Mr. K. Jayachandran

K. JayachandranProfessional Profile 

  • 38 years of experience in the area of Engineering and Human Resource Management & Development.
  • Experience in diverse industry segments such as Defence, Banking, Mutual Fund, Engineering & EPC, Infrastructure Development & Education
  • Multifarious exposure as Engineer, Head (HR, Admn. & Legal), Educationist, Trainer, Entrepreneur, Labour Law Expert, Member – Board of Management.
  • Sector expertise in the areas of Finance, Mutual Fund, Engineering & EPC, Infrastructure, Education & Training
  • Excellent commercial, negotiation, analytical and research skills with proven ability to implement cost effective and innovative measures.

Organisational Experience Details

Tenure Organisation             Work Profile
Aug 2010 till date Hexa Resource Axis India Pvt. Ltd (HR Axis India) Hyderabad Managing DirectorLeading a team of 20 HR Professionals and providing HR services like Recruitment, T&D, Contract Staffing, HR Policies, Systems & Procedures, and HR Outsourcing etc. Details on
Feb 2007 till Jul 2010 Gammon India Ltd,Gammon House,Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025 Head – HR, Admn & Legal & Member, Board of Management. Responsible as Head – HR, Admn & Legal & Member, Board of Management (BOM) for the Gammon Group. This includes Strategic HR & Development of New Business
Divisions, Talent acquisition & Management, Training & Development, Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits Management, Employee Engagement, IR, Admn and legal functions
May  2003 to Jan 2007  National Institute of Construction Management & Research, Hyderabad Director, as  Head of the Institute and Responsible for Post Graduate Program on Construction Management, Corporate Training & Development, Research & Development of New Programs
Aug 1997 to Apr 2003    Gammon India Ltd, Gammon House, Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025                  Deputy General Manager (HR & Admn), Responsible for HR and Admn functions
Oct 1993 to Jul 1997 Canbank Mutual Fund, Orient House, Adimarzban Path, Mumbai 400001         Manager (HR & Admn), Responsible for HR and Admn functions
Apr 1985 to Sep 2003 Punjab National Bank (Erstwhile New Bank of India), Regional Office, M G Road, Lucknow Personnel Officer,   Responsible for HR, IR and Admn functions at RO Level
Aug 1975 – Mar 1985 Indian Air Force, No 5 Squadron, c/o 56 APO Aeronautical Engineer specialised in Aero engines of Jaguar Aircraft.


My career journey has been very enriching and fulfilling both for me and the respective organisations. Accomplishments always have been with the help of a strong team and management support. A few can be briefly mentioned as under and explained during our meeting:

As Head – HR and Member, Board of Management (From 12 Feb 2007 to Jul 10 )

Major achievement is of strategically aligning the Human Resource to meet the Goals and Objectives of the Company through various HR Systems/Sub Systems and Processes.

As Member, BOM, participated in strategic decision making process related to Marketing & Business Development, Pre Qualification, Estimation & Tendering, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource utilization and productivity improvement, Site recoupment, ERP implementation, Employee Engagement Programs etc;

Established online Human Resource Information System through Adrenalin HRIS Software facilitating employees’ services at all levels

Established HR Systems and Processes like Manpower Planning, Talent Acquisition, Induction and Confirmation, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Management, Career Planning & Growth , Labour law Compliances & Industrial Relations, Employee Engagement Programs etc;

Successfully undertaken Talent Acquisition process to meet the manpower requirement of different Divisions and added around 800 to 1200 employees under HO Roll, annually.

Established Induction & Confirmation process for new entrants for ensuring proper on boarding and early engagement.

Undertaken Competency Assessment & Development process for top 80 leaders along with Consultants and initiated /developed Individual Development Plans for the Top Management Team

Developed and established Learning & Development as a corporate strategy for Individual Development leading to Organization Development and Growth. Achieved around 6000 man days of Training during 2009-10 and has planned and initiated actions for achieving an ambitious target of 30,000 man days during 2010-11.

In house Training Programs conducted are:

  1. Induction Program for Graduate Engineers and Construction Management  Trainees from NICMAR
  2. Management Development Program for  Project Managers
  3. Skill Development Program for QA/QC Managers/Incharges
  4. Management Development Program for Safety  Managers/Incharges/Engineers/Officers
  5. Management Development Program for Plant Managers/Incharges
  6. Management Development Program for Accounts Incharges
  7. Management Development Program for Accounts Incharges
  8. Management Development Program for Stores Incharges
  9. Management Development Program for HR/Admin  Managers
  10. Managerial Skill Workshop for Managers at HO
  11. Skill Development Program on Concrete Mix Design
  12. Skill Development Program for  ERP Coordinators/Users
  13. Skill Development Program  HRIS Process Owners/Users
  14. Skill Development Program for Accounts and Stores Staff etc;
  15. Skill Development Program for Supervisors etc;

Training Programs being organized and conducted with External Resources are:

  1. Management Development Program for Contract Managers/Quantity Surveyors
  2. Supervisory Training Program by CIDC/CQRA
  3. ISABS program for all levels of Staff
  4. GALLOP Program (Executive MBA) by SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai
  5. Finance for Non Finance Managers ( All DGMs and Above/Project Managers/Contract Managers/Planning Engineers & Quantity Surveyors
  6. Sensitization Program on Safety by DuPont
  7. Performance Conversation and Feedback by M/s Cerebrus Consultants
  8. Leadership Development Program for Top Management etc;

Undertaken Compensation & Benefits benchmarking through expert consultants, as a regular/ annual exercise to ensure C&B parity and / or competitiveness in the industry.

Developed and Established on line Performance Management System for improving the level of performance cum merit culture.

