Nanda Kumar

Nandu Sir

Nanda Kumar is a human capital strategist, with considerable background in Employee Relations. He has worked in organizations of varying sizes across multiple industries including Mining, Agri products, FMCG and Pulp & Paper. He has around 38 years of expertise in the areas of » Core Employee Relations Function (Establishing ER policy, Principled Collective bargaining, Multi Union dynamics, Contract Workforce Management, all facets of dispute resolution- conciliation, adjudication)

He is currently Partner at the First Principles. Previous to this he was heading the HR function in ITC Ltd PSPD Division; He has held management roles at all levels in different Divisions of ITC Ltd and Hindustan Zinc Ltd

Some of the critical successes during his tenure have been managing issues like negotiating and concluding over 20 Productivity based Long Term Settlements. Recognizing Contract work force a critical resource and establishing appropriate HR systems, implementation of Operational Excellence initiatives like Total Productive Maintenance and Integrated Branding.

Some of the Current Assignments have been series of workshops for the HR resources of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd on Employee Relations, Collective Bargaining and Labour Statutes. Series of Work Shops for operating managers and HR managers of Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Establishing HR systems for Jasper industries Pvt.Ltd ( 3rd largest dealers for TATA motors) Employee Relations advisor to Taj Hotels.

He was born in September, 1953, and holds Masters’ degrees in Business Management and LLB .Has conducted workshops and Training sessions sponsored by CII, NHRD and NIPM. Currently is a member of the Regional Board of ESI Corporation Hyderabad, was a member of the IR panel of CII Hyderabad chapter