Saugata Mitra

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Saugata Mitra
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Saugata Mitra is the Chief People Officer and Group Head Human Resources at Mother Dairy. He is a member of the Japan India Business Association and a governing body member of Institute of Rural Management Anand. He is a Human Resource professional, business analyst and author.


1989: Masters in Business Administration from Symbiosis International University.


Saugata Mitra is a Human Resources and business strategist with 24 years of corporate experience with Fortune 500 companies such as Union Carbide, Sony and Sharp Corporation. His focus area in recent years has been the 'common language of business and the DNA of Human Performance'. He has advised corporate leaders on important issues like leadership and best business practices. His key responsibilities as the Chief People Officer at Mother Dairy includes synchronizing HR strategy with business strategy, modernizing HR process and systems, etc. Saugata Mitra's recent book 18 Management Competencies Business Professionals Cannot Ignore! published by Sterling Publishing is a resource to achieve desirable business outcomes through people. It has received reviews at the London Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair and Johannesburg Book Fair. The book was the No. 1 Business book at the Gazelle Book Services, London, for over 60 days. His 2nd Book "Leadership India-leading change and changing lives" was published By Tata McGraw Hill Education was released by Mr. Narayan Murthy on 10 February 2011 at the World HRD Congress,Mumbai. In November 2012, his third Book, Brand Odisha; Investing in the future was launched at the World Brand Congress by David Forbes, Chairman Forbes Group, US. Mr. Mitra has immense contribution to the Corporate World and known for his transformational initiatives aligning people practices to substantial Business results. His thoughts and concepts on reorganising business studies to solve the problems of developing nations are accepted internationally. He is a strong protagonist of Capitalism for Social good . A strategist with demonstrated evidence of seamless implementation.

Mr Mitra has been decorated with many National and International awards including the 'Sony EMCS Chairman's award' 2004, 'Strategic Leader of the Year', 2007 at the World HRD Congress, 'HR Professional of the year' 2009 at the Asia Pacific HR Congress, 'Hall of Fame award" 2010 at the Employer branding congress, Singapore, 'Talent Management award' at the World Talent Congress,2010, London. ' Leadership Award" at the Africa India Partnership Summit,Mauritius in 2011. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in 2011 by a reputed university for contribution of highest order in management science and the prestigious 'JRD Tata Award' in 2012 for exemplary leadership in people practice. In 2013 The World HRD Congress conferred on him the 'ET NOW CHRO OF THE Year".