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The Mighty Warrior
Director-Group HR & IT
Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd.
Born in Orissa, has two post-graduate degrees, one in Political Science and the other in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations. He has won 4 Gold Medals in his educational career having stood first class first in various University exams. He has two PhDs, one from India and other from the Aston Business School in UK in Public Administration and Industrial Relations, respectively. Santrupt has had full-time professional work experience with the J.K. Group, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hindustan Lever Limited. Besides, he has been a trainer and consultant to about 40 organizations in India. Santrupt has published one book and several articles. He has won a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1990 for 3 years and was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship in the year 2000. Currently, Dr. Misra is the Director on the Aditya Birla Management Corporation Limited Board, the apex decision making body of the Aditya Birla Group and is also responsible for the Group Human Resources and Group Information Technology function of the Aditya Birla Group ($28 Billion turnover with over 100000 employees) which consists of blue-chip companies such as Grasim, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Hindalco. He is also a Director on the Board of UltraTech Cement Company and the Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company Ltd., which is part of the Aditya Birla Group. He is also on the Board of Prince Aly Khan Hospital, an Aga Khan Foundation Hospital and on the Board of XIM, Bhubaneswar. He was the President of the National HRD Network for 3 years from 2002 – 2005. Dr. Misra has been bestowed with the Outstanding HR Chief Award by the National HRD Network in the year 2000 and has also been conferred the HR Professional of the Year Award by the India HRD Congress in the year 2002. The Business Today identified Dr. Misra amongst the 20 hottest Young Executives in the year 2002. Dr. Misra has been bestowed with the "Outstanding HR Professional of the Year Award” for the year 2004 by Mid Day Big Break and DAKS for HR excellency and the “Outstanding HR Professional of the Year Award” in 2004 by the Deccan Herald Avenues for Excellence in HR and the “Leadership Award for HR Excellence” from the Amity Business School in 2005. In 2007, Dr. Misra has been conferred with 'The RASBIC (Recruitment & Staffing Best in Class) PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Award', for his contribution to the field of HRD; and 'The HR Professional as a Business Manager in the New Millennium Award” at the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. The All India Management Association (AIMA) has admitted Dr. Misra as an AIMA Fellow in 2007. In 2007, Dr. Misra has also been elected as a Member of the Society of Fellows of the Aston Business School Society and has also been nominated to the Board of Directors of ERC Worldwide for the period 2008-2010. The National Institute of Personnel Management conferred on him the “NIPM Ratna Award 2007”. His areas of interest include – Organization Development, Change Management, Management Training and Leadership. His hobbies include reading, watching movies, travel and socializing.
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