Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, Senior Director and Head HR, PayPal India

Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, Senior Director and Head HR, PayPal India

Jayanthi Vaidyanathan is the Senior Director and Head of Human Resources at PayPal in India. In her last 10 years with PayPal, she set up the India team and helped shape and drive the talent strategy while being a key force that enabled the organization's transformation vision aimed at enhancing employment and business value proposition. Under her leadership, PayPal India has been named as one of the best places to work for the last eleven consecutive years by the Great Places to Work Institute.

During her 20+ years of diverse experience in Human Resources, Jayanthi has led organizations through transformation and growth in her varied leadership roles. Her industry experience spans across Technology, Product Services and HR consulting where she designed and executed programs that drive organizational value by partnering strategically with the business. She is known for creating organizations that are highly engaged, deep rooted in culture and values and are happy places to work for.

At PayPal, as the head of HR for India and APAC site leadership for HR, she partners with multi-dimensional groups and teams globally in delivering key programs/results for driving the EVP with a keen sense for business outcomes. A key priority for Jayanthi is to continue to build upon a culture and set of values that are recognized for attracting and developing exceptional people while partnering with the business to drive value and maturity.

She is the recipient of the Most Powerful HR Professionals of India award by the World HRD Congress and in her leadership her HR org has been the recipient of multiple awards that speak to the next gen practices, inclusive culture at PayPal. Jayanthi holds a graduate degree in law and a postgraduate degree in personnel management from MSSW and an executive management program from IIM Kozhikode.

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