‘Purpose, passion and perseverance define an ordinary person accomplishing extra-ordinary feat’ has been the mantra for Santosh in his 27 years of eventful corporate career in Human Resource function. A thought leader and strategic partner to the business, Santosh has been CHRO and member of top business management teams for past 15 years in leading Indian companies and MNCs with enriched experience of working in the entire gamut of HR function – operational to strategic.
Santosh has extensive industry exposure of working in muti-cultural, regional and ethnic group settings in global matrix organisations as well as in wide spectrum of industry verticals such as Steel, Automobiles, Consumer Durables, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG and Infrastructure in leading Indian companies and MNCs such as TATA STEEL, Jindal Steel & Power, Escorts, Singer India, LG Life Sciences, S C Johnson and Essel Infra.
A recipient of ‘HR Leadership Award’ and selected as one amongst ‘Top 100 HR Minds in India’, Santosh’s extensive body of work has been focused on leading people & organisation transformation and change management, Organisation design, OD Interventions, building organisation capabilities, nurturing talent, leadership development, institutionalising culture and values, implementing progressive HR eco-systems, policies & processes, best-in-class industry practices, developing robust talent bench strength and achieving workplace excellence resulting in “Great Place to Work” recognition in India.
A Law Graduate from Ranchi University and Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, India, Santosh turned ‘Entrepreneur’ in 2017 with setting up his own HR Startup company, GenNxt HR Consulting based at Gurgaon. Now, a consultant partner with Positive Momentum, Santosh considers this move a logical extension towards professional fulfilment.
Widely travelled in India & abroad, Santosh loves to spend time with his family in his free time based in Gurgaon. Wife, Priya is an ex- Journalist with Press Trust of India (PTI) and is currently enjoying motherhood as their daughter, Anandita is gradually moving through the formative years of school education. Very passionate and fond of gardening, other hobbies of Santosh are reading, interior designing, travelling and watching sport events & current affairs on TV.