upGrad Alum Sanjeev Jha Joins Research & Ranking
Research & Ranking, the equity investment advisory brand under Equentis Wealth Advisory Services Limited, announced the appointment of Sanjeev Jha as Head of Human Resources today. At Research & Ranking, Sanjeev will lead strategic and people-centric initiatives. He will report to Manish Goel, Founder & Director of Research & Ranking.
Perfios appoints Anu Mathew as chief people officer
Perfios, a B2B SaaS fintech company in India, has roped in Anu Mathew as its new chief people officer (CPO). The appointment comes as a part of the company’s strategic move in preparation for an IPOIPO listing in the next 18-24 months. The firm is also looking at expanding globally. Mathew brings over two decades of experience in human resources, with a proven track record of making small companies grow, and also working for big companies around the world.
Unacademy gets Sandhydeep Purri as chief people officer
Unacademy, an Indian learning platform, has appointed Sadhydeep Purri as its new chief people officer. Purri has spent over two decades in human resources. She has also held many leadership roles across diverse industries and geographies. Before joining Unacademy, Purri was associated with Sapphire Foods as its chief people officer.
Pankaj Adhav is the new SVP-HR, Yes Securities
Yes Securities, a company fully owned by Yes Bank, has appointed Pankaj Adhav, as its new senior vice president -human resources. In his new role, Adhav will be responsible for harmonizing human resources strategies with the company’s objectives. Before joining Yes Securities, Adhav served as the head of human resources operations at HDFC Ergo General Insurance.
Magic Bus India gets Madhulika Singh as CHRO
Magic Bus India Foundation, a non-profit organization in the education and skilling space, has appointed Madhulika Singh as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). In her new role, Singh will Singh will spearhead the gamut of human resource functions at Magic Bus, and also lead the development and implementation of the organization’s human resource strategy.
ShareChat ropes in Anurag Verma as head of people & culture
ShareChat, a home-grown video-sharing platform, has roped in Anurag Verma to lead its people and culture department. Verma will spearhead ShareChat’s people team, charting a course for the future with a focus on robust talent strategies. Prior to joining ShareChat, Verma was associated with the Uniphore.
Samidha Mohanty is CHRO, Oasis Fertility
After a successful tenure of over six years at _VOIS, Samidha Mohanty has joined Oasis Fertility as chief human resources officer (CHRO). Mohanty, an alumna of the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, began her professional journey with ICICI Prudential, where she joined as unit manager – sales and development in 2003.
Lalit Kar elevated as senior VP – workforce management at Reliance Retail
Lalit Kar has been elevated to senior VP–workforce management, Reliance Retail. He has spent almost a decade at Reliance Retail; from 2005 to 2010 as vice president and head – HR, Reliance Digital Retail. After that, Kar was SVP and head – HR, Reliance Digital, from 2019 onwards.
Future Generali India promotes Akshaya Kashyap as CPO
Future Generali India Insurance (FGII), has promoted Akshaya Kashyap to the role of chief people officer (CPO), effective 1 October 2023. Kashyap will take over from Sunil Wariar, who superannuated from service in September this year. Kashyap has been a part of the company for almost a decade as its senior vice president-human resources.
Vishal Mega Mart ropes in Dhruva Dubey as CHRO
Vishal Mega Mart, an Indian fashion-led hypermarket, has announced the appointment of Dhruva Dubey as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Dubey joined the company from Spencer’s Retail, where he was heading HR business partnerships and driving overall business objectives for retail operations across India.
Ayaskant Sarangi moves from Wipro to Mphasis as CHRO
Mphasis has roped in Ayaskant Sarangi, who was CHRO, Wipro Enterprises, to take on the role of CHRO at the information technology (IT) solutions firm. In the new role, Sarangi will lead the company’s global human resources strategy and operations and talent management, including recruitment and leadership development.
Vikram Bector named director & GCHRO, Welspun World
Welspun World has announced the appointment of Vikram Bector as the director and group chief human resources officer, starting 16 October 2023. This strategic move underscores Welspun World’s emphasis on talent and its culture-driven work environment, aligning with its overarching vision.
Flipkart’s CPO, Krishna Raghavan moves on
Krishna Raghavan, chief people officer, Flipkart, has decided to part ways with the e-commerce company after a long and successful two-time stint. The news comes amid the annual festive sales of the e-commerce giant. Raghavan’s association with Flipkart began in 2012 when he joined the company as its vice president.
Sterlite Power gets Ruhie Pande as G-CHRO
Sterlite Power, a power transmission developer and solutions provider in India and Brazil, has appointed Ruhie Pande as its new group chief human resources officer (CHRO). Pande was earlier driving the HR strategy for Godrej Capital as its CHRO. Backed by over two decades of experience in HR, Pande held leadership roles in many organizations.
Ina Bajwa moves on from her role as VP-HR at Tata Communications
Ina Bajwa, who has been leading the human resources function at Tata Communications as its vice president, has moved on after a successful nearly ten-year-long tenure. She joined Tata Communications in 2013 as the director and global HR head for various departments such as products, digital, technology, and corporate functions.
