Kamal Karanth A

Kamal is responsible for leading the staffing business, along with Investor Relations and Marketing.
From wanting to be a Bollywood actor, to then a politician to studying microbiology, Kamal finally found his calling in helping people find theirs!

Kamal’s journey in Randstad would lead to him becoming the Director and Head of APAC, where the diverse operations gave him the exposure to Executive Search, RPO, BPO, ITO, Staffing, and cross-border recruitment within the APAC region. This allowed him to absorb multi-country workplace nuances and observe the effect the right person in the right job has on a company.

His next stint, as Managing Director at Kelly proved to be exhilarating, as he got the opportunity to build two marquee brands in India – KellyOCG& Kelly Services. In this time, he was offered the chance to lead Kelly Malaysia’s operations as well. It was here that he realised that having an audacious mindset can be a good thing.Because of his vast experience in the HR space, Kamal was spurred to co-create the Indian Staffing Federation and continues to serve on the board.
Kamal is a passionate blogger and media commentator on HR practices, while also being a sports and fitness buff!