With Gajendra Chandel, president & CHRO, Tata Motors announcing his decision to quit last week, Ravindra Kumar GP has taken his place with effect from 17 December, 2018. Guenter Butschek, MD & CEO, Tata Motors has himself announced Kumar’s appointment in a letter to the employees.
Kumar comes with an experience of almost 20 years. Prior to this, he was working with GE as CHRO – South Asia region. Kumar started his career as an HR manager with Asian paints and has been working with GE for the last 18 years. He joined the Company as the organisation and staffing manager in 2001. Since then he has moved up the ladder of success and honed his skills in various roles in the HR function.
Working with GE, Kumar has served at many locations, such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Dubai and Hong Kong. Now, after 18 years, Kumar will again shift to Mumbai with his family.
Kumar completed his masters in human resources from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, prior to which he did his graduation and also obtained a master’s degree in political science from Bangalore University and the University of Hyderabad, respectively.
As the CHRO of Tata Motors, Kumar will be a member of the executive committee and Chandel will work with him to ensure a smooth transition within a mutually-agreed time frame.