India-headquartered ride hailing platform Ola has announced that it has elevated Balachandar N as its Group Chief People Officer. Balachandar was the acting Group Chief People Officer for the past four months.
In an e-mail to employees, Ola Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said,“Bala has been our acting Group CPO for the past four months. Bala has raised the bar on execution in HR. The all-women factory, the scale-up of our sales, ops and GTM (go to market) orgs across our consumer businesses, and an increased pace of hiring across key tech orgs are key contributions of the HR team in the past couple of quarters”.
He added that the company’s headcount has gone up from 4,500 to 8,000 in the last five months, given the growth across all businesses.
“I am delighted to announce that he will be assuming the Group CPO role permanently and will continue to provide HR leadership across all our businesses. Bhavish added.
Source: Economic Times