Confluent hires global chief people officer

Data streaming platform Confluent has appointed Gunjan Aggarwal global chief people officer as of this month (April).

Aggarwal will lead the people and places function for the business, including talent acquisition and development, organisation effectiveness, rewards and recognition, people operations, culture and inclusion, real estate and workplace experience.

Aggarwal, who has worked in the industry for 20 years, joins from cloud-based communication services firm RingCentral, where she most recently served as executive vice president and as its first chief people officer. Prior to this, she was chief HR officer at book publishing business RELX Group.

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Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO of Confluent, said: “Our team is the foundation of everything we accomplish. To achieve our mission of setting the world’s data in motion, we have to continue bringing in incredibly talented people and creating an environment that lets them do the best work of their career. I’m looking forward to working with Gunjan to build on our culture and create a truly great employee experience that scales around the world.”

Aggarwal added: “I see many opportunities at Confluent to continue developing this as a home for top-tier talent with an amazing culture and remote-first mindset. Our diverse group of awesome people excel at helping our customers achieve their goals. I want Confluent to remain the destination for the best talent where our people can do great work, all while having fun in the process.”