Everyone knows and raves about the latest technologies, cool startups, and disruptive services but little is known about how these function internally. What goes into the smooth functioning of an IT company to let it disrupt the outside world with its innovations? In the era of online job search, how does one go about recruiting the right talent and retaining employees? These are some crucial questions that can only be addressed by an industry veteran like Mr. Agarwal.
He has spent the last 20+ years enabling some of the biggest names in the industry with seamless IT services. Currently working as the President for Global Delivery – Judge India at the Judge Group, Mr. Agarwal has acquired over 2 decades of experience in building up delivery centers across the Americas, Europe, India, and APAC. He has worked in distinguished global brands like L&T Infotech, Capgemini Invent, Birlasoft, and Genpact.
LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED
Mr. Agarwal is a firm believer in hard work and that is what he has built his career on. Born and brought up in the small city of Hapur in Uttar Pradesh, India he completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Marathawada University, India. After working for a year he went on to pursue an MBA from Ecole des Ponts Business School, Paris, France to further his goals. After his MBA, he landed a job with Headstrong in India where he got the opportunity to work with some top-notch professionals in the IT industry. He has come a long way since then. He went on to work in global talent acquisition, resource management, workforce planning, delivery, and operations. He is currently working at The Judge Group as the President of Judge India & Global Delivery. The Judge Group is a leading global professional services firm specializing in technology, talent, and learning solutions. When they wanted to enter the Indian market around 4 years back, they roped in Mr. Agarwal for his dynamic and exceptional experience in the sector. His key responsibilities were to launch and oversee the growth of Judge India, a key component of The Judge Group’s global delivery strategy. In the last few years, Mr. Agarwal has made unimpeachable efforts to quadruple Judge India’s employee footprint; he also introduced and implemented a revolutionary hybrid work model due to which the organization’s productivity has increased considerably. Mr. Agarwal leads and abides by the company’s people-centric outlook towards all stakeholders.
AN EXCELLENT ORATOR
Mr. Agarwal has amassed a great repute and recognition in the industry for his undying spirit of dedication towards his work and expertise in dealing with all kinds of problems and issues in the business arena. He also represents The Judge Group at many well-known events and speaks on important issues related to IT and HR.
Besides leading The Judge Group’s global delivery mission in India, Mr. Agarwal is also an active member of various professional organizations in the US. He is a renowned speaker at several industry forums for global recruitment, talent acquisition, and workforce planning.
He has is also an active member of various professional organizations in the US and is well known and respected for his thought leadership and speaking roles at industry forums.
LIVING BY THE CORE VALUES
A passionate worker, Mr. Agarwal places high importance on communicating openly and connecting with all clients. He and his team at Judge India always aim to create personal relationships with all clients. Every business opportunity and placement is seen as a chance to grow. Building a lifelong connection is at the core of how Mr. Agarwal likes to conduct business. It is with this passion and foresight that the Judge Group has also scaled new heights under the aegis of Mr. Agarwal.
He has a set of mantras that he abides by – the 3I’s he calls them. Intent, Integrity, and Intellect have been the backbone of his entire career spanning 20 years. His other belief that he always stands by is that learning should never stop. No matter what age, what stage of life you have reached, the eagerness to learn should always be within you. It is his keenness to learn that has enabled him to reach the pinnacle of success.
Mr. Agarwal also shares his learning with young entrepreneurs who are entering the industry. His advice to all young entrepreneurs is that they must know the market that they want to delve into, know the people they want to work with, and know how to make talented people work together for a common goal.
He also places high importance on understanding the need of the industry/people. “What problem you want to solve, what are your goals and most importantly whatever you do should create a positive impact” – are the questions which he suggests for the young minds.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
For his undeterred spirit and contribution to the industry, Mr. Agarwal has been recognized time and again. Recently, he was named one of the ‘Top 15 staffing owners and operators to watch in 2021’ by World Staffing Summit (all participants were nominated and selected by public voting.) Last year, he won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Golden Globe Tigers Award 2020’. He has also won the ‘Role Model and Exemplary Leader Award by ET Awards’ and ‘Excellence in Technology, Talent and Learning Solution’ by BAM Awards 2018 among many others. Under his vision, conviction, and leadership, Judge India has also won multiple prestigious awards. The company was featured in ‘Training Industry Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies List’ 2021 and also won ClearlyRated’s ‘2021 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Diamond Awards for Service Excellence. The Judge Group also won the 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award by Energage. In 2019, the company won Clearly Rated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards.
At the end of the day, Mr. Agarwal is a family man who lives with his wife and two sons and loves spending time with them. He also enjoys outdoor sports and reading. A firm believer in hard work, Mr. Agarwal is a go-getter when it comes to business. Once asked that if not this zealous, hard-at-work IT professional what would he have liked to be? He said, pilot – since he loves flying high. He is soaring nonetheless thanks to his untiring grit and determination.