Santrupt Misra, Ph.D.

Santrupt B. Misra, Ph.D., is CEO, carbon black business, and director, group human resources, at the Aditya Birla Group in Mumbai, India. Under his leadership, the group has developed a strong employer brand and has received awards including Best Employer of India and Great Place for Leaders to Work.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Misra has worked at the board level as non-executive director and executive director for publicly listed and nonprofit organizations in India and elsewhere. Currently, he holds positions on several boards, including those for Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd., Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Ltd., Indigold Carbon Mauritius Ltd., and SKI Carbon India. 

Dr. Misra has more than 28 years of experience in business strategy, organizational development and HR management. He had been a consultant with over 40 companies in the manufacturing, service, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Previously, he held roles at Hindustan Lever, a subsidiary of Unilever in India; JK Paper Ltd., a pulp and paper company in India, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

He has been named an Eisenhower Fellow, Aston Business School Fellow, All India Management Association Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar.

Dr. Misra holds a doctorate in industrial relations from the Aston Business School and a doctorate in public administration from the Utkal University. He also holds a master’s degree in politics from the Utkal University, as well as a master’s degree in personnel management and industrial relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

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