For Khanna, who is a XLRI alumni, this will be his second stint in retail.
Udiay Khanna, who till recently was vice-president & head, HR, Samsung Electronics, has moved to Metro Cash & Curry as director, HR.
In an official communiqué, Arvind Mediratta says, CEO & managing director, METRO India, says, “We are poised for continuous expansion in the coming years. This growth will be fuelled by motivated employees working in a culture of excellence. Khanna has been on-boarded with the vision to strengthen two most vital pillars of our organisation – people and culture.”
For Khanna, who is a XLRI alumni, this will be his second stint in retail. Prior to Samsung, he worked with Bharti Walmart JV and then Walmart India post the JV, as V-P HR operations and talent acquisition.
Prior to joining Bharti-Walmart, Khanna spent 11 years at GE Healthcare, where he rose up the ranks from operations manager to vice-president and HR Leader for ITS (Information Technology & Software Business for Genpact).
In the first 11 years of his career, Khanna has managed several facets of operations and sales, which lends him a holistic understanding of businesses.
METRO Cash & Carry has a presence in 25 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of more than 100,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of around €29 billion in financial year 2015/16.