Home Credit India, the global consumer finance provider, with operations spanning across Europe and Asia, has elevated Harshita Khanna as chief people officer. Till recently, Khanna was head of rewards and performance. She joined Home Credit in 2015.
In her new role, Khanna will be responsible for fostering people-centric organisational development priorities including internal communication, talent acquisition and management, employee lifecycle management, HR digitalisation, reward strategy, performance management and sustaining an inclusive work culture for business growth.
With over 15 years of relevant experience, Khanna’s primary competencies lie in rewards and performance management, merger and acquisition, succession planning, business partnering, talent management and development and HR digitalisation. In the past, she has worked with brands such as AON Hewitt, Schneider Electric and Nokia.
At AON, Khanna’s central responsibility revolved around the implementation of total compensation measurement for effective staffing, agreed timelines, quality parameters and budget and also ensuring successful project execution and delivery of assignments with high degree of internal and external client satisfaction for the Asia Pacific region.
On Khanna’s appointment as the new CPO, Ondrej Kubik, chief executive officer, Home Credit India appreciates Khanna’s “excellent understanding of our business” and is confident, “Her diverse industry experience will further drive our growth strategy. Talent plays an important role in ensuring that we are agile and responsive to our customer’s needs. I am confident that under her leadership, we shall build a high-performance organization through enriched employee experience. I wish her good luck and success.”
On her appointment, Khanna says, “The current times augur us to reinforce the ‘people first’ approach and nurture these linkages in building a focused and an agile Home Credit India. In this strategic role, my focus will be to collaborate with the leadership to build a high performance and highly engaged workforce.”
Khanna holds a master’s degree in operational research and has completed her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Delhi University. Khanna also has many certifications and accolades to her credit and has won a few internal awards.