Lenovo ropes in Priya Tikare as Director and Head of HR

Past: Global HR Director for Lenovo’s International Services Support and the Asia Pacific Talent Acquisition Leader

Present: Director and Head of HR, Lenovo

Lenovo India has recently announced the appointment of Priya Tikare as the Director and Head of HR. In her new role, Priya will be responsible for overseeing all HR functions for the Indian business, serving as both the Head of HR and Site HR Leader. Her main focus will be on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent, further establishing India as a global technology hub. With over 20 years of experience in people management, Priya is a seasoned professional who has excelled in various leadership positions within the organization. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Global HR Director for Lenovo’s International Services Support and as the Asia Pacific Talent Acquisition Leader.

“Priya’s proven leadership capabilities make her an exemplary choice to lead our HR team in India. Lenovo India is in a very exciting space right now, and we are looking at consolidating our talent strength to unfold the next chapter of innovation in Lenovo’s journey. We are confident that she will play a pivotal role in building a smarter and high-performing workforce that fuels our continued growth and success,” said Subhankar Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director & Head HR – Asia Pacific & Japan.

Priya Tikare herself weighed in on this move, saying, “Collaborating closely with the leadership team, my focus will be on nurturing a culture of innovation and teamwork, harnessing technology’s transformative capabilities to chart a path toward future success,” said Priya.

Tata International appoints Rajeev Singhal as Managing Director

Past: Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Tata International

Present: Managing Director, Tata Group

Tata International, the trading and distribution division of the Tata Group on a global scale, has designated Rajeev Singhal as its Managing Director, starting from April 1st. He has taken over the position from Anand Sen, who retired on March 31st. Prior to becoming the Managing Director, Singhal held the role of Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Tata International. With an extensive background of more than 36 years in the industry, Singhal has successfully made the transition from Tata Steel to his new leadership role.

Noel N. Tata, Chairman, Tata International said, “I am pleased to welcome Rajeev Singhal as the Managing Director. We are confident that under his leadership, Tata International will scale to greater heights into its next phase of growth.”

Speaking on the appointment, Singhal said, “With the support of the dedicated Tata International team, I am confident that we will continue to drive value for our stakeholders”.

Socomec welcomes Nida Khanam as HR Head

Past: Chief People Officer at Omega Seiki Mobility

Present: HR head at Socomec India

Socomec, a global expert in managing power at Low Voltage (LV), has appointed Nida Khanam as the new Head of Human Resources for the Greater India region, which includes India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan, and Nepal. Nida brings with her extensive experience in developing and implementing HR strategies and processes, along with a strong commitment to driving transformation and fostering an inclusive culture.

In her role as HR Head, Nida will focus on strengthening the HR functions to align them with the company’s business objectives. She will also lead initiatives to enhance employee engagement and promote talent development. Prior to joining Socomec India, Nida served as the Chief People Officer at Omega Seiki Mobility. With a diverse background in automotive, manufacturing, and technology sectors, she has successfully led efforts in organizational development, talent management, recruitment, and employee lifecycle management. Nida has held positions at GROHE, Lixil Water Technology, and Rockwell Automation throughout her professional journey.

Eureka Forbes appoints Vikas Jayna as CTO

Past: Impactful roles at Swiggy, OneAssist, Amazon, and InfoEdge India Ltd

Present: Chief Technology Officer, Eureka Forbes

Eureka Forbes Limited, the leading brand in health and hygiene in India, has announced the appointment of Vikas Jayna as their Chief Technology Officer. This appointment strengthens Eureka Forbes’ dedication to technological advancement and positions the company for a dynamic future, according to an official statement.

Before joining Eureka Forbes, Vikas Jayna held significant positions at well-known organizations such as Swiggy, OneAssist, Amazon, and InfoEdge India Ltd. He holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and has further enhanced his expertise through an Executive Course in Business Analytics from ISB.

Axis Capital appoints Atul Mehra as MD & CEO

Past: JM Financial as Joint Managing Director

Present: Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Axis Capital

Axis Capital, a prominent investment bank, made an announcement on Monday regarding the appointment of Atul Mehra as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (designate). However, this appointment is still subject to the necessary approvals. In this new role, Mehra will be responsible for overseeing both the Investment Banking and Institutional Equities divisions of Axis Capital. This information comes from an official statement released by the bank.

Salil Pitale, who currently serves as the Managing Director and Co-CEO, has decided to move on from his position at Axis Capital. This decision was also mentioned in the statement.

Atul Mehra brings with him an impressive 32 years of experience working with esteemed Indian corporations in both the domestic and international markets. Prior to joining Axis Capital, he held the position of Joint Managing Director at JM Finance.

Amitabh Chaudhry, Chairperson, Axis Capital, was quoted as saying, “In line with Axis Bank’s stated objective of strengthening the investment banking and institutional equities businesses, I am delighted to welcome Atul to Axis Capital. I am confident that Atul will strengthen the business and further cement its leadership position. We would also like to thank Salil for his contribution and wish him the very best.”

Atul Mehra, too offered his thoughts, saying, “Indian Investment Banking landscape is at an inflection point with the India story finding resonance across the globe. Leading an investment bank like Axis Capital is a very exciting proposition.”

Lubrizol announces Nitin Mengi as VP, Lubrizol Additives, IMEA and Chairman & Managing Director, Lubrizol India Private Limited

Past: leading cross-functional teams in the gas and oils industry in several regions, including Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa.

Present: Vice President, Lubrizol Additives, IMEA and Chairman & Managing Director, Lubrizol India Private Limited

As part of its growth commitment in India, the Middle East and Africa (IMEA), Lubrizol has announce that Nitin Mengi will join the company as Vice President, Lubrizol Additives, IMEA as well as Chairman & Managing Director, Lubrizol India Private Limited. This appointment reinforces the organization’s commitment to strengthen its focus on growth

in India while ensuring success with our customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders. In this role, Nitin will work with customers in the region to propel growth for the company’s Additives’ business, serving transportation and industrial markets, and drive opportunities for customers across the region. He will also collaborate with Bhavana Bindra, who recently joined the team as Managing Director, Lubrizol IMEA, to advance corporate strategy in the region.

“Lubrizol has continued to advance its priorities throughout IMEA, adding to our regional leadership team will help accelerate our work,” said Flavio Kliger, SVP, President, Lubrizol Additives. “We are committed to growth in IMEA and supporting our customers with sustainable solutions that advance mobility, improve well-being and enhance modern life.” Nitin brings more than 20 years’ experience leading cross-functional teams in the gas and oils industry in several regions, including Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, with a focus in petroleum and petrochemicals. He also received an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology in Ghaziabad, India.

“Lubrizol’s leadership in the industry is something I have known about and respected for some time. I’m delighted to now be part of the truly im