GRAB makes a new addition to its leadership team

Mumbai, 29 April 2022: GRAB, a tech-abled last-mile logistics solution company, recently announced the appointment of Shantanu Bhattacharya to head the HR vertical of the company.

Shantanu has been in the corporate industry for over 20 years and has a long enriched career in Human Resources with various global MNCs and Indian conglomerates. He has acquired specific skills and competencies in HR with an exposure into building the right culture, managing performance, engagement, capability development, leadership development and coaching, leadership hiring, talent management, OD interventions, restructuring, M&A deals with strategic HR interventions to support business growth.

He has worked with diversified industry segments, like Telecom Services, Technology, IT-enabled services in Healthcare, Engineering, Financial Services and Media. Shantanu has been associated with organizations like GE, Nokia, ABP Group, Reliance ADAG and NISA Global. Before joining GRAB, Shantanu was CHRO and Vice President at NISA Global.

In his newly appointed role, Shantanu will be responsible for the company’s HR vertical as a whole and will look into functions like talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement, legal compliance and vigilance, admin and payroll.

Shantanu will manage a workforce of 6,000 GRAB staff as well as oversee the frontline rider fleet of GRAB. The company has one of the largest fleet size in the country of over 1 lakh gig workers.

Commenting on Shantanu’s appointment, Nishant Vora, Co-founder and Director of Grab, said, “We welcome Shantanu to the GRAB team. We are rapidly scaling our business, expanding the platform and enhancing the consumer experience. Hiring the right talent and engaging them effectively will play an important role in our mission to empower employee growth and engagement. Shantanu’s diverse experience will help us scale our business agenda and construct a talent framework.”

“It is indeed exciting to be part of GRAB. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to prioritize profitability and build a credible employee value proposition that contributes to the company’s growth. I believe the logistics sector in India is one of the most exciting sectors to work for at this time as I was looking to explore a different sector to add to my learning curve,” says Shantanu Bhattacharya.