Tata Group HR head Satish Pradhan to step down in April

BANGALORE: SatishPradhan, executive vice-president in charge of group human resources at Tata Sons, will leave the conglomerate in April, a move that is seen as part of changes initiated by Chairman Cyrus Mistry.

"Satish Pradhan has decided to pursue academic, environmental and social causes dear to him. Hence, he will be transitioning from his role of chief-group human resources by the end of April this year. He will continue his association with the Tata Group in a consulting/advisory role. His successor will be announced in due course," said Tata Sons, the group's holding company, in reply to an email query.

Pradhan, 57, joined the Tata Group in 2001 after a stint with ICI Plc at their London head office as organisation design and development manager. He had earlier worked with Steel Authority of IndiaBSE -2.08 %, CMC and the Indian arm of ICI, among others.

NS Rajan, 51, partner and global leader (people and organisation) at Ernst & Young, may take over from Pradhan, said people familiar with the matter.

"There are talks of restructuring in the HR division at the conglomerate," said a senior consultant at E&Y.

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