Adithiya Venkataraman of Ashok Leyland is now CHRO, Hinduja Renewables

Venkataraman has been associated with Ashok Leyland for a total of about 11 years


Adithiya Venkataraman, who was AGM – compensation and benefits, talent acquisition at Ashok Leyland, has now joined as chief human resources officer, Hinduja Renewables.

Venkataraman began his professional journey with Ashok Leyland, way back in 2010, as an executive trainee. A year into this role, he was elevated to deputy manager – operations, based out of Hosur. By 2012, he became deputy manager – quality, an assignment that took him to Jabalpur. Less than a year later, he was back in Hosur as deputy training manager. From 2014 to 2015, he was training development manager, working out of Hosur.

In 2016, he became part of the Aditya Birla Group’s Aditya Birla Leadership Programme, as a summer intern. This stint saw him mining for consumer insights at a time when the Group was undergoing a business transformation exercise for the More Megastore network. He also did a retail analysis of the transformation exercise.

The year 2017 saw him donning the hat of divisional manager – human resources HRBP, Ashok Leyland, for the Chennai area. In this role, he supported and coached the leadership team of the business in terms of capability, culture and capacity building in business. Three years later, he was elevated to AGM – human resources manager, compensation benefits. For over a year and a half, he successfully looked into compensation strategy for salary planning, budgeting and manpower planning, in addition to senior level hiring and campus recruitment. For the past one year, he had been serving as AGM – compensation and benefits, talent acquisition. He had been handling manpower planning and budgeting at an organisation level, and also spearheading talent-acquisition activities.

Armed with a BE in mechanical engineering, Venkataraman completed his MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and has also been part of the exchange programme in behavioural economics at Yale University.

Known for his excellent work ethics, Venkataraman’s natural ease with which he manages his peers, subordinates and superiors will surely stand him in good stead in his new assignment at Hinduja Renewables. HRKatha wishes him all the success.

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