Perkbox appoints Gautam Sahgal as CEO
LONDON, UK, 12TH OCTOBER 2020 – Europe’s fastest growing ‘employee experience’ platform Perkbox has appointed Gautam Sahgal as CEO, effective immediately. Saurav Chopra, the co-founder who co-founded and led the business will step into a new role of Executive Chairman of the Board advising and mentoring the leadership team and helping with strategic growth initiatives.
Gautam Sahgal joined Perkbox as COO in January 2016 and was appointed Managing Director in October 2019. Sahgal will be charged with driving the venture’s continued global expansion and scaling its products including card-linking service PerksGo, Perkbox Medical and Perkbox Insights.
Perkbox was initially launched in 2015 to help companies of all sizes incentivise, motivate and attract staff through an employee perks platform. That offering has since evolved to provide companies with a more holistic approach to employee experience and wellbeing, spanning emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing. This has become especially important given the core challenges of remote working in the age of COVID-19. It now operates internationally with headquarters in London and offices in Sheffield and Australia. It works with over 7,500 businesses and brands in over 30 countries.
Gautam Sahgal commented:
“There is no company on earth where I would rather be CEO than Perkbox. Assisting businesses and teams to live better at work and in life, not least in this new and unusual reality, is our sole calling and investing in employee experience and wellbeing is now more critical than ever. I could not be more grateful to Saurav and the board for the opportunity to lead the business forward with their continued and explicit backing."
Saurav Chopra commented:
“After almost 6 years at the helm growing Perkbox from just a concept into an award-winning, market-leading business, I am incredibly excited to be working alongside Gautam as Perkbox’s new CEO. Having been in the business for 5 years, his passion and dedication to the business mirrors my own. We continue to lead a team of fantastic people and look forward to spreading our mission internationally in the very near future.”
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