Samik joined the Aditya Birla Group as the Chief Human Resources Officer of Hindalco Industries Limited in October, 2015. During the last six plus years, he has focused on building a talent pipeline, enhancing capability and evolving the culture to be more open, inclusive, collaborative and meritocratic in line with the evolving business plans and priorities.
Prior to this, Samik was Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for PepsiCo India Region. He started his 15 year tenure in PepsiCo as HR Director for their Snacks business in India during a crucial growth phase of the business in the early 2000’s. In 2005 he was transferred to Hong Kong as the HR & Organisation Capability Director for Asia Region and thereafter moved to Bangkok, Thailand as HR Director for PepsiCo’s South East Asia Business. He came back to India in mid-2011 as Chief People Officer of PepsiCo India and led significant organization design and transformation work for the business. His career as an HR Professional, encompasses 32 years of enriching experience in Strategic Business Partnership, Change Management, Employee Relations, Organisation Design, Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development. He has been a member of the Asia Pacific Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness Council of the Conference Board.
A Post Graduate in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur, Samik started his career with VIP Industries Limited as a Management Trainee. He joined Unilever India in 1993 as an HR Generalist and assumed positions of increasing responsibility during his 8 year stint with them. He is a sports enthusiast and is fond of hiking, travelling, swimming and playing cricket and badminton. He lives in Mumbai with his wife Melina, twins Sunoy and Mrithika and their dog Dannie.