Neha Ahluwalia is now head – HR, Hitachi Energy India
After spending 15 successful years at ABB, Neha Ahluwalia has moved on to Hitachi Energy India where she assumes the role of head – HR. An alumna of ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and IMD, Ahluwalia began her professional journey as a project trainee at Sierra Atlantic, in 2004.
Amulya Sah joins Invest India as CHRO and senior VP
Invest India has named Amulya Sah as its senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Sah brings an impressive track record to the role, boasting 25 years of global HR expertise. Sah’s career journey began in 1995 when he assumed the role of HR manager at HCL Technologies.
Saumya Khati elevated to group CHRO, Shiprocket
After serving as senior vice president and head – HR, Shiprocket, Saumya Khati has been elevated to the post of group chief human resources officer. An alumna of the Indian School of Business, Khati also holds an MBA in human resources from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.
Rajesh Gupta appointed VP – human resources, FGII Company
Rajesh Gupta has assumed the role of vice president – human resources, Future Generali India Insurance Company. He brings with him a wealth of experience spanning over two decades as an HR generalist, having managed HR functions across various industries in both multinational corporations and startups.
Saptarshi Bhattacharya is executive group VP & CPO, Motilal Oswal Private Equity
After a successful 16-year-long tenure at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Saptarshi Bhattacharya has joined Motilal Oswal Private Equity as executive group vice president and chief people officer (CPO). Saptarshi, who holds an MBA in human resources from the Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, began his career with Bajaj Allianz in 2007, as a management trainee.
SILA gets Sakshi Shahapure as group head-HR
SILA, a real-estate platform, has recently roped in Sakshi Shahapure to assume the role of group head – human resources within the organization. Here, she will help grow the team and work on employee development and well-being. With over two years of expertise in human resources, Shahapure has worked across several sectors including retail, e-commerce, and real estate.
Mansi Mehta is now head – HR at Gypsy Moth
Mansi Mehta has been recently appointed as the head of human resources, Gypsy Moth, an agency for fashion and lifestyle brands. Mehta will play a transformative role, spearheading all HR initiatives, systems, and strategies at the company. With a career spanning 12 years, Mehta has gained valuable insights and refined her expertise across various aspects of the human resources field.
Gaurav Terdal elevated to CHRO, SMFG India Credit
SMFG India Credit, the non-banking finance company, has elevated Gaurav Terdal to the post of chief human resource officer (CHRO). Terdal has been with the company for a little less than two years, having joined as head – of HR operations, compensation, and governance, in February 2022.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals appoints Alpana Vartak as senior VP- HR
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has roped in Alpana Vartak as senior vice president – human resources. Armed with an MBA in human resources from Symbiosis Institute of Management, Vartak began her professional career with Whirpool Corporation as deputy manager – HR.
Umesh Jadhav is now CHRO, Infiiloom
After a successful five-year tenure with Calderys, where he was group talent and development director, Umesh Jadhav has joined Infiiloom as chief human resources officer (CHRO). He has studied law at the University of Mumbai and holds a master’s degree in HR management, industrial relations, and labor studies. He began his professional journey with Ispat Industries as a management trainee in 2006.
Gautam Srivastava joins The Phoenix Mills as director & head – HR
Gautam Srivastava has been appointed as the director and head of HR, The Phoenix Mills. Srivastava has moved from Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, where he served as the vice president of corporate HR. Before joining The Leela, Srivastava held the position of vice president and head of talent management, performance, and rewards at HDFC ERGO General Insurance.
Mitalee Dabral appointed country HR leader, Wayfair
Mitalee Dabral, former HR vice president of ShareChat, has joined Wayfair, the e-commerce company, as country HR leader. An alumna of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Dabral served as manager – of HR, Patni Computers in the initial years of her career, for over six years.
Luminous Power gets Shikha Gupta as new CHRO
Luminous Power Technologies, an India-based energy storage solutions provider, has roped in Shikha Gupta as its new CHRO. She has over 2 decades of human resources experience across various sectors. Before Luminous, Gupta was associated with Schneider Electric, where she served as the director of HR and DEI for India and South Asia and was there for over 12 years.
Johanna Jackman appointed CPO, Freshworks
Freshworks has roped in Johanna Jackman to take on the role of chief people officer. She comes with over two decades of experience and has worked with brands such as Microsoft and LinkedIn. In her new assignment at Freshworks, she will look after the firm’s global HR strategy, including talent acquisition, facilities, and employee development.
Marriott International elevates Vinay Jaswal to VP-HR
Marriott International has elevated Vinay Jaswal to VP-HR operations, South Asia (APEC). He joined the hotel in August 2022 in the role of senior director-HR. He served IHG Hotels and Resorts as HR head, of South West Asia for over two years, before joining Marriot International as senior director of HR in August 2022.
