Malini Chatterjee, Vice President - HRVicat Group India Has Been Recognized As Women of 2023 by Business Mint
Malini Chatterjee, a distinguished HR professional and the Vice President of HR at Vicat Group India, brings over 27 years of enterprising leadership to the table. With a robust profile that spans various industries and geographies, she is dedicated to driving strategic HR initiatives that deliver bottom-line results and elevate employee engagement, aligning with the broader business objectives.
In her illustrious career, Malini has been an enterprising leader, contributing significantly to the establishment and strengthening of HR processes. Notably, she has played a key role in fostering diversity and inclusion, breaking gender barriers in traditionally male-dominated sectors such as cement plants and captive mines. Today, under her leadership, women are emerging as key plant personalities, reshaping the landscape that has been dominated by males for decades.
Her expertise lies in shaping HR strategy, implementing productivity enhancements, fostering cultural transformation, leveraging technology, and initiating cost-effective measures. Her focus extends beyond traditional HR functions, encompassing overall organizational development, change management, business excellence, and transformation.
A strategic architect, Malini is credited with implementing innovative and path-breaking HR initiatives aimed at streamlining processes and capitalizing on organizational growth opportunities. Her prowess in designing, reviewing, developing, and launching HR systems and organizational interventions has played a pivotal role in enhancing business performance.
As a leader, Malini is approachable and adept at bridging the gap between managers and employees. She resolves matters related to performance and development plans, employee conduct, employee management issues, and compensation and benefits policies. Her experience includes managing advanced HR practices such as competency mapping, performance management, KPI/KRA/KRI, and attrition rate analysis.
Malini has demonstrated remarkable success in talent acquisition, having hired over 200 top talents through various channels, including in-house recruitment, external sources, international hires, campus placements, and employee referrals. Her ability to devise effective HR policies, systems, and practices ensures the smooth running and enhancement of centralized HR processes aligned with business operations.
Education-wise, Malini holds a Ph.D./Doctorate in HR/Industrial Relations from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, expected to be completed in 2024/25. She is also certified in HR Analytics from IIM Rohtak and holds a Harvard certification as an HR leader. Her academic qualifications include an MBA/PGDM in HR/Industrial Relations from Xavier's Institute of Management (XIMS), Bhuvaneshwar, and ME – M-Tech in Production Management from NIT Jamshedpur. She earned her B.Tech/B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), Aurangabad, in 1997.
Malini Chatterjee's leadership is characterized by effective motivational and employee engagement skills, allowing her to manage multi-geographic and culturally diverse teams successfully. Her commitment to sustaining growth momentum while breaking gender barriers and promoting diversity in traditionally male-dominated sectors showcases her as an influential leader in the field of HR, making a significant impact on the organizations she serves.