Telecom company, Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Amrita Padda as Chief People Officer (CPO) with effect from 1 October 2021.
She will report to Gopal Vittal, MD, and CEO, Bharti Airtel.
In her new role, Amrita will be responsible for Airtel’s People strategy as the company transforms into a digital services provider of choice.
Recently, she was the Chief People Officer for Unilever Marketplace, their newly set up global business unit to transform the Distributive Trade.
In the past, she has also led Human Resources for Unilever Philippines and their Global Procurement function. She has strong expertise in leading Human Resources transformation projects globally and has been a pioneer of the new initiatives at Unilever.
Commenting on the appointment, Gopal Vittal said, “I am delighted to welcome Amrita to Airtel. Our People and culture of empowerment are our biggest strengths that enable us to deliver world-class experiences to our customers. I am confident that Amrita will add immense value to Airtel’s exciting journey, help to build new capabilities, and ensure the company continues to be a magnet for top talent from across the world.”
He also added, “Amrita takes over from Samit Deb, who has decided to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities outside of Airtel. “I would like to thank Samit for his contribution to Airtel and strengthening our people practices. On behalf of everyone at Airtel, I wish him the very best in all his future endeavors.”