Communications solutions major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced the appointment of Amrita Padda as Chief People Officer with effect from 1st October 2021. She will report to Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO, Bharti Airtel. Padda takes over from Samit Deb, who has decided to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities outside of Airtel.
In her role, Padda will be responsible for Airtel’s People strategy as the company transforms into a digital services provider of choice, according to a statement.
Padda has work experience of over two decades with Hindustan Unilever, where she has handled the entire spectrum of Human Resources roles. Most recently, she was the Chief People Officer for Unilever Marketplace, it’s newly set up global business unit to transform Distributive Trade.