Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier communications solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Amrita Padda as Chief People Officer 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.
Commenting on the appointment, Gopal Vittal said, “I am delighted to welcome Amrita to Airtel. 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.”
Amrita 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, their newly set up global business unit to transform Distributive Trade.
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 endeavours.” added Gopal Vittal.