Dr. Santrupt Misra is currently the CEO, Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals; and Director, Group
Human Resources for the Aditya Birla Group, a USD 48 Billion global conglomerate.
A business leader and an HR Professional of standing, with over three decades of experience in
global business leadership, corporate governance, organizational transformation, non-profit
leadership, and professional development, Santrupt has worked at Board level for over two
decades as Non-Executive Director and Executive Director in publicly listed companies, unlisted
companies, and not for Profit Organizations both in India and overseas. He is a Director in several
companies of the Aditya Birla Group including Aditya Birla Capital Ltd., Grasim, and Birla Carbon
Thailand, which are listed companies. He was an Independent Director on the Board of the Oil
and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (Revenue US 61 Billion), a leading Government of India
enterprise, and the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of
He is also on Governing Bodies of professional organisations/associations such as the Association
of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) U.S.A. He was also on the Board of the Xavier’s Institute
of Management, Bhubaneswar and the Worldwide ERC, USA. He also served as a member of the
SHRM Certification Commission, USA.
Under his leadership Birla Carbon has emerged as a global leader in the carbon black space from
its beginnings as a regionally focused carbon black player. He has been instrumental in developing
a strong employer brand for the Aditya Birla Group, which was named the Best Employer in India,
Great Place for Leaders to Work, and Top Company for Leaders by Aon Hewitt, Fortune Magazine,
and RBL Group, respectively.
Dr. Misra holds two Post Graduate degrees in Political Science and in Personnel Management &
Industrial Relations, from the Utkal University & the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, respectively.
In addition, he also holds two PhDs, from India & UK, in Public Administration and Industrial
Relations, respectively, and an honorary D.Sc. degree from Aston University, U.K. He is a Fellow
of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), USA; Hon. Fellow of the Coaching
Federation of India; an Eisenhower Fellow, an Aston Business School Fellow, an AIMA Fellow and
a Commonwealth Scholar.