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In this role, Smriti will be working closely with the senior leadership team at BharatPe and will focus on strengthening the organisational culture and HR practices in the company.

BharatPe, a Fintech company in India, has appointed Smriti Handa as its Chief Human Resources Officer, effective April 2022.

In her new role, Smriti will be working closely with the senior leadership team at BharatPe and will focus on strengthening the organisational culture and HR practices in the company.

This is the first key leadership appointment by BharatPe this year, the company said on Tuesday (19 April 2022).

Welcoming Smriti to the team, Suhail Sameer, CEO, BharatPe said: "At BharatPe, the team is our biggest asset and hence, culture is key for us as we build BharatPe 2.0. With Smriti on board with us to lead the People function, we are looking forward to preparing ourselves for the next level of growth for the brand. Her global experience and diverse skills across the HR domain will help us in building a high-performance and employee-centric organisation.

"With Smriti joining our team, we are confident that she will be able to implement the right processes and programs that will create an environment that attracts, retains, and develops high potential talent at BharatPe. I congratulate Smriti on her appointment and wish her all the best for this role."

Sharing her own views, Smriti said: "I am excited to be foraying into the start-up world with a dynamic and evolving brand like BharatPe. My personal conviction about the organisational purpose, business growth trajectory, and leadership’s intent to leverage culture to create a long-term sustainable business made this an easy decision. Given the company’s journey so far, my immediate focus would be on creating purpose-led leadership and a performance-driven culture while retaining the soul and the spirit of this entrepreneurial, fast-paced setup.

"As we work towards creating a culture where diverse talent flourishes, we would ensure we leverage the power of our internal talent and attract external high potentials to join us to do some of the best work of their life."

An alumnus of SRCC, Delhi University, and MDI, Gurgaon, Smriti brings with her vast experience across organisations including Reckitt, Philips, and Airtel, in both global and local roles. Prior to joining BharatPe, Smriti was HR Head, Reckitt Hygiene-SoA before taking over as Global Talent Acquisition Director. Over the years, Smriti has worked closely with Business and HR leadership to create business impact deep-rooted in people, performance & purpose. In all her previous assignments, she is known to deliver passionately on inclusion as well as a digitally superior and ownership-driven work environment.


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