Pardeep Pahal

  • Former Head of HR

Apollo International Ltd.

Pardeep Pahal


Pardeep Pahal is a senior HR leader and executive mentor with expertise in the O.D. and talent spaces. Pahal has a strong background in driving transformation in diverse organizations and across industries including manufacturing, pharma, IT services, and FMCG. In his rich three decades of experience, he has played various roles ranging from HR generalist, business partner, corporate HR, operations, employee relations, and COEs. He has also successfully managed strategic green-field initiatives, scaling organizational systems and processes.

Career History

In addition to his work with The ExCo Group, Pahal is currently a Partner and Talent Specialist at Talavvy Business Catalysts LLP.

Previously, Pahal served as HR Head for Capgemini Business Services in India. Prior to that, he served as Head of Talent Management for IT Services & Leadership Development for Capgemini India. In that role, he led Talent Management and Leadership Development. He introduced and institutionalized the “Leader as a Coach” program, driving coaching culture as a management style and leadership essential.

Earlier in his career, Pahal served in various senior HR roles including Head of HR for Apollo International Ltd. (a group company of Apollo Tyres) and Mother Dairy India Ltd. Additionally, he was Head of HR & Services for Kuoni Travel (India) and also worked with DHL Worldwide Express in a regional role. 


A Graduate in Mathematics from Delhi University, Pahal completed his MBA at IMT Ghaziabad. He holds his MSW from Jamia Millia Islamia and a Bachelor of Law with a specialization in Labour Laws from MMH College. In his spare time, Pahal enjoys listening to music, reading poetry, traveling, and running. He currently resides in South Delhi.