Swadesh Behera, who has been working with Boston Scientific since 2010, will take charge as CHRO, Titan with effect from July 2021. He will step into the shoes of R. Rajnarayan, who is set to superannuate on June 30.
A postgraduate in human resources from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS), Behera began his career with Coca Cola as general manager – HR, India, in December 1998. After six years, he moved to Ranbaxy Laboratories as director – HR, India region, in 2005. A two-year stint later, he moved to MSD Pharmaceuticals (MERCK & Co.), as director – human resources, based out of Gurgaon.
It was in 2010 that he entered Boston Scientific as director – HR. A little over three years later, he was promoted to the role of regional director – HR, India, Middle East and Africa. About 11 months into this position, he took on the role of director – talent management, Europe. He held this post for more than a year and a half, before moving on to become the regional director – HR, India hub in 2016. Almost two and a half years later, he was promoted to senior director – HR, One BSC India (Commercial, R&D, GBS and IT). He has been successfully essaying this role for more than two and a half years now.
Having completed a course in HR strategy from Cornell University Executive Education, Behera has diverse sectoral experience in MNCs and Indian organisations from the pharmaceuticals ,FMCG and manufacturing sectors.
His expertise lies in building key people programmes, developing HR strategy, managing talent and employee relations, setting up HR systems and processes for startups, and providing HR support to business in leadership roles in sales and manufacturing