Airtel elevates Gautam Anand as chief people officer

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Anand has been part of the Airtel family since 2009. He has climbed up the rungs of the Company having worked in various capacities.

Gautam Anand has been named the chief people officer for India and South Asia at Airtel. Anand has been part of the Airtel family since July 2009. Prior to this, he was head HR for Indian and South Asia consumer business. He managed the digital TV business, which accounts for 12,000 employees. He managed a team of 72 HR professionals to cultivate a high performance, engaged and values based culture across 17 offices in 3 countries.

Anand joined Airtel as global head Total Rewards with the responsibility of handling the compensation philosophy design and its implementation across 21 countries.

He has climbed up the rungs of the Company having worked in various capacities.

In May 2012, he was elevated to the position of vice-president, chief of staff for CEO, India & South Asia, where he was closely associated with the CEO in all aspects of business management, including performance reviews, strategic updates for the board of directors, and internal and external stakeholder management.

A graduate from SRCC, Delhi, Anand earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, US. He worked in the US for 10 years before joining Airtel in India. He started his career with PwC and worked as a senior associate for five years. He was part of PwC’s International Assignment Services practice providing consulting advice to Fortune 500 clients deploying

In the US, he also worked with Heinz and Citi Cards. At Heinz, he was responsible for managing the international mobility program, US domestic relocation program and ensuring consistent application of compensation practices across all geographies outside the US.

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