Skoda Auto Volkswagen India appoints Sarma Chillara as Group Head- HR

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Skoda Auto Volkswagen India appoints Sarma Chillara as Group Head- HR
Sarma is working with Skoda Auto Volkswagen India for almost 10 years and earlier, he was associated with the companies like The Boston Consulting Group, Citi Group, and Future Group India.

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, a wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of German automotive manufacturing company Volkswagen Group has announced the elevation of Sarma Chillara as Group Head-HR & Administration. He replaces Executive Director HR & Admin, Jan Frydrych who will move to Skoda Headquarters.

Earlier Sarma was working with Skoda Auto Volkswagen India as Head-HR & Admin. In his new role, he will be responsible for the entire gamut of People, Culture, Talent Management, and will lead HR strategies for the Group within the framework of the India 2.0 project. He will report to Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India.

Sarma has over 15 years of experience in human resources, he is working with Skoda Auto Volkswagen India for almost 10 years and previously, he was associated with the companies like The Boston Consulting Group, Citi Group, and Future Group India.

Commenting on the development, Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, said, “I am delighted to have found a worthy successor for Jan Frydrych in Sarma Chillara. Sarma has an exceptional track record, a deep understanding of evolving HR trends, and demonstrates an infectious passion and energy that will continue to shape the culture and talent of the company. I would like to thank Jan Frydrych for his contribution in leading the Indian operations through a complex merger and embarking on a transformative digital journey for the HR function.”

Sarma Chillara, Group Head – HR & Administration, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, said, “Passionate and engaged employees are at the heart of any successful corporate strategy. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team and the larger family of employees to co-create an agile and productive work environment to steer the organization through the transformative process we have embarked on.”

He did graduation in Commerce and earned an MBA in Human Resources from Welingkar Institute of Management.

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