Bharti Airtel Thursday named Srikanth Karra as its new director for human resources for India and South Asia region. Karra will be a member of the Airtel Management Board, the company’s top management body, and will report to Chief Executive Gopal Vittal, India’s No. 1 telco said in a statement. Besides overall HR strategy, Karra will be responsible for institutionalizing global benchmarks and work in close coordination with the company’s Board to develop and execute various HR initiatives with strong business relevance. “I am confident that his rich experience will help create a significant impact on our people strategy and processes as we enter an exciting phase of growth led by the growth of new services like data and mobile commerce,” Vittal said in the statement. Karra has more than 27 years of experience and held several leadership positions in companies such as HP India and Syntel.
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