Welspun World has announced the appointment of Vikram Bector as the director and group chief human resources officer, starting 16 October, 2023. This strategic move underscores Welspun World’s emphasis on talent and its culture-driven work environment, which are aligned with the company’s overarching vision.
In his role as GCHRO, Bector will be at the forefront of reshaping the organisation’s human resources strategies and practices. His primary focus will be on nurturing an ownership mentality and bringing about significant changes in areas such as technology, skill development, agile partnerships and cultural stewardship. These efforts are geared towards enhancing employee experiences and making a positive impact on the business.
With a career spanning over almost three decades in the field of HR, Bector expressed his excitement about the opportunities that lie ahead for all of Welspun World’s businesses. Each of these businesses is currently on a fast-paced growth trajectory, and he is enthusiastic about embarking on this new journey as the GCHRO.
He further added, “Working in collaboration with the team, I look forward to contributing to the profitable growth of each of our businesses by promoting a culture of innovation, diversity and employee engagement. Our goal is to create a brighter future for our employees and the communities we serve.”
Prior to joining Welspun World, Bector served as the president and group CHRO, Piramal Group, where he played a pivotal role in shaping an award-winning high-performance culture.
His career began in 1996, when he started as a trainer at NIS Sparta, a division of NIIT. He then transitioned to Canon India, where he initially served as a training and development manager.
Subsequently, he advanced to the role of training and development manager, Max Healthcare. In 2001, he joined Gyanodaya, part of the Aditya Birla Group, initially as general manager and later progressed to the position of assistant vice president, where he dedicated three years of his career. He then moved to Birla Sunlife AMC, another division of the Aditya Birla Group, where he worked in human resources and administration before making the transition to Deloitte.
His professional journey included significant roles at Tata Motors, where he held the positions of chief learning officer and vice president of talent development. He also gained experience at Deloitte during a two-year tenure. He also worked as CTO, Reliance Industries for one year and six months and then joined Cipla as CTO and head corporate HR.
His global exposure is reflected in his experience in facilitating M&A and change initiatives in various countries, including Brazil, the United States, China, Singapore, Japan, and the Middle East.
Bector holds an MBA in marketing and finance and is a certified human resource executive (CHRE). He is also a member of Canada’s Human Resources Professionals Association.
He is backed by over 35 years of transformative experience in HR, during which he has made a lasting impact on leading global corporations across a wide range of sectors, including pharma, financial services, automobiles, oil and gas, IT, and consulting.