Sanjay Jorapur calls it quits at Hero MotoCorp; Vijay Sethi named CHRO


Jorapur has been managing HR at Hero MotoCorp since 2014.

Sanjay Jorapur has moved on from Hero MotoCorp, where he was working as chief human resource officer since September, 2014.

As part of the senior leadership team, Jorapur was instrumental in driving HR processes across through digitization at Hero MotoCorp. He also implemented an HR operating model to create best-in-class HR capabilities to support a global organisation.

He has been replaced by Vijay Sethi, who is also the chief information officer and head of CSR.

Sethi has more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing and consulting space. He joined Hero MotoCorp in 2007, prior to which he has worked with Ranbaxy and TCS.

He holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering, an MBA in materials management and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Apart from this, he has attended leadership programmes organised by leading global institutes, including Harvard Business School and Indian School of Business. Sethi also has a number of certifications in various areas of management and IT.

Jorapur, an engineer from Walchand College of Engineering, and an alumnus of XLRI Jamsedhpur, started his career with Wipro in 1995. Post that, he worked with a few technology companies and finally landed at Honeywell, where he had his longest stint from 2002 to 2012. Here, he rose up the ranks to become the country HR director.

In 2012, Jorapur moved to Crompton Greaves as executive vice-president and global head of HR.

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