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Kairus Tarapore

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Kairus Tarapore is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Company’s human resources strategy in support of Xylem’s business goals and strategic priorities.  Specifically, Mr. Tarapore oversees the areas of leadership and talent development, talent acquisition, performance management, HR technology strategy, and global compensation and rewards.  He was named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in July 2015. 

Prior to joining Xylem, Mr. Tarapore served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Babcock & Wilcox Company, a global provider of energy products and services and a defense contractor.  Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Human Resources, for Ceridian Corporation, a global human resources and payment solutions company, and Mr. Tarapore also held various management positions at General Electric, including Senior Vice President, Global Quality for GE Fleet Services, and Vice President, Human Resources, for GE Auto Financial Services. He also served in the human resources and marketing departments of RPG Enterprises and Wipro Corporation in India.

Mr. Tarapore earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting/business from Sydenham College at the University of Bombay in India, and a Master’s degree in personnel management and industrial relations from the XLRI School of Business and Human Resources in Jamshedpur, India.