The senior top HR leaders/ CHRO will function as strategic business partners for divisions leading the human resources (HR) function and serve as active leaders on HR policies, practices, resources, and transactions.
The top leading organizations such as Unacademy, Tata 1mg, Mankind Pharma, Lenskart, Wipro, and more have appointed their top HR Leadership such as CHRO and CPO in November 2023.
The latest top HR leadership appointments of CHRO & HR-Head in November 2023 are as below:-
Mastek appoints Arvind J as Global CHRO
Mastek, a turnkey & trusted digital engineering & cloud transformation partner has announced the appointment of Arvind J as the Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) effective October 17, 2023.
In his new role, Arvind will serve as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, and lead HR’s charter in delivering superior employee experiences. He will be reporting to Mastek’s Global CEO, Hiral Chandrana.
Unacademy appoints Sandhydeep Purri as Chief People Officer
An Indian multinational educational technology company, Unacademy has appointed Sandhydeep Purri as Chief People Officer.
Sandhydeep joins Unacademy from Sapphire Foods India Pvt. Ltd where she was Chief People Officer. She worked with Sapphire for over 6 years.
She is an experienced HR Professional and has worked across industries like Manufacturing, Media and entertainment, Consulting, Information Technology, and Retail industries.
Perfios appoints Anu Mathew as CPO
India’s largest SaaS-based B2B fintech software company, Perfios has appointed Anu Mathew as Chief People Officer.
Anu Mathew, Chief People Officer at Perfios said, “I am very excited to join Perfios as we step into the next phase of growth. Perfios has a rich culture of collaboration and innovation that creates an environment where our people enjoy work.”
Anu Mathew is an experienced HR professional with a career journey of over 20 years. She has worked scaling startups and working in global organizations.
Tredence ropes in ex-Cognizant executive Soma Pandey as CHRO
A global data science solutions provider, Tredence has appointed Soma Pandey as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
Soma is a passionate and dynamic HR leader with over 25 years of experience. She has successful global experience driving impact as a strategic business partner, helping organizations achieve their human capital and business objectives.
Tata 1mg appoints Ina Bajwa as CHRO
India’s leading consumer health platform, Tata 1mg has appointed Ina Bajwa as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
As CHRO of Tata 1mg, she will be dedicated to elevating the performance-driven culture based on Tata Group’s values of leading with trust. Her goals are to build a compelling Employee Value Proposition and embed an integrated people agenda to accelerate growth as per the business strategy.
WPP appoints Lindsay Pattison as Global Chief People Officer
The creative transformation company, WPP has announced the appointment of Lindsay Pattison as Global Chief People Officer.
In this role, She will be responsible for the company’s people strategy and operations and will succeed Jennifer Remling, who is leaving to become Chief People Officer at Warner Bros. Discovery.
Lindsay and Jennifer will work closely together on the transition until the end of the year, taking up their new positions in January 2024.
Interface Microsystems appoints Deepti Mehta as CHRO
Leading supplier of automotive electronics, Interface Microsystems has appointed Deepti Mehta as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
She is an HR Leader with 18 years of experience in Strategic HR Business Parenting and Talent Acquisition and Talent Management.
DMart appoints Pallavi Bakshi as Group CHRO
A one-stop supermarket chain, DMart – Avenue Supermarts Ltd has appointed Pallavi Bakshi as Group Chief Human Resources Officer.
Pallavi is an experienced HR professional with over two decades of experience. She has vast experience in the HR domain including Management Development, HR Strategy, Global Human Resources Management, Strategic Human Resources Leadership, and Training & Development.
Carl Zeiss India appoints Santana Ramakrishnan as CHRO
ZEISS Group has announced the appointment of Santana Ramakrishnan as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for India and Neighboring markets.
Santana Ramakrishnan’s appointment represents a pivotal moment in Carl Zeiss India’s journey to further elevate its workforce, enhance its competitive edge, and advance technology excellence.
Mankind Pharma appoints Prateek Dubey as Global CHRO
One of the top 5 leading pharmaceutical companies in India, Mankind Pharma has appointed Prateek Dubey as Global CHRO.
Prateek is an experienced Human Resources professional with nearly two decades of experience. He has demonstrated a history of working in the industries including banking / FMCG / Power / Manufacturing sector.
Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail appoints Shobha Ratna as CHRO
An Indian fashion retail company, Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail has appointed Shobha Ratna as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) effective December 15, 2023.
Prior to this, most recently, she was Chief Operations Officer & Head HR & Training at Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance.
Shobha replaces Chandrashekhar Chavan who will be moving to a new role within the group after February 15, 2024.
Lenskart ropes in Shweta Shukla as CPO
Eyewear startup, Lenskart appoints an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, Shweta Shukla as its new Chief People Officer.
She replaced Lenskart’s Founder and CEO Peyush Bansal who had been also working as Chief HR Officer for the last two and half years.
In this role Shweta is responsible for leading the People function globally and member of the executive management team. Her key focus is on driving global growth, organizational effectiveness, culture & leadership.
Nayara Energy appoints Richa Dubey as CPO
An international energy company, Nayara Energy has appointed Richa Dubey as Chief People Officer.
Richa has over 25 years of experience in the HR domain. She is an astute leader with varied national and international experiences in the field of Human Resources.
She has driven Human Resources as a strategic imperative of the organization and managed change in both an execution driven and a focused growth environment.
Light appoints Pratik Soyantar as CHRO
A leading finance company in India, Light has appointed Pratik Soyantar as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
In this role, he will be responsible for People Development, Business Strategy, and Human Capital Management in the organization.
Ex-Edelweiss Tokio Vikas Bansal joins AHFL as CHRO
One of the largest affordable housing finance companies in India, Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd has appointed Vikas Bansal as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
In his new role, he will be responsible for leading HR-related functions within Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd.
Vikas has over 23 years of HR experience, he has handled HR intervention for a diverse workforce across multiple industries, functions, and geographies.
Avanse Financial Services gets Kotak Bank SVP- HR Achal Goel as CPO
A technologically advanced, education-focused NBFC, Avanse Financial Services Ltd. has announced the appointment of Achal Goel as Chief People Officer, effective November 2023.
Achal will lead the human resource team in developing and implementing best practices, policies, and procedures to support the most important asset people.
He will also oversee and manage the Corporate Social Responsibility framework by developing policies and initiatives in line with the ethical, sustainable, and environmental commitments to achieving holistic growth for the larger community.
Wipro Enterprises appoints Vikrant Gupta as CHRO
Wipro Enterprises Limited has appointed Vikrant Gupta as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
He is an HR professional with expertise across industries like services, manufacturing, retail, and technology. He has worked in and led teams across different geographies and cultures: the US, Australia, Hungary, China, SEA (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore), and Germany.
Bidvest Noon gets Former Vodafone Julie Mernagh as CPO
Bidvest Noon has announced the appointment of Julie Mernagh as the company’s new Chief People & Culture Officer.
In this role, Julie will lead the People and culture team, focusing on developing and executing a people strategy to foster an enhanced workplace environment and improve the overall employee experience.
Schaeffler AG appoints Dr. Astrid Fontaine as CHRO
Schaeffler AG has announced the appointment of Dr. Astrid Fontaine as Chief Human Resources Officer and as a full member of the Board of Managing Directors of Schaeffler AG, effective January 1, 2024.
Prior to Schaeffler, Dr. Astrid Fontaine was associated with the Volkswagen Group. Here, she was most recently responsible for “People & Transformation” on the Board of Management at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles since September 2021.
Shriram Properties appoints Debasis Panigrahi as CHRO
India’s leading residential real estate developer, Shriram Properties Ltd has appointed Debasis Panigrahi as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
Debasis is on a mission to help organizations build their People and leadership ecosystem as Trusted, Growth oriented, and Rewarding.
Varun Beverages appoints ex-Wipro Rohit Vishal Gupta as CHRO
A key player in the beverage industry and one of the largest franchisees of PepsiCo in the world (outside the USA), Varun Beverages Limited has appointed Rohit Vishal Gupta as the Chief Human Resources Officer.
He is an experienced HR professional with nearly 25 years in the HR Domain. He has a high-performance track record in IT, Healthcare, Packaging and printing, FMCG, and Garment industries.
Rohit is highly skilled in Talent Management, Strategic HRM, Industrial relations, and Employee Engagement with proven credentials in handling scale globally and built capabilities for scaling up businesses on the Continent.