Gautam Srivastava appointed new Vice President- Corporate Human Resources at The Leela Hotels and Resorts

Gautam Srivastava, The Leela Hotels and Resorts

The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts announced the appointment of Gautam Srivastava as Vice President – Corporate Human Resources.

In this role, Gautam Srivastava will drive and implement the people strategy of the company, as it embraces the next new phase of its growth trajectory.

Gautam Srivastava brings with him 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.

Gautam Srivastava, The Leela Hotels and Resorts
Gautam Srivastava, VP – Corporate HR
The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts

Graduating in Hotel Management with a specialization in Human Resources, Gautam Srivastava began his career with ITC Hotels as an Operations Management Trainee where he gained experience across hotel operations before transitioning to other industries. With his appointment at The Leela, he has found his true calling and says, “his life has come a full circle”.

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, he moved to Barclays Shared Services leading their Talent Acquisition.

Anuraag Bhatnagar, The Leela Hotels and Resorts
Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

“We are delighted to welcome Gautam Srivastava 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,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

Gautam Srivastava 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 to name a few.

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