Manu Gopinath, in his role as joint Chief Operating Officer (COO), is responsible for leading the client-facing partners at UST Global. Additionally, he helps drive the growth of new and emerging accounts. Manu is also responsible for Talent, Talent Supply Chain, Talent Acquisition and operating regions of North America, LATAM and Spain for the company.
Manu was previously the Chief People Officer where he was responsible for all key aspects of UST's human capital including resource planning and deployment, performance management, engagement, retention, rewards, training, development and succession.
Manu spearheaded the transformation of UST Global's HR practices to be more business focused and results driven by creating and maturing the vertical focused business partner team and shared services team within HR.
As Global Head of Human Resources, Manu led HR operations globally that included Employee Relations, Administration, Corporate Communications, Immigration, and HR systems.
Prior to his HR roles, Manu held several management positions in areas of business operations, program management, software engineering and business development.
Manu earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, India and an MBA from the University of Calicut, India. He is a graduate of Executive Program from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has also completed the Advanced Program in Human Resource Management from UCLA Anderson School of Management.