Smriti Handa joins BharatPe as its Chief Human Resources Officer

Smriti Handa joins BharatPe as its Chief Human Resources Officer

Smriti Handa has joined BharatPe as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Smriti Handa will be working closely with the Senior Leadership Team and will focus on strengthening the company’s organizational culture and HR practices. BharatPe is India’s one of the fastest-growing FinTech companies.

Smriti Handa, appointed to build BharatPe as an employer of choice, said she is “excited” to step into the startup world.

“I am excited to be foraying into the startup world with a dynamic and evolving brand like BharatPe. My conviction about the organizational purpose, business growth trajectory, and leadership’s intent to leverage culture to create a long-term sustainable business made this an easy decision. Given the company’s journey so far, my immediate focus would be on creating purpose-led leadership and a performance-driven culture while retaining the soul and the spirit of this entrepreneurial, fast-paced setup. As we work towards creating a culture where diverse talent flourishes, we would ensure we leverage the power of our internal talent and attract high potentials to join us,” Smriti Handa said.

Before joining BharatPe, Smriti was HR Head at Reckitt Hygiene – SoA before taking over as Global Talent Acquisition Director. Smriti Handa has also worked with Philips and Airtel in global and local roles in the past. Smriti has worked with Business and HR leadership to create business impact deep-rooted in people, performance and purpose. Smriti is known to deliver passionately on inclusion and a digitally superior and ownership-driven work environment in all her previous assignments.

She has studied at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University, and Management Development Institute (MDI) in Gurugram.

Suhail Sameer, the CEO of BharatPe, congratulated Smriti on her appointment and said he was confident that she would help the company attract high potential talent at BharatPe.

“At BharatPe, the team is our biggest asset, and hence, culture is key for us as we build BharatPe 2.0. With Smriti on board with us to lead the People function, we are looking forward to preparing ourselves for the next level of growth for the brand. Her global experience and diverse skills across the HR domain will help us build a high-performance and employee-centric organization. With Smriti joining our team, we are confident that she will be able to implement the right processes and programs to create an environment that attracts, retains, and develops high potential talent at BharatPe. I congratulate Smriti on her appointment and wish her all the best for this role,” Suhail Sameer said.


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