Kausik Rajgopal is PayPal’s Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, leading the company’s global Human Resources (HR), Procurement and Real Estate teams. The Human Resources team is responsible for global workforce planning, talent acquisition and evaluation, compensation, benefits, payroll, learning and development, culture, diversity and inclusion initiatives. The Procurement team stewards global supplier relationships and manages spend across all categories, ranging from technology to marketing. In partnership with the HR and Procurement teams, the Real Estate team helps shape PayPal’s approach to the future of work, including optimization of real estate footprints and formats to support an inclusive work culture and flexible work models.
Kausik brings a unique blend of senior leadership experience and expertise in human resources, technology and payments to his role. Prior to joining PayPal, he spent nearly 15 years as a Partner and Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company leading the development of high-performing HR, Procurement and other functions for global companies across industries and sectors. Most recently, he served as the firm’s co-Managing Partner for the United States office where he was responsible for client service across all industry sectors, as well as HR-related priorities and initiatives. Kausik also helped advance and scale McKinsey’s Fintech efforts in his time with the firm. He co-founded the Digital Payments Practice in 2005, led the firm’s global Payments Practice for five years from 2011 to 2016, and served as McKinsey’s global Fintech co-lead.
He serves as Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the Bay Area Council and is on the Leadership Council of California Forward. He was previously a board member for the World Affairs Council, the San Francisco Symphony and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.
Kausik earned his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and now serves as Vice Chair of the Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Political Science and Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.