Mr. Satish Pradhan

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Mr. Satish Pradhan

Mr. Satish Pradhan is currently an Independent Consultant. He retired as Advisor, Tata Sons Limited in 2015. He was the Chief of Group Human Resources at Tata Sons from April 2001 to May 2013. Prior to joining the Tata Group in 2001, he was with ICI Plc in London at their Head Office leading the Organisation Design & Development function.

Mr Pradhan has a Masters in History from Delhi University and has worked in several Public & Private Sector companies over the last 30 years. The companies that he has been associated with are - Steel Authority of India, CMC, ICI India, Brooke Bond Lipton India Ltd (now Unilever India) and ICI Plc in various capacities in the HR area.

Mr Pradhan has been Non-Executive Director at TAL Manufacturing Solutions and Chairman of the Remuneration Committees. 
He serves as an Independent Director on the Board of the National Payments Corporation of India, and chairs the HR Committee of the Board. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and the CSR Committee of the Board.
He has served on the Advisory Board of IIT Roorkee. 
He has served as the Convener of the National Conference for Social Innovation of Pune International Centre.
He has served as a Non-Executive Director of several Tata group companies.

He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD UK. He was awarded a DLitt ( honoris causa) in Human Resources Development and Environmental Conservation in 2016. Mr Pradhan is an avid naturalist and has been on the Governing Council of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) for a decade.

He has also been on the Governing Council of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) from 2002, and is Adjunct Faculty.

In the last decade he has championed and led, initiatives at TISS and BNHS in the areas of Art, Handicrafts, Bamboo craft and Social Innovation and enterprise in Chandrapur District, Solapur, Tuljapur, Osmanabad ( in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra.)