Girish Ganesan is a strategic leader credited with driving change and building best in class teams. A creative thinker with passion for innovation in improving organizational performance, he has international experience across multiple HR disciplines including Organizational Change and Transformation. Girish has extensive global experience, having lived and worked internationally over his 19-year career.
In his current role as senior vice president, people, he leads the global human resources function across multiple countries and divisions of S&P Global including global ratings, esg/sustainable 1, digital technology services, legal, government affairs & security, and global risk assurance.
Prior to this role, Girish was the global head of diversity and inclusion and head of U.S. Talent at TD Bank Group. He was responsible for the strategy and execution of practices and programs that positioned the bank and its 90,000 employees, globally, as an inclusive organization. Girish also led end-to-end talent strategy including talent acquisition, talent management, executive development, organizational effectiveness, learning & development. Prior to TD Bank Group, he was with Manulife where he held a variety of senior positions in total rewards, shared services, and HR business consulting. His last role at Manulife included leading a multifunctional HR shared services portfolio servicing 38,000+ employees across 15 countries.
Girish was named one of 2019 Canada's Top 40 under 40 and has previously been recognized as the Top Future Leader by HR.com for three years in a row from 2016 to 2018 for outstanding work in corporate leadership. In addition, he was the recipient of Golden Globe Tiger Award for Excellence in HR Leadership in 2015 endorsed by World HRD Congress and Asian Confederation of Businesses and named HR Professional of the Year by Human Resources magazine in Singapore in 2013.
Born in New Delhi and educated in Canada and India, Girish has an honors degree in Political Science and Economics, and post-graduate education in Human Resources Management. He also holds the Canadian Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.
Girish serves as a director on the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Board as well as Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism (CILAR). Previously, he served as a Director on the HR Professional Associations' Board. He is a known leader among diverse communities, mentoring newcomers, internationally trained professionals and LGBTQ2+ community members.