Prashant Bhatnagar

Sr. Director, People & Culture - Hike Messenger

Prashant is Senior Director, People & Culture with Hike Messenger, responsible for acquiring and enabling talent to help realize company's mission of bringing 1 billion+ people online. With nearly 19 years of experience in building and leading high performing teams across North America, APAC and India, he has contributed to the growth of start-ups and large firms by attracting top talent and building strong employer brands. Prashant has led and worked with multi-cultural and multi-national teams participating in cultural transformation, M&A, change management and organization re-design.

Prior to his current role, Prashant worked with Sapient for 9 years as Vice President-Hiring & Staffing. Under his leadership Sapient was recognized as Best in Employer Branding and Best in Candidate Experience by People Matters, a leading knowledge and media platform in the Human Resources space. Prior to Sapient, he worked with Headstrong (now part of Genpact) and Xansa Group and lived in the US for several years.

Prashant has a Master's in Business from ENPC Paris and graduated top of his class in Electronics from University of Delhi. He has attended Executive Education at Harvard Business School and INSEAD in the area of leadership.

An avid reader, budding writer and a learner for life, Prashant is invited regularly to confer lectures at leading Business Schools. Recognied as HR Tech Leader, Prashant has authored articles in publications such as Business Today, Human Capital and People Matters.