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Tata Group announces significant HR leadership changes: Kandi to Tata Motors; Kumar to Air India.

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The Tata Group has undergone a significant leadership shift, with Sitaram Kandi being appointed as the new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Tata Motors, effective from April 1, 2024. Kandi, who currently heads HR for the company’s passenger vehicle and electric vehicle businesses, will succeed Ravindra Kumar G.P., who will be moving to a new role within the Group. Kandi will also join the Tata Motors Executive Committee.

With 30 years of seasoned HR expertise, Kandi is an alumnus of the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies and has held leadership positions at global entities such as Bosch, Monsanto, and General Electric before joining Tata Motors in 2019. His new responsibilities include becoming a member of the Tata Motors Executive Committee.

Air India, also a Tata Group company, announced that Kumar G.P. will be its new CHRO, effective from April 1, 2024. Kumar, who has been serving as the CHRO of Tata Motors since 2018, will be taking on a new role within the Tata Group. With over 23 years of HR experience, he has a rich professional background, having worked at esteemed companies such as Asian Paints and General Electric before joining Tata Motors in 2019. He spent 18 years at GE, where he gradually rose through the HR hierarchy, culminating in his final designation as CHRO – South Asia.

Air India CEO Campbell Wilson expressed his delight in welcoming Ravindra Kumar G.P. to the company and eagerly anticipates his significant contributions to the airline’s ongoing transformation journey. Wilson also extended acknowledgment to Suresh Dutt Tripathi for his vital role in the airline’s privatization and conveyed best wishes for a well-deserved retirement.

“We are delighted to have Ravi on board,” says Air India CEO Campbell Wilson, “and we look forward to his contribution to our transformation journey.”

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