Top 20 CHROs in India 2023

11.  Savitha Shivsankar

Company: Asian Paints Ltd


She is the CHRO of Asian Paints Ltd.

12. Varre Appa Rao

Company: HCL Technologies Ltd


A business leader who couples Strategic thought process with good execution capability. Good understanding of business, technology and customer needs coupled with people mgmt. Honed the skills of business consulting and opportunity management over the years. Responsible for winning many large deals over the years, building scale to existing relationships. Can seamless slip into a sales mode coupled with delivery. Quite comfortable in carrying the relationships with senior CIO s. A lead innovator of the patented and highly successful Alt Application Support and Maintenance (Alt ASM) framework, instrumental in seeding the idea for the trade marked Transition framework (AsseT) and lead innovator for Development Automation Framework (DAF) across HCL. 

13. Roopesh Rajan

Company: ITC Ltd


A strategic & value-driven business leader with over 20 years of progressive career in some of the world’s leading organizations known for their exemplary people practices. I started my journey as an operations executive and progressed to heading the Human Resources function.

14. Rajkamal Vempati

Company: Axis Bank Ltd


She is the CHRO OF Axis Bank Ltd.

15. Salil Lal

Company: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd


He is the CHRO of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

16. Amit Prakash

Company name: Avenue E-Commerce Limited


He is the CHRO of Avenue E-Commerce Limited.

17. Dr. C. Jayakumar

Company:Larsen & Toubro Ltd


As the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Human Resources (CHRO) at Larsen & Toubro Limited, I lead the HR function for a multi-national conglomerate with diversified interests in infrastructure, heavy engineering, manufacturing, IT, technology, and financial services. With over 33 years of HR experience, I have a Ph.D. in Labour Studies and a Senior Executive Program from London Business School.

18. Ramesh Mitragotri

Company: UltraTech Cement Ltd


Partner for Business transformation with rich experience in Human Resources field across a range of industries and sectors and in a range of organisations such as owner-driven, family-managed, professionally-run and multinational managements. Passionate about driving organisational performance through people.

19. Jennifer Mathew Fernandes

Company : Bajaj Finance Ltd.


She possesses comprehensive knowledge about the dynamics of people management across industries & geographies. My knowledge of effective HR tools and the ability to analyze and design appropriate solutions relevant across situations gives me the advantage of being a problem solver in crisis situations as well as an active contributor in regular strategic decisions. This has given me the edge and knowhow of benefitting the organizations, contributing effectively to business growth.

20. Anurag Patnaik

Company: Nestle India Ltd


He is the CHRO of Nestle India Ltd.