Chief Human Resources Officer
Steve leads the Human Resource function at Diageo India and is part of its Executive Committee. At Diageo India, he is responsible for building people and organizational capability aligned to deliver the corporate objective of building capable leaders and attracting right talent.
A veteran in Human Resources, Steve has over 30 years of experience spanning several sectors, many of which have been senior leadership roles. His diverse work portfolio ranges from global corporates like Vodafone and Hindustan Unilever Ltd, family led businesses like Reliance Jio, Modi Xerox, including varied industries like Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Office Automation, Telecommunications and IT, and including an entrepreneurial stint as an Executive Coach.
Prior to joining USL, Steve was the Chief Human Resource Officer at Reliance Jio where he led the People and Organization strategy for the company. He has also spent a decade with Vodafone India where he had the critical mandate of overseeing the M&A transition of the company and building out the pan India footprint. Steve also has global experience, having worked in senior leadership positions.
His passion for coaching led him to explore a brief stint in entrepreneurship, setting-up his own consulting firm, transforming businesses into sustainable high performing organisations though Change and Leadership Development.
Steve holds a post graduate degree from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from South Calcutta Law College. He is also a certified coach and holds a PCC certification from the International Coaching Federation, USA. He has also completed a certificate program in Organisational Development from NTL Institute, USA and is an alumni of Leeds Business School and a Chevening Scholar.