Escorts appoints Amanppreet Singh Bhatia as group HR head


Bhatia replaces Ishan Mehta to take forth the company’s business growth through efficient HR.

With a belief to support business growth through efficient human resources, the agricultural and engineering equipment manufacturer, Escorts, has appointed Amanppreet Singh Bhatia as the new group HR head.

Bhatia moves in from VE Commercial Vehicles Limited – A Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Joint Venture, where he was executive vice-president –HR. He joined VECV in 2009, and managed human capital management for all business areas of the company.

At VECV, he was responsible for managing key HR parameters, along with driving operational excellence, ensuring talent pipeline to support expansion, facilitating strategic talent management, supporting cultural transformation, facilitating performance-driven culture and managing people cost.

Escorts shared the development in an official release presented to NSE on May 1, which said, “We wish to inform you that the company has appointed Amanppreet Singh Bhatia as group HR head with immediate effect, in place of Ishan Mehta.”

“At Escorts, he will focus on the organisational transformation and human resource strategic roadmap to build a strong employer brand,” the official press release stated.

Bhatia, who completed his MBA in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from University Business School , Panjab University, worked with Gillette India as HR business partner between 202-2005. Between 2005 and 2009, he had two short stints – first at Symantec for 1.5 years and then at Intertek Group for close to 3 years. In the past he has worked with companies such as Nestle, and Citicorp as well.

The outgoing HR head, Mehta is an XLRI graduate with over 33 years of experience in HR and ER strategies, organisational effectiveness and workplace improvement. He previously worked with DCM Limited, Ballarpur Industries, Eicher Group and East India Hotels (EIH).

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