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Role Players 2024


Durga Prasanna

Head HR
Aster DM Healthcare, India

A seasoned HR professional with nearly two decades of work experience in the education and healthcare sector. Presently working as HR Head for a reputed listed healthcare entity interacting with board and top management on matters of strategic and business importance.

Key Skill Sets - Business Insights, Interaction with Board & NRC, Workforce Planning, Organizational Design, Competence Development, Compensation & Rewards, ESG & Sustainability, Stakeholder Centricity, Annual Operating Plan, Metrics & Analysis, Compliance & Risk Mitigation, HR Technology, Culture & Change Management

Current Responsibilities -
  • Crafting the HR Vision and strategy in alignment with the short term and long-term organizational priorities
  • Working closely with top management and the board in planning and finalization of the annual Operating Pillars and Human Capital Value Chain
  • Presenting the Comprehensive Rewards Strategy and the Succession plan of Aster India to Board and NRC with focus on capability development and internal bench strength
  • Introduced the concept of Shared Services and Organization cluster, resulting in effective utilization of senior resources and driving operational efficiency
  • Led the manpower optimization project with scientific based assessments like TMS, Span Of Control and ideal manning ratios to optimize manpower cost across the group and align with the ratios to best-In-Class peer groups
  • Spearheaded the Culture renovation Survey that led to actionable insights on Culture & People
  • Key member of the Senior leadership team with active contribution to key management forums - Higher Strategic Council & Higher Management Council , aimed at improving business results
  • Driving Internal Controls through a well-established People risk register that mitigates Organizational risk
  • Promoted four times (from Senior Manager to Head HR ) in a career spanning nine years at Aster DM Healthcare on grounds of significant strategic contribution to the HR function.
Accomplishments -
  • Invited guest speaker in the CHRO round table discussion hosted by ETHR & People Strong in May 2024
  • Invited Panelist in the fireside chat hosted by SHRM & Oracle in April 2024
  • AON Certified Distinguished Expert–Talent Management and Total Rewards Expert -January 2024
  • Certified “Distinguished HR Analytics Professional” by AON in July 2023
  • Certified Compensation & Benefits Manager Program offered by Middle Earth HR
  • Invited Guest Speaker in multiple HR Tech Summits, Conferences and CHRO Leadership Conclaves
  • Thought leader and Active contributor to the HR fraternity in social media platforms and professional communities – NHRD, SHRM, ETHR World, etc
Career Contour -
  • Aster DM Healthcare - Head HR - Sep 2014 - Presently Working
  • Columbia Asia Hospitals Manager HR - 2011 - 2014
  • Manipal Health Enterprises - Assistant Manager HR - 2007 - 2011
Education -
  • MBA (HR) from Kalinga School of Management from KIIT, Deemed University, Bhubanewsar in 2007. Secured 80.1%.
  • B.Sc. (Bio-Tech.) from M. S. Ramaiah college of Arts, science & commerce, Bangalore University, Bangalore in 2005. Secured 73.5% in 2005