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Dedicated HR professional with experience in achieving corporate excellence and implementing human resource initiatives. Creative thinker with ability to align the needs of employees with the goals and mission of the organization. Committed to building a productive and engaged workforce. Promote an open door policy with ability to communicate and relate to all staff levels.

Work History

NICE - National Institute for Career Education
May 2016till date

Pursuing certification as Career Development Professional 

HR Manager

Indian Hotels Company Ltd.
Feb 1998Nov 2015

HR Manager, Inditravel Ltd. And Taj Salon, Taj Trade and Transport Company Limited (subsidiary of IHCL) since December 2013 till November 2015.

HR Manager, Taj Lands End,  , October 2011 – December 2013

Manager – Corporate Human Resources and Taj Khazana – July 2010 till September 2011

Key Result areas for the above tenure :

  • Recruitment 
  • Employees Champion
  • Talent Management 
  • Employee benefits enrolment and programs
  • Coaching and counselling employees 
  • Ensuring compliance with government employment regulations.

Assistant Manager – HR – April 2006 to July 2010

Key Results - Handled a broad range of HR operations, systems and programs, including recruiting employees, administering benefits, managing HR records. As part of Talent Management, in charge of ‘EL Taj’, an initiative for identification and development of talent in the Taj Group.

Secretary – February 1998 to April 2005

Key Results -  Provided secretarial assistance to the Vice President – HR.

Executive Assistant

IMS Ship Management Limited  - Manning Agents for V. Ships Inc., (Monaco) 
Apr 1991Jan 1998

  • Independently handling all documentation work pertaining to recruitment of crew members (all ranks) onboard foreign going vessels, right from the time of selection till their flight date.
  • Besides the above, Very well conversant with all flag certification requirements (Liberian, Panamanian, Bahamian, Hongkong, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands), visas and all other procedures involved in recruitment.  
  • Co-ordinate training programmes for all seamen with MTI – Powai, BPT-FOSMA, SCI. 
  • Office administration.

Secretary-cum-Documentation Assistant

Jun 1988Mar 1991

NKK - a Japanese Company, doing a project for ONGC for recovery of Ethane Propane Gas at Uran

Receptionist / Office Assistant

Tradewings Business Centre
Oct 1987May 1988

Handled the front desk and assisted with all the office work 

Office Assistant

Flypak Courier Service
Feb 1987Aug 1987

Assisted with the office work and all activities related to inward and outbound couriers


Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Human Resource Development

Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune (formerly  IIMM)
Jun 2003May 2005

PG Diploma in Management Programme through distance learning

Diploma in Business Management

KC College of Management Studies
Jun 2001May 2002

Basics of business management

Bachelor of Arts

Parle College
Jun 1981May 1986

Graduation in History


HR Gurukul for Frontline Leaders Certificate Course, Tata Management Center, Pune 2008

Business Excellence Leaders Program (BELP) Certificate Course, Tata Quality Management Services, Pune 2009

Job Analysis and Competency Design Course, Certificate Course, Maruma Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai 2009

Saville Comprehensive Course, Certificate Course, Saville Consulting, Mumbai 2011

Certified Programme on Compensation and Benefits, Vskills, March 2016


  • Proactive, high energy and a sense of urgency in providing a strong level of service and follow through.

  • Possess the highest levels of integrity, discretion and sensitivity.

  • Capable  of establishing processes, as well as driving a culture of employee engagement in the organization.

  • Ability to influence and lead others who may or may not report to this position.

  • Results oriented with the ability to prioritize rapidly.

  • Excellent decision making/analysis skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Commitment to team dynamics.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with employees and management at all levels in the organisation.

  • Strong coaching and counselling skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Knowledge of HRMS.

  • Certified to conduct Occupational Testing & Assessment.