Rajendra Mehta has joined Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd (ZEEL) as Executive Vice President Human Resources. He took charge from September 1, 2011. Mehta moves from Jindal ITF.
With a career spanning 17 years in the industry, Mehta has worked with the Times Group in Print and Internet properties, RPG, Larson & Tubro. He started his career in 1996 in Mumbai with the RPG Group and Larson & Tubro and then moved to Delhi, where he has been for the last 7-8 years. Having worked with market leaders, Mehta felt that he “has the ability to be conceptually aware of what the media industry requires”. His new role, he felt, would be enhanced by his “ability to relate with employees across levels and support”.
His past roles have been: Chief People Officer at VNL; Vice President & Head - Human Resources, Times Internet Ltd at Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd; General Manager - Human Resources at The Times of India Group; Head Human Resources at Allied Deals - London & Latin America; and Executive - Human Resources at Larson & Tubro Ltd.
Mehta has always been in HR and sees HR as a function that is “partnering with businesses”. His 17-plus years of experience cover the entire gamut of Human Resources, and his competencies lie in areas such as Performance Management Systems, Culture Building, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, employee development.