Sumit Mitra is the Head, Group Human Resources and Corporate Services, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies (GILAC). GILAC comprises fivemajor companies with interests in real estate, FMCG, agriculture, chemicals and gourmet retail and spans across 18 countries with16,000 employees, over half of whom are located outside India.
An MBA in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Sumit is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Executive Programme
Sumit drives the Godrej Employer Brand that is built on the philosophy of tough love. He has been intrumental in making Godrej an inspiring workplace with an agile and high performance culture that attracts and retains the best global talent. The Group companies consistently feature in the Great Place to Work list.
Sumit leads the leadership development, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and change management initiatives, which have formed a major part of the Group’s aggressive growth strategy. He has played a key role in driving the cross-cultural integration linked to the Group’s global 3 X 3 strategy: presence in 3 continents – Asia, Africa and Latin America, through 3 core categories – Home Care, Personal Wash and Hair Care.
Sumit is also associated with the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility project, ‘Godrej Good and Green’ which focuses on shared value opportunities addressing social and environmental problems.
Sumit is an avid reader of fiction and takes keen interest in photography, traveling and gardening.