Sugar Cosmetics appoints former Nykaa CHRO Nirav Jagad as chief people officer, Retail News, ET Retail

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Beauty brand Sugar Cosmetics has brought on board Nirav Jagad as its chief people officer to oversee all aspects of talent and culture initiatives, said a statement issued today.In this role, Jagad will drive strategic and transformational results while working closely with the leadership of the company and its diverse cross-functional team across India. This would include overall people operations, employee well-being and culture building – with a tech-driven employee experience and talent value proposition.

In his previous stint, Jagad was part of the leadership team at Nykaa. He has experience spanning various sectors like e-commerce, consulting, manufacturing and infrastructure, and has worked across companies like Randstad, Cerebrus Consultants, IL&FS, and has also been an advisor to assist early-stage startups with scaling.

“Nirav’s appointment underwrites our commitment to making Sugar one of the best places to build careers at. While the brand has emerged as a cult favourite among Gen Z and millennials, it is critical to constantly innovate and build an organisational culture that values independence, creativity and growth at the same time. With extensive experience in talent acquisition and people operations, Nirav will work closely with the leadership to shape the overall organisational culture and talent pool in the company,” said Vineeta Singh, co-founder and CEO, Sugar Cosmetics.

“I believe the company is at a unique inflection point as Sugar has emerged as one of the top three makeup brands in India. I look forward to working closely with Vineeta Singh, Kaushik Mukherjee, the leadership team and our people team to help the firm seize this outsized opportunity and create sustained value for our workforce, consumers, partners and investors,” said Jagad.

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