As the Chief People Officer at Persistent Systems, Sameer Bendre is responsible for Persistent’s global HR, people engagement, talent acquisition and development initiatives. Sameer brings with him over 20 years of technology, finance and operations experience. was responsible for establishing the Persistent’s Nagpur and Hyderabad Centers and was the Head of Operations for the Nagpur center before taking over as the Chief People Officer.

Prior to Persistent, Sameer was CEO of his own company, Nagpur Motors Pvt. Ltd. manufacturing electric motors. As an active member of the entrepreneurship and social community, Sameer was responsible for hosting the TiECon in Nagpur for three consecutive years and was co-founder of the TiE Nagpur Chapter.

Sameer is actively involved in various organizations like Rotary, Vidarbha Association of Software Exporters (VASE), CII and NASSCOM at Nagpur and is often invited to speak on entrepreneurship, workforce management and business leadership.

Sameer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Nagpur University. He has attended executive management programs at IIM Ahmedabad and is a certified ISO lead auditor.