Chandrasekhar Mukherjee has joined South Indian Bank, the private bank based in Kerala, as the chief people officer. Earlier, on 9 April, HRKatha had reported the exit of Mukherjee, who had stepped down as the group chief people officer of Srei Infrastructure.
Talking to HRKatha Mukherjee says, “I saw a better opportunity at South Indian Bank, with a better role. I would love to work with one of the oldest banks in India. It has 870 branches with 8477 employees. Right now, my mandate is to build a talent pipeline and work on succession plans. We are aiming to become the country’s largest retail bank.”
Mukherjee will be heading the HR function of South Indian Bank. As Mumbai is the financial capital, Mukherjee will have to operate from both Thrissur, in Kerala and Mumbai.
Prior to Srei Infrastructure, Mukherjee was the chief people officer at the National Stock Exchange (NSE). He has a rich experience of 24 years in HR and has worked with companies, such as Colgate and Bennett Coleman & Co. (Times Group).
After obtaining a master’s degree in HR, Mukherjee joined Usha India, where he climbed up the corporate ladder to reach the level of manager-HR within two years. Then, he moved to Colgate Palmolive, followed by a short stint of one year at Cabot India. He also served as the AVP-HR at Bennett Coleman for more than six years.