Dr. Santrupt Misra

Group Director, Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals; and Director, Group Human Resources, Aditya Birla Group

Dr. Santrupt Misra is currently the Group Director, Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals; and Director, Group Human Resources for the Aditya Birla Group, a Global Indian Conglomerate, in the league of Fortune 500.

A business leader and an HR Professional of standing, with over three decades of experience in global business leadership, corporate governance, organizational transformation, non-profit leadership, and Human Resource development, Santrupt has worked at Board level for over two decades as Non-Executive Director and Executive Director in publicly listed companies, unlisted companies, and not for Profit Organizations both in India and overseas. He is a Director in several companies of the Aditya Birla Group including Aditya Birla Capital Ltd., Grasim, and Birla Carbon Thailand, which are publicly listed companies. Dr Misra has recently been appointed as a Director on the Board of Karmayogi Bharat. Mission Karmayogi has been launched by the Government of India with the objective to create a competent responsive civil service which can help drive the agenda of effective and efficient public service delivery. He served as an Independent Director on the Board of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. , a leading Government of India enterprise, and as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

He is also on Governing Bodies of professional organisations/associations such as the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) U.S.A. He was also on the Board of the Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and the Worldwide ERC, USA. He also served as a member of the SHRM Certification Commission, USA.

Dr Misra also serves as the Chairman of the Project Advisory Committee for the ‘Ekamra Kshetra Scheme’, an Odisha State Government project of immense significance for the heritage of Odisha. He is also a Member to the Governing Council (GC) of the United Nations Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI).

Under his leadership Birla Carbon has emerged as a global leader in the carbon black space from its beginnings as a regionally focused carbon black player. He has been instrumental in developing a strong employer brand for the Aditya Birla Group, which has been named as the Best Employer in India, Great Place for Leaders to Work, and Top Company for Leaders by Aon Hewitt, Fortune Magazine, and RBL Group, respectively at different times.

Dr. Misra holds two Post Graduate degrees in Political Science and in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, from the Utkal University & the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, respectively. In addition, he also holds two PhDs, from India & UK, in Public Administration and Industrial Relations, respectively, and an honorary D.Sc. degree from Aston University, U.K. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), USA; Hon. Fellow of the Coaching Federation of India; an Eisenhower Fellow, an Aston Business School Fellow, an AIMA Fellow and a Commonwealth Scholar.