Mr. S. Mohanraj is an astute People Management Professional with 27+ years of comprehensive & hands on Human Resources experience with proven track record of achieving Business results through effective management of People processes like Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Performance Management, Organization capability building, Employee Relations, Talent Engagement, Learning and Development, Innovative HR Practices, Change Management, Organization development, statutory & Administration. He engaged in Industrial relations environment engaging Unionized workmen – successfully signed 6 settlements & introduced automation in the process.
He provided overall HR Leadership in multi-divisional, multi-location, organizations. Managed strategic and operational HR at corporate level with ability to deal with complex issues and managed different industry environments like Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Food, Engineering, composites (Defence & Aerospace), Printing Technologies & Media & currently with Apparel manufacturing organization.
Mr. S. Mohanraj holds a Master of Social Work degree from Sacred Heart College, Bosco Institute of Social Work, Madras University and Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore University. He is the industry representative for Industrial Relations on the Board of studies at St. Joseph's Art's & Science college- Bangalore and the Member of ER/IR Think Tank – Karnataka Employers Association. Since March 2019, He is working in Silver Spark Apparels Ltd (Raymond Ltd), a leading diversified group with interests in Textiles & Apparel sectors as well as presence across diverse segments such as Real Estate, FMCG, Engineering in national and international markets. Heading their Apparel manufacturing vertical HR in India & overseas, engaging close to 10,000 employees with 5 manufacturing units, as Director – Human Relations, reporting to CHRO of Lifestyle Business & he is accountable for all HR deliverable for the Business vertical with Matrix reporting structure.
Prashanth G B is an experienced and thorough Human Resources Professional. Prashanth is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), heading the Human Resources & Administration Function at FSB Group. He overseas and contributes in the areas of People Processes & Strategy; supporting them implementing to meet operational priorities aligned with the overall organizational goals and objectives.
Prashanth has over 26 years of experience and has led HR function in Indian and Multinational organizations like Kirloskar Ferrous, Arvind Brands, GO GO International. Prior to associating with First Steps Group, Prashanth was Director – Human Resources at The Akshaya Patra Foundation. During his tenure as a HR Professional, he has led the transformation of HR into a strategic partner, facilitated organization-wide transformation and capability development, and was instrumental in building a strong talent pool through a series of leadership development initiatives.
Prashanth holds a Masters in Social Works (MSW) from Mysore University.
Prashanth enjoys Hindi serials with humour, reading mythological books and travelling. He is passionate about developing People to excel in their Area of Interest and work for community. Prashanth is based in Bangalore.
Chhavi currently works as Vice President & Zonal Head-Human Resources at TATA AIG. She is an HR professional with 10+ years of experience in various roles of HR. She has been into HR Business Partnering for a large part of her career. Her expertise lies in Talent Management, Performance Management, and Learning and Development. She holds a PGDM from IIM-Kozhikode and is a graduate of Delhi College of Engineering (which is now Delhi Technological University). She is married and is blessed with a baby boy who is 11 months old. She loves reading non-fiction and cooking. She also likes playing Badminton.
Seema is a strategic Human Resources professional working as Vice President and Chief People Officer for Mahindra Agri, Defense, and Aero sectors. Also, she is serving on the Board of Directors at Mahindra.
She has over 3 decades of rich experience in people function and held leadership positions in many organizations like AT & T, Sony, Canon ZTE, and Carlsberg.
Seema holds a master's degree from Delhi University. She has contributed immensely to designing and implementing competency-driven human resources management. She is instrumental in identifying and building leadership capabilities through assessment and development centers. In-house trainer for many HR processes.
Seema has led many change management initiatives of the organization as a Project Manager for PCMM. Handled various projects like Compensation and Benefit (Job Evaluation, Job Grading, Salary Bands, etc). Designed various progressive policies of the organisation. Seema is also a certified coach.
Divya Srivastava is a member of GE Healthcare South Asia's senior leadership team and brings with her 15 years of rich and diverse HR experience and has been with GE for 11 years spanning roles across businesses and geographies including organization design, talent management, business partnership, total rewards, M&As, divestitures and change transformation.
She is an alumnus of 2 global leadership programs at GE – the HR Leadership Program (2011-2013) and the Accelerated Leadership Program (2016-2020). With international experiences in the US and multiple global roles at GE, she has a track record of success by delivering results and impact across diverse roles of scale, scope, and complexity. She became the youngest and first diverse CHRO of GE Healthcare South Asia.