Kavita Dasan joins Suzlon Group as head – talent management & employee engagement
Kavita Dasan has joined Suzlon Group as head – of talent management and employee engagement. She was earlier chief people officer, of ABP Network for over four years, based out of Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Her new assignment at Suzlon will see this result-oriented business leader— specializing in all facets of talent management— working out of Pune.
Swaraj Tractors elevates Aarun Raghav to VP-HR
Swaraj Tractors, a farm equipment-making division owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, has elevated Aarun Raghav to the role of vice president of resources, admin, and CSR. He assumed his new role starting August 1, 2023. Raghav has been a part of the company for close to four years. He joined Swaraj in February 2020 as its head of employee relations (ER), admin, and CSR.
Tata Capital elevates Shruti Sharma to head HR – SME, corporate & cleantech finance, wealth management, securities & private equity
Tata Capital has promoted Shruti Sharma to the role of HR – SME, corporate & cleantech finance, wealth management, securities & private equity. She has served as senior vice president – of human resources since April 2023. Sharma began her professional journey with the Essar Group, as a senior human resources officer, in 2000.
Disney Star elevates Arnab Pal to executive director – HR, Hindi entertainment & regional East and central functions
After serving as director – HR – studios and Hindi entertainment, kids and infotainment channels, Disney Star for over four years, Arnab Pal has been elevated to the role of executive director – HR, Hindi entertainment & regional East and central functions. It was in 2012 that Pal began his association with Disney Star as a senior manager and HRBP – ad sales.
Mayank Kapoor appointed global head of people success, M2P Fintech
M2P Fintech, an API infrastructure company, has announced the appointment of Mayank Kapoor as its new global head of people success, overseeing the human resources function. Given his illustrious career and over two decades of experience, Kapoor brings to the table expertise in organizational development.
Sarabjeet Singh elevated to global head of people, culture and Helpshift India site lead
Sarabjeet Singh, who has been associated with Helpshift India since 2021 — first as director, global business partner, and then as global head – of people and culture — has now been elevated to the role of global head of people, culture and Helpshift India site lead.
Magenta Mobility appoints Dharmistha Chaudhary as CHRO
Dharmistha Chaudhary has been appointed as the CHRO at Magenta Mobility. She has an extensive background spanning more than 22 years across diverse sectors, including logistics, retail, and manufacturing.
Ritesh Joshi joins Gilbarco Veeder Root India as head – HR
After spending almost eight years with Cummins India, Ritesh Joshi has joined Gilbarco Veeder Root India, a Vontier Group company, as head – HR. He has spent over 15 years of his two-decades-long career in end-to-end HR/IR functions. Joshi began his career with Mahindra & Mahindra, as deputy manager, manufacturing, in 1997.
AXISCADES Technologies appoints Hrishi Mohan as group CHRO
Hrishi Mohan is the new group CHRO, AXISCADES Technologies, a technology solutions company focussing on engineering solutions and services. An alumnus of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Mohan started his professional journey with Godrej Appliances as deputy manager – HRD, in 2000.
iD Fresh appoints Megha Latawa as CHRO
iD Fresh Food, the fresh food brand has appointed Megha Latawa, as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Latawa will oversee HR for the company’s Indian and international markets. Backed by over a decade of experience in HR, Latawa has worked across diverse industries, such as manufacturing, ITS & ITES, retail and e-commerce.
Vaibhav Raghuvanshi elevated to head – talent & development, Schindler India
Schindler India has elevated Vaibhav Raghuvanshi to the post of head of talent and development. Raghuvanshi had been serving as state head – field operations in West Bengal and Sikkim before that. He joined Schindler India as chief of staff in 2021, based out of Mumbai.
Deepti Mehta joins Interface Microsystems as CHRO
Interface Microsystems has onboarded Deepti Mehta as its new CHRO, effective immediately. In the new role, Mehta will spearhead the company’s gamut of human resources and administrative operations, enhancing the company’s talent pool and fostering a conducive culture to drive its success.
Coca-Cola names Irene Tan as VP-HR for India & Southwest Asia
Irene Tan has taken up the role of vice president – human resources for India and Southwest Asia at Coca-Cola, relocating to India for her new responsibilities. Her immediate priorities will encompass the recruitment of future-ready talent, facilitating performance enablement, and nurturing employee development.
Gaurav Shah joins NDTV as HR head
Gaurav Shah has been appointed as the new HR head at NDTV Group, a move that underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing its human resources leadership. Prior to this appointment, Shah was the general manager and senior HR business partner at Adani Enterprises from April 2023.
Divya Mohan takes charge as CHRO, InsuranceDekho
Divya Mohan has been appointed as the chief human resources officer (CHRO) at InsuranceDekho. With a rich background in HR leadership, she brings valuable expertise in managing diverse workforces and driving organizational change.
