Meat-products and seafood brand Licious has announced the appointment of Naveen Kumar Nerlaje as its new Head of Human Resources. His appointment is aimed at fortifying the Company’s efforts of building a world-class workplace that is diverse yet inclusive, agile yet rooted in strong values.
Nerlaje comes with a very strong experience in shaping the organizational culture, nurturing progressive employee relations, and talent & organizational development. He also brings a diverse industry experience by virtue of various stints he had with reputed companies spread across the automobile, FMCG, and retail industries.
Prior to joining Licious, he was associated with Tata Starbucks as its Director of Partner Resources. He has also worked with some of the renowned names in India Inc, including Hindustan Unilever where he was associated for nearly 10 years, Nestle India, and Toyota India.
Nerlaje will be heading all functions under the human resources umbrella and will be responsible for shaping the people's agenda to enable growth and scale-up.
Commenting on the new appointment, Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta, Co-Founders, Licious said, “Naveen has quite literally hit the ground running! He joined us at a very crucial juncture when we were trying hard to achieve the delicate balance between safeguarding our team’s health & wellbeing & supplementing business growth through existing and upcoming workforce. In very little time, Naveen has led our human resources team into achieving the near perfect equilibrium. An industry veteran, he has put the company’s mission into action. We look forward to scaling greater heights under his able leadership.”
Commenting on his new stint with Licious, Naveen Kumar, Head - Human Resource, Licious said, “I am delighted to see the commitment towards the brand, customer experience and people experience and the natural enthusiasm that binds the team together, even as most of us are working remotely. It is heartening to be part of the company culture that is conducive to collaboration in the true sense. I am excited to be part of the Licious journey and build a truly legendary brand and the organization, along with some of the best minds in the business.”
Currently, in its fifth year of operations, Licious has set itself multiple ambitious targets that call for strategic diversifications and expansions. The company plans to induct top-notch talent and elevate key management roles to aid the next phase of growth while empowering employees for newer growth prospects.