During recession, when companies chased customers, he put employees first at HCL Tech. When CEOs in their fifties were wondering which company to head next, he was selling his shares worth #1.3 billion to start Sampark Foundation to teach children in rural India.
Vineet Nayar shares pro tips on preparing for what he calls the third stage in life – entering the social sector You are in your fifties and, after having put 30 years in your chosen profession, wondering about your second innings. There are consultancies available, offers coming your way, but ideally you want to give back to society and searching for ways to do that.
The 14th HRM National Summit of AIMA featured some of the top HR professionals and delegates from Industry, Government, Media, and Academia. Below is an excerpt from an enlightening speech by Mr. Vineet Nayar, Founder, & Chairman Sampark Foundation and Former CEO, HCL Technologies at the 14th National HRM Summit on the topic ‘HR Organisation in the Age of Automation’.
Vineet Nayar was recently chosen for the Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the Indian IT industry specifically in organizing and building the Indian software industry. Nayar has now shifted his focus from the IT industry and paying full attention to the education of rural kids through his NGO – Sampark Foundation.