Amrita Padda, Bharti Airtel

NEW DELHI, June 24, 2021 – Leading Indian multinational telecommunications services company Bharti Airtel has appointed Amrita Padda as its new Chief People Officer. The appointment will be effective from October 1, 2021. She will be reporting to Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel.

As CPO at Bharti Airtel, Amrita will be responsible for handling the company’s human resource and help transform the firm into a digital services provider of choice.

Commenting on the appointment, Gopal Vittal said: “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.”

Amrita had been associated with Hindustan Unilever for more than two decades, where she handled the Human Resources strategies. Prior to Airtel, she was the Chief People Officer for Unilever Marketplace. Earlier, she led Human Resources for Unilever Philippines and for their Global Procurement function.

Amrita succeeds Samit Deb, who resigned 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.