The second quarter of the financial year 2018-19 witnessed leading HR movements in the industry and veterans from different domains shifted their companies, some got elevated and few of them got kicked up. In this article, we highlight some of the major movements which took place from July 2018 to September 2018.
Yashwant Mahadik- Senior Industry veteran, Yashwant Mahadik joined the pharmaceutical company, Lupin as President Global Human resources. In January 2018, Yashwant Mahadik resigned from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Sun Pharma. The Indian drug major appointed Mahadik, to lead HR initiative in August 2015.
Shweta Mehrotra- Citi Bank announced the appointment of Shweta Mehrotra as India and South Asia Country Human Resources Officer. Shweta is responsible for leading the HR strategy and talent development for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
She was previously based in Singapore as Regional HR Advisor to Global Consumer Bank across 17 markets in APAC and EMEA, will report to Citi India CEO Pramit Jhaveri and Asia Pacific Senior Chief Human Resources Officer Stephen Cronin.
Prashant Srivastava - Senior HR veteran Prashant Srivastava stepped down from his role of President Group HR and People Excellence at Reliance ADA Group. He joined Reliance ADA Group in April 2014. In his four and a half year of a stint with the company, he helped drive the business performance and led various employee initiatives across the group.
Dayanand Allapur- Dayanand Allapur, CHRO - Global Head of HR, Business Services at Capgemini decided to move into a new role as Global Head of HR of Digital Operations with Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services company, transforming business, operating and IT models for the digital era.
In his new role, he is responsible for managing human resources at the global level of the digital operations of Cognizant.
Animesh Kumar- Media and Entertainment company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), appointed Animesh Kumar as the Chief People Officer. Kumar has also worked with the IDFC Group for nine years engaging in various roles like Head of Human Resources, Marketing Head of IDFC Bank Limited and CEO of IDFC Foundation.
Rajesh Soni- Amtek Auto Group elevated Rajesh Soni as the Executive Director, Corporate HR. Rajesh has been with this multi-locational organization since the last 12 years and is spearheading the Group HR function pan India.
Indrajeet Sengupta- Indrajeet Sengupta, Chief Human Resources Officer at Johnson & Johnson - India & South Asia, embarked on a new journey by joining Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd as Chief Human Resources Officer. Sengupta is a trusted business adviser, talent developer, innovation and change leader, adept in leading teams, collaborating across stakeholders and problem solving complex business challenges.
Ismat Aziz- U.S. Bank appointed Ismat Aziz as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO). In this role, Aziz directs the strategy of the human resources organization including talent acquisition and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion.
Gabrielle Toledano - Electric car maker Tesla’s Chief People Officer Gabrielle Toledano stepped down from her position. She decided not to come back to the company after being on a leave of absence. She’s the second Tesla executive to not return from a leave of absence.
Annella Heytens - Annella Heytens, VP Human Resources APJC at Cisco stepped down from her role after working with the company for eleven years. She joined Coca-cola as Chief People Officer of their Bottling Investments Group reporting to Calin Dragan, President and CEO, Coca-Cola, BIG. She will continue to be based in Singapore.
Setare Irani Degamwala - IdeateLabs, a digital marketing company announced the appointment of Setare Irani Degamwala as the Head of People and Culture at their Mumbai office. She is responsible for talent management, building capabilities, people development, strengthening organizational culture, deployment of HR strategies in alignment with the organization’s corporate vision and mission.
Vinay Trivedi- ToneTag, the sound-based proximity communications and payment services provider which is backed by Amazon, Mastercard and Reliance Capital appointed Vinay Trivedi as the head of its Human Resources division.
Liane Hornsey- Ex Uber Chief People Officer, Liane Hornsey joined the cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks as their EVP and Chief People Officer. Hornsey was head of Uber's human resources department and one of the firm's top spokespeople on diversity and discrimination issues. She had been in the role for about 18 months having joined in January 2017.
Note: We have tried to include all the essential movements among the senior HR leaders. If we have missed anyone, please let us know and we would be happy to add it to our list.