Manmohan S Kalsy appointed head of HR at Go First

Kalsy moves from United Breweries, where he was advisor and chief human resources officer for over eight years


After a long and successful stint with United Breweries, Manmohan S Kalsy has joined Go First as head of human resources, and will be based out of Mumbai.

At United Breweries, Kalsy, who carries over three decades of experience, led the HR function for the 9,000 strong workforce spread across the Company’s breweries and malting operations.

Kalsy began his career as senior personnel officer with Honda Siel Power Products in 1989. Three years later, he joined Gillette as HR executive. In 1995, he entered Pepsico as regional personnel manager. After a successful stint of six years and 11 months, he left the Company as general manager – human resources, in 2001.

His next stop was Bharti Airtel, where he was head of HR operations for the mobility business, heading HR operations for 23 circles.

Three and a half years later, he joined Triveni Engineering and Industries as VP- corporate HR in 2005. This was a short stint of just over a year and a half, where he served as group CHRO for corporate and nine manufacturing facilities, across engineering, power (steam turbines) and sugar businesses of the diversified group.

In November 2006, he joined Vodafone as VP- HR. This assignment lasted three years and 11 months. He moved on to work for Xerox as executive director – human resources in 2010. For more than two and a half years, he led the HR operations fort South Asia region and was also a member of the executive team for the region, and went on to be appointed on the board of directors as a director.

It was in 2013 that Kalsy joined United Breweries as advisor and chief human resources officer and stayed put there for over eight years.

Known to be the perfect guide, mentor and friend, this charismatic HR leader will now be reporting to the CEO at Go First in his new role. Go First was founded as GoAir, the low-cost airline owned by the Wadia Group.

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