Polygon ropes in Airbnb’s Bhumika Srivastava as global head- HR

Srivastava moves from Airbnb.where she was the head – HR and director – employee experience


Polygon, an easy-to-use decentralised Ethereum scaling platform, has hired Bhumika Srivastava as its global head of HR. She will play a crucial role in coming up with a robust HR strategy for the Company, which is planning to scale, expand and grow.

Srivastava will also work to create a culture that ensures a fantastic employee experience and drive leadership-development plans.

Showing complete faith in Srivastava’s “wealth of experience from her tenure at industry-leading Web2 organisations,” Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder, Polygon, feels she will make “a meaningful impact on our entire team” and “support our ambition to also be industry leaders in corporate governance and employee experience”.

Prior to this, Srivastava was the head HR & director, employee experience at Airbnb where she spent over five years. She carries more than two decades of experience in the HR domain and has worked with multiple global brands. (where??)

At the start of her career, Srivastava worked with Newgen Technology, where she spent more than six years honing her skills in HR and served her last position as an assistant manager – HR. In 2007, Srivastava went on to join Adobe as head of recruitment and HR business partner. After spending four years with Adobe, she moved on to Yahoo as HR manager. Two years later, she joined Tesco as senior manager- HR. She spent more than two years with Tesco before joining Snapdeal as senior director-HR for the next two years.

Delighted at the new assignment, Srivastava is eager to be part of “a team with shared values of sustainability, inclusion, diversity and growth in an exciting and fast-growing industry”. She looks forward “to the challenge of working with this ambitious group of highly talented people that values innovation to its core”.

Srivastava’s appointment is followed by two major leadership appointments of Tyler Sellhorn as head of remote —which establishes the Company’s commitment to create a decentralised workplace — and of Ryan Wyatt as CEO, Polygon Studios. Wyatt used to lead Youtube’s gaming vertical.

The expertise and insight from both the traditional and blockchain industries that the fast-evolving team brings will be invaluable in bridging the gap between Web 2 and Web 3. While Web 2 refers to the version of the Internet that we know today, where one can charge one’s personal data in exchange for their services, Web 3 is dominated by companies run on blockchain technology.

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