March 23rd – Global wellness brand, VAHDAM® India, retailing India’s finest teas & spices in global markets, has appointed Kalpesh Tiwari as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
Kalpesh brings in over 14 years of experience and prior to joining VAHDAM®, has worked across FMCG and e-commerce companies that include Limeroad, Mother Dairy and Mahindra and Mahindra.
Kalpesh will be leading the entire HR function at VAHDAM® India, across the manufacturing & non-manufacturing divisions with a key focus on attracting and acquiring great talent, developing and shaping existing talent, and creating a healthy working environment at VAHDAM. He will report into the Founder & CEO, Bala Sarda.
Commenting on VAHDAM’s latest leadership hire, Bala Sarda Founder & CEO of VAHDAM® India said “I am very excited to have Kalpesh join us in our journey. Adding an HR leader to the team is part of the company’s strategic plans to attract great talent, engage our current team and make VAHDAM® India a fulfilling place to work for all our team members. I am confident that under Kalpesh’s leadership we can further build VAHDAM® India into a high performance organization and make it fertile ground for our team members to flourish and grow”.
“I am honored to be part of the management team at VAHDAM® India and contribute to its vision of taking India to the world. I look forward to focusing on providing an ecosystem that enables learning, and bringing out the best in each employee, for the positive growth of the company.” said Kalpesh.
VAHDAM® India was founded in 2015, by Bala Sarda with a mission to build a home-grown Indian brand for the world. With direct sourcing from farms & estates across India, in-house manufacturing in their 100,000 sq. ft. BRC Certified state-of-the-art facility, local distribution in key markets like the USA, Canada, Europe, strong customer love and organic endorsements by global celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart & more, the company is executing a unique digital playbook of creating strong & scalable consumer brands globally.
The company has raised over 290 crores in funding from marquee funds like IIFL, Sixth Sense Ventures, Fireside Ventures & more. The brand is on track to deliver a revenue of 500 cr over the next 2 years. The company gets ~95% of its sales via online channels. It is a Certified Plastic Neutral and Climate Neutral brand and directs 1% of its revenue towards the education of its tea growers’ children.