Adil J Malia, the Group President HR at the Essar Group has resigned to start his own consulting firm. Malia has been with the Group for almost a decade and has 27 years of global work experience.
He has confirmed his resignation to People Matters.
He will be with the company till mid-January 2017. In Essar, he has been responsible for Human Resources strategy, policies and programs for the entire group and plays a critical role in providing vision and leadership to the HR function to deliver on the group's strategic and operating goals.
Malia had joined Essar from Coca-Cola India where he was heading the HR function for India and South West Asia. He started his career at Godrej Group where he spent close to 9 years handling roles ranging from Sales, HR, to training and development. Post his stint in the Godrej Group, he worked with GE Appliances in India and US as General Manager (HRD & IR).
Prior to Coca-Cola, he served as the Group General Manager (HRD) at Al Futtiam Sons for their Middle East operations. He joined Essar in August 2006. He has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce as well as Law and Master's degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has also done an Advanced Management Program from the Wharton Business School and Senior Leadership Revenue Growth Program from Georgia Tech University.
“Adil joined Essar in 2006 as our Group President HR and has since been a part of our journey to professionalize our leadership and people management plant and programs. We as a Company encourage employee entrepreneurship and therefore support Adil’s decision to be part of a Management Consulting outfit of his own,” said the company in an email to a news publication.