Dr. Saugata Mitra
Dr. Saugata Mitra
Director, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Saugata Mitra is presently, Director and member of the apex management team at Mother Dairy, the leading dairy and food giant in Asia. A noted Human Resource Professional, Author and Analyst with over two decades of experience in Fortune 500 companies having started his career with American transnational, Union Carbide Corporation, followed by long stint in Japanese multinationals Sony and Sharp at CXO level.
In Sony, he was the start up member and established the HR Division with modern HR practices in line with Sony HQ (Tokyo). He worked in Sony for ten years as Head of HR & New Business. For the last eleven years Dr. Mitra is spearheading the transformational initiatives in Mother Dairy, the mandate being to corporatize the organization. He is a strong protagonist of capitalism for social good. A strategist with demonstrated evidence of seamless implementation.
An MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, he is the recipient of many national and international awards, including the Sony EMCS Chairman’s Award 2004: Strategic Leader of the year 2007 at the World HRD Congress Mumbai; HR Professional of the year 2009 at the Asia-Pacific HR Congress Bangalore; Hall of the Fame Award 2010 at the Employer Branding Congress, Singapore; Talent Management Award at the World Talent Congress 2010, London; “Leadership Award” at the Africa India Partnership Summit, Mauritius in 2011.
Mr. Mitra’s first book “18 Management Competencies Business Professionals Cannot Ignore!” has been published by Sterling Publishers, New Delhi in the year 2008. His second book“Leadership India-Leading Change, Changing Lives” published by Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Ltd. was released by Mr. Narayana Murthy on 10th February, 2011 at the World HRD Congress, Mumbai. In November 2012, his third book “Brand Odisha: Investing in the future” was launched at the World Brand Congress by Mr. David Forbes, Chairman of Forbes Group, USA.
Mr. Mitra is a member of various HR organizations and Management Institutes including the Governing body of Indian Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Japan India Business Association, All India Management Association, etc.
He was conferred with Honorary Doctorate by a reputed University of Punjab in recognition for contribution of highest order in managment science and the prestigious JRD TATA award for exemplary leadership in people practice.
The World HRD Congress, 2013, conferred on him “ET Now CHRO award of the year” and All India Managment Association in its 18th Convocation on 19th August, 2013, conferred on him the “National Fellow”.
The Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage at its 37th Annual International Conference held on 07th March, 2014, conferred him with D.Litt (Hony.) for his contribution to the world of Indian Heritage.