Dr. Santrupt Misra

 Director, Group Human Resources for the Aditya Birla Group

Dr. Santrupt Misra is currently the Group Director,Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals; and Director, Group Human Resources for the Aditya Birla Group, a USD 45 Billion global conglomerate.

A business leader and an HR Professional of standing, with over three decades of experience in global business leadership, corporate governance, organizational transformation, non-profit leadership, and professional development, Santrupt has worked at Board level for over two decades as Non-Executive Director and Executive Director in publicly listed companies, unlisted companies, and not for Profit Organizations both in India and overseas. He is a Director in several companies of the Aditya Birla Group including Aditya Birla Capital Ltd., Grasim, and Birla CarbonThailand, which are listed companies. He was an Independent Director on the Board of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Revenue US 61 Billion), a leading Government of India enterprise, and the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

He is also on Governing Bodies of professional organisations/associations such as the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) U.S.A. He was also on the Board of the Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and the Worldwide ERC, USA. He also served as a member of the SHRM Certification Commission, USA.

Dr Misra has recently been appointed as the Chairman of the Project Advisory Committee for the ‘Ekamra Kshetra Scheme’, an Odisha State Government project of immense significance for the heritage of Odisha and of cultural significance for the country. He is also a Co-opted Member to the Governing Council (GC) of the United Nations Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI), for a two-year term.

Under his leadership Birla Carbon has emerged as a global leader in the carbon black space from its beginnings as a regionally focused carbon black player. He has been instrumental in developing a strong employer brand for the Aditya Birla Group, which was named the Best Employer in India, Great Place for Leaders to Work, and Top Company for Leaders by Aon Hewitt, Fortune Magazine, and RBL Group, respectively.

Dr. Misraholds two PostGraduate degrees in Political Science and in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, from the Utkal University & the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, respectively. In addition, he also holds two PhDs, from India & UK, in Public Administration and Industrial Relations, respectively, and an honoraryD.Sc. degree from Aston University, U.K. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), USA; Hon. Fellow of the Coaching Federation of India; an Eisenhower Fellow, an Aston Business School Fellow, an AIMA Fellow and a Commonwealth Scholar.