In the last year as CHRO for GE Healthcare South Asia, Divya prides herself for driving breakthrough thinking in the HR Function and people practices. By listening to the voice of employees and tapping external market trends, she is leading a high impact change management agenda for HR which is people-centric and talent-focused. Divya is a member of the Board of GE BE Private Ltd, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and Bharat Electronics.
Jacob is an accomplished Human Resources and Industrial Relations professional working as Vice-President -People Experience at SKF India Ltd.
He has over 3 decades of diverse experience spanning across sectors like engineering, textiles, power, and infrastructure at various organizations including ABB India, KEC International, Kirloskar Oil Engines, and Heavy Engineering Corporation.
Jacob is a silver medalist and holds a Master's Degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XISS, Ranchi. As an industry stalwart, he has contributed immensely towards establishing excellent employee work culture and ensuring seamless people processes at organizations. He has been instrumental in signing more than 10 long-term wage settlements with various Employee Unions. Jacob is an accomplished trainer and specializes in leadership development, team building, and conducting assessment centers.
Jacob is a fitness enthusiast and in his free time, he likes to read English novels and play the synthesizer.
Mr. P. Narayana, is a strong HR & IR leader having more than 34 years of rich experience in manufacturing sectors, managing HR, IR, EHS & Community development activities with key focus on topline profitability and optimal utilization of resources and hand on experience in implementation of HR policies and systems. He is currently working as Executive Vice President – HR & Gen.Admn. in Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited, Koppal. Prior to joining Kirloskar Group, he worked with Bellary Steels & Alloys Limited, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited, Grasim Industries Limited and JSW Steels Limited in various capacities of HR, IR and Community Development.
Mr. Narayana is a Commerce Graduate and PG Diploma in Human Resource Management, IR and Law Graduate.
He is the Life member of NIPM, STD and NHRD, Member of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Rotary Club, Past Chairman of NIPM North Karnataka Chapter, Member – Industry Advisory Board, Ballari Institute of Technology & Management, Ballari and Joint Secretary of Koppal Industries Association. Also Chairman, Center of Excellence, Govt. ITI, Hanumasagar, Kustagi Taluk, Koppal Dist.
AN INTERVIEW WITH VICE PRESIDENT – HR, ADITYA BIRLA FASHION AND RETAIL LIMITED - MADURA CLOTHING, BENGALURU
Kalpana B.G. is the Head of HR for Madura Clothing, the manufacturing arm of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL).
Kalpana has been working as HR Professional for three decades in several companies in Karnataka. She has rich experience of over 33 years in the garment industry, including K. Mohan Exports and Gokaldas Images. Also, worked in Digital Equipment India Ltd. She has been associated with ABFRL for the last eight years.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Graduation in Journalism, Literature & Psychology.
Kalpana has contributed immensely to managing relationships with unions and ensuring that the Company's treatment of employees is consistent with its core business values and objectives.
Kalpana is well known and appreciated as she successfully handled complaints smoothly, managed grievance procedures, and facilitated counselling in conjunction with other stakeholders. At Madura Manufacturing, all employees look up to her as a pillar of strength as she establishes and maintains industrial democracy to achieve sound, harmonious, and mutually beneficial employee-management relations.
Kalpana is young, strong in mind, and willing to go miles for the success of the organisation and its employees.
Mr. Deepanjan Dey is a seasoned professional with 26 years of experience in Human Resource, Industrial Relations and HR Legal. He has worked in leadership role in various capacities such as Plant HR Head, Group IR Head and HR Legal Head across sectors – Print Media, Petrochemicals, FMCG, Refractory, Steel and Cement. Presently he is the Sr. General Manager- HR with Dalmia Cement(Bharat) Ltd and is based at Rajganjpur, Odisha. Few of the reputed companies he worked before are Haldia Petrochemical Ltd., Bata India Limited, Tata Metallics Ltd., Tata Steel BSL Ltd and Eveready Industries India Ltd. Before joining corporate/industries Mr. Dey was an Advocate and was mainly practicing in Labour Tribunal and High Court at Kolkata.
Mr. Dey is a Postgraduate in Labour Laws and Personnel management and LLB from Sambalpur university, Odisha. Mr. Dey regularly contributes articles in professional journals. His area of interest mostly lies with employment laws and Industrial Relations. He also has a book on Contract Labour to his credit which was published in 2013.
Aparna is a professional with 30+ years experience in corporates and as an entrepreneur. She started her career in Bharat Electronics, then moved on to SKF Bearings, Encore Software, Strides and 3M India. She now runs her own consultancy, focused on supporting women professionals. Aparna is an author, leadership / executive coach, leads workshops and conducts research and projects to support women entrepreneurs.
Aparna can be reached at email@example.com.
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