Shiprocket gets Saumya Khati as SVP-HR

Khati has spent a major part of her career in the FMCG and retail sector

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Shiprocket has announced the appointment of Saumya Khati as its new SVP-HR.

Khati moved to the Shiprocket — which gives tech-enabled logistics solutions to companies — from Yum Brands, where she was working as associate director for talent, learning and rewards. She was with Yum Brands for five years.

An alumna of the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, Khati carries close to 15 years of experience. In her career, she has worked across various functions of HR, such as talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management and business partnering, employee engagement and rewards.

Saahil Goel, co-founder and CEO, Shiprocket, believes that efficient talent management is the key to the success and growth of any business. He is confident that given Khati’s “eye for talent acquisition and her previous experience, she will be instrumental in strategising, scouting for, and hiring top talent and nurturing them, thereby ultimately enabling us to scale to greater heights”.

Khati herself is eager to focus “on setting and stewarding our people’s agenda to win the market and achieve scale quickly”.

Having started her career with the Tata Group, in the area of performance management and employee engagement, Khati went on to work with many big brands such as Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages and GAP.

After spending two years with Tata, Khati moved to Perfetti Van Melle, which owns brands such as Mentos and Alpenliebe, handle talent acquisition and HR operations.

Two years later, she moved on from Perfetti, to join Coca-Cola as an HR business partner and spent more than four years with the Company.

It was in 2014 that Khati took up the role of head – learning and development, at GAP, the global fashion retail chain.

About her new role at Shiprocket , she says, “The North Star of our people practice is to become an ‘Employer of Choice’”. She reveals that this will be achieved “by creating an agile organisation with a world-class culture”, which in turn, “will be built on an architecture of ‘tech & touch’ enabled processes”.

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