Pankaj Poddar joins in as AVP – HR at the Ultratech cement plant in Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh. He has moved from AVI-Oil India, a joint venture of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd., and NYCO of France wherein he served as Assistant General Manager – HR & IR for 10+ years.
Prior to his stint at AVI-Oil, he was senior manager at Reliance Infrastructure where he spent two & a half years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in PMIR, IR & HR. His skill portfolio encompasses multiple attributes pertaining to HR business function such as industry relations, administration, employee compensation and benefits, appraisal system, workforce training, and HR management.
In his time at Reliance Energy, he managed and oversaw a considerably large workforce constituting 800+ employees, which included contractors. Poddar is a social contributor and has had volunteered as Delhi NCR in-charge for an NGO named ‘Foundation for Accommodation Campaign and Training (FACT)’. It’s a non-federal body that offers aid to casual and daily wagers by providing for accommodation and imparting skill-training.
It would be interesting to see what Poddar brings to the table with his extensive & diverse industry experience pertaining to overseeing plant operations in the capacity of an HR leader.