Essel group names Ruchira Srivastava as CHRO


Essel group, a leading Indian conglomerate with diverse business interests, has named Ruchira Srivastava as its chief human resources officer. With over 18 years of experience in HR, Srivastava will be responsible for driving people practices across Essel group’s associated companies.

Previously serving as the chief human resources officer at Zee media corporation, Srivastava played a vital role in fostering organisational growth and implementing strategic HR interventions. She brings a strong track record of HR leadership in media, pharma, and IT industries.

The appointment underlines Essel group’s commitment to employee development and a conducive work environment. With approximately 8,000 employees, the conglomerate recognises the importance of effective people practices in sustaining its entrepreneurial spirit.

Expressing their confidence at Ms. Srivastava’s extensive experience, a company spokesperson reiterated that her proven track record will enable her to manage the expectations of all stakeholders and contribute significantly to the growth of Essel group. 

Srivastava holds a post graduate diploma in business management with a specialisation in human resource management from IMT Ghaziabad. Her expertise in talent acquisition, employee relations, and HR management positions her to drive impactful people practices across Essel group’s diversified portfolio.

As the CHRO, Srivastava will play a crucial role in shaping Essel group’s HR foundation, prioritising employee development and well-being. The appointment underscores the conglomerate’s focus on strengthening its HR function and fostering sustainable growth.

Established in 1926, Essel group has evolved into a prominent business house with interests in media, packaging, entertainment, technology-enabled services, infrastructure development, and education. With Srivastava’s leadership, the group is poised to reinforce its commitment to talent acquisition, employee relations, and effective HR management for continued success.

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