Posted on February 22, 2023
Rahul Varma Joins the Sapien Labs Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. – Sapien Labs is pleased to announce that Rahul Varma, former Chief Talent Officer for Accenture Technology, will be joining its Board of Directors. Rahul brings deep expertise and perspective to guide the strategy and approach of our workplace mental health initiatives.
Rahul is a global Human Resources leader, speaker and thought leader whose career has been dedicated to helping people thrive at work and make a positive impact on businesses and society.  He has led large, globally distributed workforces and complex organizational transformations. Most recently, Rahul was the Chief Talent Officer for Accenture Technology, leading HR for Accenture’s largest business that employs over 375,000 people.

Rahul has served on the boards of Covenant House International, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating youth homelessness and Madura Microfinance, which provided microloans across rural India. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (Pune, India) and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Delhi.

“I have come to realize that we need to evolve our current systems and structures, within organizations and more broadly in society, for people to lead lives that are physically healthy, intellectually energizing, emotionally fulfilling, and fundamentally aligned to their individual purpose. I seek to create solutions for better ways to work and live by fusing the latest understanding from modern science with enduring wisdom. Sapien Labs is doing profoundly important work in bringing the richest and most comprehensive data to inform the state of human wellbeing around the world and its drivers that I believe can provide direction in fulfilling this goal,” said Varma.

Sapien Labs founder and Chief Scientist Tara Thiagarajan shared, “I am delighted to have Rahul join the Sapien Labs board. His authentic commitment to helping people thrive at work and in life coupled with deep and multifaceted organizational expertise and global perspective will be of tremendous value for our mission.”

About Sapien Labs

Sapien Labs is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization founded in 2016 with a mission to understand and enable the human mind. Our mission is motivated by:

  • An imperative to understand the impact and consequences of our changing environment and technology on the dynamical function of the human brain, particularly in the context of rising mental health concerns and growing inequality.
  • A belief that the understanding of the brain and mind belongs to us all and that globally inclusive participation is essential.

Sapien Labs is based in the Washington DC area with a globally distributed team across four continents. Visit to learn more.


Callyn Giese