In line with the senior leadership’s plan to bring in young minds to the forefront, ITC has decided to elevate Amitav Mukherjee to the position of corporate HR head, replacing R Sridhar. Prior to this role, Mukherjee was serving as the VP-HR at ITC’s food division.
Mukherjee comes with an experience of over 25 years and has spent a significant part of his career with ITC. He joined ITC in 1995 as assistant manager-HR and over a period of more than two decades, he kept climbing the ladder of success taking responsibilities as human resource manager, vice president-HR and now as corporate HR-head in the organisation.
Mukherjee’s whirlwind journey with ITC began with a strong desire to gain experience in industrial relations. In trying to meet the challenges at ITC, including gathering knowledge of manufacturing and working with various top leaders, he managed to gain experience in labour management as well as collective bargaining. It took Mukherjee merely five years to begin leading the HR function at the Company’s Bangalore factory.
He also lead a team of sales and marketing personnel and managed the distribution portfolio for the Company. His long-time desire to go overseas and attain a master’s degree was also fulfilled by the Company, which supported him financially in this endeavour. After completing a master’s in human resources from Cornell University, Mukherjee began leading the HR function at ITC’s food division in 2006.
An alumnus of XLRI, Mukherjee also worked as an intern with Citibank India. He graduated in economics from Loyola College and completed his schooling from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.