Online Meat startup Licious has appointed Naveen Kumar Nerlaje as the new HR head or Head of Human Resources. Having worked in diverse industries like Automobile, FMCG and Retail industries, Naveen brings along with him a rich experience in the field of human resource, according to the statement issued by the company.
Some of his prominent past work experience includes Director of Partner Resources at Tata Starbucks as well as working in HR positions in prominent companies like Hindustan Unilever, Nestle India, and Toyota India.
Commenting on the new appointment, Abhay Hanjura and Vivek Gupta, Co-Founders, Licious said, “Naveen has quite literally, hit the ground running! He joined us at a very crucial juncture when we were trying hard to achieve the delicate balance between safeguarding our team’s health & wellbeing & supplementing business growth through existing and oncoming workforce.”
Naveen Kumar, Head – Human Resource, Licious said, “I came to be part of the Licious family just as the new normal set in! Keeping the workforce motivated and aligned with the changing realities of work and life is the biggest challenge today.”
“I am delighted to see the commitment towards the brand, customer experience and people experience and the natural enthusiasm that binds the team together, even as most of us are working remotely,” he further added.
Licious is a Bengaluru based startup that sells fresh meat and sea products through online e-commerce marketplace. Incorporated in 2014, the company was founded by Abhay Hanjura, Vivek Gupta. According to Crunchbase, the company has till date raised 94.5 Mn through multiple funding rounds. Its last big funding came in December last year, securing massive $30 Mn investment in a series E round that was led by Singapore based Vertex Growth fund.