Tata Consumer appoints Tarun N P Varma as global CHRO

Varma’s primary responsibility will be to create a competitive and compelling employee value proposition for Tata Consumer’s worldwide business.


Tata Consumer Products (TCP), the Tata Group’s consumer products division, announced Tarun N P Varma as the company’s global chief human resources officer on Tuesday.

“In his new role, Varma will primarily be responsible for developing a competitive and compelling employee value proposition (EVP) for TCP’s global organization besides embedding an integrated people agenda to accelerate delivery across all the pillars of TCP’s business strategy,” the company said in a statement announcing Varma’s appointment.

Sunil D’Souza, MD and CEO of Tata Consumer Products, will report to Varma, who will be located in Mumbai.

Varma joins to Tata Consumer Products with almost two decades of expertise, having previously worked at Shell Plc as vice president, human resources for the Global Technology business. He formerly oversaw the human resources operation for the Shell Group of Companies in India. Prior to joining Shell, he held a variety of HR leadership positions with major global organisations such as Vodafone, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, and Nestle.

“We are excited to welcome Tarun to the leadership team at TCP. A strong people agenda which is integrated with our business strategy will be critical in enabling TCP’s transformation journey to become a best in class FMCG company. Tarun’s belief in the power of DE&I, building organization capability and his experience in diverse HR roles across leading companies and sectors will help us further strengthen and accelerate our people agenda” said D’Souza. “We would like to thank Amit Chincholikar who will be moving from TCP, for all his contributions in strengthening our organization and fostering a culture of excellence,” he said.

Tata Consumer Products Limited brings together the Tata Group’s major food and beverage activities under one roof. Tea, coffee, water, RTD, salt, legumes, spices, ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat goods, morning cereals, snacks, and small meals are all part of the company’s product line. Tata Tea, Tetley, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Tata Coffee Grand, Himalayan Natural Mineral Water, Tata Copper+, and Tata Gluco Plus are among the beverage brands in its portfolio. Tata Salt, Tata Sampann, and Tata Soulfull are among the food brands in its portfolio. Tata Consumer Products touches about 201 million households in India.