Chithra Thomas appointed HR head at Tesla India

Prior to this, Thomas was the VP-HR at Reliance Retail


Tesla has appointed its new country HR leader, Chithra Thomas. With 18 years of experience in HR backing her, Thomas has moved from Reliance Retail where she was the VP-HR, handling the HR operations for AJIO, an e-commerce initiative of Reliance Retail.

At Reliance Retail, she led a team of 90 members and looked after total rewards, talent acquisition and designing of learning and development initiatives. She also handled the core HR operations for 25,000 employees.

After completing an MBA in HR, Thomas started her career with HPE India and worked with them for six years.

In 2009, she joined Walmart, and completed an over five-year tenure there before joining Reliance Retail in 2015.

Having registered itself in India in January 2021, Tesla will soon start its operations in the country. The firm has also accelerated its hiring for other leadership positions. Recently, it has hired Manuj Khurana as the business development head for India region and Nishant from Arther Energy as head of the supercharging, destination and home-charging business.


  1. Dear Team,

    This is Flt Lt Saju Paul, currently at Dubai and employed as Grp HR Manager, taking care of the entire GCC region. In case of any suitable assignment pls contact me +971 50 8286176. Email me

  2. Congrats madam….you have fixed a long way to achieve this position, it’s not the destination, many more is yet to achieve , and I am a huge fan of yours…so…best of luck …for new responsibilities…Rab Rakha…!

  3. Congratulation
    Looking for job had experience of 11 years in telecom and power sector but now job less since covid started..

  4. Compliments Compliments!!!
    Tesla is a Great Company and you use wonderful strategies. It will be a winning combination when you work there.

  5. Hi! I am Having 22 years of international as well as domestic experience and since last 3 years working In Reliance Digital as Manager and looking for change in Job within Automobile industry. Pls contact me if you have vacancy.

  6. Hi Congratulations mam! I’m having a vast experience of 16 yrs under telecom in B2C & B2B sales as well as services, looking for the good opportunity in automobile industry, kindly contact me if you have any suitable opportunity for me @

  7. Congratulations Ms. Chithra. I am really exited to see Tesla in India. May Tesla grow and flourish in India.

  8. Many Congratulations Mam,

    I am having 20 years of experience wherein 15 years core experience in Exide Industries Ltd and my last designation was Regional Service Head. I am also searching a good opportunity. May I requested to kindly consider me as a candidate for a suitable position in the organisation.

    Thank you.
    Jasmeet Singh Gill

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