Ganesh Chandan joins Tata Projects as CHRO

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Chandan moved from Greaves Cotton, where he was CHRO and has now been replaced by Shiraj Chakraborty.

Tata Projects, the fast-growing infrastructure development business under the Tata Group has just appointed Ganesh Chandan as the CHRO. Chandan, who joined Tata Projects last week, comes from Greaves Cotton, where he had been serving as the CHRO for over a year and a half.

Chandan shares that in the next five years India will be gearing towards significant infrastructure development and within that, Tata Projects will take up a large chunk of the responsibility. It is this growth prospect that made Chandan make the move.

“Tata Projects is well positioned in the infrastructural development domain and joining as their CHRO, I look forward to contributing in terms of building a strong HR function and culture within the organisation,” he tells HRKatha, talking of his decision to move and his role at the company.

The sheer size and scale of growth that the Company is expecting in the coming years, excites me and makes my role more challenging and interesting here,” he adds.

An IIT Bombay alumnus, Chandan completed his master’s from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Post his PG degree, Chandan started his career with Titan Industries.

With over 20 years of experience, Chandan has worked across sectors. However, he has spent a large part of his career—around 10 years—at Oracle, in various roles. For five years, he headed HR for Oracle Financial Services, based out of New York. Prior to Greaves Cotton, he was the president and CHRO at Suzlon.

Before joining Suzlon, he was the CHRO & head-administration at Avantha ERGO Life Insurance. Prior to that, he headed HR at the power and infrastructure division of Avantha Group.

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