After spending 11 years at the Landmark Group, Venkatramana B will superannuate from his full-time role as group president- HR on June 30 2020. However, he will be associated with the Group till September 2020 as a consultant and HR Advisor. Meanwhile, Sandeep Batra has superseded Venkatramana as president-group HR. Batra was earlier executive VP and HR head of enterprise business and technology, at Vodafone Idea.
While conversing with HR Katha, Batra said, “My immediate tasks involve mitigating the risks and impact of COVID 19 from a people’s point of view. And talking about long-term perspective, my aim is to build capability and further strengthen the organisation with optimal use of technology and digitisation.”
With a career spanning over 26 years, Batra has been associated with sectors, such as telecom, manufacturing, IT and consumer services. He has been an ardent believer in effective business partnering, adapting to changing needs and developing talent to achieve organisational goals.
Batra, who was once a Major in the Indian Army, comes with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in talent acquisition, HR business partnering, talent management, capability building, learning and development, and so on. He completed his graduation in commerce from Delhi University and a PGDBM in strategy and Leadership from IIM, Calcutta.
Until September, Venkatramana will be closely working with Batra to ensure a smooth transition and will lend the required support in the business continuity plans to mitigate the risks and impact of COVID-19.
While talking to HR Katha about his future plans, Venkatramana nostalgically recalled his decade-long journey with the Company, stating, “The last eleven years at the Landmark Group have by far been the best and the accomplishments here are something I will cherish forever. Looking ahead, I wish to spend quality time with my family and pursue my other passions. I will also look at opportunities to give back to the society; mentor and guide organisations and business leaders who wish to leverage the knowledge I have gained over the years. I also look forward to sharing my experiences with the future leaders of India by actively speaking at B-schools. I am sure the next phase of my life, will be as fruitful as my journey till date, and I am all set to enjoy it.”