American Express India appoints Kabir Julka as Chief Human Resources Officer

New Delhi: American Express India today announced the appointment of Kabir Julka as the Chief Human Resources Officer, India. In this role, Kabir is responsible for the development and delivery of a business-focused HR strategy that attracts, develops, motivates, and retains American Express’ most important asset – its people.

Throughout his 10-year career with American Express, Kabir has held a range of Human Resources roles in Asia and built a strong track record of successfully partnering with business leaders to drive strategic organizational goals. His most recent role was as Vice President, HR – Greater China & South East Asia in Hong Kong, where he partnered with the business to develop the HR blue print for American Express’ newly created joint venture in mainland China as well as providing support in building a high performing and collaborative team across multiple Asian markets.

Welcoming Kabir to the new role, Manoj Adlakha, CEO, American Express Banking Corp., India, said “As part of our commitment to strengthen the market in India, we are delighted to welcome Kabir. He has made a significant contribution to American Express over the past ten years and I believe that his knowledge and subject matter expertise will help us accelerate further growth in the Indian market. We look forward to Kabir joining the India Leadership team and would like to wish him the very best going forward.”

Speaking about his new role, Kabir Julka, said, “Home to almost 13, 000 employees, India is the largest employee base for American Express outside of the US. I look forward to partnering with the India Leadership Team to create an environment where talent and culture continue to be foundational and a driving factor in the success of American Express in India.”

Before moving to Hong Kong, Kabir, in his 16-years of career held a number of HR leadership roles, both within and outside of American Express. Kabir holds an MBA in HR from University Business School, Punjab University, India.