Sunsure Energy welcomes Gurmeet Chadha as chief people officer
Sunsure Energy, a leading player in the renewable energy sector, has appointed Gurmeet Chadha as its chief people officer (CPO). With an impressive track record of over two decades in human resources, she brings a wealth of experience to her new role.
Maruti’s Vinod Rai joins Orient Papers as CHRO
Vinod Rai, former head of HR, Maruti Suzuki, has taken on the chief human resources officer (CHRO) role at Orient Papers and Industries, with over two decades of experience in leading organizations. Rai began his career in 1994 as an assistant manager at Panacea Biotech.
Ashok Kanojia elevated to head-rewards & people processes, Godrej Group & HR head GFM & Corp. Centre
Ashok Kanojia has been appointed group head-rewards and people processes (Godrej Group Companies) and HR head GFM and Corporate Centre. He was earlier rewards lead and commercial HR head – South East Asia, Godrej Consumer Products, based out of Jakarta, Indonesia, for more than six years.
Ajax Engineering gets Joseph Peeris as CHRO
Ajax Engineering, a concreting equipment manufacturing company, has recently appointed Joseph Peeris as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). In his new role, Peeris will lead the human resources function of the company and play a key role in advancing its strategic growth and development.
Jacob Peter elevated to VP-HR, MRF
Jacob Peter has been elevated to vice president and head – human resources, MRF, based out of Chennai. Peter moved to MRF in 2021 from Sterling Holiday Resorts, where he was chief human resource officer for over three years. A trained marketing professional, he began his career in sales and business development, before moving to HR consulting after a decade.
Kamaljeet Kaur joins Gensol as Group CPO
Kamaljeet Kaur, chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Sterlite Group, has moved to Gensol Group as group chief people officer. As Group CPO, she will lead the human resource function for all group companies, including BluSmart, Gensol Engineering, Param Renewables, Prescinto, and Matrix Gas.
HAL gets Atasi Baran Pradhan as director – HR
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), a government-owned company specializing in aerospace and defence, named Atasi Baran Pradhan as the director of human resources on July 19, 2023. Pradhan has been associated with HAL since 2005 and had been concurrently fulfilling the responsibilities of special duty officer at its corporate office and general manager (HR) at the Bengaluru Complex.
Edelweiss Tokio Life gets Saba Adil as CHRO
Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has announced the appointment of Saba Adil as its new chief human resource officer (CHRO). In the new role, Adil will oversee the implementation of the organization’s people strategy. With a career spanning over two decades in HR, Adil has managed business roles across financial sector such as operations, customer service, risk, and marketing.
Godfrey Phillips India appoints Sakshi Anand as CHRO
Sakshi Anand has been appointed as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Godfrey Phillips India. With over 22 years of experience, Anand has showcased her expertise in various roles within HR. Her journey began in 2003 when she joined DCM Shriram as a Unit HR Head. After gaining valuable experience, she explored opportunities at Network 18 and Bharti Airtel before returning to DCM Shriram in 2014.
Cimpress India gets Tripti Diwakar Verma as head-HR
Cimpress India, a business services company, has appointed Tripti Diwakar Verma as its head, HR. With over 18 years of experience in HR, Verma has worked across different regions including North America and Europe. She has successfully led global change management projects in complex and diverse models. She has extensive experience in various HR generalist functions.
Ranaq Sen appointed as WorkIndia’s head of people
WorkIndia announces the appointment of Ranaq Sen as head of people. With an impressive background in the HR industry, Sen joins WorkIndia with the objective of driving sustained growth and continued success for the company. Before joining WorkIndia, Sen led the people analytics and digitization functions at MPL.
The Best Group appoints Anand Amrit Raj as group CHRO
Anand Amrit Raj of Okaya Electric Vehicles has joined The Best Group as group CHRO. He has been with Okaya since April 2021, as vice president – HR for over two years. Having begun his professional journey with Paras Group of Companies, Amrit Raj has gathered over two decades of experience.
Sushanth Tharappan elevated to HR head, Infosys
Infosys has appointed Sushanth Tharappan as HR head. Tharappan was senior vice president and head of the Infosys Leadership Institute. He successfully led succession planning and executive development for the past four years in this role before this elevation.
BHEL gets Krishna Kumar Thakur as director-HR
Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has announced the appointment of Krishna Kumar Thakur as its new director, human resources. Thakur will look after its public sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise. His expertise lies in fostering harmonious industrial relations and fulfilling corporate obligations.
Ranaq Sen appointed as WorkIndia’s head of people
WorkIndia announces the appointment of Ranaq Sen as head of people. With an impressive background in the HR industry, Sen joins WorkIndia with the objective of driving sustained growth and continued success for the company. Before joining WorkIndia, Sen led the people analytics and digitization functions at MPL.
Saurabh Katyal joins ADM India as head – HR
ADM (Archer Daniels Midland), a global nutrition company, appoints Saurabh Katyal as head – HR, India. He brings a diverse set of skills and expertise in the HR field which will contribute to the growth of the food production company. Katyal has more than 16 years of experience in human resources.
