Major Mahendra Itkarkar (Retd) has been appointed by Morgan Stanley as Executive Director - Human Resources. He will be leading Employee Relations (ER) in India.
In a LinkedIn post, Mahendra stated, “I am excited to join Morgan Stanley as Executive Director Human Resources and Head Employee Relations. During the interview process, I was privileged to have interacted with very talented and inspiring individuals from Morgan Stanley with whom I look forward to work alongside. Having interacted with them, seen their passion about their work and stories about the MS Family, certainly made my decision to accept the offer easier. I look forward to an exhilarating journey.”
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Itkarkar was heading employee relations at JP Morgan Chase in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Mauritius.
Prior to that, he has worked as Senior Manager - Human Resources with Ocwen Financial Solutions where he the strategic HR Advisor of Business Heads, accountable for Talent Management, Employee Engagement, and Business Partnering for India-based employees.
Before Ocwen, he also held the post of Manager - Employee Relations at Infosys where he successfully integrated all Location HR responsibilities for Bangalore Development Center for over 28,000 and Pune DC for over 18,000 associates and also led the Global People Compliance program for over 1,50,000 employees across APAC, NAM, Europe among other responsibilities.
Itkarkar, who holds a Diploma in General Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow has also completed a tenure of six years in the Indian Army, where he was the Officer Commanding, Infantry Brigade Workshop. He was responsible for over 120 Army personnel and managed them through practices of Human Resources, Administration, Training and Development, Performance Management, Coaching, and Mentoring.