Air India announced on Friday that Ravindra Kumar G P will assume the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) starting April 1. Currently associated with Tata Motors, Kumar will succeed Suresh Dutt Tripathi, who is retiring from his position at the airline.
With a distinguished career, including a significant tenure at General Electric Company, where he served as CHRO for South Asia in the last four years, Kumar brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His recent role as President & CHRO at Tata Motors since 2018 adds to his extensive background in human resources.
Kumar will report directly to Air India’s CEO and Managing Director, Campbell Wilson. In a statement, Wilson expressed gratitude for the outstanding contribution of Suresh Dutt Tripathi, highlighting his vital role over the past two years, particularly during the transitional phase of Air India’s privatization.
The appointment comes at a pivotal time for Air India, following the takeover by the Tata group in January 2022. The change in leadership reflects the ongoing efforts to strengthen and streamline the operations of the national carrier under the new ownership.
As Air India undergoes significant transformations, the new CHRO, Ravindra Kumar G P, is expected to play a crucial role in shaping the airline’s human resources strategies and contributing to its overall success.