Rajeev Bhadauria

Rajeev Bhadauria Director - HR at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

Rajeev Bhadauria, currently Director-Group HR of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. brings with him a rich, diverse and rare experience in his 30 years of cherished career as an HR Professional both in the Public and Private

The choice made by Rajeev Bhadauria at the decisive moment of his youth to opt for Public Sector Service rather than Indian Administrative Service gave him a unique opportunity of working with one of India’s largest Public Sector as well as Private Sector Organisation.

Rajeev’s decade long stint in NTPC saw him rising from an entry level HR executive to the youngest Regional HR Head leading NTPC’s largest region in terms of the
generating capacity and workforce.

Having successfully managed two wage settlements, the acquisition of UPSEB”s Unchahar power station and the de-merger of PowerGrid from NTPC, Rajeev was fully
equipped to explore the challenges of the private sector dynamics.
Making a decisive move into the private sector, Rajeev joined Reliance Infrastructure (then BSES) in 1995 as the Head of Corporate HR and oversaw the setting up of HR systems at Dahanu Thermal Power Station and the other upcoming Generating Stations of Reliance Infrastructure.

The power sector reforms in India saw Rajeev leading the BSES acquisition of Orissa and Delhi Distribution companies and subsequently managing the takeover of BSES by Reliance. Rajeev’s professional acumen catapulted him
to the Group level where he played a pivotal role in the de-merger process of the Reliance Group. He was one of the Group’s key resource in guiding the transformation of Reliance- ADA Group demonstrating competencies of leading acquisitions, demergers, incubations and steady state operations.

Currently, as Director- Group HR of Jindal Steel & Power Mr. Bhadauria has contributed in transforming and driving the organizational capabilities towards making it modern, progressive, and a future-proof process – a unique blend of promoting principles of diffused leadership with a strong sense of business prudence exemplified / strengthened by a strong sense of commercial and financial proprietary.

This competence of his arises from his ability to comprehend and deal with the complexities of managing and striking a pragmatic balance between people aspirations and Organizational considerations in a turbulent and tumultuous business environment of the post-Lehman Era.

Having deftly dealt with sectors as core as Steel, Power, Core Infrastructure, Cement, Shipping, Mining, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas and Communication on one hand and service sectors such as health care, entertainment, financial services on the other hand, Rajeev is arguably one of the most astute HR professionals around. His strong system orientation, deep business understanding and wide exposure to global trends and practices coupled with his voracious reading make him the most sought after HR professional.