PayU appoints Ashish Chattoraj as CHRO

Chattoraj possesses 17 years of experience in HR and was previously working with NXP Semiconductor as the country HR director.

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Ashish Chattoraj has been appointed as the CHRO, PayU, India. In his new role, Chattoraj will lead the HR function for the Company in India. Earlier, Chattoraj was the country HR director, NXP Semiconductors, a tech company which provides security solutions. There, he was primarily working with Freescale Semiconductor, which was acquired by NXP in 2015.

The previous role was based out of Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Chattoraj was managing R&D across four locations. He handled an extremely matrixed organisation of 12 business lines with multiple global stakeholders. He joined Freescale Semiconductor as total rewards manager, India and Singapore.

Chattoraj carries with him an experience of more than 17 years in the HR function. He has worked extensively in the technology and IT space. This is the first time that he has moved to a fintech company.

“I like taking up new challenges. All industries are moving towards digitisation and I feel there is a lot of work and many areas to be explored in the fintech sector. PayU has a very vibrant culture. It would be very challenging to create a robust HR processes system and become the employer of choice. We need to create a culture where people can partner with us to perform well, learn and grow. It will be very important to create scalable HR systems so that the growth of the organisation can be taken care of,” says Chattoraj, while speaking to HRKatha.

In his previous jobs as well, Chattoraj has managed HR strategies in various challenging scenarios, such as ramp ups, business disinvestment, site closure and mergers and acquisitions.

According to him, “PayU is growing as a full-fledged fintech organisation and my responsibility will be to work in that transition of creating unified HR policies and making PayU one of the best online payment solutions in credits, payment and offline services.”

After completing his master’s from Xavier Institute of Social Sciences, Chattoraj began his career in factory HR and sales at Shaw Wallace, a liquor manufacturing company, which was acquired by United Breweries in 2005.

Having worked with Infosys and Wipro too, Chattoraj brings a strong blend of strategic planning and tactical execution capabilities in change management, organisation structuring, building leadership pipeline, leadership training, coaching and business HR partnership.

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