Sachi Krishana of AWS India, joins Vymo as CHRO
Vymo has appointed Sachi Krishana as the chief human resources officer (CHRO). Krishana moves from Amazon Web Services, where she was director HR, AWS India, and APJ Commercial Sales for five and a half years. She began her professional journey as an HR consultant with PwC Consulting in 2003.
Adithiya Venkataraman of Ashok Leyland is now CHRO, Hinduja Renewables
Adithiya Venkataraman, who was AGM – of compensation and benefits, talent acquisition at Ashok Leyland, has now joined as chief human resources officer, Hinduja Renewables. As an executive trainee, Venkataraman began his professional journey with Ashok Leyland, way back in 2010.
Uttam Lal moves from NTPC to NHPC as director – personnel
Uttam Lal, chief general manager – HR- corporate social responsibility-rehabilitation & resettlement and land acquisition (CSR-R&R/LA), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has moved to National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) as director personnel. Lal’s tenure has begun on June 13 and he will hold the position until May 31, 2026.
Ashok Leylands gets Raja Radhakrishnan as president & head – HR
Raja Radhakrishnan has been roped in by Ashok Leyland as its president and head of human resources (HR). He takes up this position following Amanpreet Singh Bhatia’s promotion to the role of group president – HR at Hinduja Group.
Shallinder Singh takes charge as director (personnel), THDC
Shallinder Singh has been appointed as the director (personnel) of THDC India by the Govt of India, marking a significant milestone in his career. With an impressive background in human resources, Singh brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role
Cushman & Wakefield get Deepti Kapoor as executive director-HR
Cushman & Wakefield, an India-based real estate services firm, has named Deepti Kapoor as executive HR director. In the new role, she will be based out of Gurgaon and will lead the efforts in shaping and executing strategies, policies, and practices that align with the company’s HR goals.
Bharat Electronics elevates Vikraman N to director (HR)
Vikraman N has been elevated to the position of director – HR, Bharat Electronics (BEL). Earlier, Vikraman was executive director (radar) and unit head of the Ghaziabad unit of BEL. Equipped with a bachelor of engineering (honors) in electronics and communication, and a postgraduate diploma in human resource management, Vikraman comes with over three decades of experience.
Varthana elevates Chandra Kumar CS to CHRO
One of India’s largest education-focused non-banking finance companies (NBFC), Varthana, today announced the elevation of Chandra Kumar CS to the position of chief human resource officer (CHRO) in addition to heading customer experience.
Essel Group names Ruchira Srivastava as CHRO
Essel Group, a leading Indian conglomerate with diverse business interests, has named Ruchira Srivastava as its chief human resources officer. With over 18 years of experience in HR, Srivastava will be responsible for driving people practices across Essel Group’s associated companies.
Paresh Ranpara appointed director – HR, Grid-India
Grid-India has appointed Paresh Ranpara as HR director. He has moved from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) where he was the general HR manager. In the early years of his career, he also worked with GE Lighting as a personnel officer.
Rahul Pinjarkar takes charge as Tata Chemicals’ CHRO
Rahul Pinjarkar has taken over as the chief human resources officer (CHRO), Tata Chemicals. He succeeds R Nanda who recently retired from the position. Pinjarkar joins Tata Chemicals from within the Tata Group, where he previously held the position of HR head, Trent Hypermarkets.
Seema Vijay Singh appointed as Senior VP of People at MediBuddy
MediBuddy, announces the appointment of Seema Vijay Singh as the Senior Vice President (VP) of People & Culture. Seema played a key role in the conceptualization and launch of Amazon.in India, where she led the HR function during its rapid growth into a multi-billion-dollar operation.
Amanppreet Singh Bhatia joins Hinduja Group, as group CHRO
Hinduja Group has appointed Amanppreet Singh Bhatia as its group president – human resources. He will be based out of Mumbai. Bhatia moves from Chennai, where he was president – HR, Ashok Leyland, for the past three and a half years.
Shivani Singh appointed as Head, HR at Premas Biotech
Premas Biotech has appointed Shivani Singh as the head of human resources. In her new role, she is entrusted with the responsibility of leading and shaping the future trajectory of the HR function within the organization.
Poonam Ajgaonkar joins Qure.ai as CPO
Qure.ai, a healthcare AI company, has appointed Poonam Ajgaonkar as its new chief people officer. She will be responsible for leading and implementing the company’s people and talent strategy and ensuring its effective execution.
Rahul Singh takes on new role as director of HR at Grand Hyatt
Rahul Singh, a seasoned professional in the hospitality industry, has recently assumed the position of director of Human Resources at the Grand Hyatt. With an impressive career spanning 16 years and a wealth of experience in renowned hotels across India, Singh brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his new role.
Kamalika Deka appointed director – HR & admin, Hisense
Hisense, the consumer electronics manufacturer, has appointed Kamalika Deka as director – HR and administration. Backed by over 16 years of experience, Deka is also the Head of Department (HOD) at Hisense, which manufactures smartphones, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, commercial displays, and other products, and has its headquarters in China.
