Ashok Ramachandran

Group Executive President - Group HR, Aditya Birla Group

Ashok is the Group Executive President - Group Human Resources at the Aditya Birla Group.

In this role, he oversees a portfolio consisting of a set of businesses across the conglomerate with 7 CHROs reporting to him, as well as the Group Centres of Expertise - of Learning & Talent Development, Talent Staffing and Employee Relations. He also oversees the Group’s initiatives of running 62 Unit schools across the country.

Ashok carries over 31 years of rich and varied experience in HR, spanning multiple sectors in companies such as Asian Paints, GE Capital, Tata AIG Insurance and Vodafone India, prior to joining ABG in Group HR in October 2015. He has also moved across roles in IR and HR, as well as heading Factory Operations when in Ankleshwar, Gujarat with Asian Paints.

Across his career, Ashok has led HR teams to deliver both strong, strategic impact as well as building depth of HR processes. Ashok is a strong believer in talent and potential, and building of strong opportunities and careers for people.

Ashok was awarded the Seasoned HR Professional by NHRDN in 2015, and the CHRO of the Year - 2017 at the Business World Excellence Awards.