Narayan Thammaiah

Based in
Bangalore, India
Specializing In

Narayan is the People Practice leader and a certified business coach with a career spanning over 25 years. He has helped organizations and individuals build competence and capabilities, which ultimately is instrumental in business performance.

In his current role at Accel as Venture Partner, he engages with portfolio companies, consulting on an array of human capital programs including Culture, Organization Design, Talent Management, Talent Development, and Acquisition Strategy. He oversees and enables the entire efficacy of the practice. Along with his current responsibilities in People practice, he is also a certified business coach and helps with leadership development by creating organizational coaching frameworks and coaching business leaders.

Prior to Accel, Narayan has worked with large corporates as well as startups. His last stint was with Capillary, where he was accountable for people and leadership development across geographies. Narayan has earlier served as Director Human Resources for APAC and Europe at Rambus, where he was accountable for organizing the company by helping to create a strategic roadmap to develop a center of excellence and innovation. Narayan has previously also been associated with AT&T GBS, iPass, Cosystems, and Qualcomm (Spike Technologies) in various People Practice roles.

Narayan holds a post-graduate degree in Human Resources and Executive Education from ISB. He is a lifetime member of NHRD.

When he is not helping companies and people develop their strengths to achieve their potential, he pursues his joys in mountaineering having summitted a few peaks in the Himalayas over 6000 meters and the Austrian Alps. He is also an avid marathoner with a passion for long-distance running, especially sub-four marathons.



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