Tojo Jose

CHRO, Muthoot FinCorp Limited

Out of a total experience of over 30 + years, Tojo has worked both in India and abroad, both as Human Resources practitioner and as a consultant.

  • He started his career with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) where he held responsibilities in the corporate office (Mumbai) as well as Head of HR for North and South Zones, based out of New Delhi and Chennai respectively
  • On leaving HPCL, he joined Arvind Mills at Ahmedabad, where he had a stint of 5 years and was designated as Head HR for Textiles Business at the time of leaving Arvind Mills
  • After Arvind Mills, Tojo had a stint of almost 2 years with Arthur Anderson (Mumbai) in Change Management Consulting before proceeding to Middle East where he was Group Chief Human Resources Officer (GCHRO) for Al_Suwaidi Group. Based out of the Holding Company, he was responsible for HR for the 9 companies in the Group, employing more than 10,000 employees, drawn from more than 30 countries
  • On return to India after a 6 years’ stint in the Middle East, he joined as Vice President-HR & OD with Jubilant Energy, based out of NCR where he served for almost 4 years
  • He joined Blue Star Limited, in December 2010, as Executive Vice President-Human Resources responsible for both HR & EHS, with a mandate to introduce and institutionalize HR best practices as relevant to Blue Star needs and culture under the aegis of People excellence Program (PxP). He served Blue Star for 5 +
  • Since Oct 2016, he is working with Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG) as CHRO, responsible for creating competitive advantage for the Group by introducing and institutionalizing contemporary HR practices and initiatives

He is recipient of the following HR Awards and recognition:

  • Recipient of the HR Leadership Award at the 6th Employer Branding Awards (Regional Round) and India Human Capital Summit 2011 held on December 17th,2011 at Indira Group Of Institutes, Pune
  • Recipient of the Indira Super Achiever award from Indira Group of Institutes, Pune in August 2012
  • Recipient of the award as one of the 30 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia at the World HRD Congress in February 2013
  • Recipient of the award as one of the 100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia at the 23rd edition World HRD Congress in February 2015
  • Recipient of the “HR TECH LEADER AWARD” during the Asia Pacific HRM Congress/HR Tech Conference in September 2015
  • Tojo was elected and assigned responsibility as the Convener, Skill Development & Affirmative Action Panel, CII Maharashtra state council for the years 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16
  • Tojo was the Co- Convener CII Kerala Education, Skill and Entrepreneurship Panel 2018/19.
  • Recipient of the 100 TOP HR MINDS INDIA, 2018, presented by World HRD
  • Tojo selected as the Convenor of the CII Kerala HR & IR Panel 2020-21
  • Tojo is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of Poornima University,
  • Tojo is a speaker and panel member at various HR seminars and business schools, where his key focus is to bridge the gap between HR theory and practice, based on the perspectives gained by him from his experience of over 30

Academic Credentials

  • Tojo did his graduation in English
  • Subsequently did his Post Graduation in Human Resources and Industrial Relations fromXavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur in 1985
  • He is trained in Change Management best practices through Arthur Anderson at Charles, USA and is certified in Thomas PPA (Personal Profile Analysis), Team Analysis System Module and for Test Selection & Training
  • He has completed his post Graduate Program in Executive Coaching in October 2015 and is a certified CEO