Treebo appoints former McKinsey Professional Purvaja Prabhakar as Head of the People Function

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Purvaja has more than 13years of experience and has worked in India & Middle East

Wednesday, 22nd June, India: Treebo Hotels, India’s fastest growing chain of budget hotels announced the appointment of Purvaja Prabhakar as its Head of People function. In her new role, Purvaja will be responsible for delivering on the company’s aggressive talent acquisition requirements, nurturing high performing teams, and preserving and strengthening the company’s culture. She will be based out of the company’s headquarters at Bangalore. She will also be responsible for these activities for the company’s SaaS business, Hotel Superhero.

Purvaja is a seasoned HR leader with more than 13 years of experience in multiple dimensions of human resources. Prior to this role, she spent most of her career at McKinsey & Company where she was responsible for leading the talent acquisition efforts of the India and Middle East offices. She has also had stints with Entrepreneur First and Deloitte. 

Commenting on her appointment, Sidharth Gupta, Co-founder, Treebo Hotels said, “With 800+ hotels across the country and 15%+ month-on-month growth, Treebo is expanding rapidly. In the process we are also increasing the size of our team significantly. But as we grow we want to ensure we keep our culture, the soul of our organization intact. While this is the responsibility of the entire leadership team, the Head of the People function will play the anchor role in achieving this objective. I am delighted to welcome Purvaja to lead this crucial agenda for us. With her extensive experience at organizations with great cultural foundations, I am confident she will strengthen our people’s practices and help build a caring meritocracy.” 

Commenting on this transition, Purvaja Prabhakar said, “I am thrilled to join the growth story of Treebo, a company that has a great reputation for its authentic, values based culture. . The opportunity to build a people strategy to support Treebo’s tremendous growth is truly compelling. I am looking forward to connecting with the organization at large and working closely with the leadership team to strengthen the People function and take Treebo’s employer brand to new heights.” 

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