Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) announces new leadership

Lohit Bhatia and Farhan Azmi will now be steering the flexi-staffing body till 2022, as president and VP.


The Indian Staffing Federation, the apex body for India’s fast-growing flexi-staffing space has appointed Lohit Bhatia and Farhan Azmi as the elected president and vice-president, respectively. Bhatia and Azmi will be taking the helm for the next two years.

Bhatia is the president of workforce management at Quess Corp and Azmi is the CMD at Futurz Staffing. They will be taking over from outgoing president, Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder and EVP, Teamlease and outgoing vice-president R.P. Yadav, CMD, Genius Consultants.

Bhatia, commenting on his new role, says, “The current positive regulatory environment has accelerated India’s shift from an informal to a formal economy. Catapulting the flexi-staffing space as a major driver of the Indian economy is the key to solving the growing challenge of employment and employability. Look forward to closely working with the newly constituted board to ensure the momentum is sustained over the next two years.”

Sharing his thoughts, Farhan Azmi, vice-president, ISF, said, “We will focus on furthering the awareness of flexi staffing among the masses and building a stronger partnership with the Government to ensure the industry has its support in regulatory or policy aspects and its growth continues unabated in the years ahead.”

Outgoing president, Rituparna Chakraborty, says, “Over the past decade, we have provided a stepping stone to a better and brighter career for over nine million youth. We have enabled an eco-system that actively supports the growth and expansion of corporate India through ?exibility, administrative ef?ciency and ?awless compliance. I extend my full-fledged co-operation to the new team in their endeavour to take ISF to its next level of growth.”

“The new team takes charge at a really exciting time in our industry’s evolution. All the parameters are set for the industry to be propelled into the next orbit,” says R.P. Yadav, outgoing VP, offerng his full support to the new team.

India is the fifth largest market employing around 3.3 million flexi-staff in 2020. Currently employing a million flexi staff annually, ISF has generated employment for more than nine million over the last 10 years.

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