Peak, which provides smart AI-based decision-making solutions to companies, also known as decision intelligence, has hired Preeti Ahuja as its new head of people in India.
Ahuja will manage all facets of HR for the three locations that Peak has presence in India. As of now, the Company is present in Jaipur, Pune and Mumbai and Ahuja will work based out of Pune.
The Company currently has an employee strength of more than 200 people in India. Talking to HRKatha, Ahuja reveals that Peak is planning to double its head count by the end of 2022.
Ahuja will work closely with the UK team with her primary focus being to induce a high-performance culture in India. As Peak plans to grow exponentially in the coming years and also intends to hire more people, the head of people position has been newly created to facilitate this.
“In this role, my primary focus will be to drive a people first culture while also looking after the people development and growth in the company,” reveals Ahuja.
Prior to this role, Ahuja was the head of people at GO MO Group AB, a Swedish digital marketing agency, where she managed the HR function for more than 150 employees.
Ahuja started her career in HR with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) where she worked for close to four years managing recruitment, selection, compensation & benefits, employee engagement and L&D. She served her last position at L&T as a senior HR executive.
After L&T, Ahuja moved to Gemstone Systems (now VMWARE) as the assistant manager – HR and was responsible for executing and rolling out all HR programmes at the company. After a year with the company, Ahuja moved to Emerson as HR manager for a successful three-year stint.
Ahuja, who completed an executive development programme in HRM from XLRI, was also associated with Lear Corporation, an automotive company, as its deputy HR manager. There, she was responsible for implementing learning development strategies for employees, as well as retention plans including career planning and succession planning.
After working with Lear for about a year, Ahuja went on to join Alfa Laval, a company which provides products and solutions in fluid handling, heat transfer, separation and procession solutions across the manufacturing industry.