Sudhansu Misra has been appointed as the CHRO of Tata Coffee, the Indian coffee and tea producing company owned by Tata Global Beverages. In his new role, Misra will lead the HR function at Tata Coffee.
With over two decades of experience in HR, Misra was earlier working as the senior GM, corporate HR (talent management, leadership development, L&D) at Tata Motors. There, he led Tata Motors’ efforts in talent sustainability by identification, development and placement of high potentials, and managed the succession planning process for the top leadership level.
“I will be responsible for end to end people function. I will be partnering with the business to build people strategy. I will also lead the the employee engagement function in this role,” told Misra to HRKatha.
Misra has worked in many sectors, such as travel and tourism, steel, aircraft manufacturing, computer hardware, automotive, and information technology (IT).
He has also worked with big names, such as Mahindra and IBM.
“I had experience and exposure to almost every sector in the business. I never worked in the food and beverages sector before so it will be a great learning experience for me. For the first few months I will act as a student and embrace the different learning experiences that will come my way,” shares Misra.
Misra’s long association with the Tata Group began when he joined Tata Autocomp as a deputy GM, OD and talent management, entrusted with the responsibility of talent management, leadership development, performance management, competency framework and succession planning.
After working there for four years, he moved to IBM as HR head, for the domestic business in IBM Global Technology Services (GTS), India and South Asia. The role required him to focus on partnering with business at the strategic level, in areas of workforce management, development, and productivity in order to optimise the workforce for the GTS business.
Having complete a five-year stint with IBM, Misra joined Tata Motors as GM- talent management and leadership development, and rose up the ladder of success.
With a master’s degree in HR from Nagpur University, Misra also holds a BSc degree in mathematics.