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Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance appoints Santanu Banerjee as new CHRO

Santanu Banerjee has joined as EVP and CHRO at Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance. With over 18 years of experience, Santanu was with Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd. He has been with Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company also.


According to Santanu he has helped build winning teams and establish differentiated cultures. As a trained coach, he is a strong believer in mentoring people to bring out the best in them.

While with the Aditya Birla Group since the year 2008, he has managed various facets of HR for Birla Sun Life Insurance and subsequently was responsible for setting up Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHI).

He has successfully institutionalized purpose and culture for ABH; devised and executed the people strategy; established robust HR systems and processes; and built a talented pool of 1,700 employees within a years’ time. He has also implemented effective performance and productivity interventions to ensure achievement of robust growth with a lean and agile structure. Santanu likes reading literature and playing musical instruments (trained classical musician) which helps him de-stress.