Madhu Srivastava, who was heading talent acquisition, and diversity and inclusion for the Vedanta Group, has now been promoted as Group CHRO.
Srivastava has 19 years of experience across human resources as well as sales and operations, spanning the FMCG, telecom, ITES, BFSI and natural resources industries.
Under her able guidance, the Group has put in place the right HR policies and progressive people practices, which have won it the ‘ACES Award –Top Companies to Work for in Asia’ and also the ‘Working Mothers & Avtar Group -100 Top Companies for Women in India’.
Till now, Srivastava was handling leadership hiring across the Group’s businesses globally. She helped formulate guidelines and frameworks for talent acquisition across the Vedanta Group.
She has also headed the human resource function for Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta.
Before joining the Vedanta Group, Srivastava served as vice president-HR and talent acquisition head at Citibank, India for two years. There she led the centralised recruitment team responsible for hiring at entry, middle and senior-management levels in the retail bank, corporate bank, phone banking business, operations and technology and shared services wings.
Having started her career in sales, Srivastava handled sales for Godrej in Gujarat and Maharashtra, as an assistant sales manager for two years, before joining GE Capital as assistant manager-operations. She then spent almost four years with Reliance Communications, from October 2002 to May 2006, as head-value-added services. She was part of the team that launched the CDMA services in 2002.
From June 2006 to July 2010, Srivastava was employed with Genpact, as assistant vice president-talent acquisition. Her responsibilities included recruiting leaders for middle management across the verticals of Genpact—finance and accounting, BFSI, analytics and call centres.
Srivastava completed her PGDM in marketing and sales, from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.