Paras Healthcare, the Indian healthcare provider, has appointed Shashank Teotia as the group head, human resources. Shashank is backed by 17 years of experience, primarily in human resources. At Paras, he will attempt to maximise the value of the organisation’s HR department and bring in new ideas and innovations to ensure efficient business operation.
Before joining Paras, Teotia was the CHRO, LEAD School. He had moved to LEAD from Limeroad.com, where he was senior vice president, people and talent. From April 2016 to December 2018, he was management consultant and business consulting partner for Women on Wings. There, he was responsible for acquiring & managing business accounts and conducting HR consulting initiatives. As co-founder and CEO of First Move Academy, he spent over three years handling overall business operations including school management, curriculum development, teacher training & development, social-media marketing as well as fund raising.
From 2012 to 2014, he was AVP-HR at Max Life Insurance Co., where he managed the life cycle for 1500 employees for North India.
Prior to joining Max, he headed the HR function for Ibibo as director – HR and spent over six years with Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, with his last designation being that of deputy general manager – HR (OD & New Initiatives)
He has been instrumental in leading talent and organisation strategy across various organisations helping them to deliver their vision.
Having completed a PhD from FMS, Delhi and an MBA (PGDM) from Symbiosis University, he also pursued a master’s degree in labour law & labour welfare & development from Symbiosis Law College.
His expertise lies in organisational transformation & restructuring, culture building, organisational development, automation & HRIS. He has created strong synergies between performance management processes and employee development platforms, ensuring that the organization has a competent, readily available internal talent pool to meet business challenges. A strong advocate of ‘Learn While You Earn’, he has been instrumental in a number of interventions which has added huge value for a person to move up the value chain while continuing to pursue one’s career.
Speaking about his appointment, Shankar Narang, group COO, Paras Healthcare, says “Teotia’s extensive experience and achievements, will help Paras introduce process efficiencies and embrace a culture where innovation and ideation takes the centre stage.”