Westlife Foodworld gets Rohith Kumar as CHRO

Before joining Westlife, he served as the head of Human Resources at Max Hypermarkets India


Westlife Foodworld, owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India, have designated Rohith Kumar as their chief human resources officer (CHRO). Kumar will report to Saurabh Kalra, the chief operating officer, and will collaborate closely with the company’s leadership team to ensure that the organisation is equipped for the future.

At Westlife Foodworld, Kumar will be in charge of managing all aspects of human resources and will have a critical role in developing talent and fostering an inclusive work culture.

Rohith Kumar has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, having worked in the retail industry in various sectors such as apparel, eyewear, food & grocery, and QSR and has held numerous leadership positions in HR throughout his career.

Before joining Westlife, he served as the head of human resources at Max Hypermarkets India (SPAR India) – Landmark Group for three years. He has also worked as the head of retail HR at Aditya Birla fashion and retail, the head of HR (offline business) at Lenskart Solutions, and as an HR officer at HyperCITY Retail (India). His areas of expertise include talent management, learning strategies, organisational development, and business HR partnering.

Saurabh Kalra, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Westlife Foodworld said, “We are pleased to welcome Rohith Kumar as the new chief human resources officer. His industry experience and knowledge will be of great value to our high performance organisational culture that pivots on the pillars of diversity, inclusiveness, community, among others. I am confident that he will play a key role in further strengthening Westlife Foodworld’s talent and strategic proficiency, along with its positioning as a great place to work.”

Rohith Kumar, CHRO, Westlife Foodworld said, “I am excited to join Westlife Foodworld and become a part of McDonald’s India journey. As this organisation constantly works towards nurturing new talent, and devising innovative L&D and management strategies, I am eager to contribute to the process. With a deep understanding of people practices, HR industry trends, and some future-forward ideas, I look forward to strengthening the culture of excellence at Westlife and further driving business growth.”

Rohith holds a post graduate diploma, specialised in human resources.

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