An Airtel spokesperson has confirmed the exit and said that Gautam is leaving due to personal reasons.
A little over a year after he was named Chief People Officer at Airtel, India and South Asia, Gautam Anand has left the telecom giant as the CPO. Anand has been part of the Airtel family since 2009 and has climbed up the rungs of the Company having worked in various capacities.
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.
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. This included performance reviews, strategic updates for the board of directors, and internal and external stakeholder management.