Kevin Freitas has been appointed as the CHRO at Dream11, a sports technology platform. Dream11 is a Series C funded startup at the intersection of sports, gaming, and e-commerce. The platform allows users to play fantasy cricket - where users can create a virtual team of real cricket players by optimizing the allocated budget and score points depending on how their chosen players perform in real life matches.
In an exclusive conversation with People Matters, Freitas shared that he is “thrilled to be the CHRO at Dream11 - India's #1 Sportstech platform with over 1.5 Crore sports fans and a fantastic team of dreamers and doers! Our mission is to be the best-known company for our culture.
The company has a fantastic opportunity to build and shape the world's largest sports-tech platform.” In reply to a question on how the company plans to achieve the mission, Freitas said “We believe we can only do that by seeking the best talent, who make the lives of our gamers exciting every day and share the deep warmth of our culture and our people practices.”
Before joining Dream11, Kevin Freitas was the HR Leader for InMobi's sales organization across China, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and India. He also led specialist functions like Culture, Learning, Engagement, Recruitment and Employer Branding. Prior to InMobi, he worked at Flipkart.com, where he led various HR functions like Compensation & Benefits, HR Shared Services, Engagement and Performance Management. He also worked as a consultant with the HayGroup and started his career with Procter & Gamble in 2000.
Kevin and his teams have won various awards and recognitions like the 2017 Asia Recruitment Awards GOLD Winner as the In-House Recruitment Professional of the Year, Best In-house Recruitment Team of the Year, 2016 NASSCOM Award for Best Practices in Talent Management, 2015 People Matters Award Winner for Best in Social Hiring, Best in Employer Branding, and 2015 HR Tech Leader Award by Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
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