Nayara Energy, a downstream energy company, has appointed Richa Dubey as its chief people officer (CPO). Before joining Nayara Energy, Dubey held the position of chief human resources officer at Vedanta Resources, overseeing their iron and steel and iron and alloy businesses.
Dubey embarked on her HR career as an HR executive at Crompton Greaves in 1995. She later worked as an HR consultant at Mafoi and as an assistant HR at Ivega Corporation. In 2000, she became senior manager human resources at Celstream Technologies and spent four years there. Following that, she served as HR manager at Broadcom Corporation for another four years.
Her longest tenure was a six-year stint with Praxair, where she held the position of director, HR for Praxair India and the Middle East. In 2016, she joined Schneider India as director – HR, and subsequently moved up to the role of chief human resources officer (CHRO) at MTL.
With over 25 years of extensive experience in human resources leadership, Dubey has navigated diverse sectors, overseeing HR functions for global workforces in regions like the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the US. As a seasoned leader, she has strategically elevated human resources as a crucial element within organizations. She is adept at managing change in both execution-driven and growth-focused environments.
Beyond her corporate roles, Dubey is passionate about mentoring budding executives and students, imparting life skills to foster their personal and professional growth. As an HR professional, she firmly believes in recognising the innate abilities and strengths within individuals, so that they can achieve remarkable heights.
Dubey earned her MBA in HR from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI).