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Workforce upskilling expert Vidhyu Rao joins PA Consulting

Aug 31, 2021

Workforce upskilling expert Vidhyu Rao has joined PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a partner aligned to PA’s health and life sciences practice. Vidhyu will expand PA’s People and Talent practice and deliver digital learning and upskilling solutions for clients as US employees return to work.

A seasoned workforce transformation and change management leader with a focus on workforce development, Vidhyu’s expertise lies in advising and leading large-scale global digital learning transformations, developing upskilling and reskilling strategies, and managing overall change initiatives key to successful transformation programs. Vidhyu has built digital products from scratch - from initial conception and funding, through product development and steady state. She has also directed global teams to drive the Learning & Content solutions for clients. She is seen as a partner and as a counsel by her clients to assess needs, build future of learning roadmaps, develop strategies in support of organizational goals, and establish program delivery metrics for senior client executives. She joins PA from Korn Ferry where she was a Client Partner focused on Change and workforce development. She previously served as the Global Learning Leader and Venture Leader for the Learning Assurance business at Cognizant.

Clients hire PA to boost productivity by transforming services, integrate different parts of care systems to make services more efficient and easier to navigate, translate regulatory guidelines into reality, and put patients at the center of care. PA recently worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics to build a national pediatric data registry to improve children’s health, supported Healthfirst as they provided millions of New Yorkers with health insurance enrollment information during the COVID-19 pandemic, and accelerated urgent health studies with digital innovation for the National Institute for Health Research. Last year as COVID-19 strained hospitals, PA answered the call of the UK Government’s Ventilator Challenge Program and led one of the largest mobilizations of innovation, science and engineering to develop ventilators for everyone who needed one.

George Botsakos, Global Lead for Health and Life Sciences at PA Consulting, said: “We are very excited that Vidhyu has joined the team. Her proven leadership track record combined with her workforce transformation and change management expertise will be extremely useful for our US health and life sciences clients as they focus on upskilling their workforce and rolling out return to work plans.”

Vidhyu Rao, people and change expert at PA Consulting, said: “I joined PA Consulting because I was looking for a true consulting opportunity where I will be able to innovate, build impactful and meaningful solutions for clients, and create a space that allows for young consultants and dynamic teams to grow. This happens to be my passion, and I’m grateful to have this be my everyday at work. I look forward to helping our clients develop digital learning offerings and helping the US workforce meet their upskilling needs.”


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