The Power of Ordinary is what best describes Ketan. From being a kid who was ordinary by birth, he was found clapping for others when they performed or won accolades. From there to today, he is now a published author, coach, speaker and a Human Resources practitioner who loves building businesses.
Ketan enjoys enabling business leaders in their journey to build organisations. After completing his Post Graduation from MDI Gurgaon, he started his career with Aditya Birla Group in 2006. He was assigned the Retail business that was at its concept stage. The company grew massively and within years of operations, it was already a 12,000+ people organisation spread across India. Post this assignment, he took on the challenge to build the people’s practice at Utsav Fashion, one of the first Indian ethnic fashion ecommerce brands in India. Having played his part in scaling Utsav, Ketan took up an assignment with IDFC First Bank where he led the HR function for the Rural Banking, Commercial Banking and Retail Asset businesses. IDFC was again a story of working closely with the business in building an organisation that grew from few people, few branches and few crore of book value to a notable player in the ecosystem with more than5000 people in a few years of its operations. Right now, Ketan takes care of the People and Governance Function for a young startup – Rentomojo, the market leader in the rental ecosystem.
He loves technology and is bullish about the future of HR Tech. He believes that the HR function of the future would be a lot like that of Product Management: you understand technology, understand business, and design products that work. This belief led to him getting on to the advisory board of a few HR Tech companies.
A petro head, Ketan believes that “Ordinary by birth is a chance; living ordinary is a choice”.