Indrajeet Sengupta joins M&M Automotive as Chief People Officer
Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive has appointed Indrajeet Sengupta as its new senior vice president of human resources. Before joining Mahindra, he worked as executive Director and CHRO of Coca-Cola beverages since 2018.
Manish Sinha elevated to CHRO, Mahindra & Mahindra Fin. Services
Manish Sinha, senior vice president of human resources at Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive, has been elevated to CHRO, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services. He is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, had joined Mahindra & Mahindra in February 2020. He began his professional journey as officer – of HR, with Hero Hondo Motors in 1998.
Ramanathan V appointed CHRO, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital
Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital has appointed Ramanathan V as the chief human resources officer. He has moved from United Breweries, a Heineken Group Company, where he was head – of talent management and commercial HR for over a year.
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Names Dr. D. Prasanth Nair as Chief Human Resources Officer
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd. has appointed Dr. D. Prasanth Nair as the company’s new Chief Human Resources Officer effective from 8th May 2023. Nair has worked with leading Indian and multinational companies, having started his journey with RPG Group followed by Thomas Cook and Cipla. Post this, he was a part of the team that scaled up ZingHR.
Vikrant Goyal promoted to CHRO, Games24x7
Games24x7, the multi-game platform in India, has promoted Vikrant Goyal to the position of chief human resources officer. He will continue to oversee the human resources strategy and operations for all Games24x7 locations, supporting the company’s growth.
Head-HR of Sundaram Home Finance is now CHRO
Ganapthi Subramanian, formerly head – HR of Sundaram Home Finance, has now been elevated to chief human resources officer (CHRO). He joined the financial services company in 2020, for a second stint, moving from Lucas Indian Service, where he was HR head for over a year.
Manish Patil joins as HR Director, ONGC
Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has named Manish Patil as its new director of HR. He is a seasoned HR professional with a career spanning over three decades in energy. He has held many key positions in various functions like operations and supplies, information systems, and management services related to human resources.
JW Marriott Kolkata gets Jaiveer Singh Rathore as director, HR
JW Marriott Kolkata has appointed Jaiveer Singh Rathore as the director of human resources. Rathore brings over 16 years of experience in corporate HR with expertise in developing, recommending, and executing human resource strategies.
Raj Kumar Dubey is the new director (HR), Bharat Petroleum
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has announced the appointment of Raj Kumar Dubey as director (human resources). He is backed by over three decades of industry experience in, business and human capital development.
KS Shetty joins HCPL as director of HR
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a government-owned entity, has appointed KS Shetty as the director of human resources. His appointment is effective from Monday, May 1, 2023. He comes with over two decades of experience in HR roles in various capacities at HPCL, and an extensive knowledge of different statutory/ regulatory requirements under various labor laws.
Swati Singh joins MobiKwik as VP-HR
MobiKwik, a digital banking platform, has appointed Swati Singh as vice president of HR. Backed by over two decades of experience in HR, Singh will look after the people and culture agenda of the organization.
Manika Awasthi is now chief people officer, Compass Group
Former vice president – of HR, IndiGo, Manika Awasthi has joined Compass Group as chief people officer (CPO). Experienced in leading women’s leadership networks, Awasthi is also passionate about leading the mental well-being agenda of organizations.
Mother Dairy’s Pradyumna Pandey joins Hero Motocorp as head of HR
Hero Motocorp has appointed Pradyumna Pandey as the new head-HR of its manufacturing unit. He was associated with Mother Dairy where he led the company as its chief human resources officer (CHRO) for nearly three years. He has previously worked with companies like ACC, Holcim, JK Tyres, CBL Pro, and Torrent Pharmaceuticals.
LTIMindtree appoints Pramod Kumar Jha as senior director HR business partner
Pramod Kumar Jha has been appointed as the new senior director HR business partner at LTIMindtree, a technology consulting, and digital solutions company. He has more than 17 years of experience in various facets of human resources. He has worked in different HR domains in sectors such as IT & ITES, banking, automotive, and IT product companies.
Yes Bank names Archana Shiroor as designate CHRO
YES BANK has appointed Archana Shiroor as the chief human resources officer (CHRO). She will be succeeding Mr. Anurag Adlakha, who is set to retire in June 2023. Shiroor has over three decades of experience in human resources (HR), is a highly skilled leader, and has held key HR positions in various companies.
Samir Prakash appointed CHRO – Adani Enterprises
Samir Prakash is the new chief human resources officer, Adani Enterprises, the Indian multinational and part of the Adani Group. He has moved from Indian Energy Exchange, where he was senior vice president – HR & admin (CHRO) for over four years. Prakash comes with over 33 years of diverse experience in different sectors, including Manufacturing, Services, Telecom, IT, ITES, and BPS.
