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Bharti Airtel appoints Amrita Padda as the Chief People Officer

Amrita Padda, Chief People Officer, Airtel (designate) 

Padda will report directly to the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Bharti Airtel, Gopal Vittal. Amrita Padda will be responsible for handling Airtel’s People strategy as the company makes its shift towards digital services according to company statement.

Commenting on the inclusion of Amrita Padda in her role as CPO of the company, Vittal said he is sure that Padda will bring immense value to the exciting journey of Bharti Airtel. He said that Padda would help in building new capabilities and ensure that Bharti Airtel remains one of the top magnets for talents from across the world.

Before joining Bharti Airtel as the CPO, Padda had been working in Hindustan Unilever Marketplace  for over two decades . Lastly she was working as CPO.In her previous company, she held the responsibility of the entire spectrum of work of HR field.In the past, Amrita Padda has also led the Human Resources for Unilever Philippines and for their Global Procurement Function.

Amrita will be taking over the role from Samit Deb, who has decided to leave the company for achieving his entrepreneurial goals. Vittal thanked Deb for all his contributions to Bharti Airtel and for strengthening the People practices of the company. Vittal further wished Deb a prosperous future.