Sushil Baveja set to retire, Sandeep Girotra takes over as CHRO, DCM Shriram

Girotra carries over two decades of experience in HR


DCM Shriram has announced the appointment of Sandeep Girotra as its new CHRO, while Sushil Baveja, who is currently in his overlapping period, will soon retire from his position on October 31, he confirms to HRKatha. Baveja has worked with DCM for almost 18 years. Expressing gratitude, a company spokesperson says, “DCM Shriram wishes Sushil Baveja all the best for the next phase of his life and thanks him for the contribution made towards the growth of the organisation, while always living by the values of the Company.”

Baveja is retiring with an exceptional career behind him and over three decades of experience.

Girotra, who has taken up the role of president & CHRO at DCM Shriram, will, in a few weeks, fully transition to Baveja’s role through an induction process, which will take place across locations and units of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Girotra was working with Xylem Incorporation as CHRO for three years, heading HR for emerging markets and managing six regions.

Backed by over 25 years of experience, Girotra has, in his long career, worked for big brands such as GE, DuPont, Ranbaxy and HSBC. He completed his master’s degree in personnel management and industrial relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

For 13 years, which is a significant chunk of his career, Girotra served GE in various leadership roles in HR.

After GE, he joined Ranbaxy as global HR head, leading the people strategy for the Company in over 43 countries. He spent close to two years at Ranbaxy and then moved to HSBC as regional head of HR for the Middle East and North Africa.

Before Xylem, Girotra also spent three years at DaVita Kidney Care, heading the HR function for the healthcare company, for the APAC region.


  1. Dear Sushil you have been outstanding HR professional. I am sure you will continue to contribute to the fraternity with your rich experience. Best wishes Alok

  2. I was a colleague in his first job and had relied on him heavily to manage some tricky assignments. When he moved to another group co it was a big loss to me personally, but being a newer and bigger co, I was happy for him. I wish him enjoyment in what ever he choses to do, particularly if he choses to enjoy his leisure.

  3. Sir. Far away from home, India was often a lonely place. Your friendship, support and humour was a lifesaver. You were a first class HR Head, with a great understanding of business processes, something many of those in HR fail to grasp. I wish you all the very best in your retirement and thank you for your great companionship during my tenure in your great Country.

  4. Sushil has been an exceptional HR Leader who had an exceptional HR career. Mature senior HR leader who believed that strong values were the cornerstone of a successful organisations. Highly collaborative and Trustworthy professional for whom growth always meant inclusive growth for the teams . Wishing Sushil the best for hai next chapter in life

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