The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts said it has appointed Gautam Srivastava as vice president — corporate human resources. In this role, Srivastava will lead the human resource management strategy for the luxury hotel chain.
Srivastava is a senior HR industry leader who has worked with different organisations in leadership positions across hospitality, ITeS, banking and insurance sectors. More recently he was heading the talent management, performance and rewards for HDFC ERGO General Insurance as vice president.
“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,” stated Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
An alumnus of Osmania University and Institute of Hotel Management, Srivastava began his career way back in 1995 as a management trainee at ITC Grand Kakatiya Sheraton Hotel, Hyderabad.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Srivastava has worked with companies like Convergys, HSBC, Barclays, Max Life Insurance, ICG Medical and HDFC ERGO General Insurance, among others.