Total Environment Building Systems, an Indian architect-led real estate and design company, has announced the appointment of Alok Mehta as group CHRO and president.
Before joining Total Environment Building System, Mehta worked at the Swedish IT product organisation Hexagon as executive director of human resources (global capability centres), where he was based out of Hyderabad.
Mehta has contributed nearly 30 years of experience to various leadership and HR domain functions. He has been associated with companies such as INTAS Pharma, India Value Fund Advisors, Metro Cash & Carry, AstraZeneca Pharma, Deutsche Bank Group, and Motorola India Electronics.
“I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Group CHRO and President at Total Environment Building Systems Pvt. Ltd.,” Mehta confirmed the appointment via social media.
Mehta, who holds a master’s degree in personnel management and industrial relations from TISS, Mumbai, started his career with Ranbaxy Laboratories in 1993 as an assistant personnel manager. In the six years he spent with Ranbaxy, Mehta worked in corporate HR, looking after international HR operations. He was instrumental in setting up policies and processes for China, Russia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and a few other emerging markets.
He got the opportunity to lead functions at the oldest API manufacturing site for Ranbaxy, in Punjab. He also managed employee relations for the field force in South and West India. In addition, he held pan-India responsibility for compensation, benefits, and assessment centres.
At his next destination—a JV between Motorola and Pagepoint, where he was appointed as head of HR—he led the HR function for the paging operations for Motorola in India. Back then, the JV was operational in four cities: Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Pune.
In 2000, Mehta moved to Motorola India as manager-HR to handle HR (generalist) for two business verticals at the global software centre.
In 2002, Mehta was promoted to compensation and benefits manager for Motorola India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. In this role, he managed three mergers and three divestitures.
In 2005, he got two successive promotions—first as head of talent engagement and development in January and then as head of HR for Motorola India in July. In 2006, Mehta moved to Deutsche Bank as head of HR and stayed there for a year.
Mehta moved back to the pharma industry in 2007 as VP of HR for AstraZeneca. After four years, he shifted to Metro Cash & Carry as director, HR, and member of the India board. By the end of 2012, Mehta had joined India Value Fund Advisors as chief people officer for a very short stint of nine months.
In 2013, he again moved back to the pharma industry, this time as EV-P Global HR at Intas Pharmaceuticals. At the time, Intas had an employee base of 10,000 and nine manufacturing units globally.
A year later, Mehta decided to launch his own business, Alouqik Consulting, which specialised in transformational coaching and organisational and leadership development.