Established Career Planning & Growth Policy for all levels, positions and functions as an important Employee Engagement and growth program.

Established Systems and Processes for ensuring Labour Law compliances and healthy Industrial Relations at sites/offices.

Successfully conceived and implemented various Employee Engagement initiatives through:

  • Vision, Mission and goals clarity initiatives through Interactive Meets / Monthly Contract Managers’ Meets/ Coordination Committee Meets,
  • Structured Induction & On boarding program,
  • Safety, Quality, Time & Profit priority program,
  • Training Programs for HO, Site and PRW staff,
  • Personal Growth Labs (ISABS) for all levels of employees,
  • Restructuring C&B as per industry standards,
  • LEAD 200 Program for top talent of the Company,
  • GALLOP Program for Development of Future Leaders,
  • KRAs setting/Appraisal/Review through Performance Management System,
  • Revising the HR Policies as per the changing needs,
  • Redressal of Employees’ grievances,
  • Creating Career Growth Plan for all Levels,

Communication & Image Building programs – Gammon Bulletin, Gammon Newsletter etc;

Team Building & Camaraderie through Gammon Springs (Sports & Cultural Club)/Interactive Meet etc;

Successfully undertaken Organization Restructuring to meet the new challenges and growth plans of the Company. 

Special Assignments handled include: 

Member, Board of Management

Head – HR, Admn & Legal

Trustee, GIL Employees’ Provident Fund

Trustee, GIL Employees’ Gratuity Fund

Trustee, GIL Employees’ Superannuation Fund

Head of Task Force for Employee Engagement Program

Member, Editorial Board of Gammon Bulletin

Member, Management Committee, ISO Quality Management System

Member & Coordinator for Interactive Program for Gammon Leadership Team

Member, Coordination Committee for Operations

Member & Coordinator for Gammon LEAD Program with SP Jain Management Institute, Mumbai

As Director, National Institute of Construction Management & Research, Hyderabad (From Jun 2003 till Jan 2007)

Achievements include:

  • Establishing Hyderabad Campus with 3 full-fledged Education programs – PGPACM, PGPHSE and PGPQS
  • Designed, Developed, Promoted and Established  Post Graduate Program on Construction Safety Management for the first time in the country
  • Designed, Developed, Promoted and Established  Post Graduate Program on Quantity Surveying for the first time in the country(similar programs are conducted only in London and Colombo)
  • Designed, Developed, Promoted and Conducted different open/company specific Training and Management Development Programs for participants from companies like ; L&T, Gammon, HCC, IVRCL, Gayathri Projects, SEW, Punj Lloyd, PWDs, CPWDs, Maytas etc;
  • As a Research/Thesis Guide, mentored and guided students in completing their Thesis
  • Received “Best Topic Presentation Award” by Indian Building Congress in 2004, for the research and presentation on the topic “Multi Skilling and its implementation in Construction Industry”
  • Received “Best Teacher Award” from NICMAR in the year 2005-06

As Asst. General Manager/Deputy General Manager-HR, Gammon India Ltd (From Aug 1997 to May 2003)

  • Developed  and Established HR functions and processes in addition to the Establishment/Personnel functions of the Company
  • As Member  of the Special Task Force, helped the Company in getting Certified under ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Established Training & Development functions as key driver for Operational excellence
  • As a Member of ERP implementation team, helped the Company in putting the system in place by training and sensitizing maximum number of staff
  • As incharge for Recruitment functions helped the Company in setting up new Divisions- Roads & Highways, Oil and Gas Pipeline, Water and Environment, etc;

Other Assignments 

As Manager – HR & Admn, Canbank Mutual Fund (From Oct 2003 to Jul 2007)

 As Personnel Officer, New bank of India-Merged with PNB (From Apr 1985 to Oct 1993) 

As an Aeronautical Engineer, Indian Air Force (From Aug 1975 to Mar 1985) 

  • Specially selected to be deployed in a prestigious Jaguar Squadron
  • “Best in Education Award” for the Best Trainee during the training at Air Force Training Centre, in 1978
  • “Best Student Award” during the Special Training Program on Jaguar Aircraft, in 1982
  • Personal achievement include successful completion of Diploma in Mech. Engineering, BA, MA (Pub Admn.), PGDPM and selection as Personnel Officer through Banking Service Recruitment Board, Delhi

Few Training Programs attended 

  • CAPSTONE Business Simulation Program by IIM Ahmedabad
  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring by IIM Indore
  • Leadership Development Program for Top Management
  • ISABS Program by Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science, New Delhi
  • ISO 9001 QMS Auditors Program by DNV, Mumbai
  • Sensitisation Program on Safety by Du Pont at Mumbai
  • Organisation Design by National Institute of Bank Management, Pune
  • Disciplinary Action & Procedure in Banking Industry by Canara Bank Training Centre, Mumbai
  • Industrial Relations in Banks by Northern India Bankers Training College, Chandigarh
  • “Living in Freedom- An Enquiry” LIFE Program by Swami Sukhbodananda
  • “Existential Laboratory” by Swami Sukhbodananda
  • “Inner Engineering”& Bhava Spandana Program by Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, Isha Foundation

Professional /Social Membership:

Corporate Member, National HRD Network

Corporate Member, National Institute of Personnel Management

Trainer, “Steps to Success and Satisfaction (SSS)” Program, of Prasanna Trust

Member and Volunteer, Satsangs and Programs, Isha Foundation 

Educational Qualifications:

  • CAIIB (I) Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai
  • B. from Lucknow University.
  • PGDPM from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh
  • M A ( Pub Admn) from Punjab University
  • Diploma in Mech. Engineering from Indian Air Force 

Date of Birth: 10 Sep 1957

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