Vijayalakshmi R is the chief human capital officer, Trianz
After a successful eight-year-long stint with Genpact, Vijayalakshmi R has joined Trianz, the IT service management, and digital transformation company, as a chief human capital officer.
Jayaraj Sekar appointed director, HR, Belzabar Software Design
Belzabar Software Design, a subsidiary of a US-based web-intensive software company, has recently made a strategic move by appointing Jayaraj Sekar as its director of human resources. He has over seventeen years of experience establishing and transforming human resources functions in various sectors such as IT, BPO, telecom, and conglomerates.
Ashish Banga joins Graviton Research Capital as Chief People Officer
Ashish Banga, former CHRO, Vishal Mega Mart, has joined Graviton Research Capital as chief people officer (CPO). He has 17 years of experience in various facets of human resources such as organization design, strategic workforce planning, talent management, employee engagement initiatives, talent acquisition, and CSR across FMCG, IT, Aviation and Retail sector.
ZebPay appoints Abhishek Gupta as its new head-HR
ZebPay, the crypto asset exchange, has appointed Abhishek Gupta to serve as its new head of HR. Gupta has been a part of ZebPay since 2021 and has been responsible for managing the company’s talent strategy.
Alorica gets Majid Ali as director-HR and head of talent acquisition
Majid Ali Khan has been named as the new director of HR and head of talent acquisition at Alorica, which is a provider of advanced customer experience solutions globally. Backed with 19 years of experience in HR, he has been instrumental in establishing and expanding businesses at both the global and Indian levels.
Srinivasa Rao Appointed As The Cluster Director Of HR At Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park on Thursday announced the appointment of Srinivasa Rao as the Cluster Director of Human Resources. Previously, Rao was associated with Accor as Director of Human Resources at Ibis-Novotel – Bengaluru Techpark, and Director of Talent & Culture at Man & Novotel, New Delhi – Aerocity.
Dixon Technologies gets a new CHRO in Arjun Singh
Arjun Singh has been appointed as the chief human resource officer (CHRO) of Dixon Technologies, a leading electronics manufacturer in India. His career began in 2000 as an assistant manager-HR at Sona Koyo Steering Systems and subsequently joined Tata Communications in 2001 as an assistant manager-HR.
AU Small Finance Bank appoints Vivek Tripathi as head HR & sustainability
AU Small Finance Bank has recently announced the appointment of Vivek Tripathi as the head of HR and sustainability. He has been with AU Small Finance Bank since 2020 when he joined as the head of human resources. He started his career in 2008 as a corporate HR in Bajaj Capital before joining AU Financiers India as head of HR.
Sonia Coleman appointed as the new CHRO at Walt Disney
Sonia Coleman has been appointed as the senior executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of The Walt Disney Company starting April 8. For Coleman, the CHRO role will involve leading and overseeing various aspects of Disney’s human resources strategy, such as global talent acquisition, organizational design and cultural development, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, compensation and benefits, employee education and development, HR operations and technology, and global security.
Siemens Energy ropes in Sarah Tabet as new head HR
Siemens Energy has appointed Sarah Tabet as the new head of Human Resources for the Middle East. Tabet has over ten years of experience in the Middle East and around the world. Before joining Siemens Energy, she worked with companies like Schneider Electric and British American Tobacco.
Samir Kumar to head corporate HR for Goodluck India
Former head-HR of Jindal India, Samir Kumar, has joined Goodluck India as corporate HR head. It was in April 2022 that he joined Jindal India to head HR as CHRO, reporting to the Group CHRO and chairman office.
Ecom Express ropes in Prashant Khullar as its new CHRO
Ecom Express, has appointed Prashant Khullar as its chief human resources officer (CHRO). Prashant is an experienced HR leader who brings over two decades of expertise on the table. He’s well-known for his strong interpersonal communication skills, and streamlining & balancing HR processes to achieve bottom-line results giving organizations a competitive edge.
Amit Chincholikar joins Yokohama Off-Highway Tires as global CHRO
Tata veteran, Amit Chincholikar joins India-based Japanese tire company Yokohama Off-Highway Tires as its global CHRO. He began his career as associate director and country head rewards practice at the professional services company, Merecer. Novelis was his last stop before his tenure at Tata, where he started as the VP- group HR at Tata Sons in 2010.
NLC India gets Samir Swarup as new HR director
Samir Swarup, who was executive director of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL), has now been roped in as HR director of NLC India (NLCIL). Swarup’s tenure at SAIL has lasted over three decades, 32 to be precise. From 2018 to 2023, he was general manager (personnel and administration), for the Central Marketing Organisation, Steel Authority of India.
Former VP-HR, Pepsico, joins Viatris as head – global people operations
Viatris, the global pharmaceutical and healthcare company, has roped in Vikas Joshi as head – global people operations. Joshi has moved from Pepsico, where he was HR vice president for global operations. An alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Joshi’s association with Pepsico began way back in 1999 when he joined as an HR manager in the south market unit. After almost four years into this role, he moved to Arvind Mills Overseas, as HR head.
