Taj Group appoints ex-Coca Cola HR head
Taj Group today announced the appointment of P V Ramana Murthy, to the position of Senior Vice President, Global Head - Human Resources. Murthy joins Taj Hotels after having a 15-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, where most recently he served as Executive Director - Human Resources for Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, India and Bangladesh.
His prior experience includes six years as head of Human Resources for Bellary Steels and Alloys Ltd, Karnataka, India, where he was responsible for strategic HR management and employee relations for four business units.
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He began his career in HR in 1985 with Ferro Alloys Corporation Ltd. (FACOR), Shreeram Nagar, Andhra Pradesh, India. Joining as a Management Trainee in Personnel & Administration, he subsequently held the Assistant Manager - Personnel & Administration and Deputy Manager - Human Resources positions in FACOR.
Murthy holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Human Resource Management from Sri Krishadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh, India; a one-year Practitioner Coach Diploma from Noble Manhattan Coaching Institute, London; and a post-graduate diploma in Personnel Management from National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Calcutta, India. He is also a 1984 Graduate in Law from Andhra University, India, and a 1981 Graduate in Commerce from the same university.
PV has also recently acquired the psychoanalytical skills on Leadership, Culture and Organization development through his Executive Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change (CCC) from INSEAD, Singapore.
He will be based at Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces' company headquarters in Mumbai. He is currently the President of National HRD Network (NHRDN) - Delhi/NCR Chapter.