Sandeep Gandhi

CHRO, Head HR & CSR - Aircel

An adept, enterprising professional with over 2 decades of experience including 8 years as an HR Director/HR Head in a leadership role.

Dr. Gandhi is multi-faceted, holding a Master's degree and a PhD in Human Resources, a Labour law graduate and is a certified psychometric tool design Trainer. Armed with such exceptional and diverse knowledge, he has successfully headed a number of companies and led numerous teams over 2 decades, with his career spanning across manufacturing as well as complex service industries.

Having worked with some of the biggest brands across sectors, such as UniLever, Sanofi, PepsiCo, Vodafone, Telenor and now Aircel, he has grown as an HR professional and more so as a leader, developing a deep understanding of business and organizational values.

Such experience has given him a deeper insight into recognizing the pulse of a company and directing it accordingly. His unconventional approach and ability to take calculated risks makes him widely recognized in the HR community as a spearhead for augmenting & sustaining innovative HR practices for both strategic and operational purposes.

The transformation work at Aircel resulted in company turnaround and wiped off losses of 5000 crore in less than a year resulting into EBITDA positive stature. This significant turnaround prompted Duke and Harvard to include "the Aircel Story" as a case study.

The Aircel Save Our Tiger initiative is also very close to his heart and he takes personal interest in all the Tiger projects along with his CRS team.

As a leader he has always believed in taking people with him in his journey towards perfection. Teamwork and leadership are extremely important qualities that have remained crucial to him when conceptualizing workforce development.