Tanaya Mishra joins Strides Pharma as global CHRO

Prior to this appointment, Mishra was the global CHRO at Essar Projects


Tanaya Mishra has joined Strides Pharma as the global CHRO and will be leading the HR function for the company globally. Mishra has confirmed to HRKatha that she joined the pharmaceutical firm on June 16 and will move to the Company’s headquarters in Bengaluru very soon. Prior to this appointment, Mishra was the global CHRO at Essar Projects, where she worked for almost one and a half years. At Essar, Mishra undertook strategic workforce planning across geographies and led successful HR practices across different countries, delivering it through a multicultural team. She also created a cross-functional rapid-action team to deal with the COVID-19 situation and implemented technology to effectively support quarantined workforce and their families.

Talking to HRKatha, Mishra shares, “The focus would be to become the employer of choice. We are looking to grow and are moving ahead with a growth mindset. In today’s time the pharma sector is doing really good and is growing at a steady pace.”

With over two decades of experience in the HR domain, Mishra is an HR leader who likes to ensure business growth through partnerships. Having worked with big brands, such as ACC, Accenture, JSW and Shoppers Stop, she has been exposed to the working of multiple sectors in her career, including manufacturing, retail, BFSI and IT/ITES.

In her past roles, Mishra has been known to showcase some great leadership skills and bring in innovation and growth to the forefront.

As the managing director – HR at Accenture, between July 2015 and November 2018, Mishra spearheaded the HR processes, innovation and change management by eliminating the bell- curve model and brought in individual-specific matrices.

At JSW, when Mishra was the SVP-HR between 2011 and 2015, she was also involved in implementing and conceptualising the global competency model at the firm. She worked with Wayne Brockbank and Dave Ulrich, globally popular figures in the HR field, to create the competency model, specifically for the Indian industry.

A bachelor of law, with a master’s degree in personnel management and industrial relations, Mishra has also completed her PHD in manpower planning.


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