Aon Hewitt Manufacturing Industry Rewards Conference 2016

Saptarshi Roy

Speaker Profiles

Saptarshi Roy 
Director (Human Resources), NTPC

Career Facts and Other Highlights
Shri Saptarshi Roy, a firm believer in institutionalizing the best practices and implementation of innovative initiatives, has a notable distinction of having a career, which has an excellent blend of technical and people management. His career spanning over 36 years, encompasses the erection, commissioning & operation of power plants and human resource management. A graduate in Electrical Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (erstwhile Regional Engineering College), Nagpur, Shri Roy joined NTPC as Engineering Executive Trainee in 1980. He currently holds the charge of Director (Human Resources) in NTPC Limited.

A thorough professional Shri Roy has been instrumental in introducing various pioneering HR initiatives in the areas such as talent acquisition, employee welfare, industrial relations, wages and pension. He introduced the process of campus recruitment for talent induction in NTPC by inducting graduates from IIMs and also re-engineered the recruitment process for hiring new engineering executive trainees through GATE (an aptitude test conducted by IITs for admission to the Masters program). He made participative management a corner stone of NTPC’s successful ‘Industrial Relations Framework’ and introduced a number of novel methods of employee engagement.

An outstanding contribution of Shri Roy in NTPC’s march towards excellence and to the power sector has been the takeover and turnaround of power stations, running at abysmally low performance level, in the states of Odisha and Uttar Pradesh from the erstwhile State Electricity Boards. Through innovative HR initiatives for manpower optimization and performance improvement, these power plants today are among the best in the country.

As the Regional head of NTPC’s Northern Region, he had the distinction of managing the largest region of NTPC in terms of capacity of over 12,000 MW, with responsibilities encompassing development, operation and maintenance (O&M) of power projects, coal /gas procurement, contracts, finance and human resources management. Under his leadership in NTPC’s Eastern Region-I, a very innovative attempt was made for transportation of coal in NTPC through ‘Inland Waterways’, which has now become a regular mode of coal transportation to NTPC’s power stations.

As ED(Corporate Planning & Corporate Communications) and ED to CMD his responsibilities included  business planning; strategy formulation; enterprise risks assessment & apprising the Board of Directors about the company’s risk profile on a regular basis; industry analysis & competitive benchmarking;  brand management; providing strategic inputs to CMD and overseeing NTPC’s performance management system.  He also led a team of World Energy Council -India (WEC- India) secretariat.

As Director (Human Resources), he is overall responsible for the activities relating to Human Resource Management in NTPC.


Aon Hewitt Manufacturing Industry Rewards Conference 2016

23rd November 2016

The Leela, Gurgaon

9:30 am to 5.30 pm.

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