A post graduate in HR from the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Bajwa started his career in 2013, when he joined Reckitt Benckiser (RB) under the RB leadership programme. He worked with RB and honed his skills in channel sales, IR and sales HR for three months, and in talent acquisition and campus hiring for six months. After going through the training process, Bajwa became the assistant manager for campus engagement at RB and was responsible for campus hiring initiatives, including the management trainee, graduate trainee, graduate engineering trainee and sales internship programmes at the firm.
In 2015, Bajwa moved to Bharti Airtel as a manager, talent management and development, for the Bihar and Jharkhand region, handling 700 employees.
At Bharti Airtel, Bajwa climbed up the corporate ladder at a very fast pace. Within six years, he got four promotions and served his last position at the firm as the GM and head of HR shared services. During his tenure there, he also served as the GM and head of total rewards for the India region.
On his new appointment, Bajwa says, “Mamaearth is a brand that has made a difference, not just to the consumer market, but also to the way FMCG companies conduct business.” He looks forward “to helping create an impactful talent strategy by streamlining existing processes, in addition to implementing new initiatives for the positive growth of the company.”
“Being the fastest-growing D2C brand, we don’t want to simply add to the volume of our workforce, but want to grow as a family. We want to ensure that our employees are well looked after, have access to benefits, and experience a happy company work culture. We’re glad to have someone as experienced and able as Karan to help us achieve our goals,” adds Varun Alagh, co-founder, and CEO, Mamaearth.
Bajwa is also an engineering graduate in electronics and communication, from Punjab University.