VP – HR & IT
Pratap is the Director – Shared Services at GS Lab, where he leads Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Enrichment, System Administration & IT Applications teams. Pratap’s role is focused on the creation of highly skilled workforce, to meet the growing needs of GS Lab, both in terms of Employee and customer satisfaction. Pratap and his team strive to ensure that employees have a congenial, fair, stress-free and professionally challenging work-life where their career goals and aspirations can be fulfilled effectively. Pratap is also the key custodian of rigorous internal standards and best practices, and also manages change within the organization to drive innovation to GS Lab’s culture and internal processes – all focused on one overarching goal : making GS Lab one of the best places to work.
Before joining GS Lab, Pratap had a distinguished career as a Commander in the Indian Navy. A combat hardened veteran of 21 years, Pratap was instrumental in induction and indigenisation of many state of the art weapon systems for the country. His efforts at training greenhorns and role as the Navy’s Goodwill Ambassador to foreign countries was awarded at the highest levels. Although he has formally hung his “whites”, Pratap still remains a sailor at heart.
Pratap has a dual MBA in PM, HR & IT in addition to his degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. An ethical hacking enthusiast, Pratap is a qualified System Administrator, Cyber Law specialist, and Software Quality specialist. A certified ISO Lead assessor and Six Sigma Green belt, Pratap is also conversant with 7 languages.