Bhubaneswar Forum Meet

Mr Santanu Rath, Director- HR at Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd
Dr. Suvendu Das, General Manager- HR at Paradeep Phospates Ltd.
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Dr. Suvendu Das
is Professional Trainer, Consultant, Career Counselor and Coach. He is currently heading the HR, IR, HRD, Administration, Security, Legal, Medical & Health services, Corporate Communications, CSR, Corporate affairs functions of Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. in its corporate office at Bhubaneswar. Dr. Das is a A National Talent Search Scholar of NCERT, New Delhi and a post graduate in Physics from University of Delhi.

An avid learner, he acquired PG Diploma in Social Work & Labour Welfare, M.A. in Public Administration, Certificate in Computer Programming, Bachelor of Law degree in due course of time during his service. Dr. Das was awarded PhD in Personnel Management in 1991 for his thesis on “Labour Productivity in Steel Industry”.

Dr. Das is a life member of National Institution of Personnel Management, National HRD Network and Indian Industrial Relations Association. He is a regular visiting faculty for various HRD Programmes of Corporates and in several Management Institutions in Odisha & outside. Dr. Das was awarded the conference fellowship of NIPM at Cochin in 1993. Dr. Das is also an examiner in ICWAI and MA (PM&IR) of Utkal University. He has several professional & literary publications to his credit.

Dr. Das is currently the Vice-President of National HRD Network, Bhubaneswar Hony. Secretary of NIPM-Utkal Chapter, Chairman of Large Industries Cell of Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Odisha, Executive Committee member of Odisha State Productivity Council and member of HR & IR panel of CII, Odisha 2012-13.


Mr Santanu Rath is an experienced HR Director / Head of HR with leadership insight and proven performance track record in public and private sector in a diverse range of commercial and industrial environment. He is currently Director- HR in State Power Utility in Orissa Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. ( OPTCL ) at Board Level.A committed HR professional with hands-on experience in project and operation HR in industries in multi-unit set-up, who brings managerial insights and diverse perspectives. A pro-active leader empowers employees to take ownership, providing training and mentoring to build cohesive teams, and maintains a motivated workforce. An IR strategist with negotiation skills in IR, and statutory compliances, grievance handling.In a career spanning more than two and half decades in middle and top management bands in PSUs, Pvt Sector as Director-HR in Board level position and Head-HR in different organizations/units demonstrated leadership and resilience in providing vision and counsel in steering organizations through growth, organizational restructuring, major changes as well as in turning around underperforming businesses. Mr Rath holds a P.G. Degree in Personnel Management & Labour Welfare from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1984. He also holds a degree in Law from University Law College, Bhubaneswar, 1990.



Mr Bhabani Mohanty is a new generation HR professional having more than 13 years of experience in Pharma, IT, Telecom & Manufacturing organization like Novartis, Oracle, Murugappa Group. He is an MBA in HR and is . He is a certified SHL Assessor and designed & conducted more than 100 assessment centres for different organizations. He is a Thomas Profiling, Harrison Assessment and Strength Finder Assessor. He has completed a certification program by TVRLS on “Competency Mapping and Assessment”; where his project was awarded as the best project. He is also an Assessor for CII-EXIM Bank Business Excellence Model and assessed organization like BHEL & BEL. He is certified by PDI on 360 feedbacks and coaching. He has conducted numerous 360 feedbacks coaching session and designed several 360 tools. He is well versed with Lominger methodology of Learning Agility. Bhabani is also accredited to conduct “Train the Trainer” program. He is a certified executive coach through NEWS methodology and did several coaching assignments to his credit. He is certified with change management methodology.

He is the Winner of Young HR Manager Award by Stony Carter in the year 2004. Bhabani has been associated with various professional bodies like NHRDN, CII and DMA as office bearer or convener of various programs. He is also a Founder Secretary for an NGO called Prayas Foundation based at Orissa and he has been associated with Bakul Foundation for children library movement in Orissa. He has written several articles and case studies in Human Capital and HRD Network Newsletter.

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