Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts ropes in Gautam Srivastava as new VP- Corporate HR from HDFC ERGO
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Gautam Srivastava as Vice President – Corporate HR. In his new role, he will drive and implement the people strategy of the company, as it embraces the next new phase of its growth trajectory.
Gautam comes with over two decades of rich and diversified experience in Hospitality, ITeS, Banking, and Insurance. Prior to joining The Leela, he spent close to a decade in the Insurance industry with Max Life Insurance and Apollo Munich Health Insurance (Now merged with HDFC ERGO General Insurance).
His last assignment was with HDFC ERGO as Vice President and Head – Talent Management, Performance, and Rewards, where he successfully anchored the transformation of key HR processes during the merger.
Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said to SightsIn Plus, “We are delighted to welcome Gautam to The Leela family and to have someone of his stature and extensive experience lead our Human Resources function. His vast knowledge of contemporary HR practices, execution skills, and ability to look at the larger picture is well-aligned with The Leela’s growth strategy and people commitment.”
His experience includes leading the L&D team at a start-up phase in Convergys, where he won many accolades across industries and geographies – Technology, Banks, Telecom in the USA, UK, and Australia. He then moved on to HSBC Technology & Service Delivery to lead their L&D, Talent Management, OD, and Recruitment team, spearheading several Global HR transformation projects. Post this, Srivastava moved to Barclays Shared Services leading their Talent Acquisition.
Gautam is an accredited executive coach from ICF, USA, and has attended programs at ISB, IIM, and CCL. He holds certifications in assessments like – Hogan, OPQ, MBTI and Topgrading.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts established in Mumbai, India in 1983 and was founded by Late Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair, Chairman Emeritus and Founder Chairman, who envisioned the hotel group to be amongst the finest luxury hospitality brands in the world.