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Hero MotoCorp appoints Sanjay Jorapur as chief HR officer

PTI  Chennai, September 02, 2014
First Published: 17:01 IST(2/9/2014) | Last Updated: 17:05 IST(2/9/2014)

Country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp has appointed Sanjay Jorapur as chief human resources officer for its operations in India and worldwide.

Sanjay, who is scheduled to join the company later this month, would be part of the senior leadership team at Hero MotoCorp and will report to manging director and CEO Pawan Munjal, the company said in a release.

Prior to taking up the new role, Sanjay was serving as the country human resources director at Honeywell and member of India Executive Council. He also served as executive vice-president and global head of human resources and CSR at Crompton Greaves.

"As we strive to build a truly global organisation which promotes innovation and technological excellence, the capability, depth and diversity of our talent pool and the strength of our people practices will be the key to our continued success", Munjal said.

"As people of different nationalities and socio-cultural background join the Hero family, we seek to build a world- class organisation in every sense of the term-policies and processes, meritocracy and work-life balance.I am pleased to have Sanjay join us and take charge of this mandate," he said.

Sanjay, a computer science enginer and an alumni of XLRI Jamshedpur, has over 20 years of experience and would play a significant role in strengthening the company's focus on innovative people-centric initiatives and processes, the release said.

Sanjay's appointment follows the appointment of Markus Feichtner last year from Austria's AVL to head its newly created division of New engines design and development within Research and Development function.

The company also brought in Rajat Bhargava from McKinsey and Company, to head its Corporate Strategy and Performance Transformation function, the release said.


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