Titan, India’s premier lifestyle brand, will be seeing a change in its HR leadership soon. The current CHRO, Mr. R Rajnarayan will be retiring on June 30 this year, and Swadesh Behera from Boston Scientific Corporation will take over from July 1st. Before joining BSC, Behera has had his time at the other two reputed MNCs, namely Coca Cola & Ranbaxy.
Besides, the Bangalore-based lifestyle brand that boasts of a pride-filled 37-year long existence, will witness another change in its executive leadership pool, one more retirement on the same day, that would be its CFO’s, Mr. S Subramaniam. He will be replaced by Ashok Kumar Sonthalia, former CFO at L&T Infotech.
Sonthalia joined Titan on February 1st this year only to be assigned the role of ‘CFO Designate’ before he swears in as the official CFO on July 1st. He had been a chartered accountant for about thirty years as of now. His previous professional associations comprise leadership positions at Tata Chemicals, Tata, Greaves Cotton, and Tata Steel.
It will be exciting to see what change the new leadership brings to the table, especially the HR leadership.