Aparna Ballakur joins Kiwi.com as Chief HR Officer
20 February 2023 – Travel-tech company Kiwi.com has announced a new addition to the team and the Human Resources function – Chief HR Officer, Aparna Ballakur.
Aparna brings extensive leadership experience in both strategic and operational Human Resources. Prior to joining Kiwi.com, she held senior HR positions at several global tech organizations such as SumUp, PayU, Flipkart, Yahoo!, and Adobe Systems.
Oliver Dlouhý, CEO and co-founder of Kiwi.com, said, “I’m really excited Aparna has joined Kiwi.com and I believe that her vast experience is a great addition to the business and the executive team as our Kiwis are our most important asset.”
Aparna Ballakur, Chief HR Officer at Kiwi.com, added, “I am super excited to join Kiwi.com. The company’s mission to build innovative products that put travelers first is very inspiring to me! I look forward to working together with the teams to continue building a great place to work.”
In her role, Aparna Ballakur will provide a strategic approach to all HR matters, including defining Kiwi.com’s people agenda, shaping talent acquisition plans, and driving culture. Ballakur will oversee all HR teams: HR Operations, Learning & Development, Recruitment, as well as HR Business Partners, and will be part of the Executive Board acting as a trusted advisor to the entire leadership team.
Aparna is based in Kiwi.com’s Barcelona office.
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Kiwi.com is a leading global travel tech company headquartered in the Czech Republic, employing over 1,500 people worldwide. Kiwi.com’s innovative algorithm enables users to find better route options and prices other search engines can’t see, performing 2 billion price checks per day across 95% of global flight content. 100 million searches are carried out every day on Kiwi.com’s website and an average of over 60,000 seats are sold daily.
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