Westlife Foodworld gets Rohith Kumar as CHRO
Westlife Foodworld, owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India, have designated Rohith Kumar as their chief human resources officer (CHRO). Rohith Kumar has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, having worked in the retail industry in various sectors such as apparel, eyewear, food & grocery, and QSR, and has held numerous leadership positions in HR throughout his career.
Uzair Qadeer appointed chief people officer, BBC
Shaji Mathew to be group head – HR, Infosys
Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, announced the appointment of Shaji Mathew as Group Head of Human Resources effective March 22, 2023. He will be taking over from Krish Shankar who retires on March 21, 2023, after serving in this role since 2015.
Join Ventures appoints Pooja Tiwari as chief people officer
Join Ventures, a company which owns several D2C platforms such as IGP.com, Interflora India, IGP for Business and Masqa, has recently appointed Pooja Tiwari as their head of people and culture, designated as Chief People Officer.
She has a wealth of experience in HR, having worked with Nykaa as AVP – people & culture for the past four years.
Pepperfry elevates Joee De Choudhury as new lead of HR
Pepperfry, one of India’s largest e-commerce for home goods has appointed Joee De Choudhury as its new leader for human resources. Choudhury started her career at Pepperfry as an associate – HR in January 2015 and left within a year.
In 2020, as part of her second stint at the company, she was appointed as an assistant manager for HR and has since been an integral part of the talent acquisition agenda of the organisation which has in turn led her to her new role as lead HR.
CapGrid onboards Ruchi Rai Arora as head – HR & admin
CapGrid has onboarded Ruchi Rai as head – HR and admin. In this new role, she will manage CapGrid’s strategy and performance culture, policies, processes, talent hiring, people development and retention.
Raj Raghavan joins CoreStack as CHRO
A seasoned HR professional, who has led HR for companies such as Indigo, Amazon and GE, Raj Raghavan has now joined CoreStack, the next-gen cloud business accelerator company, as CHRO.
Before joining CoreStack, Raghavan spent close to five years with Indigo, where he played a crucial role in maintaining the company’s status as India’s leading airline in terms of market share.
Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals ropes in Arvind Srivastava as president-HR
Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals has appointed Arvind Srivastava as their new president of HR. Srivastava has more than 26 years of experience in people management operations and restructuring organisations. Before joining Akums Drugs, Srivastava was associated with Bansal Group of Companies as CHRO & group head HR for two years.
Anushree Singh returns to Avery Dennison as HR Director-EMEA, apparel solutions
Anushree Singh, who had last served as director – HR, label & graphic materials, South Asia at Avery Dennison from 2017 to 2019, before joining AkzoNobel in July 2019, is now back at Avery Dennison. This time, she has joined as HR director – EMEA, apparel solutions.
Former Nykaa CHRO is now CPO at SUGAR Cosmetics
SUGAR Cosmetics, the Indian beauty brand, has appointed Nirav Jagad as chief people officer (CPO).
With over 19 years of experience, Jagad was a startup advisor for a while, after working with LEAD School as CHRO for eight months. Jagad was associated with Nykaa for over three years, as chief human resources officer (CHRO).
Welspun Corp appoints Kumaar Priyaranjan as the CHRO
Priyaranjan comes with rich experience of over 30 years across a range of industries including hospitality, transportation, engineering, consulting, and pharmaceuticals. Before joining Welspun Corp, Priyaranjan was working as CPO at Navin Fluorine International.
He has expertise in managing diversity, developing long-term people strategies, and contributing to organizational growth.
Pine Labs ropes in Srinivasan J as head – HR services
After over six successful years with Diageo, as VP-HR operations, Diageo Business Services India, Srinivasan J has joined Pine Labs as Head – HR services. With this new assignment, Srinivasan will continue to work out of Bengaluru, Karnataka, putting his skills in HR transformation, global HR operations, HR systems, change management and people management to good use.
Auxilo Finserve Appoints Lakshmi Ganesh as Head-Administration
Auxilo Finserve, an education finance company, has named Lakshmi Ganesh as Head of HR &Administration. Ganesh has 15 years of experience in Human Resources including talent management and acquisition. Ganesh was earlier associated with Fullerton India credit company, Omkar Realtors and Developers, GVK and Reliance Energy.
Servotech Power Systems Appoints Dr. Rajesh Mohan Rai as CHRO
Servotech Power Systems Limited, a leading player in the solar, EV charging and green power solutions space, announced the appointment of Dr Rajesh Mohan Rai as Chief Human Resource Officer, with effect from 15th December 2022. The appointment comes as a strategic move to help the company enhance talent and organisational capabilities.
Hero Vired Names Samra Rahman as Head-People and Culture
Hero Vired, a LearnTech company for higher education aspirants and professionals, today announced the appointment of Samra Rahman as the Head, People, and Culture. As a member of the core leadership team, Samra will play a crucial role in attracting and retaining diverse talent, strengthening growth opportunities for them.