Santosh Vellanki, who was general manager, people consulting task force, corporate HR at Reliance Industries, has moved to UPL, a $ 2.5 billion agrochemical firm as head of talent acquisition and young talent management.
Vellanki will also lead as HR business partner (HRBP) for all corporate functions. He will report to the Group CHRO Jayaram Philkana, and will be based out of Mumbai.
At Reliance Industries, Vellanki was involved in HR transformation, leadership giring and HR platform projects.
In the past, he has also worked with Tata Motors, where he was leading the talent acquisition function for the passenger vehicles business unit and the engineering research centre. He was also instrumental in setting up the policy, process and digitisation framework in the TA function.
A computer engineering graduate, Vellanki has completed an MBA in human resources from SIBM Pune. He also holds a master’s degree in communication and journalism from PST University and a diploma in cyber law from the Government Law College, Mumbai.
UPL Group has a market presence across 130+ countries and 33 manufacturing sites across the globe.