Sunil Ranjhan: The man of many languages

Sunil Ranjhan did not initially start his career in HR. After passing out from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani —...

My dreams have been a driving force

Rajendra Mehta, group CHRO, Suzlon Group, is an avid reader and is well regarded as an orator and a speaker. He was an outstanding...

From technology to consulting & training

Hard work and general curiosity have helped Madhumita Mitra overcome challenges throughout her life. Despite starting off as an average student, Mitra managed to...

Facing the repercussions of ‘change’

Ranjan Banerjee, who has recently taken up the role of group HR head at Berger Paints, is an avid reader and is well regarded...

Yash Mohan: The three Cs of success in his life

All his life, Yash Mohan has followed the 3Cs - choice, chance and change. This is probably why he dropped out of veterinary medicine...

Transition from a true-blue sales person to a seasoned HR leader

Abhijit Abhyankar grew up in Mumbai, spending his childhood amongst medical professionals. not only was his mother a doctor, but the apartment where they...

Sushil Baveja: When HR won over journalistic ambitions

The career of Sushil Baveja, executive director, human resource, DCM Shriram, would have taken a completely different turn if he had not paid heed...

Anshul Bhargava: Leading by example

Anshul Bhargava, chief people officer (CPO), PNB Housing Finance, believes that his designation aligns with the core value of the company – ‘People’. Thus,...

The aspiring actor, who joined corporate HR, is now a COO

As Shashikanth KS was growing up in Bengaluru, where his father was employed as a scientist with Hindustan Aeronautics, he aspired to become an...

“The key to success in HR lies in handling tough conversations...

In just a little over 15 years, Arun Mirchandani, head-HR, markets and securities services, APAC (excluding Japan), Citibank, has ensured that his is a...

Rajesh Sahay: It’s all about discipline, integrity and humility

Rajesh Sahay, present VP and head-HR, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, began his career in 1990 with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). Having...

Aarif Aziz: “It’s essential for leaders to learn and unlearn, and...

Aarif Aziz was working in the balcony of his office when I called him on a Saturday afternoon. CHRO, Diageo India felt blessed to...

Meet the chief fun officer at Capgemini

Murali MS is the CFO at Capgemini. No, he is not the chief financial officer, but the chief fun officer! So, what does this...

Anusha Suryanarayan: An agile HR professional

The year was 1999 and the company was Coca Cola. A fresh pass-out from XLRI Jamshedpur bagged her first professional role – to independently...

Rachna Mukherjee: The techno-HR mind

Rachna Mukherjee, CHRO, Schneider Electric, an engineer turned HR professional, has stayed relevant and crucial for the business, even without a formal degree in HR. There was a role in HR, in a newly-launched telecom company, that completely gelled with her profile. She took it up as a challenge, and has never ever regretted doing so. 

Hari TN: The unconventional HR thinker

Hari TN, the head of HR at Big Basket is now known as the start-up HR guy. This IITian and IIM graduate, spent long years at Tata Steel, first as an engineer and then in HR. He has also been through two mergers and acquisitions. He believes, in start-ups, jargons don’t count because one has to execute, perform and make things happen in real time.

Chaitanya N Sreenivas: Learn, share, give back and the rest will...

From finance, to HR and even entrepreneurship, the VP and HR head of IBM India and South Asia has diverse experience, which lends him a holistic perspective for effective decision making.

Why Manoj Biswas is betting high on disruption in HR

The CEO of Salveo Healthcare credits his long innings in the HR industry to his learning from the armed forces and believes that the companies should be brave enough to hire different people— and not their mirror images.

Profile: DP Singh: Building careers is not a 100 m dash,...

The journey started almost four decades back when Dilpreet Singh or DP Singh, as he is known to all, was graduating and preparing for the central services examination. It was then that he came across an article in a US publication, about how CHROs grow up to become CEOs in the future. Inspired, he decided to make a career in HR.

Profile: Rajendra Mehta: Creating smaller impacts for a larger success

Meet Rajendra Mehta, chief people officer, DHFL, who is passionate about impacting people’s professional lives for good, leading them to success, fulfilling their aspirations and turning smaller impacts into bigger successes for the organisation and its people.

Lenovo’s Subhankar RoyChowdhury: The art of staying relevant

It isn’t always a smooth sail to the top. Subhankar RoyChowdhury, global head-HR strategy, M&A and analytics at Lenovo, had to make wise choices and constantly reinvent himself and acquire new skills to stay relevant. He shares his journey with HRKatha.

Profile: Vivek Kumar: Finding soul in HR

In a career spanning over 30 years, Vivek Kumar, chief human resources officer, Indus Towers, has worked with both the public and the private sector, and has managed people across industries. 

A confident risk-taker and a people-focused leader, he shares his interesting journey with HRKatha.

Anuranjita Kumar: Courage of convictions

Kumar, MD, CHRO, Citi South Asia has tried not to be a destiny's child. She is a fiery, self-reliant person who dared to go the unconventional way.  

Rajesh Padmanabhan: The people’s player

President & group CHRO, Vedanta Resources, Rajesh Padmanabhan believes in two things – people and change – that have influenced him greatly in breaking moulds and foraying into uncharted territories.

Shailesh Singh: An accidental entry into HR

When the young Shailesh Singh came to Delhi with an aspiration to crack the civil services exams, he had no idea what the future stored for him. Over the next few years, he carved his own path and ventured on a journey, which would make him emerge as one of the most successful players in the HR industry. In a conversation with HR Katha, Singh, who is currently the chief people officer and director of Max Life Insurance opens up about his transformation from an aspiring civil servant to an employee advocate.

Paneesh Rao: On a learning trajectory

Paneesh Rao, sr. vice president & head of human resources, Atos India, has nurtured a passion for people management over two decades of his commendable industry experience. It has been a journey of growth and evolution for him. Working with people – directly or indirectly – has shaped him into an honest and ethical person. He shares his thoughts with HRKatha on his life’s experiences and insights.

How this energy company is championing employee inclusivity & engagement

In today’s competitive business landscape, fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment is not just a feel-good initiative; it’s a strategic imperative. Jakson Green,...

Trident’s Asmita leaves blossom into inclusive workplaces

Forget the tired trope of corporate activism. In the heart of India's textile industry, Trident, a manufacturing company, is quietly weaving a revolution in...
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Engagement is outdated: The future of success lies in ‘employee involvement’

In the ever-evolving landscape of the contemporary workplace, a profound metamorphosis is underway, challenging the conventional emphasis on employee engagement. This paradigm shift posits...
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Tata Steel: Journey through excellence in talent acquisition 

Tata Steel, part of the Tata Group, is a multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is one of the world's leading steel...

Google terminates 28 employees over Israel protests

Google terminated 28 employees following protests staged by a small group of Alphabet workers against the tech giant's collaboration with Israel. The protests, which...

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TikTok to let go 250 in Ireland

TikTok, the video-streaming platform, has announced to let go of over 250 employees in Ireland today, 12 April, 2024. This move follows reports from...

Tesla to let go 14,000 employees globally

Tesla has announced a significant restructuring plan, resulting in a 10 per cent reduction of its global workforce, potentially affecting around 14,000 employees worldwide....

Santosh Rai appointed head-HR, L&T, Precision Engineering and Systems

Santosh Rai is now head-human resources, Larsen & Toubro Precision Engineering and Systems IC. He will be based out of Mumbai, Maharashtra. Till now he...

Anmol Industries gets Abhijit Chakraborty as CHRO

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EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

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