Wellness and cosmetic brand WOW Skin Science has announced the appointment of Smriti Khanna as the vice president- human resources. In the new role, she will be responsible for driving the talent management, recruitment and people operations team.
Her primary responsibilities will involve devising people strategies, strengthening WOW's organizational culture, employer brand building, along with performance and people development. A large portion of her responsibilities included people programs that covered employee experience and performance, DEI initiatives, and change management.
In the official statement, the company noted that prior to joining WOW, Smriti worked with well-known organizations like Livspace, Airtel, Nestlé etc. Over her 9 years as a HR leader, she has rich experience in start-ups, e-commerce, D2C, FMCG and telecom. During her time in Livspace, Smriti served as AVP HR Business Partner for India operations.
Commenting on Smriti’s appointment, Mrunmay Mehta, COO, WOW Skin Science, said, "Our people and unique culture are our biggest assets for us at WOW Skin Science/WOW Life Science, and we are thrilled to have Smriti onboard leading such an important role. We look forward to her experience in helping us further developing our excellence in people and develop a unique organizational culture.”
Smriti has also worked as an independent consultant for incubation stage startups. Besides this, she briefly assisted the FSSAI in 2017 in developing and launching some of their HR initiatives and processes.
Speaking about her new appointment, Smriti Khanna, Vice President of Human Resources, stated "WOW has charted a phenomenal journey in the D2C space. It is inspiring to be a part of the team that believes so strongly in innovation and building positive impact through its portfolio. The opportunity to contribute to building WOW as a purposed-led, future-fit employer brand is very humbling and exciting at the same time.’’