Bharti Airtel Appoints Amrita Padda As Chief People Officer


Bharti Airtel Wednesday appointed Amrita Padda as Chief People Officer, effective from October 1, 2021. She will report to Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO of Bharti Airtel.

In her new role, Padda will be responsible for driving Airtel’s people strategy as the telco transforms into a digital services provider, as per an official statement.

Prior to joining Airtel, she was associated with Hindustan Unilever for over 20 years and handled the entire spectrum of Human Resources roles.

Most recently, she was the Chief People Officer for Unilever Marketplace, their newly set up global business unit to transform Distributive Trade.

In the past, she has also led Human Resources for Unilever Philippines and for their Global Procurement function.

“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 build new capabilities and ensure the company continues to be a magnet for top talent from across the world,” said Gopal Vittal.

Padda 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 endeavours.” added Gopal Vittal.

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