Article: Shiprocket appoints Saumya Khati as senior VP - HR


Shiprocket appoints Saumya Khati as senior VP - HR

In her new role, Khati aims to build an agile organisation by strengthening internal talent and capabilities while curating a world-class culture
Shiprocket appoints Saumya Khati as senior VP - HR

Further strengthening its senior leadership team, e-commerce shipping and enablement platform for small and medium businesses (SMBs) Shiprocket has announced the onboarding of Saumya Khati as its senior vice president (VP) of human resources (HR).

Khati has over 15 years of experience across HR operations, learning and development, and across HR business partnering and CEO roles. Prior to joining Shiprocket,  she was associated with several prominent organisations, serving in leadership roles across Tata Group, Perfetti Van Melle, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, GAP, and Yum! Brands. 

“Shiprocket is on its next phase of growth with several innovations and product launches and many more in the pipeline for the coming year. For any business growth, efficient talent management is key to success. Given Saumya's eye for talent acquisition and her previous experience, we are confident that she will be instrumental in strategising, scouting for, and hiring top talent and nurturing them, thereby ultimately enabling us to scale to greater heights," said Saahil Goel, co-founder and CEO of Shiprocket.

 “I am focused on setting and stewarding our people’s agenda to win in the market and achieve scale quickly. The North Star of our people practice is to become a Great Place To Work and an Employer Of Choice. We will get there by building an agile organisation with a world-class culture. This will be built on an architecture of 'Tech & Touch' enabled processes," said Khati after her appointment. 

Shiprocket’s growth in the e-commerce logistics industry has been stellar.

Reaching more than 29,000 pin codes with over 17 courier partners, Shiprocket powers over $2 billion of gross merchandise value through its network and processes nearly 2.5 shipments every second from over 250,000 sellers.

Last week, the New Delhi-based company had said that it would acquire a 75% stake in customer data platform Wigzo Tech that serves over 400 e-commerce and D2C companies. The company said it would expand its product line-up for online retailers who joined the platform through this partnership.

The logistics aggregator had also raised $185 million in a Series E funding round, co-led by online food delivery firm Zomato and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek last month. “The company will use the funding to expand the stack for merchants, focus on faster deliveries through warehousing network, acquisitions besides inorganic expansions,” Goel had told Moneycontrol.

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Topics: C-Suite, Appointments

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