Online pharmacy company 1 mg has roped in industry HR veteran and entrepreneur Avijit Shastri to lead their HR function. Shastri started his career with FMCG company Nestle in the year 2006.
He was an entrepreneur from May 2017 till September 2018. This was after a total 11 years stint with corporates, the last six years being with Tata Motors.
In his new role, he will lead the entire HR function of 1 mg and he’ll report to Tanmay Saksena, COO of the company. Shastri is planning to take HR in the organization to the next level of business partnering and tech-enabled service delivery.
Talking to People Matters about his new role, he said, “1mg is in a very exciting and crucial phase right now, with the Health-Tech sector showing highly promising growth. I look forward to driving cutting edge and business-oriented HR practices with the team's and Leadership's support. The aim is to make 1mg a business leader in a true sense through unleashing People Power.
He termed his previous stint with Tata Motors as the most crucial phase of his professional life. He said Tata Motors had introduced him to the criticality of field force effectiveness, and the power of HR Tech.
“I am glad I could go much deeper into both these fields during my Entrepreneurship. Getting introduced to the awesome startup ecosystem in the country was an added advantage of being an entrepreneur,” he added.
Shastri is an alumni of XLRI Jamshedpur and he has worked with companies such as Nestle, Cadbury and Wanbury Pharma.