Reliance Jio’s Anil Mohanty joins Medikabazaar as head-HR

With over two decades of experience in HR, Mohanty was earlier the head-HR for the rural business segment at Reliance Jio.

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Medikabazaar, which is an online B2B platform for medical supplies, has appointed Anil Mohanty as the head of HR. In his new role, Mohanty will be spearheading the HR function for the Company. Four-year old Medikabazaar never had an head of HR. Its HR team is pretty young. Mohanty’s first mandate would be to structure, organise and tackle the problem of skill gap.

“I have always worked in big establishments, where everything was aligned and organised. We just had to execute everything accordingly. But, with Medikabazaar being a young company, I will get more opportunities to bring innovation and creativity in my work here,” Mohanty told HRKatha.

Prior to this appointment, Mohanty was the head of HR for the rural business segment at Reliance Jio. He has a total experience of more than two decades in the HR function.

At Reliance Jio, Mohanty lead various HR assignments and projects, including the green field telecom project, which was one of the biggest HR projects in the industry. More than 20,000 people were hired for the same, with 70 plus HR teams.

He has served in various HR roles for prestigious organisations, starting with Idea (which has now merged with Vodafone) in 1996. He has also worked with Tata Teleservices, Huawei Telecommunications and Uninor.

For two decades, Mohanty worked in the telecommunication sector, but now he has moved into a very different industry—healthcare, and that too, online.

“While I do not expect challenges to be much bigger, one of the difficulties would be talent acquisition and I will learn to tackle the same over time, working with Medikabazaar. Another challenge will be to understand the business,” shares Mohanty.

“I wish to take this company to a certain level of success,” he adds.

A skilled HR professional, Mohanty specialises in OD interventions, performance management, talent acquisition, grievance handling, policy formation, training & development, employee relations, disciplinary proceedings, conciliation proceedings and employee welfare programmes.

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