Aurora had worked for JLL for over four years before moving out. In the past he was with Aegon Religare and Abbott.
Sukhdeep Aurora, who was the head-HR, India at Jones Lang LaSalle has just joined ANAROCK Property Consultants as the chief people officer. Calling it a strategic career move, Aurora, in his new role, is looking at building up on the people front, for the rapidly growing business.
Having led HR at Jones Lang LaSalle for over four years, Aurora says, “JLL is a great organisation and I really enjoyed my journey there. It was a tough decision to move. However, for the want for fresh challenges, I decided to join ANAROCK, which is a growing start-up.”
The firm, founded by Anuj Puri, former chairman and country head of JLL, was actually JLL’s residential brokerage business, which was acquired by Puri earlier this year. The business has grown tremendously, starting with 150 people and now reaching a headcount of 700. While Aurora shares that the expansion is still on and the company is aiming for a headcount of 1000 by the end of this year, he also explains that they are hiring for culture fit.
“It is not just about setting up HR processes or hiring for expansion, but more about partnering with business to build a workplace of repute. Along with creating systems, processes and the right kind of culture, we’re cautiously hiring people who will be aligned to our culture, values and behaviours,” Aurora shares.
An engineering graduate and a postgraduate in HR from IIM-Indore, Aurora began his career in 2003 as a manager-HR with Torrent Pharma. Later, he moved to Infosys in 2006 as the senior HR manager (BP-HR).
He then worked with AEGON Religare Life Insurance as the AVP HR, where he led a team of HR professionals to manage HR operations pan India, for 1800 plus employees across 54 locations. Prior to joining JLL in 2013, Aurora had also worked with Abbott India as the head-business HR.