Vikram Bector, chief talent officer, Reliance Industries, calls it a day


This high-profile departure from the Reliance Industries HR function, comes close on the heels of the resignation of group CHRO, Prabir Jha, in August.

Vikram Bector, chief talent officer, Reliance Industries, has put in his papers. Sources close to the development have confirmed the news to HRKatha.

This is yet another high-profile exit from the Reliance Industries human resources function, following the exit of Prabir Jha, the group CHRO, in August.

In September, Harlina Sodhi and Rajeev Ranjan had also made an exit. While Sodhi was the senior vice president and head of employee engagement, communication, diversity, HR Academy and change management, Ranjan was vice-president, HR, Reliance Foundation.

Post Jha’s exit, Reliance Industries had appointed Hetal R Meswani, an executive director of the group, as head of the HR function.

Bector joined Reliance Industries in July 2014 and has spent over 1.5 years with the Group.

Prior to this, he was chief learning officer and head of talent management at Tata Motors.

In his career span of 25 years, Bector has built world class , e-enabled practices in areas, such as talent acquisition, leadership development, succession planning, management of high potentials, training, organisation development and employee engagement.

He has worked across industries starting from IT consulting, BFSI, automotive, office automation, commodities and healthcare.

An MBA in marketing and finance from Punjab Agricultural University, Bector started his career with NIS Sparta as a trainer in 1996. Thereon, he moved to Canon India, and later to Max Healthcare. In 2001, he joined the Aditya Birla Group where he spent close to six years. There, he rose above the ranks to the position of head-HR and administration, Birla Sun Life AMC.

His next destination was Satyam Computers (now Tech Mahindra), where he joined as VP in 2006. Here, he co-created the Satyam School of Leadership by hiring a competent team and supervising the formation of a robust curriculum along with service offerings.

Before moving to Tata Motors, Bector also spent two years at Deloitte as chief learning officer & VP-talent development.


  1. good news. But also put some analysis. Why so many exits from Reliance in HR. They had no work or could not create any work.

  2. might be as a result of common phenomena, as HR is becoming suggestion box, no freedom to work in such a high expertise job.
    Nowadays, it is becoming fashion to provide lots of suggestion about how HR professionals or hr should work
    This is my personal view, with no intention to harm anyone.

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