Bhaskar Group, India’s largest read newspaper group, has announced the appointment of Biplob Banerjee as its Chief Human Resources Officer. In his current role, his key responsibility areas will be impacting EBIDTA positively, creating robust people systems, processes & HR roadmap, improving basic hygiene factors & employee experiences and increasing employee engagement through communication & people-centric activities.
Announcing the appointment, Pawan Agarwal, Director, Bhaskar Group said, “The human resources function is the key to every organization’s success at a time where big corporates are at war to recruit the best talent from a limited pool of resources available in the country. Managing a multi-cultural workforce in a big organisation like ours is a huge challenge for the human resources department and we are pleased to have Biplob on our leadership team to spearhead this endeavour. His vast people management experience makes him a valuable asset for the Bhaskar Group.”
Says, Biplob Banerjee, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bhaskar Group, “The Indian media industry is grappling with human capital issues today. I am glad to be a part of the industry that offers the convergence of intelligent, emotional and cultural quotients. It’s a proud feeling to become a part of the Bhaskar Group and I look forward to this association. This opportunity provides me with a great canvas for devising competent models for managing human capital for the company.”
Biplob has 15 years of industry experience at leadership positions in human resources and sales management, spanning across media and FMCG industries. Prior to his joining the Bhaskar Group, Biplob was associated with Nokia-Siemens Networks. In the media industry, he has worked with Reuters and ABP. An alumnus of XLRI, Biplob started his career with Britannia Industries and later moved to PepsiCo, where he also received the ‘Best Sales Leadership’ Award. Known for his sharp business acumen and a keen sales-focused approach, Biplob has led several people initiatives and delivered excellent business results.