Samir Kumar to head corporate HR for Goodluck India

Kumar was earlier head – HR, Jindal India


Former head-HR, Jindal India, Samir Kumar, has joined Goodluck India as corporate HR head.

Kumar, who holds an MBA from Gujarat Technical University and has studied human resource management from XLRI Jamshedpur, is backed by over two decades of experience.

From 1993 to 2006, Kumar worked with Steel Authority of India (SAIL). This assignment saw him based out of Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, for 13 years. Having joined as a management trainee, he climbed up the corporate ladder fast and by the time he moved on in 2006, he was senior HR manager.

In 2006, Kumar moved to Ispat Industries, as AGM – HR, looking after employee relations for over three years.

His next stop was Welspun Group, where he served as senior general manager for over three years, before moving to Adani Ports and SEZ as head – human resources. He spent over two years working out of Mundra, Gujarat.

December of 2015 took Kumar to Welspun Corp. where he spent the next two and a half years.

For almost four years, from 2018 to 2022, Kumar worked with AYM Syntex, as AVP – HR, based out of Silvassa.

It was in Aprill 2022 that he joined Jindal India to head HR as CHRO, reporting to the Group CHRO and chairman office.

During the stint with Welspun and Adani group, Kumar was identified as a high-potential employee (HiPO) in the Assessment & Development Centre (ADC) run by independent third-party assessors as part of the talent management framework of the organisation(s).

He is known for his ability to make people comfortable and win their confidence.

At Goodluck India, as corporate HR head, he will help steer group HR for the Goodluck India Group, which has a turnover of Rs 3000 crore per annum from its businesses in heavy structures, steel and forging. The company has five manufacturing units in Sikandarabad and one in Kutch, Gujarat.

Given Kumar’s experience in handling the entire gamut of HR including the operational and strategic aspects of HR for large manufacturing units, he will be an asset to his new employer.

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