knowledge and experience and his positivity, relationship orientation, humility and authenticity. 

Experience

Tarun has over 20 years of professional experience, having worked for some of the biggest organizations in the world including Nestlé, Jones Lang LaSalle, Standard Chartered Bank and the Tata Group.  He has worked in the following industries:
• Pharmaceuticals
• Heavy Engineering & Air Conditioning
• Banking & Financial Services
• Real Estate
• FMCG

This breadth of industry and geographic experience enable him to:
• have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities across industries
• be highly cognizant of the cultural context across many countries and adapt his approach suited to the local context  


With broad global experience across business partner and center of expertise roles, Tarun has  expertise in the areas of People Strategy, Talent Management, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Leadership Development, HR Transformation, HR Technology and Talent Acquisition.  


Tarun has worked closely with board members and senior business and HR leadership teams at the global, regional and country level. A key member of various leadership teams in the business and Human Resources, he has been responsible for providing strategic advice and support, with a business focused approach to Human Resources and a deep knowledge of the business strategy and operations. 

Education & Certifications

Tarun holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Economics and a Masters in Management Studies with a specialization in Human Resources from the University of Mumbai. 


  • Certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, 2018
  • Certified Practitioner of the Global Leadership Assessment (GLA 360) by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, 2018
  • HR-Executive Suite Connection – Harvard Business School Executive Education, 2018
  • Leading the Nestlé Way – London Business School, 2017 
  • 360 Certified Coach – PDI/Korn Ferry, 2014
  • Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, 2002-2006