Gurucharan Singh Gandhi has been named head HR, Fashion & Retail at Aditya Birla group. Gandhi has been working with the Aditya Birla Group since December, 2013. Gandhi has replaced Paras Kaushik, who moved to Samvardhan Motherson group, a billion dollar automotive company as HR head last month.
Mapping his career, this will be Gandhi’s first stint in the retail sector. He has largely worked in the insurance sector with many prestigious companies such as Max Life Insurance, Bharti AXA Insurance and Birla Sun Life Insurance.
For the last three years, Gandhi was head, learning and development at Aditya Birla Financial Services and prior to that he was vice-president and head of learning and development at Birla Sun Life Insurance.
Gandhi has had two stints with May Life Insurance. The first stint was for 2 years as training manager, agency and bancassurance. In his second stint with Max Life, he joined as AVP training – partnership distribution in 2005 and later he was elevated as vice president and head training – partnership distribution and group business in 2008.
Between the two stints at Max Life Insurance, Gandhi also worked with Bharti Axa Life Insurance as vice president and head of distribution training.
Coming from a small town of Jharkhand called Jhinkpani, Gandhi started his career in 2001 with Nicholas Piramal India (Now Piramal Healthcare India). He has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and an MBA in marketing.
Gandhi is also an avid writer who loves writing blogs and also authored a book named ‘Kabeer in Korporate’. He likes running marathons which helps him to clear his mind.