Dipak Gadekar, VP HR & Industrial Relations at Voltas India has stepped down from his role. The industry veteran has retired from the company and his next destination is unknown. He joined Voltas in the year 2009 and managed HR for the International Operations Business Group for more than 18 months.
Confirming the news to People Matters he said that his stint with Voltas was ‘exciting’. He mentioned working in the Gulf Country regions was one of the challenges he faced during the initial days at Voltas. When asked about his key achievement, he replied, “Working on Industrial relations issues with the team was my biggest achievement.”
In January 2011, he got a new role for the Corporate HR function, with additional HR responsibility of the Consumer Durables (Air Conditioners) and Engineering Products (M&C, Textile Machinery and Material Handling goods) Divisions.
In his long career of twenty- eight years, Gadekar has worked in different sectors such as retail, banking, technology and consumer durables. Before joining Voltas, he was working with Reliance Retail as Senior Vice President and Head HR for the Consumer Durables division.
He has also worked with HSBC where he was responsible for Global HR operations of HSBC- Global Technology Centre. He started his career with Global digital services company Aton Origin in 1996. Gadekar is an alumni of Mumbai University.
It can be recalled that in April, Voltas ropes in Salil Kapoor as COO for their UPBG Business (The company's Unitary Products Business Group), one of the three business divisions of Voltas, deals with air-conditioners, commercial refrigeration, and water coolers and dispensers.