Rajendra Mehta moves to Suzlon as group CHRO

Mehta comes with 28 years of rich experience in HR, and has moved from Welspun Group, where he was president and group CHRO

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Suzlon has appointed Rajendra Mehta as the new group chief human resource officer for India and South Asia. Mehta has moved from Welspun Group, where he was president and group chief human resource officer.

Backed by over 28 years of experience, Mehta comes with strong expertise in talent- management strategy and operations, learning and development (L&D), talent management, succession planning, talent attraction, employee relations, inclusion and diversity and human resources transformation.

In his long career, Mehta has worked with organisations such as Synergy Capital, DHFL, Zee Entertainment, DCM Shriram and the Times Group.

His longest stint was with the Times Group, where he served as the general manager and then was promoted as the VP and head of human resources. He was responsible for managing the entire gamut of human resources, being partner in business and also creating a strong framework in terms of human resource strategy.

After nine years with the Times Group, he moved to VNL as chief people officer- for a year.

His next stop was DCM Shriram, where he joined as head of human resources, managing human resources for verticals such as retail and commodity trading.

After a three-years long successful stint at DCM Shriram, Mehta moved to Zee Entertainment, where he was the global chief people officer. The purpose of his role was to build an engaging organisational ecosystem with ample capacities for future growth. He essayed the role for five years, before moving to DHFL in October 2016.

During his HR journey, he has had ample opportunity to lend strategic support, provide leadership support and counsel to organisations in the areas of workforce planning, recruitment, training and development, performance management, recognition and compensation.

Mehta hold a master’s degree in personnel management from JDC Bytco Institute of Management Studies. He is known to have indemnified and hire leadership talent across various skills, following his strategic orientation.

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