Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
H.R. Shashikant is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Novelis Inc. In this role, Shashikant is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the company’s worldwide human resources objectives, policies and practices. As the head of the global Human Resources (HR) function, he has responsibility for Talent Acquisition and Development, Compensation, Benefits, HRIS and Global Security.
Before joining Novelis in May 2015, Shashikant was Group Executive President, Group Human Resources, for the Aditya Birla Group (ABG), the Mumbai-based conglomerate of which Novelis is a part. In his 29-year career, Shashikant has held progressively senior human resources leadership roles in a number of global organizations.
He joined ABG as a Vice President in 1999 and was instrumental in setting up HR systems, processes, and Centers of Excellence across the Group. In 2013, Shashikant received ABG’s Outstanding Leader award. He has also held HR positions with Brooke Bond India, a member of the Unilever group, and the Indian divisions of chemical and pharmaceutical company Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Castrol and Les Laboratories Servier.
An Economics graduate from Karnataka University in Dharwad, India, Shashikant holds a post graduate degree in Personnel Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He also holds a certification in Organizational Development from the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in Silver Spring, Maryland.