Yellow.ai names Neeru Mehta as its first CHRO

Mehta has spent a significant amount of time managing the HR function in the IT space

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Yellow.ai has hired Neeru Mehta as its first CHRO. Mehta comes with more than two decades of professional experience. She will work to strengthen the employer brand of the Company and also expand and ramp up its hiring activity.

With a 700+ workforce, the automation solutions provider is planning to hire 300 more people and take the headcount up to 1000.

The firm is hiring people globally and expanding in the US, South East Asia and the Middle East market. Mehta will be overlooking the people strategy for the expansion exercise.

Prior to this appointment, Mehta was with Global Logic, an IT and tech firm, which is part of the Hitachi Group, as the SVP-organisation effectiveness. She also looked after CSR initiatives at GlobalLogic.

She worked with Global Logic for over six years and joined the company as VP-people function and head of HR for APAC region. In the initial part of her career, Mehta spent a year with Seimens as senior manager – HR and then moved to join HCL technologies.

Having spent 10 years at HCL in various roles within the HR domain, the tech major has been a significant part of Mehta’s professional journey and growth.

Mehta joined HCL as a project manager for implementing SAP and leading SAP practices in the Company. Later, she also juggled various HR roles and served her last position as general manager – HR. Moving on from HCL, she spent two years at Birlasoft as AVP-business HR and talent management leader.

A certified coach for leadership and transition coaching, Mehta is looking forward to “engaging and working with teams across the board, to strengthen our people capital and continue to build on Yellow.ai’s culture of innovation, creativity and openness”. She is confident that as a team, “we will make Yellow.ai an aspirational benchmark for the tech talent ecosystem”.

Her significant experience in the tech and IT space will be an asset to Yellow.ai.

Raghu Ravinutala, CEO and co-founder, Yellow.ai. admits that with Mehta “at the helm of our people strategy, we are confident that she will continue to drive aspiration for Yellow.ai in the market and build a diverse, empowered and engaged workforce with the right capabilities and skill sets.” Mehta joins them at a time when they are scaling “rapidly across markets” and their “key priority is to build a future-ready organisation that can navigate the opportunities and challenges of the conversational AI landscape,” says Ravinutala

About 80 per cent of the Company’s hiring will be done in India, and it is looking to fill 20 per cent of its vacancies with freshers.

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