BharatPe, one of India’s leading Fintech companies, today announced the appointment of Smriti Handa as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. 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 with the objective of building BharatPe as an employer of choice. This is the first key leadership appointment by BharatPe this year.
An alumnus of SRCC, Delhi University and MDI, Gurgaon, Smriti has vast experience across organisations like Reckitt, Philips and Airtel, in global and local roles. Prior to joining BharatPe, Smriti was HR Head, Reckitt Hygiene- SoA before taking over as Global Talent Acquisition Director.
Suhail Sameer, CEO, BharatPe said, “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.” He added that at BharatPe, the team is the biggest asset and culture is the key to build BharatPe 2.0.
Smriti Handa, CHRO, BharatPe, shared that her 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,” Handa added.