Reali, the real estate technology company, announced the hiring of Varun Bhatia to join the leadership team as the company’s first Chief People Officer.
In his new role as the Chief People Officer of Reali, Varun is to work closely with the Leadership team to build & scale the Reali organization using a high tech-high touch approach and to create a unique employee experience & consistent culture across our Office based and Remote workforce which will deliver exceptional customer service.
Amit Haller, co-founder and CEO of Reali said, “What sets Varun apart is his thoughtful approach to transformation and change for companies at scale. Our people have always been Reali’s greatest asset. We will lean on Varun’s leadership to create an innovative people strategy as we continue to expand in the future. We are thrilled to welcome Varun to Reali.”
Varun has more than 30 years of experience in human resources, having previously worked as the CPO of AirAsia Group, CHRO of Levi Strauss & Co., and executive positions at Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, and The Gillette Company, and living across the globe in Boston, Singapore, India, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Prior to joining Reali, Varun served as Chief People and Culture Officer at Air Asia where he was responsible for the company’s global people and culture function, helping transform the company from being the world’s best low-cost airline to a digitally enabled travel tech company. Bhatia has also been an Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley Extension School, teaching in Leadership and Management with a focus on Silicon Valley innovation.
“Reali is doing a tremendous job blending high-tech with high-touch in championing a transformative approach for an end-to-end homeownership experience,” said Varun Bhatia.
“I’m looking forward to embarking on Reali’s next chapter of scaling up and driving success in new markets and building a unique employee experience and culture internally, which will ensure exceptional customer service,” he added.
Varun completed his Bachelors in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce and a Masters in Human Resources Management from XLRI Jamshedpur.