Head-HR of Sundaram Home Finance is now CHRO

Ganapthi Subramanian, who has been with the financial services firm as head – HR since 2020, has been elevated to the post of CHRO


Ganapthi Subramanian, formerly head – HR of Sundaram Home Finance, has now been elevated to chief human resources officer (CHRO). He had joined the financial services company in 2020, for a second stint, moving from Lucas Indian Service, where he was head – HR for over a year.

From September 2014 to April 2019, Subramanian had served as head – HR at Sundaram Finance, based out of Chennai. Reporting to the MD, he managed end-to-end HR strategy and execution for almost five years, before he moved to Lucas Indian Service.

Subramanian, who is an alumnus of Bharathidasan University, was associated with Britannia Industries too, when he served as regional HR manager and business partner, for over five years, in 2008. In this role, he was primarily responsible for hiring and retention, engagement as well as performance management for 250 employees of South India. He was accountable for the HR of two regional offices and 16 co-production units.

During 2006 to 2008, he was assistant manager – HR, PepsiCo. He had spent over two years with the company before moving to Britannia.

A dynamic HR professional, he is known to be humble and polite yet firm in his approach. His juniors admire him as an inspiring mentor.

Talent acquisition, management and retention are his forte, along with HR business partnering and learning and development (L&D).

Backed by over two decades of experience in HR / ER across manufacturing, FMCG and servicing sectors, Subramanian’s expertise in sales HR and capability is an asset to any organisation that he is a part of.

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