Bikram K Nayak is plant CHRO, Lanjigarh, Vedanta Aluminimum Business

Nayak was formerly chief business officer, Empert Consultants


Bikram K Nayak has taken on the role of plant chief human resource officer, Vedanta Aluminium Business, at Lanjigarh, Odisha.

An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, Nayak began his professional journey with Larsen & Toubro, way back in 1997, as an executive (IR). For five years he dealt with the IR aspects at various prestigious projects including TISCO (Jamshedpur), NALCO (Angul) and Haldia Port. By 2002, he was elevated to manager, personnel, working out of Bengaluru area. From 2008 to 2012, he was head-human resources, engineering design and research centre, based out of Chennai.

His next promotion saw him in the role of head-talent management. Just over threer years into this role,he was appointed head-talent acquisition, office of CEO and MD.

For almost four years, he successfully developed, improved and implemented the overall talent-acquisition strategy. The year 2019 to 2021 saw him in the post of JGM and head-human resources-L&T-NxT. In this role, he was responsible for and actively involved in making L&T-NxT a great initiative, and building it into a sizeable entity to reckon with. Having spent over 24 years with L&T, his tenure with the firm was the longest of his career.

In 2021, he moved on to join Mindtree as associate vice president-people function. Amongst other responsibilities, he looked into the review and restructuring of global HR policies, working closely with the C&B and geo HR team.

It was in June 2022 that he joined Empert Consultants as chief business officer. There, he looked into niche hiring for MNCs in the manufacturing and technology sectors. He was also coaching and mentoring young professionals sponsored by various corporates and

In his latest assignment at Vedanta, Nayak will undertake a pivotal role in HR Strategy formulation and align it to the organisational business plans. The objective will be to ensure right management and enhanced employee experience and productivity through digitisation initiatives. He will also drive diversity and inclusion initiatives, formulate ER policies, business partnership management and benchmarking studies to implement best in class people processes and practices.

HRKatha wishes him all the best.

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