Essar’s chief talent officer Sujaya Banerjee calls it quits


Banerjee has been leading talent and performance management, organisational change & effectiveness and learning & development for the 24 billion dollar group.


Calling it a stellar tenure at Essar Group, its chief talent officer and Sr. VP-HR, Dr. Sujaya Banerjee, has decided to move on, as she posted on LinkedIn, “After a stellar career spanning many milestones at the Essar Group, I have decided to move out to pursue my next higher career challenge.”

Banerjee has been responsible for leading HR transformation at Essar by institutionalising performance and talent management programmes and other contemporary HR practices across its group companies to develop a signature Essar experience for employees across 25 geographies.

She has been leading talent and performance management, organisational change and effectiveness and learning and development for the 24 billion dollar group comprising Essar Steel, Essar Oil, Essar Power, Essar Shipping, Essar Ports, Essar Infrastructure, Essar Telecom across 25 countries.

Although she did not reveal her future plans yet, she mentioned on the professional networking site that she will do so soon. “The feelings are mixed, as I bring a tremendously insightful chapter, full of new challenges navigated that helped shape a new world view, to a formal close now. I am at the same time very excited about the new journey undertaken, which I plan to announce to all of you soon.”

Banerjee, a management graduate from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), completed her PhD in performance management/organisational development from Mumbai University in 2004.

Since 2015, she has also been an independent director and member of the Board at AGC Networks and The MobileStore. Before joining the Essar Group in 2006, she was the director-HR and administration at British Gas Exploration and Production. Prior to that, she was senior VP HR at Lowe Lintas and Partners.

Sharing her decision to move on, Banerjee, who manages various forums as an active professional, also mentioned about them as she wrote, “Meanwhile, all the forums I created—the Learning and OD Roundtable and the Women Leadership Forum of Asia continue doing the good work they have been doing to serve the community. The forums and the small teams we have created to run these administratively will move with me as I continue to lead them. I seek your support and good wishes in this important next segment in my career. I am so looking forward to this exciting phase!”

Comment on the Article

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

nineteen − two =