METRO Cash & Carry India gets new Director, HR, Mr Udaiy Khanna

Bangalore, March 27, 2017 – METRO Cash & Carry India, part of METRO AG Wholesale and Food Specialist Company – a leading international player in wholesale and foodservice distribution, has been hiring true experts into its board to drive its ambitious growth plans in India. The Company welcomed Mr Udaiy Khanna, as the Director and Head of Human Resources. Mr Khanna was formerly associated with Samsung Electronics India as Vice-President & Head, Human Resources. He assumed office at the METRO corporate headquarters in Bangalore on February 28, 2017. Welcoming Mr Udaiy on board, CEO & Managing Director of METRO India, Mr Arvind Mediratta said, “METRO India is poised for further continuous expansion in the coming years. This growth will be fuelled by motivated employees working in a culture of excellence. Mr Khanna has been onboarded with the vision to strengthen two most vital pillars of our organisation – People & Culture.”

An experienced leader in human resources management and talent acquisition, Udaiy is adept at managing change initiatives across broad and diverse employee bases for large organizations. In his 26 years’ experience, Mr Khanna has handled global HRM roles at various organizations for the last 15 years, which includes a stint with the erstwhile Bharti Wal-Mart India as VP-HR, Operations and Talent Acquisition. In the first 11 years of his working career, Mr Udaiy Khanna managed several facets of operations and sales, which lends him a holistic understanding of businesses. Mr Khanna is a graduate of XLRI, Jamshedpur.


About METRO Cash & Carry

METRO Cash & Carry is represented in 25 countries with over 750 self-service wholesale stores. With a headcount of more than 100,000 employees worldwide, the wholesale company achieved sales of around €29 billion in financial year 2015/16. METRO Cash & Carry is part of the METRO AG Wholesale & Food Specialist Company. The METRO AG Wholesale & Food Specialist Company (W&FS Co.) is an internationally leading specialist in wholesale and food retail. With its sales lines METRO Cash & Carry and Real as well as its other associated companies, METRO AG W&FS Co. operates in 35 countries and employs more than 140,000 people around the world. In 2015/16, METRO AG W&FS Co. achieved sales of around €37 billion. The company provides custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. METRO Cash & Carry entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates twenty-three wholesale distribution centres including six in Bangalore, three in Hyderabad, two each in Mumbai and Delhi, and one each in Kolkata, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Surat, Indore and Lucknow.

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