Schneider Electric has elevated Binu Philip as the new Zone VP HR (CHRO) for Greater India. Philip will step into the shoes of Rachna Mukherjee, who has superannuated after spending eight successful years at the Company.
Philip has been a part of Schneider Electric for the last seven years. At Schneider, he is well known for spearheading critical projects such as the merger and acquisition of the L&T Electrical Automation business with Schneider Electric.
Prior to this elevation, Philip was VP – HR, Secure Power which is the home and business network and IT data centre business of Schneider Electric.
Having completed his postgraduation in human resources (MA PM &IR), Philip has managed to gain over 30 years of experience in diverse domains including IT & digital technologies, commercial operations, telecom and technology services.
In his long career, Philip has essayed senior HR leadership roles in Microsoft Corporation, Aditya Birla Group (Idea Cellular) and Harrisons Malayalam Plantations.
His longest stint was with the Aditya Birla Group (Idea Cellular), where he served as the head of corporate HR. He was responsible for managing the entire gamut of human resources and creating a strong framework for the growth of the company across Pan Asia.
After eleven years with the Aditya Birla Group, he moved to Microsoft Corporation as the director of HR- for eight years.
In the early stages of his career, he also served as manager – HRD at RPG Enterprises (Harrisons Malayalam Plantations), and was an integral part of the corporate HQ HR team. He was responsible for the entire talent acquisition process and helped in setting up the company’s biotech division and projects in Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
During his HR journey, he has had ample opportunity to lend strategic and leadership support and counsel to organisations in the areas of workforce planning, recruitment, training and development and performance management.